BBC Radio 1 have exclusively revealed that for Eurovision 2022, the BBC will be collaborating with music publishing company TaP Music in order to decide on the song that will be representing the United Kingdom in the upcoming competition.

The global music management corporation is the name behind some of the world's most successful pop sensations, including Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding and Lana Del Rey.

Ben Mawson at TaP Music has said: "We’re really excited to be teaming up with the BBC for this event and will use Eurovision to authentically reflect and celebrate the rich, diverse and world-class musical talent the UK is globally renowned for."

The largest and most-watched music contest in the world, the forthcoming 66th Eurovision Song Contest is set to take place in Turin, Italy in May 2022.

The world-famous Grand Final has been confirmed for Saturday 14th May of next year.

BBC Studios will once again produce BBC coverage of the world-famous event.

Kate Phillips, Controller Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC has said: "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."

The BBC One broadcast of the Eurovision Grand Final has been one of the most popular entertainment shows aired by the channel, with the 2021 broadcast reaching an average audience of 7.8 million in the UK. This made this year's competition the most-watched Grand Final in the UK since 2014.

UK Eurovision 2021 singer James Newman received 'nil points' for his performance, yet put on a brave face anyway.
UK Eurovision 2021 singer James Newman received 'nil points' for his performance, yet put on a brave face anyway.

68 songs from 27 countries have been crowned winners of the competition as of 2021.

Ireland has the most wins under their belt with a grand total of seven, followed by Sweden with an impressive six. France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK have all bagged five wins each.

The hit contest is also one of the most popular entertainment television shows for young people, with around 1.5 million people aged between 16-24 tuning in.

Suzy Lamb, Managing Director for BBC Studios has also commented: "BBC Studios are proud to once again be producing the coverage of the biggest music competition in world.

"We’re excited to be collaborating with TaP Music. Their expertise in managing world class artists and finding huge international hit records speaks for itself and we look forward to working with them on the UK act and song for the 2022 contest.”