UK Eurovision entry 2017: Lucie Jones is the favourite to represent us in Ukraine

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Former X Factor finalist Lucie Jones is the favourite to represent the UK at Eurovision 2017.

The singer is one of six short listed acts who are ALL from the ITV talent contest.

Bookmaker Coral has installed the Lucie, who made the live shows in 2009, as the 7-4 favourite to represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, after the six hopefuls and their songs were revealed today.

Danyl Johnson, who was in the live shows the same year as Lucy, is the 5-2 second favourite, ahead of 2012 X Factor hopeful Salena Mastroianni at 5-1.

Holly Brewer, who auditioned for The X Factor last year, is third in the betting to win the chance to represent her country at odds of 6-1.

Nate Simpson and Olivia Garcia - who both made X Factor's judges' houses last year - are the least likely contestants to make the grand stage in Kiev at odds of 13-2 and 7-1 respectively.

However after Brexit, Coral make the UK a 33-1 shot to win the contest in May, making this year’s entry one of the biggest prices they have ever been.

“After listening to all the entries, we believe Lucie Jones is the one to beat but in Europe, the odds suggest that her popularity won't be as strong,” said Coral’s Nicola McGeady.

The winning song selection will be made in a live show this Friday night on BBC Two.

To represent the UK at the Eurovision

7-4 Lucie Jones - Never Give Up On You
5-2 Danyl Johnson - Light Up The World
5-1 Salena Mastroianni - I Don't Wanna Fight
6-1 Holly Brewer - I Wish I loved You More
13-2 Nate Simpson - What Are We Made Of
7-1 Olivia Garcia - Freedom Hearts

To win the Eurovision

33-1 UK

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