Lucie Jones has revealed a first look at her performance for the official UK Eurovision 2017 Song Contest.
The UK Eurovision entry 2017 was confirmed back in January and Lucie will be representing us in Ukraine in May next weekend with song Never Give Up On You.
Lucie said: “Never Give Up On You means a great deal to me and I think the video is full of emotion and passion, the way I feel when I perform the song. I hope Eurovision fans around the world will enjoy watching it as much as I have making it.”
Ahead of next Saturday’s contest, the official BBC Eurovision account has shared a first look at Lucie in rehearsals.
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Lucie was chosen by the British public to represent us at Eurovision 2017 in a show earlier this year.
The six potential contenders – who were ALL former X Factor contestants – and songs were first revealed at the start of 2017.
As well as Lucie, they included Danyl Johnson who performed alongside Lucie on The X Factor live shows in 2009, as well as last year’s judges’ houses contenders Olivia Garcia and Nate Simpson.
Although she’s proved popular with Brits, BBC Eurovision host Graham Norton previously admitted he didn’t rate Lucie’s chances at Eurovision 2017.
He told the Daily Star newspaper: “I’m just not sure it will happen for us this year. I mean, I could be wrong as Germany have won, Austria have won. So I suppose people who never win, win.
“On the night, anything can happen. I’m just not sure it will for us, though.”
Speaking ahead of this year’s contest recently, Lucie was more hopeful.
She said: “Every single year there is talk of the political vote and why the UK doesn’t get votes. This year won’t be any different. Obviously there is a different slant to it because of Brexit but I’m not worried about that.
“The song has a beautiful message and it’s not an event about Brexit. We are going to go and perform the song the best we can and meet people all over the world who are like-minded.”
The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine and air on 13th May on BBC One.
The show will start at 8PM next Saturday on BBC One.