Over the course of the weekend the That Eurovision Site team were at London Eurovision Party. During our time there Tim interviewed UK Eurovision 2018 representative and London Eurovision Party host Surie. Surie spoke about how things have been going during the pandemic, and how she feels about being back on the pre-party circuit two years later, as in 2020 Surie was meant to host London Eurovision Party 2020.
Who is SuRie?
SurRie represented the UK at Eurovision 2018 with her song Storm. Prior to representing the UK, Surie provided backing vocals the Belgian entries in 2015 and 2017. Following Eurovision Surie also released several singles including Taking It Over and Only You and I.
The UK’s history in Eurovision
Despite a recent slump in results, the UK is one of the most successful countries at the Eurovision Song Contest. Debuting at the second edition ever of the Contest in 1957, the United Kingdom has won the competition on five separate occasions. The most recent win for the UK was in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves, singing “Love Shine A Light”. The UK also holds the record for the number of second place finishes – currently at 15.
In 2021, the UK was represented by James Newman with his song “Embers”. However, the performance failed to impress juries or televoters, finishing in last place with zero points.
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