Katrina Leskanich will be announcing the results of the United Kingdom’s jury vote, 20 years on from winning the contest in Dublin, Ireland.
Katrian Leskanich of Katrina and the Waves is set to announce the results of the United Kingdom’s jury vote at the final of the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. Katrina won the Eurovision Song Contest for the United Kingdom 20 years ago in Dublin, Ireland.
She performed the song “Love Shine A Light”, scoring a total of 227 points, 70 points ahead of runners up Ireland. Overall she received 10 sets of 12 points and remains the most successful UK act to have entered the contest. The song went on to reach the top 10 in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the UK.
57-year-old Katrina Leskanich was born in Topeka, Kansas and rose to fame in 1985 with her smash hit “Walking On Sunshine”. She continued to record with Katrina and the Waves through the 1990s up until 1999 when the band split. She is still touring today across Europe.
Lucie Jones will be representing the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. After winning the national selection ‘Eurovision: You Decide’ this winter with the song ‘Never Give Up on You’, Lucie will represent the United Kingdom with a song written by Eurovision Song Contest 2013 winner, Denmark’s Emmelie De Forest. The song has been changed since the selection process in January, with the final version having been produced in Sweden.
Lucie was born in Wales and first rose to fame as a participant in the X Factor, after participating in the show she has gone on to take to the stage. She is currently touring as part of the show, Rent. However, it was revealed earlier this week she will taking over the lead role in Legally Blonde in its UK and Ireland tour in the autumn.
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The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date the UK has won the contest a total of five times, the first victory coming in 1967 and the latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top.10 only twice, this being in 2002 and in 2009 with Jade Ewen.