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Who is SuRie? Meet the UK's 2018 Eurovision Song Contest hopeful

09 February 2018, 02:00 | Darnell Patrick

BBCEurovision 2018 This year's song will be performed by SuRie

UK song entry Eurovision SuRie

Last year Lucie Jones came 15 out of 26 in Kiev with her soaring power ballad "Never Give Up On You" (I still sing this in the shower) - a result that was within sniffing distance of the top half of the table, which by United Kingdom standards is pretty much a win.

She describes the song as "a smash" and says it is an 'anthemic, soulful pop party'. SuRie acted as a backing vocalist and dancer to Belgium's 2015 entrant Loïc Nottet, while she was also the Musical Director of the song City Lights for last year's Belgian entry Blanche.

It's such an honour to have the opportunity to represent a country I'm very, very proud of.

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.

"It's the one thing that actually unites us".

Eurovision 2018 Sur Rie BBC You Decide
BBCEurovision 2018 The singer-songwriter appeared on the show last night

SuRie - who was triumphant at the Eurovision: You Decide competition on Wednesday night - is pally with the Grammy award winning singer.

Six acts competed in BBC's Eurovision: You Decide 2018 for the chance to sing at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon.

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

Hosted by Mel Giedroyc and victor of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, Måns Zelmerlöw, the UK Selection show was broadcast live on BBC Two from the world-famous Brighton Dome. "I normally like to be left alone for a few moments so I can calmly collect my thoughts and ensure I'm on the right spot at the right time, singing the right lyrics and that I haven't forgotten to put clothes on..."

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