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BBC Radio Merseyside launches search for the ‘Scouse Voice’ of Eurovision

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BBC Radio Merseyside launches search for the ‘Scouse Voice’ of Eurovision

BBC Radio Merseyside is looking for a new voice from the public to join its all-star broadcast team – which includes Claire Sweeney – to deliver a scouse commentary for this year’s Eurovision Grand Final.

To find the lucky person (over 18’s only), the station is touring shopping centres across the Liverpool City region asking as many people as possible to record a demo in a specially created radio booth (see list below of shopping centres).

Those who cannot make the tour dates needn’t worry. You can also apply digitally, simply by scanning on the QR code below, recording one of the lines on the site and a few short words on why we should select you for this opportunity, then upload the 40 second recording to bbc.co.uk/radiomerseyside. The talent search is open until Sunday 12 March. 

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No prior experience is needed, the BBC Radio Merseyside Voice of Eurovision will be commentating on the Eurovision Song Contest from the BBC Radio Merseyside studios with much loved Actor, Musical Theatre Star… and proud Scouser Claire Sweeney.

Claire, who will be a huge part of the station’s commentary team, said: “I’m made up to be part of BBC Radio Merseyside’s Voice of Eurovision – I love Eurovision and I’m so excited that it’s coming to Liverpool. It’ll be the first time ever that people will be able to hear a Eurovision commentary in scouse – I can’t wait!”

Andrew Bowman, Executive Editor of BBC Radio Merseyside said: “Eurovision is the greatest show on earth and it’s coming to the greatest city on earth!

“No one knows how to throw a party like scousers. This one is important as it’s on behalf of the people of Ukraine who can’t host the contest because of the war. We’ve got a fantastic opportunity for a scouse Eurovision fan to have a place in history and be part of the first ever Scouse Eurovision commentary!”

Remember to enter you’ll need to record a 40 second audio demo of you introducing one of our selected Eurovision (see website)acts plus a few short words on why we should select you for this opportunity. You’ll find all the details and the entry form at bbc.co.uk/radiomerseyside plus the full terms and privacy notice. You must be 18 or over to enter and submissions must be received before 10pm on the 12th March.

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