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In 2016, the BBC reinstated the "public vote" format with the six songs in contention to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest presented in Eurovision: You Decide, having been premiered during The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 on Monday 22nd February 2016.
Transmission Date:Friday 26th February 2016
Channel:BBC Four
Venue:O2 Forum
Kentish Town


Mel Giedroyc
Panel:Carrie Grant
Jay Revell
Katrina Leskanich
Guest Performers:Mans Zelmerlow
Katrina Leskanich


Guy Freeman
Director:Simon Staffurth
Senior Producer:Helen Riddell
Music Consultant::Hugh Goldsmith
Executive Producer:Steve Hocking
Production Manager:Caroline Bezemer
Series Producer:Cerrie Frost
Assistant Producer:Gemma Hodgson
Commissioning Editor:Sohail Shah
Production Executive:Paul Williams
Business Affairs:Selena Harvey
Publicist:Chris McCluskey
Script Supervisors:Elizabeth Hodges
Alison McGregor
Writer:Rob Cromwell
Production Secretary:Tess Keating
Graphics:Jump Design
Potion Pictures
Graphics Operator:Jeremy Tidy
Editor:Amer Iqbal
Steve Turnbull
Digital Producer:Nora Ryan
Rigging Supervisor:Kevin Street
Stage Manager:Tim Gething
Floor Manager:Roger Dempster
Set Designer:Sarah Milton
Lighting Designer:Nigel Camur
Sound Supervisor:Toby Alington
Camera Supervisor:Phil Piotrowsky
EVS Operator:Neil Belcher
Vision Mixer:Simon Sanders
Vision Supervisor:Luke Chantrell
Technical Producer:James Bonnar
Engineering Manager:Richard Lancaster
Vocal Coach:Yvie Burnett
Stylist:Frank Strachan
Hair & Make-Up:Jo Penford
Liz Beckett


Public phone vote

Winning Song:

You're Not Alone
Joe and Jake
  • A recording of Eurovision: You Decide 2016 still exists in the BBC archives.
  • Overnight ratings (i.e. before any catch-up viewing) indicated that the broadcast was watched by 680,000 viewers with a market share of 3.2%. This compared with 2.92 million viewers and a 12.5% share for the previous national selection contest in 2010, which was broadcast on BBC One.


SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)Group MembersVotesPosition
1When You GoTomas TwymanDulcimaDulcima Showan & Tomas TwymanUnknownUnknown
2A Better ManHelienne Lindvall, Andrew Fromm & Peter KvintMatthew James-UnknownUnknown
3Until TomorrowRoy Stride, Joshua Wilkinson, Duck Blackwell & Jack McManusDarlineAbby Inez & Cara Beth BeardUnknownUnknown
4MiracleKarl William LundKarl William Lund-UnknownUnknown
5Shine A Little LightAsh Howes, Leona Lewis, Cass Lowe & Richard StannardBianca (Claxton)-UnknownUnknown
6You're Not AloneMatt Schwartz, Justin J. Benson & S. KanesJoe and JakeJoe Woolford & Jake ShakeshaftUnknown1
  • Precise voting details were not revealed to the public with only the winning performers being announced
  • You're Not Alone reached No. 81 in the UK charts.

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Joe and Jake at The Eurovision Song Contest 2016


At The Eurovision Song Contest 2016

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At the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday 14th May 2016, You're Not Alone finished in 24th place with 62 points.

Graham Norton provided the commentary for BBC One Television. Ken Bruce provided the commentary for BBC Radio 2.

Scott Mills and Mel Giedroyc provided the commentary for BBC Four Television for the semi-finals held on Tuesday 10th May 2016 and Thursday 12th May 2016.