Katrina Leskanich, former lead singer of the United Kingdom’s last Eurovision winner to day Katrina and the Waves, has been announced as the British spokesperson for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
It’s been 20 years since the United Kingdom last won the Eurovision Song Contest with Katrina and the Waves and their entry Love shine a light.
To celebrate the anniversary of the nation’s last win, the British national broadcaster BBC has confirmed that the band’s lead singer Katrina Leskanich will present the official jury votes for the 2017 competition as the country’s spokesperson.
In recent years, Leskanich has had some input into selecting the British representatives at the competition, most recently appearing on the panel of the Eurovision: You Decide final in 2016 in which Joe & Jake were selected as the eventual UK representatives.
Leskanich performing at Eurovision: You Decide in 2016
United Kingdom at Eurovision 2017
The United Kingdom will be represent by Lucie Jones at this year’s competition with her song Never give up on you after winning Eurovision: You Decide back in January this year.
As a member of the ‘Big 5’, the UK will automatically compete in the grand final of the contest on the 13 May alongside a further 25 participants. How will the UK fare at the 2017 contest?