Katrina Leskanich from Katrina and the Waves is set to be UK jury spokesperson for Eurovision 2017!
Celebrating 20 years since she won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK with hit song ‘Love Shine a Light’, Katrina Leskanich returns as spokesperson to announce the results of the 2017 UK jury vote.
The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final takes place this Saturday 13th May live from the International Exhibition Centre in Kyiv, Ukraine, broadcast live on BBC One at 8pm with commentator Graham Norton.
Katrina said: “I am honoured and delighted to be invited to be the spokesperson for the UK at Eurovision this year.
It makes it extra special as this year is the 20th anniversary of my win in 1997 with Love Shine a Light.”
2017 sees the 60th anniversary of the UK’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Lucie Jones represents the UK with her emotive song ‘Never Give Up On You’; which was co-written by 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Emmelie de Forest.
Lucie said, “It’s been 20 years since Katrina won Eurovision so it is SO exciting that she is back this year! She’s a huge inspiration to me and one of the reasons I wanted to be a part of this huge competition, that means so much too so many people.
I am so excited to be here in Kiev getting ready to perform at the final!”
The Eurovision Song Contest Final airs this Saturday from 7pm on BBC One.