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Eurovision You Decide
Mel and Mans will be back for Eurovision: You Decide (Picture: BBC – Photographer: Guy Levy)

Eurovision: You Decide is about to get a huge twist that would make Simon Cowell wish he thought of it for The X Factor.

No, the six chair challenge wont be brought in with a trap-door element.

It has been revealed that six acts will perform three songs in the hopes of representing the United Kingdom at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

In a brand new format, each of the three songs put forward will be perfomred in two different musical styles by two different acts – with three rounds of song-offs being performed by six acts in total.

Yes, this could get confusing but no, we dont mind.

epa06732245 Netta (R) from Israel celebrates with the trophy after winning the Grand Final of the 63rd annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal, 12 May 2018. Twenty-six finalists competed for the ESC 2018. EPA/JOSE SENA GOULAO
Netta won last year, meaning the contest will be held in Tel Aviv (Picture: EPA)

Mel Giedroyc and Manz Zelmerlow will be overseeing the battle, with You Decide being filmed live from Media City in Salford for the first time.

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Mel Balac, Creative Director for Entertainment BBC Studios and Executive Producer of Eurovision: You Decide said: This year the three songs presented to the United Kingdom have been selected with the help of an international jury. Our exciting “euro-version” format will give fans the chance to compare and contrast these fantastic songs in a fresh, new way and deliver the United Kingdom the artist it deserves to fly the flag out in Tel Aviv in May.

And Kate Phillips, Controller of Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC, added: Forget about a sing-off, next year its all about the song-off as we once again try to marry a great singer with a great song, one which could finally get us on the left hand side of the leader board.

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We may be leaving the EU but we are still determined to win Eurovision again one day!

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Eurovision: You Decide will be broadcast on BBC2 in February 2019, ahead of the Song Contest in Tel Aviv in May.

The contest will be held in Israel after Netta won in Lisbon this year with her song Toy.

The UKs entry Surie finished in 24th place with her song Storm, following a bizarre stage invasion during her performance.

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