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United Kingdom: 480,000 Viewers Tune in for Semi-Final One

A total of 480,000 viewers watched on BBC Four last night as the first Semi-Final of Eurovision 2018 took place in Lisbon.

In the United Kingdom, the same number of people tuned in for the first semi-final of Eurovision 2018 as the first semi-final of Eurovision 2017. In total 480,000 tuned in to the show broadcast on BBC Four, with commentary from Scott Mills and Rylan. The first semi-final also saw an interview with SuRie and a snippet of “Storm”.

SuRie will represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal in May. She was selected after she won the United Kingdom’s national final show Eurovision: You Decide back in February with her song “Storm”. This is not the first time she will appear on the Eurovision stage, as she was a backing singer for Belgium in both 2015 and 2017.

Source: Tellymix

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”. 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”.

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