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Katrina

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Katrina

Originally from Kansas, Katrina Leskanich is best known as the lead singer of the popular British-American band “Katrina and The Waves”. The band were formed in 1981 and released 10 albums over a 16 year period. Their most successful song titled “Walking on Sunshine” was released in 1985 and charted well in both America and Britain.

Two years before the group disbanded, Katrina and the Waves represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 1997 with the song “Love Shine a Light”. The group managed to win the contest becoming the 5th win for the UK. Earning 227 points, they achieved the highest score ever seen at the contest at the time and retained this record for seven years.

After the group split up in 1999, Katrina went on to pursue a solo career, most recently releasing “I Can’t Give You Anything but Love”, her first Christmas song in 2018. She also co-hosted the special “Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest” back in 2005 in Copenhagen where she announced that Waterloo by ABBA was voted the best ever Eurovision song.

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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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