The annual tradition continues! The United Kingdom’s representative for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest – SuRie – has performed her participating entry on The Graham Norton Show, hoping to momentum in the UK ahead of her travels to the host city of Lisbon next week.
Every year on the BBC’s Graham Norton Show, a couple of weeks before the Eurovision Song Contest takes place, the British representative selected to compete for the nation at the much loved European competition is invited to perform at the BBC Eurovision final commentator’s show.
This year is no different, with the winner of the British national final and the official UK representative – SuRie – performing her entry on the popular television show, presenting her entry to much of the British viewers for the very first time.
SuRie featured in tonight’s show alongside 3 fellow stars: Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom, comedian Stephen Merchant who is voicing new animation Sherlock Gnomes and Episodes star Tamsin Greig.
SuRie performs Storm on the show
Lights become a strong theme in SuRie’s staging on The Graham Norton Show, similar to those featured in the official Storm music video, where the British representative performed on the stage alone and becoming to focal point of the whole performance. Is this a hint at what’s to come on the Lisbon stage for the UK?
Check out SuRie’s performance of Storm on The Graham Norton Show from tonight’s show!
Whilst on the show, SuRie spoke of her previous performances at the Eurovision Song Contest as a backing vocalists for the Belgian representatives, both in 2015 and 2017, as well as answering the question of who she saw as a strong competitor in this year’s competition, to which the singer replied Australia.
SuRie will fly out to Lisbon on the 3 May ahead of her rehearsals on the Lisbon stage: as a member of the ‘Big 5’ countries, the United Kingdom will automatically compete in the final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on the 12 May.