Newly reformed group Blue have been confirmed as the act representing the UK for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The boyband formed in 2001 releasing many successful singles like ''All Rise'' but split up in 2005.
The band were confirmed to be the UK's chance of winning on the BBC's official Eurovision Twitter page. The boys will perform a song they've penned called ''I Can''. The promoton and publicity of the single is set to be filmed for a documentary to be screened in April.
Head of Entertainment and Events for the channel, Kate Taylor commented: ''We're enormously pleased to have found an act that not only meets but exceeds all the criteria for a great entry. Blue are the perfect choice and we're so proud to have them representing us at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.''
Also excited was member Duncan James who said on Twitter: ''Yes the rumour r true!! We r representing the UK in this yrs EUROVISION! We r really excited and can't wait til u hear the song!! ITS BIG!!! (sic).''
The boyband have previous links to the show with Antony Costa from the band having come 2nd in 2006's song selection show Making Your Mind Up and Duncan James being a judge for 2009's Eurovision: Your Country Needs You.
The show takes place on May 14th. So are you excited to see how Blue will do in the contest or do you think Eurovision is past it's sell by date? Comment on the page!