Best of British: Jessica joins Imaani at Eurovision Party

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Jessica Garlick announced earlier today that she has a new single coming out in May. This evening, esctoday.com can confirm that she will be a special guest performer at the UK Eurovision Preview Party next Friday. It will be the first time that Jessica and Imaani, the two most successful British Eurovision acts of the last decade, will appear on the same stage.

The addition of Jessica Garlick and Imaani to the line-up gives the event a truly British touch. Last year, Bucks Fizz were special guests and were so overwhelmed by the crowd reaction, they returned a month later to perform a special thirty minute set at the UK Eurovision Winners' Party. This year, fans will be treated to live performances from the two most successful British entrants since the country's last win in 1997.

The UK Eurovision Preview Party takes place at Scala next Friday 17 April. The event gives British fans a chance to see some of this year's Eurovision Song Contest artists live in London as well as some special guest performances at the biggest British Eurovision party of the year.

Already, eight of this year's entrants have confirmed their participation along with the two British Eurodivas and Iceland's Fridrik Omar. The party will feature DJ Dave Simmons playing non-stop Eurovision hits with the occasional Eurovision-related party tracks thrown in for good measure.

BBC Eurovision Song Contest semi final commentator Paddy O'Connell teams up with the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest representative for the UK and huge Eurofan Nicky French to host the night with their usual fun-filled excitement and humour. Last year, Paddy stole the Ukrainian backing dancers' shirts and threw them into the audience, whilst Nicky managed to change dresses between each performer at the UK Eurovision Winners' Party.

Tickets are still available for the biggest Eurovision Party of the year. Many of the artists will be performing extra songs, and will be partying along with the fans in attendance.

The UKeurovision Preview Party takes place once again at Scala, Kings Cross, London on Friday 17th April.

OGAE members can email ogae@esctoday.com for their discount code and Schlager Party loyalty card holders can email info@schlagerparty.co.uk with their loyalty card number to receive their discount code.

Confirmed acts for Friday 17th April:
Lidia – Poland 2009
Svetlana Loboda – Ukraine 2009
Yohanna – Iceland 2009
Christina Metaxa – Cyprus 2009
Elena – Romania 2009
Petr Elfimov – Belarus 2009
Krassimir – Bulgaria 2009
Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy – Ireland 2009

Special Guest Performers:
Fridrik Omar (Euroband) – Iceland 2008
Jessica Garlick – UK 2002
Imaani – UK 1998

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