SuRie: BBC Eurovision contest announces winning United Kingdom act

Eurovision You Decide 2018 Mans Zelmerlow

Eurovision You Decide 2018 Mans Zelmerlow

Tonight, the United Kingdom will select their act for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.

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

The singer was crowned the victor of Eurovision You Decide on BBC2, and will now go on to fly the flag for the United Kingdom at the Grand Final with her track, Storm, in Portugal in May.

To make sure you know what's coming so you can cancel any plans and book time off work, here's the essential information you need for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018...

The Royal Academy of Music graduate has held residencies in Jazz lounges throughout London and performed backing vocals for artists like Chris Martin and Will Young.

Last year, former X Factor star Lucie Jones had taken to the stage to represent the United Kingdom with her track Never Give Up On You in the grand final.


How was SuRie selected to represent the UK?

SuRie is no stranger to the Eurovision stage, having appeared on it twice before. Look back at every UK Eurovision entrant ever in our gallery below.

The result was decided by a combined vote from viewers and an industry expert jury.

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. He was part of the 2014 Dutch entry The Common Linnets, who hit Number 9 on the Official Singles Chart with Calm After The Storm following the contest.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 takes place in Lisbon, Portugal on May 12. "It's a dynamic combination of a more intimate, piano lead, singer songwriter style start, building into this anthemic, soulful pop party!"

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