The UK's Lucie Jones Is Fifth Favourite To Win Eurovision 2017!
13 May 2017, 13:14
Could the UK ACTUALLY be in with a chance of winning?
Let's face it, since the United Kingdom's last victory in 1997, the Eurovision's haven't exactly been a song and dance for us on the leaderboards.
But this year, things could be looking up for us Brits, as our UK entry Lucie Jones is now the FIFTH favourite to win!
The former X Factor hopeful has shot to top 5 slot on the leaderboard with her haunting song entry 'Never Give Up On You'.
The exciting news was confirmed by one enthusiastic Eurovision Tweeter, saying:
Still clinging on to the top two spots are Italy’s Francesco Gabbani and Portugal’s Salvador Sobral with the upbeat 'Occidentali's Karma' and jazz inspired balad 'Amar Pelos Dois'.
Bulgaria's entry Kristian Kostov’s performance of 'Beautiful Mess' is a clear third favourite to win in tonight's semi-finals. Completing the top five is Belgium's singer Blanche with White Lights followed by the UK's Lucie Jones.
Not too bad then.
Good Morning Britain's Richard Arnold caught up with the UK entrant in Kiev ahead of tonight's semi-finals about her time in the competition so far.
‘People have said to me Eurovision’s crazy, it’s like a bubble. I said I’d be fine and then I got here and it’s a different world!’ she revealed.
And when asked about the forbidden word 'Brexit' and if it's effecting her experience at the Eurovisions, Lucie replied, ‘It’s so out of my hands, it’s not brought up. I don’t get a feeling people are thinking, “Oh there’s the Brexit chick”. It’s a really positive, friendly atmosphere at Eurovision’.
Phew! Well that's a good sign.
The Eurovision Song Contest is due to air on BBC One live tonight (Saturday 13th May) at 8pm.