With the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 grand final looming (Saturday, May 18th), fans of the annual competition have been wondering who will be on the UK jury this year.

Every year a panel of five industry professionals for each participating country come together to determine the result of the song contest.

This, however, is only 50% of the result, with the other 50% being determined by public votes.

So who is on this year’s panel of expert judges? Here is everything you need to know…

Pictured: Commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals 2019 Rylan Clark-Neal.

Who was on the UK jury last year?

Last year there were eight members on the UK jury.

This included vocal coach David Grant, singer Kele Le Roc and A&R manager Alastair Webber.

The five other industry professionals were comprised of music journalists Caroline Sullivan and Roisin O’Connor, radio promoter Steve Tandy, Spotify’s music editor Sara Sesardic and MTV’s music editor Marco Sensi.

So a pretty tough line up!

Who is on the UK jury for 2019?

As each year the panel changes, we are expecting a different line-up for 2019.

The Jury Chairperson this year is none other than pop legend Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

The other four members comprising the jury panel are Pete Watson (musical director for Kylie Minogue), Radio DJ Adele Roberts, vocal coach Jai Ramage and lastly, singer AJ Bentley.

Pictured: Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Who are some of the stars on the other panels?

Many previous Eurovision competitors will now be on the jury for their respective countries.

This includes Michael Schulte for Germany, the Tolmachevy Twins for Russia and Franka for Croatia!

 

WATCH THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST FINAL ON SATURDAY, MAY 18TH AT 8 PM ON BBC ONE.

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