Loïc Nottet has sent his congratulations to his former backing singer, who will now represent the United Kingdom in Lisbon.
Belgium’s Eurovision 2015 participant, Loïc Nottet has congratulated SuRie on her victory in Eurovision: You Decide, the United Kingdom’s selection process for Eurovision 2018.
SuRie and Loïc have a Eurovision connection, with SuRie having been one of four backing singers to performed on stage in Vienna with him at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Loïc tweeted:
Very proud of u @surieofficial ! Keep going ! U’ll kill it! ????????????
— Loic Nottet (@L0oiic) February 8, 2018
Earlier this week, we spoke to SuRie about her national selection entry ‘Storm’, and her background. Talking about her presence on social media, SuRie started by saying, “Twitter melted. My phone melted. But I loved the chaos of it. The response was so lovely and I’ve enjoyed interacting with the fans of the contest online so much, whether they like the song or not”, continuing on to say “their opinions are of course so valid and I respect that, it’s important to hear that feedback. I’ve loved being able to do that so easily, it’s been such a fun few weeks”.
Source: Loic Nottet
The United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
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, with their first victory coming in 1967 and their 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 with Jessica Garlick and in 2009 with Jade Ewen. Last year the country found relative success in Kyiv, when Lucie Jones finished in 15th place with “Never Give Up On You”.