SuRie chosen to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Marsha Scott
February 9, 2018

SURIE is no doubt hoping that her prior experience of the Eurovision Song Contest will help her do the country proud in 2018.

She appeared as a backing singer for Belgium's Loic Nottet during the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015.

She beat five others in a combined public and expert jury vote after performing her track, Storm, at a televised BBC event in Brighton.

In case you missed it, the song that SuRie auditioned with to win her spot at Eurovision is called Storm.

Graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, SuRie went on to do backing vocals for the likes of Coldplay's Chris Martin and former Pop Idol victor Will Young, and teaches at London's Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

She confessed: 'I don't know what my face was doing when I won but I was actually calm for the first time in my life.

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She started writing songs when she was just 12 years old.

The annual deciding contest first aired in 2016 but similar formats ran since 1957, except for between 2011 and 2015 when the United Kingdom entrants were internally selected with the public having no say.

Six acts - including singers Jaz Ellington, Asanda, Raya, Liam Tamne and girl band Goldstone - competed for the chance to represent the United Kingdom.

Tonight's national final victor was determined via a combined public and jury vote, each of whom had a 50% in the final outcome of the contest.

Of her previous Eurovision experiences, she said: "My eyes were opened to the beauty of Eurovision a couple of years ago and I was working with the Belgians so false flagging for a different country but I had an awesome time".

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