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United Kingdom: Road to Eurovision

The United Kingdom has participated sixty time at the Eurovision Song Contest and its one of the most successful country with a total of five victories.

The first victory for the country comes in 1967 with Sandie Shaw and the song Puppet on a String. The latest victory comes in 1997 with the rock band Katrina and the Waves and the song Love Shine a Light.

The United Kingdom is also a member of the “Big Five“, those countries that are automatically allowed to participate in the final as they are the five biggest financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Last year the country was represented by Lucie Jones with the song Never Give Up on You, that reached the eleventh position.

This year the United Kingdom will be represented by Susanna Marie Cork, better known as SuRie, an English singer and songwriter, with the song Storm.

SuRie is a classically trained musician and graduate from the Royal Academy of Music in London.

She’s no stranger to Eurovision, she collaborated as dancer and vocalist for Loïc Nottet, Belgian artist finished fourth in 2015’s Contest; and again she returned with the Belgians in 2017, supporting Blanche and City Lights as Musical Director.

Did you enjoy this article? You may also like Switzerland: Road to Eurovision and Sweden: Road to Eurovision

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Mauro Armadi (Rausten)

Founder and Editor-in-chief of “My country? Europe.”.

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