United Kingdom: Can SuRie bring a “storm of votes” for the UK in Portugal?

The British national selection “Eurovision: You Decide” is over. SuRie has been chosen to represent the United Kingdom in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Storm”.

The winner was selected via the combination of a public televote, including televoting and online voting, and the votes of a professional jury panel. The winner song “Storm” is written and composed by Nicole Blair, Gil Lewis and Sean Hargreaves.

The event was organised by the British broadcaster BBC, where six acts competed for a chance to represent the nation in a popular competition: SuRie, Asanda, Jaz Ellington, Raya, Liam Tamne and Goldstone.  The show was hosted by Mel Giedroyc popular English television presenter and actress, and Måns Zelmerlöw the winner of the 2015 and a host in 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

The programme began with last year’s UK representer Lucie Jones duetting with host Mans Zelmerlow an ABBA medley.

SuRie’s Eurovision experience

Susanna Cork also known as SuRie is not uknown to the Eurovision public. She was a backing vocalist for Belgium’s Loic Nottet during the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015, and the musical director for Blanche’s City Lights, the Belgian entry from 2017. SuRie was born on 18 February 1989, in Harlow, Essex, England.

The “Eurovision: You Decide” was previously used in the past two years to determine the British entry for the popular competition. Between 2011 and 2015, BBC opted to internally select their representer.

As a member of the “Big Five”, the United Kingdom automatically qualifies to compete in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held on 12 May 2018 at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. Good luck!

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