Eurovision: X Factor singer Lucie Jones to represent UK


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Former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones has been named as this year’s Eurovision song contest entry.

Jones will sing Never Give Up On You when she represents the UK at the competition in Kiev, Ukraine in May.

The song was co-written by Emmelie de Forest, the Danish singer-songwriter who won the song contest in 2013.

Jones won a live voting programme on BBC Two on Friday night, where she competed against five other former X Factor contestants.

Jones, who came eighth on X Factor in 2009, was in tears as host Mel Giedroyc revealed the result.

“I can’t believe you picked me – thank you so much”, she said.

The Eurovision Song Contest final is due to take place on May 13.