The Voice's Joe Woolford Jake Shakeshaft compete in Eurovision TONIGHT

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It's Eurovision 2016 tonight and The Voice UK's Joe Woolford Jake Shakeshaft's are doing it for Great Britain.

The pair both appeared on last year's The Voice UK series in 2015: Joe made it through to the live shows on Team Rita Ora while Jake made it as far as the knockouts on Team Will.i.am.

The former rivals went on to form their own pop duo and were of six acts battling to compete in Eurovision 2016 for Great Britain earlier this year.

They entered the running with their song You're Not Alone as they went head to head in a public vote, which they won.

It's the first time since 2010 that the Eurovision entry for Great Britain was chosen by viewers ahead of the competition in Sweden next weekend.

Tonight the pair will be performing in the FINAL, live from Sweden, but do they stand a chance after our rather dismal results in recent years?

Well earlier in the week, the UK act have seen their odds slashed into half to 33/1 (from 66/1) following sustained support from patriotic punters.

However the pair are still considered big outsiders: Russia's Sergey Lazarev is currently the hot 6/4 favourite to win, followed by Jamala for Ukraine at 3/1.

In fact, Jake and Joe are currently the tenth favourites.

But Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: "It's been a long time since the United Kingdom fared well at Eurovision but money talks, and 2016 could be our year."

Even if Joe and Jake don't win, they're still on course for a great year having already been signed by Sony Music.

The duo said last month: "We are so excited to be signed by Sony! This whole experience has been a dream come true and we cannot wait to hit the stage at Eurovision.

"'You're Not Alone' is a song that means so much to us. Representing our nation is an absolute honour and we really want to make the UK proud".

Eurovision 2016 will air on BBC One tonight.

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