X Factor’s Lucie Jones doesn’t fear placing last at Eurovision 2017 despite our recent history.
The 2009 finalist on the ITV series was voted by the public last month to represent us in Ukraine in May with song Never Give Up On You.
Since 2000, the UK has only made the top ten twice while we finished dead last three times. Last year we finished 24th out of 26 finlists.
Speaking ahead of this year’s contest, Lucie 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.”
She told the Daily Record newspaper: “People may see Britain’s recent record in Eurovision as pressure. I don’t.
“There would be no point in me going and feeling worried about not winning. I have to go and do the absolute best I can so that we get on to the left hand side of the board and as close to the top as we can.”
The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine and air on 13th May on BBC One.