United Kingdom 2016: BBC counts on … OGAE for the Stockholm entry!
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Well it’s the first time a regional fan club of the Eurovision Song Contest is so directly involved in the Eurovision national selection. BBC trusts OGAE UK members to decide the songs for the final phase of the UK national final.
45 members of OGAE UK will participate in the panel, split into five groups membered by 9 people. There will demographic distribution in order to keep statistical balance and each group will review different set of songs. By December 14th 60 songs must have be reviewed and 25 songs (five from each group) will proceed to a new panel of OGAE UK members made of 10 fans who will listen these 25 songs and narrow them for the next phase.
Complicated? Wise move? May 14th will tell…