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Transmission Date:Friday 27th January 2017
Channel:BBC Two
Venue:Eventim Apollo Hammersmith


Mel Giedroyc
Panel:Bruno Tonioli
Cece Sammy
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Guest Performers:Alexander Rybak
The Vamps


Guy Freeman
Director:Simon Staffurth
Series Producer:Helen Riddell
Music Consultant::Hugh Goldsmith
Contingency Producer:Steve Hocking
Production Manager:Alicia Thomas
Senior Producer:Cerrie Frost
VT Producer:Gemma Hodgson
Commissioning Editor:Sohail Shah
Production Executive:Paul Williams
Business Affairs:Selena Harvey
Publicist:Eileen Hughes
Production Accountant:Kevin Rickwood
Script Supervisors:Elizabeth Hodges
Alison McGregor
Production Co-ordinator:Jen Bollom
Production Secretary:Chris Mead
Graphics:Jump Design
Julien Rigal
Graphics Operator:Jeremy Tidy
Editor:Steve Turnbull
Assistant Producer:Daniel Brookes
Talent Producer:Sarah Matthews
Digital Producer:Nora Ryan
Floor Manager:Roger Dempster
Stage Manager:Caroline Caley
Set Designer:Sarah Milton
Lighting Designer:Nigel Camur
Sound Supervisor:Toby Alington
Camera Supervisor:Philip Piotrowsky
EVS Operator:Neil Belcher
Vision Mixer:Simon Sanders
Event Management:Steve Nolan
Daria Drazkiewicz
Rigging Supervisor:Paul Lambert
Technical Producer:James Bonnar
Engineering Manager:Sue Bourne
Creative Director:Dan Shipton
Choreographer:Jay Revell
Vocal Coach:Mark De-Lisser
Stylists:Frank Strachan
Rachel Davies
Hair & Make-Up:Jo Penford
Marcos Gurgel
Writer:Rob Cromwell


50% Televoting
50% Professional jury

Winning Song:

Never Give Up on You
Lucie Jones
  • A recording of Eurovision: You Decide 2017 still exists in the BBC archives.
  • Overnight ratings (i.e. before any catch-up viewing) indicated that the broadcast was watched by 1.26 million viewers with a market share of 6.6%. This compared with 680,000 viewers and a 3.2% share for the previous year's edition, which was broadcast on BBC Four.


SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)Group MembersVotesPosition
1I Wish I Loved You MoreKevin Fisher, Courtney Harrell, Laurell Barker, Mattias Frändå, Johan Åsgärde & Oliver LundströmHolly Brewer-UnknownUnknown
2Light Up the WorldDan McAllister, Rick Blaskey, Greg Walker, Chris Sutherland & Ameerah RoelantsDanyl Johnson-UnknownUnknown
3Never Give Up on YouDaniel Salcedo, Emmelie de Forest & Lawrie MartinLucie Jones-Unknown1
4Freedom HeartsGabriel Alares, Sebastian Lestapier, Linnea Nelson & Laurell BarkerOlivia Garcia-UnknownUnknown
5What Are We Made OfJon Hällgren, Eric Lumiere & DWBNate Simpson-UnknownUnknown
6I Don't Wanna FightThe Treatment, Nicole Blair & Marli HarwoodSalena Mastroianni-UnknownUnknown
  • Precise voting details were not revealed to the public, although BBC Editor Guy Freeman was reported to have stated in June 2017 that the winning song had been the favourite of both the professional jury and viewers.
  • Never Give Up on You reached No. 73 in the UK charts.

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Lucie Jones at The Eurovision Song Contest 2017


At The Eurovision Song Contest 2017

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At the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday 13th May 2017, Never Give Up on You finished in 15th place with 111 points.

Graham Norton provided the TV commentary for BBC 1. Ken Bruce provided the radio commentary for BBC Radio 2. Katrina Leskanich - celebrating the 20th anniversary of her win at the Eurovision Song Contest 1997 with Katrina & The Waves and Love Shine A Light - acted as BBC spokesperson, announcing the results of the United Kingdom professional jury.

Scott Mills and Mel Giedroyc provided the commentary for BBC Four Television for the semi-finals held on Tuesday 9th May 2017 and Thursday 11th May 2017.