Sonia, who took the United Kingdom to with the final 12 points of a 1993 Eurovision Song Contest victory, has been confirmed as a special guest at the UK Eurovision Winners Party. The party takes place on Saturday 31st May at London's Scala nightclub and will be the second massive Eurovision Song Contest event in London this year.
The bouncy readhead shot to fame in 1989 in the United Kingdom and internationally with her debut Stock Aitken and Waterman song You'll never stop me loving you and followed it up with a string of chart hits.
in 1993, she was chosen by the BBC to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest and had a song selection show to herself where she performed eight songs. The public chose Better the devil you know for her to perform at the competition in Ireland. She took second place, trailing Ireland by 11 points as the final jury reached the last '12 points' of the night, with both Ireland and the United Kingdom yet to score. The top mark went to Ireland, but had it gone to the United Kingdom, Sonia would have been the fifth Eurovision Song Contest winner for the British.
She will join Bucks Fizz at the UK Eurovision Winners Party, along with the victorious act at Saturday night's Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade, Serbia.
MORE PARTY INFORMATION
More names will be announced for the party in the next few days as London gets ready for a second huge Eurovision spectacular. The 2009 UK Eurovision Preview Party is already in the planning stage as organisers continue their push to make London one of the key Eurovision cities once again.
Tickets for the UK Eurovision Winners Party are on sale now at the event website, www.ukeurovision.com or and from the scala website here. Tickets can also be purchased from the ticket hotline on 08700 600 100.