The odds of 2017’s UK Eurovision entry Lucie Jones WINNING have crashed this week.
Despite our rather disastrous recent record, not to mention the current political climate in the wake of Brexit, Lucie is being tipped to actually do well.
Following rehearsals for Saturday’s final, Lucie’s performance has seen her chances of winning the competition increase dramatically.
At the time of writing she’s chalked up as one of the major contenders in the contest, currently ranked as the fifth overall favourite.
A top ten placing would no doubt be a dream for Lucie – who this week said she was just hoping not to come last.
The former X Factor finalist – who was knocked out by Jedward in the 2009 series of the singing show – told The Telegraph: “I just don’t want to come last, really.
“If we get no points I’ll be disappointed, but anything else is going to be a win.”
The last time the UK cracked the top 10 was back in 2009 with Jade Ewen and This Is My Time.
Since then our average ranking has been 21st place, with the last two years seeing us finish in 24th both times.
“We’ve done a lot of work on the song. We’ve been thinking about what we’re going to do at the final and what I’ll be wearing,” an optimistic Lucie said earlier this month. “I’m really pleased with everything that has come out of the woodwork. I just hope everyone likes it.”
Lucie continued in a chat with the Daily Star: “I’d really like to get on the top half of the board. I just want to do well. I’ll hopefully sing Never Give Up On You as well as I can. I just hope people connect with the song on the night.
“I’ve had a lot of good feedback from all over the world. Hopefully, that translates into votes and I’ll do really well on the night.”
The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 airs at 8PM on BBC One this Saturday night.