|For 2020, the BBC reverted to an internal selection process that did not involve any public participation. |
On 16th September 2019 it announced a collaboration between BBC Studios and music company BMG in order to find a song and artist(s) to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
In a Press Release, the BBC stated that:
"Following a process in which BBC Studios approached a number of record labels to pitch ideas for 2020, it was clear that BMG shared the BBC and BBC Studios’ vision of selecting a song with broad international appeal and securing an artist who embodies the spirit and values of the Eurovision Song Contest.
BBC Studios will be working alongside BMG’s UK music publishing and frontline recordings team based in London to select the United Kingdom’s Eurovision 2020 entry which will then be released and published by BMG.
BMG has a proven track record in worldwide hits, publishing songs such as Someone You Love (Lewis Capaldi), Don’t Call Me Up (Mabel), Shotgun (George Ezra) and I’ll Be There (Jess Glynne), and also masterminding Kylie Minogue’s recent number one album Golden. No strangers to Eurovision, BMG published the 2015 winning entry for Sweden, Heroes performed by Mans Zelmerlow and signed Eurovision winner Netta following her win in 2018."
At The Eurovision Song Contest 2020
|The final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on Saturday 16th May 2020,|