UK Eurovision entry 2017 Lucie Jones is going for victory but what are her chances?

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X Factor's Lucie Jones is going for victory at the Eurovision 2017 Song Contest after being chosen as the UK entry.

The 2009 finalist on the ITV series was voted by the public last Friday to represent us in Ukraine in May.


And Lucie told BBC Breakfast this morning: “It would be pointless if I went there and I wasn’t trying to win.

“I’ll do what I can to try and make the UK proud.”

However in the wake of Brexit, does Lucie stand any chance?

She said: "We always talk about this political voting. This year, I’m looking forward to going to be part of an event that is globally unifying.

“Eurovision is all about unity and what a great year to be an ambassador for our country, I’ll deal with it when I get there."


With the contest still months away and most songs and singers from the 43 entrants still to be chosen, it's hard to say how good a shot Lucie has right.

But bookies aren't too convinced we'll do much better than we have in the past - only making the top 10 twice since the year 2000 - offering odds of 50/1 that Lucie will win the whole thing.

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