BBC reveal UK Eurovision plans for 2022
The BBC will work with TaP Music on finding the UK artist and song for Eurovision 2022.
The group are the management team of international acts like Dua Lipa, Lana Del Ray and Ellie Goulding as well as Australian artists Angus and Julia Stone and Eves Karydas.
This sees a departure of BBC's approach with music company BMG who were behind the last two entries from James Newman.
TaP Music co-founder Ben Mawson said:
“We’re really excited to be teaming up with the BBC for this event and will use Eurovision to authentically reflect and celebrate the rich, diverse and world-class musical talent the UK is globally renowned for.”
Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC stated “In the UK our love for Eurovision is as big as ever and we have grand ambitions for the 2022 Contest, so we’re really excited to announce this collaboration that will enable us to tap into some great music talent.”
The process of choosing an entry has to be confirmed with Ben Mawson telling BBC Radio 1's Steve Holden that no song or artist has been picked yet, saying,
"We should focus on getting some really special music and a really special artist that represents Britain in the best possible way”.
He added, "Britain has a great track record of making amazing pop music and we should be doing as well as possible. Eurovision is not simple… but it’s not as political as people think.”
The United Kingdom has finished last at the previous two contests and hasn't placed inside the Top 10 since 2009.
The BBC and British fans will be hoping for an improved result in Turin in 2022.