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Mel Giedroyc presents a Eurovision extravaganza, giving you the opportunity to vote for the song and act you want to represent the UK at the biggest song competition in the world.


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Let's have a look at the clues - surrounded by Union Jacks,

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a host of gorgeous men and more sequins than Beyonce's

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-- Morsi Queensland Gina G's knicker drawer. It can been only one thing,

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Eurovision is back. Yes, tonight, you will once again get to help

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choose the song and dance that will represent the UK in Ukraine. That's

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right! It's Eurovision: You Decide to stop take me to the stage, boys,

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and watch out for my VPL. The trousers are riding very badly.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Last year we organised the biggest

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song search ever, but now we've gone even bigger. As well as being opened

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to the public entries which were whittled down by the official

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Eurovision fan club, songwriting camps across the UK and Europe were

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also inspired to produce some of their finest work for our Eurovision

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mission. After a final round of short listing by 15 industry

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professionals, six songs were chosen, and tonight, they battle it

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out to become the UK act for 2017. Their fate now lies in the hands of

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the professional jury, and you at home. Tonight, our country's 60th

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entry will be decided, live, from the worlds -- world-famous

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Hammersmith Apollo. It's Eurovision decide.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Bonsoir, buenos nachos, jo estet,

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goeie avond, god kvall, iyi aksamlar and good evening

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lovely Eurovisionaries and welcome to Eurovision:

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You Decide 2017. CHEERING

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We have got an amazing gang here tonight at the famous Eventim Apollo

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in Hammersmith, to make a decision. I don't think I'm exaggerating to

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call it the single most important decision of the year! Yes, I've just

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had confirmation that that is no exaggeration! Just who will

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represent the UK Eurovision 2017? Well, this year, we spread the net

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far and wide with songwriters' camps all over Europe, British music

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industry professionals doing what they do, and the public submission

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process and blimey, did they deliver. We've had hundreds of songs

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to choose from, so settle down now for the best 38 hours of your lives.

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CHEERING No, no, we've whittled them down to

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the final 60 were going to see and vote for tonight. I'm positively

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thrumming with excitement. Let's bring them on. Here are our six act.

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First up, it's Holly Brewer. This is Danyl Johnson, this is Lucie Jones.

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Performing I Don't Wanna Fight, raise the roof for Salena. The

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question What Are We Made Of, the answer talent, if you are Nate

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Simpson. And finally, put your lovely hands together for our

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youngest singer, with Freedom Hearts, it's Olivia Garcia. Wow! By

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the end of the night, one of these singers will be crowned our winner

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and in May, they'll be representing the UK in Kiev at the Eurovision

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Song Contest 2017. Later on, off you go, my loves, don't milk it, off you

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go. Later on, I'll explain how you can vote. But before we do that,

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make sure you are registered and ready to vote. If you want to vote

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online, go to bbc.co.uk/eurovision and sign in or register for a BBC

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account, so that you, my friends, are ready to go. But if you want to

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vote by phone, I'll give you all the phone numbers you need later as

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well. So let me just remove this bit of hair from my mouth. There we go.

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Just like the thing's top in 2005, our show is bursting at the scene is

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for you tonight, on top of those six amazing songs we are going to be

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joined by some very special guests, including the Vamps. Now, some after

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my's performances may contain flashing... Images, sorry, autocue

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issues. I know, somebody has come on very exciting. It's time to kick

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this party off. Sparkling Euro mirror ball, who's the greatest

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Norwegian of them all? He's a Eurovision winner, he went on to

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number one in seven countries and as well as a record maker, he's a

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record breaker, getting the most points ever awarded under the old

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voting system. It is time to Rybak and think of Norway, because it's

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Alexander Rybak, performing his winning song, Fairytale. Hello!

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# She was mine and we were sweethearts

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# No one else, could make me sadder

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# But no one else could lift me high above

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# But when I do we'll get a brand new start

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Alexander Rybak! Hello. It's a fairy tale to actually be with you in the

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flesh. You never disappoint with that fiddling. Well done, my love.

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Now, Alexander, what a performance. You of course won the Eurovision in

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2009, we all remember that very clearly. Now, that was an amazing

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springboard for you. What have you been doing since? You've done

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amazing things. You know, after Eurovision, it turned out I got the

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best fans in Europe. CHEERING

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Thanks to the Internet, the best fans in the world really. I just

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tried to surprise them. I've been touring with classical concert, with

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Symphony orchestras, and I really love to co-work with other artists,

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that's what I do. But Eurovision, that's where it started and

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Eurovision is my calling card and I love it. Oh, it's so nice to see

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you, Alexander. Give it up, ladies and gentlemen, Alexander Rybak.

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Thank you so much for coming and kicking off our show with such

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splendid stuff. See you later. We are going to go off to a museum

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tomorrow, have a little day trip in London. Tonight, we're giving you a

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chance to vote for which of our six performers and songs represent the

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UK at Eurovision 2017. This year we are following the Eurovision Song

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Contest's way of voting by also having a professional jury vote. We

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will combine your public vote 50-50 with the professional jury's one. In

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order to win, our artists need to impress both you at home and our

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professional jury. Winning just one of the votes may not be enough, so

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they need to smash it across-the-board. We are really

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going to open the votes after we've seen everyone perform, and by the

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end of the show we will indeed crown our winner. We'll give you all the

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details you need later on in the show and all the information about

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tonight's vote can be found on our website at bbc.co.uk/eurovision.

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Our jury of music professionals are here tonight and once

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all the acts have performed they will

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After the vote has closed we will combine the points from

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the jury with the points from the public vote and we'll have

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Now three of our jurors will be multi

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tasking as I've drafted them in to form my perfect panel.

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I reckon they're going to have a lot to say!

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And nobody has more to say than my first panelist.

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He's a man filled with so much Latin passion and heat that he tans

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from the inside, or at least that's what he insists, it's

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Yes, good evening! CHEERING

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What a wonderful crowd. They are amazing. Now, Bruno, you have a bit

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of previous when it comes to Eurovision, haven't you? I'm going

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to save the year, 1980. 1980, what was going on then, Bruno? Here we

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go. You can feel it coming you can clearly see I was well packaged...

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Bruneau, looking very much like a Formula One mechanics. Very much.

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I'm not sure if your microphone is working, we know you are speaking.

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There we go. That's working. That's better, Bruno, we need a great song,

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great staging and charisma. How can you as a panel spot these things

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tonight? They have to come up with something unique, unforgettable,

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visually stunning, emotionally involving, devastating and

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uplifting. Amazing, thank you, Bruno. Now, please welcome our next

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panellist. She's a singer, she's a panellist, she is wanted by Scotland

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Yard for murder on the dance floor. It's Sophie Ellis-Bextor. What are

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you looking for tonight in the songs? First, I want to say I've

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been smiling all day. I absolutely love.

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CHEERING I'm looking for a great pop record,

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but one that has unmistakable Eurovision charm. Wise words,

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Sophie, thank you, my love. Finally, imagine knowing so much about

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singing yet each -- that you can teach the angels yourself, well,

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Charlotte Church. Please welcome CeCe Sammy. Now, CeCe, it's all

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about the live vocal. They have to absolutely nail it. There's a lot of

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pressure on them. What should they be thinking of as they sing? Do you

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know, at the end of the day they'd have to believe in telling stories

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and believing in themselves will stop gang, is that not a great

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panel? It's fantastic to have you all on hand to share your thoughts

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and opinions. But listen up, it's time to get to the business of the

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evening. So here we go. Ok, first up, singing "I Wish

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I Loved You More" is Holly Brewer. Let's find out a little

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more about her. I've loved music ever since I can

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remember. It's all I've ever known and all I want to do for the rest of

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my life. Wherever I can perform, I perform. I work with wicked

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musicians, doing corporate, weddings, we supported Jess Glynne

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the other day which was incredible, and I bit, or I honestly adore it. I

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would say I'm most inspired by not divas, but people who really sing,

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and are so passionate about singing the music. Would I say I'm a diva?

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Probably not. I'd like to be! The title of the song is I Wish I Loved

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You More, so for me it's about having that person there who is so

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perfect in so many ways, but unfortunately you just don't love

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them in the way you should come you just don't love them enough. I think

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that's a really hard emotion. My favourite lyric is the title, I Wish

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I Loved You More, because it says so much about the song. That one lyric

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tells you I wish I loved you more, and the rest of the song is telling

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you why. I've definitely had a situation in my life where all those

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feelings I've wanted to be there are not, so when I sing it I feel all of

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that. That all comes back. To represent my country in the biggest

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competition in the world would be a dream come true, so I hope people

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get behind the song. I'm just going to go out and give it my all. Arnie

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So getting the competition underway, Holly Brewer

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# I know that two is better and some might even need a crowd

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# Oooh, amen that the preacher talks about

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# Oooh, amen I couldn't live without

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# Every time we touch I wish, I wish I loved you more

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# Oooh, amen that the preacher talks about

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# Every time we touch I wish, I wish I loved you more

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# You keep coming, you keep coming you keep coming back to me

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# Oooh that the preacher talks about

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CHEERING APPLAUSE

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Holly Brewer, come and get yourself here. What an amazing start to our

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evening's proceedings. Get your breath back. Let's talk to the

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panel. CeCe, what did you think of the vocal in that? Wow, wow, wow,

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beautiful voice you controlled it, you told the story, you let us hear

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that high sound. Beautiful! Bruno, do you think Holly's song has the

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potential for what will be an enormous stage in Kiev? Yes of

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course. I like the fact it was presented in a very strict elegant

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way and it gave her space to build and tease me with the vocal until

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the end... I wish I love you more! It is about projection, building and

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building and killing it. That was the right path, well done. Sophie

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URS songwriter what did you think of the lyrics? I am ticking power

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ballad of my Eurovisionary tick list, use and that really well. It

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was a big song and a slightly different perspective and fresh

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lyric, it went down really well here. -- you sang that really well.

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If you think that Holly has got what it takes

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to represent the UK, you'll need to call

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6 22 52 01 from a mobile or 09015 22 52 01 from a landline.

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Thank you very much for being here by the way, just stay with me.

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Calls will cost 15p plus any network access charge and please ask

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the bill payer's permission before you call.

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You can also vote online for free by visiting

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bbc.co.uk/eurovision where you will also find terms and

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Voting won't open until all our acts have

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performed so don't call yet, as your vote won't count and

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Holly, thank you very, very much, that was amazing. Well done.

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It's Danyl Johnson, with "Light Up The World".

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I've loved music since a young age to be honest. Growing up in the

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artists I really liked were Michael Jackson and The Police, I liked

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Sting's voice, there was a thing about his voice that was amazing and

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the showmanship of Michael Jackson and his sister Janet, I used to copy

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the dance moves. My experience on the X Factor was absolutely

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unbelievable, I mean, music can change people's lives and it

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definitely changed mine. The song I'm singing is Light Up The World,

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there are so many dark times we're living in, this song shines through

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it and has that, everyone comes together and everyone has fun.

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That's exactly what this song does and I can't wait for people to hear

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it. My favourite lyric is, we can shine so brightly but I feel like

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that line just... It's near the end of the song and it means everyone is

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together and we can all shine. And we can all just enjoy that moment. I

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think with music that is what you can do and hopefully with the energy

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we are going to bring everybody together and shine bright. I love it

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so much and I hope everyone else loves it just as much as I do. This

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song gives the opportunity to out there and have fun. -- to go out

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there. Performing "Light Up The World",

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it's Danyl Johnson. # Light up, light up,

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Light up, light up, # I can feel a change

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in the air we breathe tonight # There's something 'bout

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the look in your eyes # We couldn't see yeah,

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standing in the dark # Waiting for a spark,

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to light our story # I can feel a change

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in the way you move tonight # Something 'bout

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the lack of sunlight # The moonlight shows

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the place where we're going # Instead of asking why,

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raise your light up to the sky # They can't stop

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what we've started #. APPLAUSE

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CHEERING . Oh yeah. Danyl. That's a frisky

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little manoeuvre. I can't give you the, sorry... Now, listen, you get

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your breath back. Bruno, I'd like you to put your choreographer hat on

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and tell us... There you are. Would that choreography work in Kiev? Yes

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it would, because it has a wonderful boy band charm. It's uplifting, it's

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fun. You have to make sure you maintain the sharpness and the

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tightness as well as you maintained the vocals. Crank it up a notch and

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make it even bigger! Now, CeCe, did Danyl shine brightly for you

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tonight? Absolutely, you did, listen tonight is a celebration night,

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everyone of you are amazing singers. I want you to think, if you end up

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voted in by the public, I want you to reach out to them and sing your

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heart away, you've got a beautiful voice. Lovely comments, Danyl. It's

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safe to say Danyl was having a very good time on stage. Never too much,

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Danyl. Did you have this feeling as well? I really did, you were

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adorable up there, looked like you were having lots of fun and it was

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translating to us. The public are looking for an uplifting, positive

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pop song. This might be the one. Well done, Danyl. Stay right here.

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If you think Danyl has what it takes to light up your addition, you will

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need to call... -- light up your revision.

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I think you've got some fairly major fans here already. Thank you so, so

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much. Well done. Next up, my Next up, with "Never Give Up

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On You", is Lucie Jones. music is a huge part of my life.

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It's always just been something I go to when I'm happy, when I'm sad,

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when I'm excited, there's always a soundtrack playing in my head. I've

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performed in front of lots of people before live, I did The X Factor in

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2009. That was amazing. Since then I've done a lot of live theatre,

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I've been in legally blonde, ghost the musical, rent, Les Mis. My

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experience will help me in this process because even though I will

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be nervous, I trust myself in front of a live audience and that's

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important as a Eurovisionary treat because it's a huge deal, there are

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millions of people all over the world watching this one show. Aside

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from theatre I've done television acting. I've done Midsummer murders

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and the Sarah Jane adventures. The name of the song I'm singing is

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never give up on you. -- Never Give Up On You. My favourite line in the

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song is, together we'll dance through this storm. It's a beautiful

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lying in itself and I really hope people can see I really mean what

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I'm singing about. To have the chance to perform at Eurovision for

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the UK, you are your country for the evening. Is there a bigger honour

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than that? I don't know if there is, I think it would be incredible.

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Performing "Never Give Up On You", it's Lucie Jones.

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# Tell me your secrets, I'll keep them safe

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# No sign of weakness, it's a sign of faith

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# You're not defeated, you're in repair

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# We'll stand tall, so you don't fall

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# If you could see how far you've walked

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# Together we'll dance through this storm

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# Together we'll dance through this storm

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# I'm right beside you, you're never alone

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# If you could see how far you've walked

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# Together we'll dance through this storm

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# This madness, we're running through

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# The mountain climbed, the oceans crossed

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# Together we'll dance through this storm

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# Together we'll dance through this storm. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Oh, Lucie, Lucie, oh, my love, she's

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channelling Sandie Shaw, she's barefoot, that's very Eurovision.

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Are you all right, my love? You did amazingly. Now, Sophie, did you feel

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that emotion and intensity that was coming out of this amazing singer,

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Lucie? You know, the song is one thing but the real magic, the

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performance, was you, Lucie. You were fantastic, you brought us all

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in and it felt like you were singing the song to someone. I just listened

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to your story, it was powerful. Thank you, Sophie. Bruneau, no

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choreography to speak of in that at all. Is it something we can do in

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Kiev? Of course, because the hardest thing to do is standing on stage on

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your own and captivate your public with a passion, the drama and power

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of your performance, and the power of your voice. And you did that. The

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tonality, the technique, was just magic. Beautiful. Thank you so much,

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Bruno. And CeCe, what an incredible vocal performance. Is there anything

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she can add? Incredible voice, Eurovision, you summed up what

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Eurovision is about. A superstar voice. All I have to say is wow!

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Well done, Lucie. If you want to send Lucie to Eurovision, you will

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need to call... All vote online for free after we've

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seen everybody perform. Lucie, thank you so much for a stunning

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performance. Well done. Our fourth song is "Freedom Hearts",

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and it's performed by Olivia Garcia. Being the youngest in the

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competition makes me feel a little bit nervous, but at the same time,

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I'm just so excited. When I'm at college I'm a bit shy and quiet, but

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when I'm on stage I just come to life. Everything is just amazing, I

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enjoy every second of it. I just love every part of music. The title

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of my song is Freedom Hearts. Basically, the song is about

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sticking up and standing up for people that don't necessarily have

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the confidence to do it themselves, or maybe just so quiet they can't

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actually scream it out. I suppose I relate to the song because I'm quite

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a shy person and there's loads of big things happening to me. One day

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I can be in college in a classroom, the next day I can be rehearsing to

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maybe eventually performing for my country. My favourite lyric is

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listen, in Freedom Hearts. When you see bad things happening in the

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world you turn a blind eye and you think somebody will sort it, but it

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never gets sorted. My favourite part of the whole song is probably the

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ending. It starts building of the song and it drops, then it comes out

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with this big note and it comes out and it's like I'm not done yet. I

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want to make my family proud and I want to make my friends proud of me,

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and to go on to Eurovision. I'm excited.

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Performing "Freedom Hearts", it's Olivia Garcia.

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# Failing from the start, made us fall apart

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# Slowly fading out, should we run and shout

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# Listen to whispers of all these freedom hearts

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# Listen real closely, we'll find another start

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# Someone said 'Yes We Can' but still we are torn apart

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# You hear the same cry, we're on the same side

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# Listen to whispers of all these freedom hearts

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# Listen real closely, we'll find another start

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# We won't be run down, no we won't stand down

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# Mad men in suits, shiny hair and shoes

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# Years passing by, still have a life

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# Listen to whispers of all these freedom hearts

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# Listen real closely, we'll find another start

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# We won't be run down, no we won't stand down

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# You hear the same cry, we're on the same side

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# Listen to whispers of all these freedom hearts

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# Listen real closely, we'll find another start

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# We won't be run down, no we won't stand down

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# If we play it right, we will win this fight

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# We won't be run down, no we won't stand down

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# You hear the same cry, we're on the same side

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# Listen to whispers of all these freedom hearts

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# We won't be run down, no we won't stand down

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Very strong use of flags. Olivia,

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come on over, my love. Well done. Well done, that was brilliant. Now,

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Sophie, Olivia here is 16 years of age. That's pretty extraordinary.

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What a performance for one so young? Absolutely, I totally agree. It's

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amazing and you did so well. I got to tick off flags on my Eurovision

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check list, so thank you for that. My only concern about the song is I

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like the song is quite crossgenerational and I think, would

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my granny like this and I'm not sure what Sybil Baxter would think that

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maybe the public is ready for something tougher, I'm not sure.

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Thank you very much Sophie. Bruno, does Olivia tick the Eurovision

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boxes? She's sticking it and she's kicking it. I love the fact it kind

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of had the feel of rock 'n' roll outfit. Yeah, let's do it all

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together! Let's get down, altogether. It had a little Leinster

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Farney attitude, pushed that attitude, don't be afraid. Rock it,

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let your hair down, people will join you in the fun. Well done. I think

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he liked it, Olivia! And CeCe, were you amazed that such an enormous

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voice came out of such a tiny person? Honestly, I did. I'm so

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proud of you. You are a tiny, tiny little girl, with this huge voice

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and honestly, everyone out there, not just in this country, everywhere

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else in the world, would love to hear your voice. Believe in

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yourself. You are an amazing singer, an amazing performer. Believe in

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yourself. Thank you, CeCe. Olivia, I'm very pleased to see that the

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outfit is not only gorgeous, but functional as well. There's a lovely

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pocket therefore keeping your passport, if you need it to go to

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Kiev in May. Stay with me, Olivia. If you think Olivia can do the UK

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proud, you need to call... All vote online for free when the

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vote opens after we've seen everyone perform. Olivia, thank you so, so

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much. Good luck, well done. So, my friends.

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Now, performing "What Are We Made Of?", it's Nate Simpson.

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I love all music, jazz, rock 'n' roll, but my favourite artist in the

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world has got to be Stevie Wonder and Prince, just for their musical

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genius. They play every instrument, right incredible melodies. Music

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which feels good, that's me. That's the core of who I am, really. One of

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my favourite things to do is festivals. I was really lucky to

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play Cheltenham Jazz Festival, but the real highlight was I got to play

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with the line-up of so many of my favourite artists, British artists.

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More recently I've been recording at Abbey Road, so many greats have

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recorded there and it's a phenomenal experience. The title of the song

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I've been singing is What Are We Made Of. My favourite lyric is, what

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are we made off because we are only skin and bones. As humans all we are

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as skin and bones. All the external stuff, it means nothing. What

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connects as is love. It has something about it which talks of

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the core of who we all are. I think that something which everyone will

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relate to. To represent the UK for Eurovision would be amazing. You are

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getting to represent the country on such an incredible platform. I'm

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ready to go out there on that stage now I'd just give it my

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3,000,000,000%, give it everything. I'm so excited.

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Performing "What Are We Made Of?", it's Nate Simpson.

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# We build these walls, we watch them fall

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# We're drowning in our screts, the lies we keep between us

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# Before we walk away, let's say we're sorry

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# Before the sunlight fades, let's change our minds

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# Maybe we will wake up in the morning

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# Cos we are more than skin and bones

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# What are we made of, what are we made of

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# How can we let our future down if we don't even try

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# Will you take my hand, can we make amends

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# Cos we're breathing underwater and the struggle makes us stronger

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# Before the sunlight fades, let's change our minds

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# And maybe we will wake up in the morning

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# What are we made of

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# Cos we are more than skin and bones

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# What are we made of, what are we made of

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# How can we let our future down if we don't even try

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# We've travelled to the moon, we've come so far

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# We're searching for the truth, it's who we are

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# Cos we are more than skin and bones

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# What are we made of, what are we made of

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APPLAUSE CHEERING

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Mate... Take a deep breath. Come on over. That was absolutely brilliant,

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well done. Every single hair on my body is up, it's just, that was

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amazing, goose bumps. CeCe, what an incredible vocal range. Is that

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difficult to pull out of the bag? It's very difficult to do that for

:46:39.:46:41.

each performance. You know, the beauty of that is you lost yourself

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in what the lyrics were about. I sat here and I actually thought of

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sitting at the final of your revision, that's what it took me

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too, that place. -- the final of Eurovision. Count on your vocal

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cords, tell the story, and have fun with it. That's what you did.

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Sophie, historically at Eurovision ballads have done extremely well. Do

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you think 2017A 's balladeer for the UK? It could well be. It reminded me

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a little bit of Conchita with rise like a Phoenix. Your voice is really

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beautiful. It could be the year of the ballot, who knows. Bruno how did

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you feel about Nate's performance? I felt as if you sign everything just

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for me. And that is a great quality. A great performer makes everyone in

:47:44.:47:48.

the audience feel like you perform just for them. The richness of your

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voice, the quality of your interpretation, you are emotionally

:47:55.:48:03.

involved just in the right way. Everything crystal clear. Stunning!

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Well done. Gang, if you think Nate is made of the right stuff to

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represent the UK, you'll need to call...

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Nate thank you so very much for your beautiful performance, that was

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amazing. And with our final

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performance of the night, it's Salena Mastroianni,

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with "I Don't Wanna Fight". I started my work in function bands

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mainly, just weddings, corporate events. Then I progressed from

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there. Through recommendations I got to work with Rita Ora. I've done a

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few gigs for Robbie Williams. The main man himself. I was fortunate to

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perform on his New Year's Eve show on the BBC and I got to do

:49:04.:49:08.

choreography and dancing alongside singing, got to go centre of the

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stage. It was brilliant, I had such a great time. The song I'm singing

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is I Don't Wanna Fight, a passionate song, I'm a passionate person. I

:49:18.:49:22.

relate it to myself a lot. I think a lot of people will be able to relate

:49:23.:49:26.

it to themselves as well. I had to rehearse a lot for this song, is

:49:27.:49:29.

quite challenging, it's quite up there, so you've got to be on point.

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My favourite lyric is, only love survives. It's very poignant and

:49:36.:49:39.

very true. This is an resonate with me because I've been through the

:49:40.:49:43.

same as a lot of people have been through in life, heartbreak, love,

:49:44.:49:46.

you can sing it with all your heart. That's what I plan to do. I have the

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passion, drive and determination to do your revision because I been

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doing this for years. -- to do Eurovision. To be chosen as the UK

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representative, I mean, that would be an incredible dream, an

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incredible dream. I'm just really looking forward to getting on that

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stage. Performing "I Don't Wanna Fight",

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it's Salena Mastroianni. # Why can't we put our weapons down

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We never meant to hit the ground # All the flaws inside our

:50:15.:50:22.

walls that bring us down # And exhale this mental

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tale that we have found # We've both been lost

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but never found # If we put our weapons down

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we should put down our weapons, # We should put down our weapons,

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put down our weapons, # There's no limit, burning

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spirits with our eyes # We don't listen to

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intuition here inside # We've both been lost

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but never found # We should put down our weapons,

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put down our weapons # We should put down our weapons,

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put down our weapons APPLAUSE

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CHEERING Salena, oh my days. Well done. Well

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done. Now, listen, we have got to strike some sort of a deal. Either I

:53:35.:53:39.

give you my jacket or you give me your trousers. Because they were

:53:40.:53:43.

meant for each other, come on. Well done, Salena. To the panel, Bruno,

:53:44.:53:51.

Salena sang and danced at the same time, how is that humanly possible?

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It is very, very difficult because you have to understand that you use

:53:58.:54:01.

different muscles for singing and dancing. You have to maintain that

:54:02.:54:06.

energy all the time and you have to be absolutely sharp on your notes as

:54:07.:54:13.

well as your body. You can never miss a beat. Vocally and physically.

:54:14.:54:19.

It is very very hard and you've done very, very well my darling. CeCe, do

:54:20.:54:27.

you think Salena connected with that song? Absolutely, you connected with

:54:28.:54:31.

it and you encouraged it so that other people in the audience would

:54:32.:54:35.

want to join in with you in that chorus. That is very important. Well

:54:36.:54:42.

done on that. Sophie, do you think this is the kind of song that would

:54:43.:54:50.

go down well at Eurovish? The fact I can hardly hear you... It's quite a

:54:51.:54:57.

crowd pleaser. I've got to take off my final two boxes. Questionable

:54:58.:55:02.

backing dancer attire, the berries were a bold choice, and a son about

:55:03.:55:07.

world peace. You looked great and it went down a treat. I'm sure what you

:55:08.:55:12.

said was wise but we didn't hear a single word because the crowd was so

:55:13.:55:17.

loud. Thank you for your words. If you think Salena as what it takes to

:55:18.:55:21.

represent the UK, you'll need to call...

:55:22.:55:34.

Thank you very, very much, Salena, for closing proceedings. Thank you

:55:35.:55:38.

so much. The songs are sung, the dancing done

:55:39.:55:43.

and it's time to get to We have seen all six of our talented

:55:44.:55:46.

hopefuls perform and now a place in Ukraine is in your

:55:47.:55:50.

and our jury's hands. You can vote for your

:55:51.:55:52.

favourite song right now. Calls will cost 15p plus any

:55:53.:56:12.

network access charge and please ask the bill payer's

:56:13.:56:15.

permission before you call. Alternatively you can

:56:16.:56:17.

vote online for free at bbc.co.uk/eurovision

:56:18.:56:19.

where you will also find full terms The vote closes in about 20 minutes

:56:20.:56:21.

from now, so you don't have long to cast your

:56:22.:56:27.

all-important vote. And while you're casting

:56:28.:56:29.

your vote, our jury here As soon as the vote closes

:56:30.:56:31.

the points from the jury vote and the points from the public vote

:56:32.:56:37.

will be combined and it will be the song with the highest

:56:38.:56:40.

combined points that wins. In the event of a tie-break,

:56:41.:56:44.

the public vote is the decider. So our artists need to have

:56:45.:56:49.

impressed both you at home and Winning just one of those votes may

:56:50.:56:52.

not be enough. I can't stress enough - if there's

:56:53.:57:00.

a song you love vote for it. If 2016 taught us anything

:57:01.:57:03.

it was that when it comes to a vote nobody ever knows what might happen,

:57:04.:57:08.

I mean Ed Balls still Your favourite artist

:57:09.:57:10.

really needs your vote! If you're watching OnDemand, thank

:57:11.:57:26.

you, I salute you, but please don't try to vote.

:57:27.:57:27.

But if you're just not sure, here's a reminder of tonight's

:57:28.:57:30.

brilliant performances and the all-important vote

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# I wanna feel myself bursting, I want a rush I can't ignore #. #

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# Light up the world tonight Light up the world tonight 's

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# They can't stop what we've started # Together we'll danced through this

:58:11.:58:38.

storm # I will never give up on you

:58:39.:58:52.

# Listen to these freedom hearts # Singing we won't be run down

:58:53.:59:05.

# No, we won't stand down # Cause we've got freedom hearts

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# What are we made of, what are we made of

:59:13.:59:20.

# We are searching for the miracle # What are we made of, what are we

:59:21.:59:27.

made of # I don't wanna fight

:59:28.:59:39.

# We can make it right, we can make it right

:59:40.:59:46.

# Put down our weapons, put down our weapons, put down our weapons #.

:59:47.:59:54.

We're told a few of you may be having technical difficulties voting

:59:55.:00:01.

from your mobile. Please keep trying or you can vote online.

:00:02.:00:03.

Now if you're still struggling to decide just who to vote

:00:04.:00:05.

for, because let's be honest, they were all belting songs

:00:06.:00:08.

and performances, then you'll want to take a look at this.

:00:09.:00:10.

We've gathered great minds together to give their

:00:11.:00:12.

insightful, astute and discerning observations on some

:00:13.:00:14.

brilliant past Eurovision performances.

:00:15.:00:21.

We interrupted some students who were busy watching bargain Hunt and

:00:22.:00:27.

napping. Some were actually doing both at the same time. Here are the

:00:28.:00:31.

opinions of the Next Generation, and they do talk a lot of sense.

:00:32.:00:36.

Eurovision is the highlight of my year. The Olympics for music. We bob

:00:37.:00:45.

in all types of music. It's a British tradition, everybody gathers

:00:46.:00:51.

around to watch it. She's going for it, isn't she? Good voice, amazing.

:00:52.:01:01.

She's obviously passionate about what she's doing, which really

:01:02.:01:06.

stands out. LAUGHTER

:01:07.:01:13.

# We are going up, up, up #. Wow, a bit slow Mo at the end. She

:01:14.:01:26.

dumped him on the ground! That would play well in the student union. Oh,

:01:27.:01:33.

that's pretty, I like that. I love the use of protection, they are

:01:34.:01:38.

still singing with mics -- projection. It's modern, but they

:01:39.:01:46.

keep it casual. # Skies are black and blue #.

:01:47.:01:50.

It's an intimate performance, they sing to one another. You bobbing

:01:51.:02:07.

look at that. -- look at that. She's sick, is amazing. I remember this

:02:08.:02:21.

one. Australia. Oh. You won't understand, it's a power woman.

:02:22.:02:31.

# It's the sound of silence #. Oh. She's got some lungs on her,

:02:32.:02:44.

girl. I view! That's man's. Yes, yes. Is he wearing leather pants? I

:02:45.:02:52.

love leather pants. The projection is really cool, so simple and

:02:53.:02:58.

effective. How do they actually do that?

:02:59.:03:05.

# We are heroes of our time #. # Dancing to the demons in our mind.

:03:06.:03:16.

It's jumping around. It's a pic, amazing. He's really going for it,

:03:17.:03:26.

isn't it? Yes. I remember watching this and the like, Eurovision has

:03:27.:03:30.

gone up a notch. It's taking us to the future, this music. He's hot,

:03:31.:03:36.

number one, always a good one. Number Ten, you've got cool special

:03:37.:03:41.

effects. Special effects, good voice, good show. That's what

:03:42.:03:44.

Eurovision is about. Turns out all you need to win

:03:45.:03:50.

is great staging, stunning lighting, a catchy,

:03:51.:03:54.

brilliant song, sung by an exceptional artist

:03:55.:03:55.

with incredible stage presence

:03:56.:03:56.

and who delivers a captivating and And here to prove how simple

:03:57.:03:58.

that is with a special performance, they're just

:03:59.:04:05.

brilliant, it's The Vamps. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

:04:06.:04:12.

Make some noise! # Cos I feel like I'm

:04:13.:04:18.

always dreaming # Cos I feel like I'm

:04:19.:04:22.

always dreaming # Cos I feel like I'm

:04:23.:04:32.

always dreaming # You showed me how to find myself

:04:33.:04:39.

when I needed it the most # Cos I feel like I'm

:04:40.:05:04.

always dreaming # Cos I feel like I'm

:05:05.:05:11.

always dreaming # Wide awake, that's okay,

:05:12.:05:18.

as long as I'm with you # Cause I feel like

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I'm always dreaming # The past is the past

:05:25.:05:45.

today is today # Tell the truth that

:05:46.:05:54.

I've been trying to hide # I've been waiting

:05:55.:06:05.

for you way too long # Won't you come and take me

:06:06.:06:07.

home # Oh I, I'm praying

:06:08.:06:10.

this ain't all a dream # Can you, you,

:06:11.:06:17.

wake me up before you leave # Cos I feel like I'm

:06:18.:06:23.

always dreaming # Cos I feel like I'm

:06:24.:06:30.

always dreaming # Wide awake, that's okay

:06:31.:06:38.

as long as I'm with you # Cos I feel like I'm

:06:39.:06:43.

always dreaming # Cos I feel like I'm

:06:44.:06:55.

always dreaming #. # Cos I feel like I'm

:06:56.:07:12.

always dreaming #. CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

:07:13.:07:32.

The Vamps, playing close, my loves, boy is it good to see you all. Thank

:07:33.:07:37.

you so much for a blistering performance. Now, what do you make

:07:38.:07:42.

of our little Eurovision gang here tonight, the party in Hammersmith?

:07:43.:07:47.

They are very loud, they are very, very loud, which is good. Thank you

:07:48.:07:52.

for having is, thanks a lot. A little note, I hope you've got talc

:07:53.:07:59.

inside your shoes. Why is that? They are big sweaters, I'm hoping you've

:08:00.:08:03.

got some talc. Thank you so much, The Vamps, you're amazing.

:08:04.:08:06.

Well, the vote is still open so once again, let's remind

:08:07.:08:12.

ourselves of tonight's six acts all passionate about

:08:13.:08:14.

representing the UK at Eurovision 2017!

:08:15.:08:18.

You have about six minutes left to vote. To vote for Holly Brewer...

:08:19.:08:46.

# Never give up on you #. For Olivia Garcia...

:08:47.:09:46.

# Because we've got freedom hearts #.

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# What are we made of? #. For Nate Simpson ...

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# What are we made of? # What are we made of? #.

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# I don't want to fight #. To vote for Salena Mastroianni...

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It's not an easy choice to make at all, but with Eurovision

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you'll always find that there comes a time for making your

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In the meantime, there's a question I've

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been pondering for a couple of years now.

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No it's not war, what is it good for?

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many roads must a man walk down before

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Because we're in a new age of gender fluidity and it's

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No, the question is - why exactly is Australia in the

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Two years ago the head of Eurovision had a call from the Australian

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commentator Julio, that would change the contest for ever. You bobbing

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hello, Eurovision Song Contest headquarters. Hello, Australian

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calling. Can we sing in the Eurovision Song Contest? Oh, you are

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part Knott-macro -- you are not part of Europe. Millions of is watch it

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every year. Of course you can be part of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Up according to this heavily accurate reconstruction, that is

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apparently what they did. Hey, that's the UK and Ireland. Don't be

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moving is out of the way now! They're not in Europe. Rules,

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details. OK, Danni Minogue. It's true they have large headed koalas

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but it hasn't answered the important question on everyone's's lips. Why

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is Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest? Why is Australia in

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Eurovision? Patients, we'll get to that. First, let's see how Australia

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have fared, since their debut year, in 2015. Guy Sebastien was the first

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dude to represent Australia. Guy is very respected and loved, so when he

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got in it everyone was like, OK, we have to get behind this now.

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# We can do tonight #. Amazing performance and I think his

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performance and his approach set the tone. Is ignited Australia's

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world-famous competitive side, and boy, did they come back with a

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vengeance. I meant all this performer on the X Factor in

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Australia and when she got to represent Australia at Eurovision it

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was crazy, a big deal. Everybody was glued to the TV and I was so, so

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proud. She has a voice that spectacular. She hits the big note

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and I think if you are in the room, you kind of step back. To end up

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second, wow, amazing. Yes, but why is Australia in Eurovision? So

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Australia is in the Eurovision Song Contest, why? OK, here's the reason

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why. The simple fact is, Australia's posed television broadcaster SBS is

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part of the European broadcasting union, otherwise known as the EDU,

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and this is a qualification requirement to enter the Eurovision

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Song contest. Yes? You see? Interesting, isn't it? That's why

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we'll see them in May. Oh, right! Douze points. Oh, yes, so it's

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Australia being part of the European TV union makes total sense...

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Please don't try to vote now, as it won't count

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Dear Sophie, you took part, famously, in a high-pressure

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environment that was strictly come dancing, and you did absolutely

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brilliantly. You know more than anyone how these guys are going to

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be feeling. What's going to be going through their heads now? Well, I

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really was so impressed with the standard and there's been a lovely

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warm atmosphere backstage all day, so I think they should be really

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proud of themselves. They've done really well. What's done is done.

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They did the best they meant to do and that's brilliant. Good advice,

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good words. Bruno, how important is the old staging at the Eurovision?

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We know it's an important factor, but how key is it? Well, it is a

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means to create an impression. It has to complement the message of the

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song. You can do it either with incredible graphics and creative

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scenery, as we've seen in the past few years, astonishing.

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Artistically, very, very high concept. Or, your face, amazing, --

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or in your face amazing unforgettable routines works as

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well. But if you are a very strong performer and a great singer, as we

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see from the Australian goal, the great song with the great voice, can

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win it, so it's up to you. You decide! Thank you, Bruno. And CeCe,

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how do you think the Eurovision has changed over the last ten years? You

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know, it's changed and developed so much more and I firmly believe it's

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because people in the music and the entertainment world have now joined

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forces together. They've acknowledged that this is a place

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where it's not just naff songs, but actual hits, and artists, artists

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who have been formed. Last year, for instance, Justin Timberlake paid

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attention. Like I said, it's grown and developed so much. I really want

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to encourage everyone out there in the world, in England, how British

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music is great, and everywhere else, music is universal language and

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that's what Eurovision is about. While we count unverified the

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ranking from our jury and votes for you at home, we've got a little

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treat. I think it's safe to say that

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Sweden produced an amazing Eurovision last year,

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and are going to be a pretty To relive some of the magic,

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let's take a look once again at last year's hosts,

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Mans and Petra, having a sideways ironic look on what makes

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a good Eurovision song! If you want to win the Eurovision

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Song Contest, we suggest that you listen and learn.

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It doesn't hurt if the drums are played by gorgeous topless men.

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It's proven very efficient throughout the years.

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But, please feel free to try other alternatives.

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It's proven very helpful to go the exact opposite way.

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Show the viewers your country's ethnic background by using

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an old traditional folklore instrument that no-one's

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No, no - in this case, it's proven much more

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This instrument is called a Swedish kvinnaboske -

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a small roundish piece from the horn family, inherited from the Vikings.

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In Eurovision, nothing says winner like a violin.

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The violin, the drums and the kvinnaboske might make it

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all feel a little bit old fashioned, but this can easily be

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fixed by adding a DJ who pretends to scratch.

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In real life of course, this is 30 years

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old, but in Eurovision, it will give your number

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You need to look memorable, something that the

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Everything else might be important, but the song is essential.

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Let it be about something everyone can connect to.

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Abba actually won the competition with a song about war with Waterloo,

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but this is not something we recommend.

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Now when you have everything you need

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and the pieces are gathered - go for it and don't look back!

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# You can break the rules of fashion.

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# So the audience can see that you're lovable - not desperate.

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# As dancers will join us the expectations grow

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# And win the Eurovision Song Contest.

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# It's you and me and when we change the key.

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# And we can guarantee that you will be the best.

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# And win the Eurovision Song Contest.

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APPLAUSE CHEERING

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That was very strong. Good to see that again. Now my lovely

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panellists, a quick question. Why did the Babybird enter your

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Eurovision: You Decide? Because it wanted to be a chick in Kiev!

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LAUGHTER Melanie! My thigh muscles will feel

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that tomorrow. You're like Bruce Forsyth. Tremendous Kiev, where all

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these incredible for formers wants to be in May. -- incredible

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performers. Weren't they amazing, everybody? All six of you should be

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so proud of what you've achieved tonight. It's clear you poured into

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your songs and performances emotion, passion and hard work, and we thank

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you very very much indeed. OK, six superb performers have given us six

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stunningly crafted songs from some truly great song writers. Now,

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they've done all they possibly can. There is nothing left to do but find

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out who you and the jury have chosen to represent the UK at your revision

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-- at Eurovision 2017. Let's have a little bit of important tension

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music, please. We've counted, verified and added together points

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from our professional jury here, and from you at home. Now, let's find

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out who has the highest number of combined points. The winner of

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Eurovision: You Decide 2017 is... The winner is Lucie!

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Congratulations, my love, come to me. Now, you are going to Kiev to

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represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. How are you

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feeling? I can't believe it, I can't believe you picked me, thank you so

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much. I think she's pleased. You're going to need to prepare yourself to

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perform again very, very well done. Commiserations to everybody else.

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You did amazingly. Weren't they all fantastic? Lucie, you centre

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yourself, you need to perform again. A lot of emotion here on stage, what

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a night. And well done to you at home, I simply couldn't choose

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between them which is probably why it's called Eurovision: You Decide.

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Tonight wouldn't have been possible without our brilliant performers

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and their talented songwriters and our fabulous panellists,

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so let's have one last round of applause for all of them.

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I'm going straight to Kiev to prepare.

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to go until 9th and 11th May, when Scott Mills and I will be

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over on BBC Four with the Eurovision Semi-Finals.

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Until then, you'll have to make do with rewatching this over

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But you can catch a live interview on Graham Norton's show

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to close the show and that's with our winner.

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It's Lucie Jones. With Never Give Up On You.

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So until we meet again in May, Auf Wiedersehen, arrivederci,

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# Tell me your secrets, I'll keep them safe

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# No sign of weakness, it's a sign of faith

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# You're not defeated, you're in repair

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# We'll stand tall, so you don't fall

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# If you could see how far you've walked

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# Together we'll dance through this storm

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# Together we'll dance through this storm

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# I'm right beside you, you're never alone

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# If you could see how far you've walked

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# Together we'll dance through this storm

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# This madness, we're running through

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# The mountain climbed, the oceans crossed

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# Together we'll dance through this storm

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# Together we'll dance through this storm. #

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APPLAUSE CHEERING

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Don't let go of that towel. I'm not! Hurry up!

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Eurovision: You Decide is back for 2017! Hosted live from the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, by self-confessed Eurovision fan Mel Giedroyc, this 90-minute UK Eurovision extravaganza gives you the opportunity to vote for the song and act you want to represent the UK at the biggest song competition in the world!

2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner Alexander Rybak gives a special performance of his legendary hit Fairytale.

The selection show sees six shortlisted acts take to the stage in a bid to impress the viewers at home and a jury of music professionals. An expert panel is on hand to offer their thoughts on how the songs could be made to look and sound on the stage in Ukraine. After the telephone and online vote has closed, the public votes are amalgamated with the jury vote and the winning song will be revealed!

The spotlight is on and the stage is set, the countdown to find our next UK act has started - but who will win? You decide!