The BBC wants the Eurovision enthusiast to provide alternative commentary.

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Applicants were asked to include commentary on one of the four Eurovision 2022 contestants, one of whom is Britain’s Sam Ryder

The BBC has started looking for a “Eurovision enthusiast” to join their team and provide “locally charged alternative commentary” on the event.

BBC Radio Merseyside wants someone with a “passion for Eurovision” and a “love” for Liverpool to join its team when the competition takes place in the city in May.

Editor Andrew Bowman said it was a chance “to have a place in history”.

The broadcaster will be touring Merseyside to find its “Eurovision voice” and people can also submit demos online.

A BBC representative said that the chance to audition was open to anyone over 18 and that anyone interested did not need to have “previous broadcasting or radio experience”.

“What we are looking for is your passion for Eurovision and your love and pride for Liverpool and Merseyside,” they said.

“We are looking for someone to join our broadcast team… and help us provide locally paid alternative commentary on the night of the Eurovision Grand Final.

“The comment will be made until the act of intermission, not during the voting.”

A graphic showing the process of submitting an Audition demo

Applicants were asked to record a 40-second commentary on one of the four Eurovision 2022 acts – Chanel from Spain, Mahmood and Blanco from Italy, Subwoofer from Norway or Sam Ryder from the UK.

Mr Bowman said Eurovision is “the biggest show in the world and it’s coming to the biggest city in the world”.

“We have a fantastic opportunity for a Scouse Eurovision fan to have a place in history and be part of the first ever Scouse Eurovision commentary,” he said.

He said the channel will give people the opportunity to audition in six shopping centers over the next few weeks, starting from February 6-10 at Bootle’s Strand Shopping Center and ending March 4th in Granby Market.

It will also be shown at Pyramids Shopping Center in Birkenhead from 13 to 17 February, The Greatie Market in Liverpool from 18 February, Lagrange Arcade in St Helens from 20 to 24 February and from 27th to 3rd February March at Kirkby’s St Chad’s Parade.

The successful candidate will join a broadcasting team which will also include actress and singer Claire Sweeney.

The Liverpool-born star said she was “made” to be part of the team.

“I love Eurovision and I’m very excited that it’s coming to Liverpool,” she said.

“It will be the first time that people will be able to listen to the Eurovision commentary in Scouse [and] I can hardly wait.”

The BBC said the call for proposals will close at 22:00 GMT on March 12 and the successful applicant will “receive coaching, training and program support”.

The build-up, insights and analysis are all explored each week in a new BBC podcast called the Eurovisioncast.

Eurovisioncast is available on BBC Soundsor search where to get your podcasts.

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