The Voice UK and X Factor stars team up to take on Eurovision

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Stars of The Voice UK and X Factor have teamed up to take on Eurovision.

Jaz Ellington, who made the live shows of The Voice UK in 2012, is one of six artists hoping to be the UK's 2018 Eurovision entry.


He'll be singing song You, written by former X Factor finalist Laura White, as well as Ashley Hicklin, Herman Gardarfve.

Jaz says about his song: “The song is a story of two people in a relationship. The person telling the story compares everything his partner does, to the one he truly loves. It's beautiful and yet sad at the same time, I just love it. #audiblegold.”

Laura, who appeared on The X Factor in 2008, took to Twitter to praise Jaz's rendition of her song: "I was allowed to say which performers I would like to perform my songs and Jaz made it a beauty so proud of him ❤️"

Jaz wouldn't be the first star of The Voice UK to represent the UK at Eurovision. In 2016, Joe Woolford and Jake Shakeshaft competed in Sweden where they finished 24th out of 26.


Meanwhile, Jaz's You isn't the only potential Eurovision entry Laura has written this year.

She's also helped pen I Feel The Love, to be sung by girl group Goldstone.

Goldstone are a contemporary girl group comprising of Aimie, Helen and Rhiannon who are all singers and actresses having experience of acting and singing on stage and on TV.

Goldstone say about their song: “We adore our song! It's just so hopeful! And with everything that is happening in the world right now it really hits home. It makes you feel positive about the future and its message is that it doesn't matter who you are, who you love or where you come from - we can always band together and unite.”

Laura tweeted: "So honoured I wrote two of this years 6 entry's for our Eurovision... pls vote for me! It's my dream to take my mama to euro 😁🎈"

Former Britain's Got Talent contestant Asanda is another of the six contenders.

She appeared on the 2013 series of Britain's Got Talent aged 11. More recently, Asanda starred as Tallulah in the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith production of Bugsy Malone.


Asanda says about her song Legends: “It is a unique song with a very energetic rhythm and has a tribal feel to it. I think the melody and the lyrics come together to form a very beautiful and inspirational message that is relatable to everyone.”

> UK Eurovision entry 2018: Shortlist of six singers and songs revealed


All six performers and their songs will take to the Eurovision: You Decide stage on Wednesday 7 February to compete for the honour of representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Viewers will get the chance to vote for their favourite before the UK's 2018 Eurovision entry is crowned.

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