The UK’s new Eurovision entry is already turning heads across Europe, and not just because she gave quite a decent performance of her entry for the 2018 song contest live on BBC2’s Eurovision You Decide.
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SuRie – whose real name is Susanna Marie – had scarcely had time to belt out a few notes before viewers began comparing her to Eurythmics singer Annie Lennox.
— Russell Grant (@THERussellGrant) February 7, 2018
SuRie is like a baby Annie Lennox in all the best ways #EurovisionYouDecide
— D'Lo Red (@dloredonline) February 7, 2018
#SuRie sounds a little like Annie Lennox
— Nessymon // Wear A Mask ???? (@nessymon) February 7, 2018
The singer – who has previously represented Belgium as a backing singer at the Eurovision Song Contest – was a firm favourite in the room at the Brighton Dome, where the UK selection process took place.
Six acts performed during the 90-minute live show, before a panel of music industry experts and the public decided who would fly the flag at the grand final in Portugal in May.
There were loud cheers when hosts Mel Giedroyc and Mans Zelmerlow announced that SuRi had claimed victory over singers Jaz Ellington, Asanda, Raya, Liam Tamne and girl band Goldstone, and the celebrations continued online.
— Nick Wilson (@Nickers12345) February 7, 2018
— Sean Lynn (@seanlynnok) February 7, 2018
For everyone that wanted Annie Lennox to do #Eurovision, @surieofficial is even better! #Storm is anthemic and has a touch of @KatrinasWeb’s winner about it! I’d be proud to see that go to Lisbon for the UK! #EurovisionYouDecide #EYD so much potential!!!
— Ben Royston (@bbroyston) February 7, 2018
Here’s hoping SuRie’s Eurovision performance gives us all sweet dreams, and that the competition doesn’t prove to be a thorn in her side.
The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final takes place in Lisbon, Portugal on May 12th