Published: Thu, February 08, 2018
Health | By Jay Jacobs

SuRie: BBC Eurovision contest announces winning United Kingdom act

SuRie: BBC Eurovision contest announces winning United Kingdom act

Susannah Cork, one of Coldplay star Chris Martin's go-to backing singers, will represent the U.K.at this year's (18) Eurovision Song Contest.

Speaking of her song Storm, she said: 'Storm is a smash!

Once again, the BBC will use their show format Eurovision: You Decide, being previously used in the past two years.

The UK Eurovision entry 2018 was confirmed tonight and SuRie will be representing us in Portugal in May.

SuRie is no stranger to the Eurovision stage, having appeared on it twice before.

SuRie, real name Susanna Cork, has previous experience with the singing competition after performing as a backing dancer for Belgian act Loic Nottet who finished fourth in 2015, and as musical director for another Belgian entrant, Blanche, in 2017.

Following a combined vote, presenters Mel Giedroyc and Måns Zelmerlöw revealed that SuRie had received the highest number of votes of the evening, therefore earning the wanted Eurovision right at the 2018 competition.

The UK act for this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been chosen.

Tonight's national final victor was determined via a combined public and jury vote, each of whom had a 50% in the final outcome of the contest.

Storm was penned by Nicole Blair, Gil Lewis and Sean Hargreaves, and will be performed by SuRie on the Eurovision stage in May.

The last time the United Kingdom won Eurovision was in 1997 with Love Shine A Light by Katrina and The Waves, which scored 227 points in Dublin.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 takes place in Lisbon on 12 May. "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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