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Eurovision UK entry an unknown artist

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The UK entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest will be an unknown act.

The BBC has announced plans to reveal the act and song to represent the United KIngdom on Monday, March 3.

Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

"OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: @scott_mills will premiere our UK act and song in a Red Button, iPlayer exclusive next Monday at 7.30pm," the official BBC Eurovision Twitter handle announced.

"We're also excited to have found our act through their association with @bbc_introducing"

BBC Eurovision Executive Producer Guy Freeman also posted a blog about the selection process, explaining the thinking behind the new approach.

"It's clear there's a disconnect between what kind of songs and artists are now winning Eurovision, versus the stereotype that many people – including much of the music industry - still hold in their minds," he wrote.

Emmelie de Forest of Denmark performs her song Only Teardrops

© PA Images / Alastair Grant

Emmelie de Forest wins Eurovision 2013 for Denmark


"Yes, novelty songs and acts do still turn up in the show, provide great entertainment and make good press - but they don't tend to win.

"So, early on in plans for 2014, we took the view that we needed a bespoke, contemporary song, written specifically to suit the conditions of the competition - rather than trying to get lucky with a pre-existing track from an artist."

The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 will take place at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen, Denmark on May 10.

Former X Factor contestant Ruth Lorenzo will represent Spain, while Eoghan Quigg will compete to represent Ireland later this evening (February 28).

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