Former Les Miserables star SuRie will represent the UK at this years Eurovision Song Contest.
SuRie, real name Susanna Cork, will perform her song ‘Storm‘ in Lisbon at the Eurovision Song Contest after a vote cast by a panel of judges and the general public on BBC Two’s Eurovision: You Decide.
SuRie has featured on Eurovision before as a backing dancer for Belgium in 2015, and musical director for another Belgian entrant in 2017 but will take centre stage this year for the United Kingdom.
This year’s competition will be the 63rd edition of the annual contest, taking place between May 8 and May 12, 2018.
The first semi-final will be held on May 8, with the second semi-final taking place two days later on May 10. The UK automatically receives a position in the grand-final which is being held and televised on May 12.
Twitter was full of praise for the singers performance last night:
Huge Congratulations to @surieofficial ! See you in Lisbon!!!
— graham norton (@grahnort) February 7, 2018
— Cheryl Baker (@Cherylbaker) February 7, 2018
SuRie told Sky News after being chosen: “I can’t believe this is happening, it’s absolutely amazing”
“It’s such an honour to have the opportunity to represent a country I’m very, very proud of and that I know I can do good things in Lisbon for, so thank you to everyone who voted and supported me. This is amazing.”
PINK SPACE London will be reporting from Lisbon during the Eurovision week – covering rehearsal news, culture and conversation.