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SuRie Will Represent The UK At Eurovision 2018 With “Storm” After Winning Eurovision: You Decide

Eurovision: You Decide just took place with six competitors taking part. SuRie came out on top with her song “Storm” and will be off to Lisbon, Portugal in May. The big question is whether the UK will actually do well this year.

SuRie, real name Susanna Marie, has some Eurovision experience as she was backing dancer to Loïc Nottet in 2015 where he sang “Rhythm Inside”, and was the backing singer to Blanche in 2017 who sang “City Lights”. Now, it’s her time to shine as she takes centre stage, representing the United Kingdom.

She was a surprise winner by many, as Asanda was the top favourite with her song “Legends“. On the night, however, every single act upped their game, with Goldstone nailing “I Feel The Love“; the three-piece girl group also found time to talk to CelebMix for an exclusive interview before the show. RAYA brought the fire to open the show with “Crazy“, while Jaz Ellington and Liam Tamne both stripped it back with their songs “You” and “Astronaut” respectively.

Last year, Lucie Jones won the show and went off to perform her song “Never Give Up On You” in Kiev, Ukraine. The song got revamped the following month after the BBC read what the public were saying about the song on social media. Could this be something that happens to SuRie’s “Storm”?

Listen To SuRie’s Performance Of “Storm” On Eurovision: You Decide Here:

SuRie has some strong competition, especially as acts start winning their respective country national selection shows. We expect many more announcements this month and next month, and we can’t wait to see who else is revealed and the songs they’ll be singing. So far we have Sennek for BelgiumSaara Aalto for FinlandWaylon for the NetherlandsAISEL for AzerbaijanCesar Sampson for AustriaJessica Mauboy for AustraliaEugent Bushpepa for Albania, Iriao for Georgia, Madame Monsieur for France, Julia Samoylova for RussiaAlfred & Amaia for SpainMikolas Josef for the Czech RepublicRyan O’Shaughnessy for IrelandEleni Foureira for CyprusChristabelle for Malta, and Zibbz for Switzerland.

After Salvador Sobral won for Portugal, last year, with “Amar Pelos Dois”; the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 will be hosted at the Altice Arena, Lisbon, Portugal; with the two Semi-Finals taking place on 8 May and 10 May and the Grand Final taking place on 12 May. A total of 43 countries will compete in the contest.

What do you make of SuRie and her song “Storm”? Will she do well for the United Kingdom at Eurovision? Who did you vote for on the night? Let us know on Twitter @CelebMix.

Written by Jonathan Currinn

26-year-old writer, blogger, author, and journalist. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2015. I write under the name Critic Jonni, on my blog. I also write for Channillo, Outlet Magazine, SPECTRUMM, Fuzzable, Modern Magazine, and Electric Mode. In the past, I have written for Fox & Squirrel Photography and the Daily Star. Follow me on Twitter @CriticJonni