The UK announces Eurovision Song Contest entry

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The UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed.

This year, Mae Muller will be representing the UK with her track 'I Wrote A Song'.

"I'm SO excited to participate in Eurovision this year and represent the UK," she said.

"I've loved watching Eurovision all my life, so to compete in such a massive music competition is simply brilliant.

"I’m a huge fan of so many of the artists that have found success at Eurovision, from ABBA to Måneskin!

"Sam Ryder was so amazing last year and proved the UK can be back on the left-hand side of the leaderboard!

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"I wrote the song 'I Wrote A Song' a few months ago when I was going through a hard time and wanted to feel empowered about relationships, so for it to be chosen for this year's UK Eurovision song is honestly a dream!"

Mae co-wrote the song alongside Brit Award-nominated songwriter Lewis Thompson and Karen Poole, who has written for the likes of Kylie Minogue, Lily Allen and David Guetta.

She has previously released two EPs and scored a top 10 US hit with platinum-selling single 'Better Days' with NEIKED and Polo G.

Mae also supported Little Mix at their 2019 stadium tour and has racked up over 2 billion streams, as well as millions of views on TikTok.

Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra won last year's contest, and while the winning country typically hosts the next year, the ongoing invasion from Russia has resulted in the BBC hosting this year's event in Liverpool on behalf of Ukraine.

Hosting the show on the BBC will be usual Eurovision commentator Graham Norton alongside Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham, Britain's Got Talent's Alesha Dixon and Ukrainian singer Julia Sanina.

The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Saturday, 13 May.

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