Fewer than a million viewers watch the UK's 2018 Eurovision act chosen

Eurovision: You Decide 2018 – live!

A singer from Bishop's Stortford will represent the United Kingdom at this year's Eurovision.

She certainly knows her stuff musically.

She has performed backing vocals for the likes of Chris Martin and Will Young.

The singer-songwriter's track Storm, *ahem* stormed to victory at Eurovision: You Decide last night (February 7), broadcast live on BBC Two from the Brighton Dome.

"I can't believe this is happening, it's absolutely wonderful", she said.

Actress and singer SuRie, real name Susanna Cork, is a born performer - she started writing her own songs when she was just 12 years old.

Eurovision 2018
SuRie beat off competition from other British hopefuls Goldstone Jaz Ellington Asanda and Liam Tamne during Eurovision You Decide

Other confirmed acts for this year's Eurovish include former X Factor UK runner-up Saara Aalto, who has been confirmed to represent Finland, Jessica Mauboy, one of Australia's biggest homegrown stars is flying the flag for her home country, and former Britain's Got Talent star Ryan O'Shaughnessy will compete for Ireland. "I normally like to be left alone for a few moments so I can calmly collect my thoughts and ensure I'm on the right spot at the right time, singing the right lyrics and that I haven't forgotten to put clothes on..."

How was SuRie selected to represent the UK?

Eurovision: You Decide saw six hopefuls go head-to-head for the chance to represent the United Kingdom in May at the Eurovision final in Lisbon.

A panel of experts - including Ryan Clark-Neal, Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes and McFly's Tom Fletcher - offered their creative guidance but the decision was ultimately left in the hands of 8 industry experts and the viewing public, who were asked to take part in a live vote to select this year's winning entry.

A victor was chosen by a 50-50 combination of viewer votes and an expert jury.

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