X Factor's Lucie Jones to represent the UK at Eurovision 2017

UK Eurovision entry 2017 confirmed

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The UK Eurovision entry 2017 has been confirmed and Lucie Jones will be representing us in Ukraine.

The results of the UK Eurovision song selection contest aired live tonight with You Decide seeing six contenders performing for the honour of representing the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Hosted by Mel Giedroyc, the 90-minute UK Selection show was broadcast live on BBC Two at 19.30 this evening from The Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith and will feature performances by the six competing acts before the vote opens.

The six potential contenders - who are ALL former X Factor contestants - and songs were revealed back on Monday on BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce show and were as follows (in alphabetical order):

Danyl Johnson with Light Up The World
Written by Dan McAlister, Rick Blaskey, Greg Walker, Chris Sutherland and Ameerah Roelants.

Holly Brewer with I Wish I Loved You More
Written by Kevin Fisher, Courtney Harrell, Laurell Barker, Mattias Frändå, Johan Åsgärde and Oliver Lundström.

Lucie Jones with Never Give Up On You
Written by The Treatment, Emmelie de Forest and Lawrie Martin.

Nate Simpson with What Are We Made Of
Written by Jon Hällgren, Eric Lumiere and DWB.

Olivia Garcia with Freedom Hearts
Written by Gabriel Alares, Sebastian Lestapier, Linnea Nelson and Laurell Barker.

Salena Mastroianni with I Don’t Wanna Fight
Written by The Treatment, Nicole Blair and Marli Harwood.

On the night, an 'expert panel' of Bruno Tonioli, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and CeCe Sammy offered comments and also judges the songs as part of an eight person jury.

There was also a public vote to decide the winner of Eurovision: You Decide 2017 with Lucie Jones coming out on top of the results.

She'll perform her song Never Give Up On You written by The Treatment, Emmelie de Forest and Lawrie Martin at Eurovision 2017 this year.

Eurovision: You Decide also featured two special music performances; the first from 2009 winner Alexander Rybak performing his classic song ‘Fairytale’, and the second, by British Pop Rock Band, The Vamps performing their song ‘All Night’.

The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine. The Semi Finals will be broadcast on Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th May on BBC Four, and the Grand Final will be broadcast on 13th May on BBC One.

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