The United Kingdom’s national broadcaster, the BBC, has outlined their plans for Eurovision 2022 and confirmed a new collaboration to decide on the British entry for Turin.
TaP Music have agreed a collaboration with the British broadcaster to help select an artist and song for the contest, in a similar vein to the contract with BMG to select James Newman for the 2020 and 2021 contests.
TaP will lead the search to find our song & artist for Turin 2022 @Eurovision! 🇮🇹
— BBC Eurovision🇬🇧 (@bbceurovision) October 20, 2021
In the latest press release from the BBC, TaP Music are described as a “global music publishing and management company” behind some of the biggest names in the UK music business, including Dua Lipa and Ellie Goulding, as well as international acts like Lana Del Rey, Hailee Steinfeld, Caroline Polachek and Purity Ring.
Kate Phillips, the BBC Entertainment commissioner, said of the collaboration “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.”
Whereas Ben Mawson from TaP Music has described their collaboration for Eurovision 2022 as a chance “to authentically reflect and celebrate the rich, diverse and world-class musical talent the UK is globally renowned for.”
The United Kingdom are once again looking for a reversal of fortunes going into Eurovision 2022, having memorably achieved nul points from both the televote and jury in Rotterdam earlier this year with James Newman’s “Embers”.
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