The Eurovision Song Contest is on the horizon and the University of Warwick will be broadcasting the exuberant, sequin clad brilliance of the Grand Final live to the piazza big screen on Saturday, 13 May, 2017 at 20:00.
Warwick will be making an event of the Grand Final with the Warwick community and the public who are all invited to join in the spectacle. The live broadcast marks the start of the Warwick Summer programme of big screen events inlcuding plenty of sporting coverage, as well as live opera broadcasts from the Royal Opera House.
One to watch this year, will be Lucie Jones who will perform her emotive song 'Never Give Up On You' for the United Kingdom at this years Eurovision Song Contest.
Lucie Jones is a singer and actress from South Wales and has a wealth of stage experience, beginning with The X Factor in 2009 where she was a finalist. From there she embarked on a highly successful musical theatre career.
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv, which previously hosted the competition in 2005, as well as the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2009 and 2013. The right to host the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest came after Jamala won the 2016 edition in Stockholm with her song 1944. 42 countries will compete in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest including Romania and Portugal who are returning to the competition after a year’s absence.
The 2017 contest will be a special one for Austria, Denmark and the United Kingdom which are celebrating the 60th anniversary of their first participation in 1957.
With nearly three million inhabitants, Kyiv is amongst the top-10 of most populous cities in Europe. Founded over a thousand years ago around the banks of the Dnipro river, Kyiv is also one of the continent's oldest cities and should provide a stunning backdrop to the event.
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