Lucie Jones has been announced as the representative for United Kingdom at Eurovision 2017. The singer won the national selection show You Decide with song ‘Never Give Up On You’ earlier this evening in a six way contest hosted by Mel Geidroyc on BBC 2.
This is the second year in a row that the BBC has chosen its Eurovision entry through this process, however new for 2017 was the introduction of a professional jury made up of industry experts including Sophie Ellis Bextor and Bruno Tonioli.
As well as the six acts competing to be named the UK’s Eurovision act, guests boyband the Vamps and the 2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak also performed.
The UK join Albania, Georgia and Belarus as the countries to have picked their 2017 Eurovision song, while Finland will host its national final UMK tomorrow evening.