2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak will be joining the UK national final as a guest performer. Tickets are still available for the final which will take place on the 27th of January.
Once again United Kingdom will select its Eurovision representatives via a national selection. The participants are yet to be announced, but today BBC revealed Norwegian 2009 Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak as a guest performer in the show. It is not mentioned if he will sing his Eurovision entry Fairytale, one of his latest singles like Return or perhaps a combination.
The show will take place on the 27th of January 2017 at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo arena. It will be broadcast live on BBC 2. Only viewers within the UK will be able to vote for who shall represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine in May next year. Tickets are still available for the show for the price of £34.25.
United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest
With five victories the UK is one of the most succesful Eurovision countries, although lately it has’t been easy to tell. They came last in 2003, 2008 and 2010 and even once got the dreaded nil points.
Last time we found United Kingdom in top 10 was a 5th place for Jade Ewen in 2009 with the Andrew Lloyd Webber written entry It’s My Time. Their last victory dates back to 1997 where Katrina and the Waves conquered Europe with Love Shine A Light.
At the 2016 contest, UK was represented by Joe and Jake. Their entry You’re Not Alone finished second to last, but you can still enjoy it in the video below: