Eurovision 2017 UK entry: Who is Lucie Jones? Everything you need to know about the former X Factor contestant

Singer was selected to represent the UK via public vote during this year's' You Decide' final

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As we fast approach this year's Eurovision final, many UK fans are gearing up for another year of bitter disappointment (in part, thanks to the political nature of the contest).

However, there is hope. Our entry, Lucie Jones, may actually stand a chance of winning, bookies currently holding the singer as the sixth favourite to win. 

Here's everything you need to know about the UK's entry.

The 26-year-old is from Pentyrch, a village in Cardiff. She appeared on The X Factor in 2009, where she made it into the live shows.

She was given her marching orders after facing Irish twins Jedward in a bottom two sing-off. Since then she has also appeared on stage in shows such as Legally Blonde and Ghost The Musical.

Jones will perform the song 'Never Give Up On You' at the big Eurovision showdown this weekend. She is currently 10th favourite to win.

 

The track was penned by former Eurovision entrant Emmelie de Forest, The Treatment and songwriter Lawrie Martin.

Preparing for the contest, Jones has said she is focusing on delivering the best performance she possibly can ahead of the contest and is ignoring outside political disputes.

The Eurovision Song Contest final will air on BBC1 on Saturday 13 May at 8pm. Here's everything you need to know about this year's competition.

Additional reporting by agencies.

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