Ed Sheeran gave his support to Manel Navarro for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017; after hearing the Spanish representative sing his song “Castle On The Hill”.
Having not heard any of the other contestants, as far as we’re aware of; Ed Sheeran’s opinion was based solely on Manel Navarro’s cover version. He listened attentively to the video that was shown to him by Xavi Martínez and Uri Sábat from LOS40.
After listening throughout he stated: “He has a really nice voice, really good.” He continued to listen waiting for the chorus to kick in before handing the phone back and asking Xavi Martínez and Uri Sábat when Eurovision is, and if they think he will do well.
You can watch the link to the video here, through the LOS40 website.
That isn’t all though. Manel Navarro, once again, duetted with the UK representative, Lucie Jones, at The Wiwi Jam 2017 event, hosted at Euroclub in Kyiv. They sang Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You”.
This is the second time they have performed together, following on from their time at London’s Eurovision Party, where they teamed up to sing Martin Garrix & Bebe Rexha’s song “In The Name Of Love”.
Watch Lucie Jones & Manel Navarro Sing Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” Here:
With Eurovision Week now in full swing; the first semi-final is ready to take place tonight; whilst the second semi-final is prepared for Thursday; and the Grand Final happening on Saturday; everyone literally has a shot at winning the contest.
Before you go, why not check out the first rehearsals of the semi-finalists and the host country and the big five; or go one better and check out the second rehearsals of the semi-finalists and the host country and the big five. Then check out our facts and stats article on all 42 competing countries and the acts that are representing them this year. Afterwards, why not vote in our ranked poll? Vote for your favourites to win. Could Manel Navarro make his way to the top?