United Kingdom act for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 announced

United Kingdom act for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 announced

United Kingdom act for Eurovision Song Contest 2018 announced

Introducing the seventh entry of the season: SuRie has won the British national final, Eurovision: You Decide, and will represent the United Kingdom at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the entry Storm.

She said she would celebrate with "a bottle of something bubbly and a straw", before performing Storm for a second time.

Speaking before her win, SuRie said: "My eyes were opened to the beauty of Eurovision a couple of years ago and I was working with the Belgians so false flagging for a different country but I had an fantastic time".

Portugal won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017
GETTYPortugal won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017

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She also performed for the Prince of Wales as a child soloist, and more recently provided backing vocals for singers Will Young, and Chris Martin from Coldplay.

SuRie is an actress and singer who is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, appearing as a backing singer for Loïc Nottet in 2015 and Blanche at Eurovision 2017. The victor will be selected via the combination of a public televote, consisting of televoting and online voting, and the votes of a professional jury panel.

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The chosen song Storm was co-written by Sean Hargreaves who has previously worked with the likes of Alison Moyet, Michael Buble and Natalie Imbruglia.

The Eurovision Song Contest this year takes place in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday 12 May.

SuRie is no stranger to Eurovision - she was a backing singer for Belgian entry Blanche previous year, as well as Loic Nottet in 2015.

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