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Daz Sampson

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United Kingdom

Daz Sampson

Originally from Stockport, Daz Sampson started his career as a mobile DJ. He then went on to join the group Bus Stop in 1998 who had a hit with their remix of “Kung Fu Fighting”. Within the group, Daz released 4 singles and 2 albums which had chart success in 24 countries, until 2002 when they split. Later on he was involved in other groups Rikki & Daz, Fraud Squad, Filo Bedo, Blown Out, Barndance Boys and Uniting Nations.

Daz represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 in Athens, Greece. Eventually his song “Teenage Life” finished in 19th place. Daz had actually won over £8,000 through betting on himself to win the selection show “Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up”.

In 2019 Daz Sampson returned to the Eurovision brand when he attempted to represent Belarus with fellow British singer Nona and the song “Kinky Boots”. Sadly the song did not make it past the auditions stage. Daz has also recently been working on an autobiography.

Daz Sampson

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Eurojury

Eurojury is the flagship broadcast of Showcase, celebrating the music of the Eurovision Song Contest with juries of up to 180 entertainment industry professionals. Rob Lilley has hosted the televised event since the fourth edition in 2016, succeeding Josh Dubovie and Linda Martin during the show's time as a radio broadcast. Eurojury is known for producing an accurate simulation of the results likely to be seen at the Eurovision Song Contest in May and is often used by bookmakers and broadcasters as a guide and prediction of the grand final result.

United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest

The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date the UK has won the contest a total of five times, with their first victory coming in 1967 and their latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top 10 only twice, this being in 2002 with Jessica Garlick and in 2009 with Jade Ewen.

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