Lucie Jones has beaten five other hopefuls to sing for the United Kingdom at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
She broke down in tears as presenter Mel Giedroyc revealed the result and said: “I can’t believe you picked me – thank you so much.”
— Lucie Jones (@luciejones1) January 27, 2017
The show itself relied heavily on filmed inserts and filler material, stretching eighteen minutes of music over one and a half hours.
Highlights of the show included off-key performances, a bacofoil pant suit and someone called CeCe, who may or may not have been a drag parody act.
The winning song – I will never give up on you – is pleasant enough, boosted by the hugely likeable Jones. It was written by former Eurovision champ Emmelie de Forest and Lawrie Martin.
Since being booted out of The X Factor in 2009 – before Jedward – Lucie has been keeping busy with starring in the West End as Cosette in Les Miserables, Victoria in American Psycho and is currently playing the role of Maureen in the UK tour of Rent.
Not wanting to damn with faint praise, but we’ve entered worse. You’ll hear more from the guv’nor of this great site in due course.