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RTS Eurovision Party Pack 2019

This year's contest, which takes place in Tel Aviv, will see 26 countries battling it out to win the Eurovision trophy.

Former All Together Now winner Michael Rice will represent the UK in this year's competition with his song 'Bigger Than Us'.

Graham Norton will miss presenting his chat show for the first time in its 20 year history, as he returns to the commentary box.

Plus Madonna will be making a special appearance at Expo Tel Aviv, following in the footsteps of Justin Timberlake, who performed at the 2016 Eurovision final in Stockholm.

BBC reveals plans for Eurovision 2016 coverage

Last year's winner Måns Zelmerlöw will present the show from his native Sweden, while UK coverage of the event will be fronted by Scott Mills, Mel Giedroyc and Eurovision familiar Graham Norton. 

"I think it’s just an escape from reality for a week, whether you are watching it on TV or in the host country," said Mills in an interview earlier this week. "You don’t hear about anything else that’s going on the in world and actually for a week it's nice. Also everyone is there for the same reason and it’s the friendliest place on earth." 

Competition launched to find next Eurovision entry

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The BBC has unveiled a nationwide competition to find the UK’s next Eurovision entry.

The broadcaster is working with partners to ensure the selection process will draw from amateur, professional or superstar musical talent.

“This year really will be the biggest song search for Eurovision the BBC has ever undertaken,” says Guy Freeman, Editor of Special Events for the BBC.

Anyone can submit a video of their song, providing that it is sung live by the artist who would perform the song in Sweden next year.