It’s that time of year once again, the whole of Europe will unite in the name of music as the Eurovision Song Contest celebrates everything serious about the music industry… or not. In the past we’ve seen everything from dancing grannies, a singing turkey, zombies, shiny silver star-headed men and even Jedward compete in the contest.
But, do you know what, the UK might just stand a chance this year because we have six actually quite good songs fighting it out to represent us at this year’s live final in Sweden. Have a click through to hear our potential entries. You might just recognise a couple of them…
Joe and Jake – ‘You’re Not Alone’
Joe and Jake were both contestants on 2015’s series of ‘The Voice UK’, with Joe on Team Will and Jake on Team Rita. The boys describe ‘You’re Not Alone’ as a song about dedication and say that it shows their unity as an act.
Bianca – ‘Shine A Little Light’
Wait a second, isn’t that Bianca from girlband Parade? Yes, yes it is. Remember them? God, they were great. And now Bianca’s just as great on her own with this reggae-tinged track. ‘Shine A Little Light’ was co-written by the writer of the Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’, and actual Leona Lewis. Random af.
Dulcima – ‘When You Go’
Dulcima are hoping to bring us Eurovision glory with a song about having the faith to carry on after losing a loved one. Dulcima is made up of er… Dulcima, and Tom. A fun fact about them? They’ve performed for ACTUAL C-3PO.
Matthew Hill – ‘A Better Man’
Your mum will like this one… Matthew was a member of 90s boyband Bad Boys Inc who has a Top 10 single in 1994 with ‘More To This World’. Matthew is now part of a new band named Madhen who performed at a member of the Royal Family’s wedding!
Darline – ‘Until Tomorrow’
Anybody else getting fetus Taylor Swift feels here? This song definitely feels like something that would go down pretty well at Eurovision and it’s already topping fan polls. Darline already have famous fans in the form of country duo The Shires who they’ve supported on tour.
Karl William Lund – ‘Miracle’
Karl wrote ‘Miracle’ way back in 2012 but revisited in when his brother-in-law beat cancer and that’s what when Karl decided this song was meant to be heard by the world… or Europe at least. He taught himself how to play guitar which must have been rather difficult considering he’s left handed!
Make sure you vote for your favourite on Friday night when ‘Eurovision: You Decide’ airs on BBC Four at 7:30pm. Let us know who your early favourite is on Twitter at @maximumpop.