The BBC held their song selection contest last night. It was nothing like the six-week, 60 song extravaganza held by the Swedes, although it was much more than the past few desultory shows held by the UK.
As usual, the contestants are drawn from the various TV singing contests, so at least the six performers could sing...most of them, that is.
The winner was Lucie Jones, with "Never Give Up on You." It's not that bad a song, and the early selection show gives her a few months to polish her performance.
Ballads have a mixed record of success in the contest, but as we all know, anything can be a winning song on the night!
Next weekend is the start of the Melodifestival and I can't wait! Stay tuned for weekly updates.