Former X Factor stars Lucie Jones and Danyl Johnson compete for UK Eurovision spot

The pair are among six former X Factor acts hoping to head to Ukraine in May

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Former X Factor stars Lucie Jones and Danyl Johnson are among the six acts hoping to represent the UK at Eurovision 2017.

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Jones’ ‘I Will Never Give Up on You’ and Johnson’s ‘Light Up The World’ debuted on The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 this morning, alongside Olivia Garcia’s ‘Freedom Hearts’ and Holly Brewer’s ‘I Wish I Loved You More’.

Jones is probably best remembered as the Welsh songstress who was controversially sent home from X Factor in 2009 in week five after winding up in the bottom two with Jedward.

Johnson, meanwhile, was a hot favourite to take the X Factor title that same year but eventually finished in 4th place behind Joe McElderry, Olly Murs and Stacey Solomon.

The pair go head to head on Eurovision: You Decide on BBC2 on Friday January 27th alongside other hopefuls Olivia Garcia, Holly Brewer, Salena Mastroianni and Nate Simpson – all of whom have also appeared on Simon Cowell’s ITV series.

Garcia popped up on X Factor in 2016, while Brewer made the cut in 2015. Simpson was on X Factor just last year too, and Mastroianni also made an appearance in 2012.

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Eurovision: You Decide airs on BBC2 on Friday January 27th at 7.30pm