Lucie Jones represented the United Kingdom in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest after winning Eurovision: You Decide. In Kyiv she scored the UK's best placing for years with the song Never Give Up On You and now the search is on to find her successor!
"I’m really, really looking forward to hosting Eurovision: You Decide together with Mel this year," said Mäns. "I’m sure we’ll have a great show and I would love to see the UK achieve a great result in Eurovision 2018. I can’t wait to be part of the You Decide journey and make both You Decide as well as the Eurovision Finals, a part of every UK home."
Mel Giedroyc said: "My favourite time of year has come round again! I can't wait to hear the songs and meet the artists. And what a thrill to host proceedings with THE hero of my time - the Måns Zelmerlöw all live from the Brighton Dome. It will be a night to remember!"
Guy Freeman, Editor, Special Events and Formats, BBC Studios said: "We are so happy to be able to bring the show to such an iconic Eurovision venue. It will be the perfect home for what is shaping up to be a very exciting contest."
The 90-minute show will feature performances of six brand new songs. The artists will compete for the honour of representing the United Kingdom at the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. The performers will take to the stage in a bid to impress both the viewers at home and a professional jury at Brighton Dome.
After each performance, a panel of experts will be on hand to provide their critique about the songs and the artists, and give their view on how the songs could translate to the Eurovision stage in Portugal for the Grand Final next May. The winner will be revealed on the night after the results from the live public vote have been combined with the results from the professional jury. The six competing songs and artists will be revealed to the public in January 2018.