In just a few hours time, we will know the seventh act for Eurovision 2018. The UK makes its decision in Eurovision: You Decide 2018, live from 20:30 CET on BBC Two. Ahead of tonight’s result, we reveal the results of our readers poll.
We asked y’all back on January 24 who your favourite was to be the UK’s act in Lisbon. With over 4,304 votes cast in total, you have selected Asanda as your winner, with “Legends”.
Asanda — “Legends”
Asanda was your overwhelming favourite, with 47% of the vote. That comes out at a huge 2,035 votes.
At just 16, Asanda is by far the youngest artist in the field. But she already has plenty of experience, appearing both on TV and on stage before.
In our interview with her, she shows the confidence of a much more experienced act too. When talking about when she first heard “Legends”, Asanda says: “I heard the instrumental and I just said ‘I need this song…I definitely gotta have this one!'”
Asanda — “Legends” (Interview)
Further back in second place is RAYA. She receives 759 votes from y’all, around 18% of the vote, with her entry “Crazy”.
RAYA – or Raya Clark – has worked in and around the music industry for years. She’s a seasoned backing vocalist, dancer and DJ amongst many other things.
Eurovision fans have also been excited by one of the names behind her song. Icelandic star Greta Salóme is one of the co-writers of “Crazy”. Greta’s won two national selections before — can she win a third with RAYA?
Third place in our poll goes to SuRie, and her entry “Storm”. SuRie is the only artist in the selection with Eurovision experience. She’s performed backing vocals for both Loic Nottet and Blanche, Belgium’s 2015 and 2017 acts respectively.
She recently shared a video of her performing a mash-up of “Rhythm Inside” and “City Lights” on her Twitter profile. We’re feeling that, y’all!
SuRie receives 486 votes, or 11% of the total result.
You can see the full results of our poll below:
Poll Results: Who should win the UK’s Eurovision: You Decide 2018?
- Asanda, “Legends” — 2035 votes (47%)
- RAYA, “Crazy” — 759 votes (18%)
- SuRie, “Storm” — 486 votes (11%)
- Jaz Ellington, “You” — 390 votes (9%)
- Liam Tamne, “Astronaut” — 384 votes (9)%
- Goldstone, “I Feel the Love” — 250 votes (6%)
Who do you want to see win Eurovision: You Decide 2018? Do you think Asanda’s victory is sealed, or could there be a shock? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!