Hey, hey SuRie! The Eurofandom’s Queen of Memes and UK 2018 representative SuRie will be co-hosting the 13th annual London Eurovision Party at Café de Paris.
The announcement comes after regular host Nicki French announced she was unable to join the fun. She is on tour with the musical, Cruising Through Menopause during March; many fans will miss her famous costume-changes and jokes with co-host Paddy O’Connell.
We are so thrilled & excited to announce our dear friend the beautiful and fabulously talented @surieofficial will be our SPECIAL GUEST HOST & PERFORMER alongside @bbcpaddy @CafeDeParisLDN #LEP2020 #Eurovision #ESC2020 @Eurovision pic.twitter.com/GbX5MbaS5d
— London Eurovision (@LDNEurovision) February 17, 2020
The announcement has been met with much joy among fans who purchased their tickets on Saturday.
Despite not exactly reaching the left-hand side of the scoreboard in Lisbon with her upbeat pop track “Storm”, SuRie remained a fan favourite, with her genuine love of the contest, and exquisite sense of humour.
She has made appearances since her turn at the contest at pre-parties and events. This includes London Eurovision Party last year, as well as OGAE Netherlands’ Amsterdam Calling event with an excellent rendition of “Euphoria”.
As SuRie is also performing, fans will be excited to see whether she covers an ex-Eurovision track or work from her recent album Dozen. The release is much calmer and more acoustic than the event is used to, but in an intimate setting it would be beautiful. No doubt we can expect something high-energy from her however, with her proven ability to make her covers shine.
Who is playing at LEP?
We are yet to get news on which of this year’s artists will be performing in London’s West End at the event, but the team behind the show have let us know we’ll get an announcement shortly. This includes a space on their official website with four spaces where confirmed artists will appear soon and the promise of an act a day until Friday:
Successful ticket launch complete! Well done everyone – now for some other news…. are you ready for your first 5 acts – one will be announced every day from Monday! #LEP2020 #eurovision #OpenUp #ESC2020
— London Eurovision (@LDNEurovision) February 15, 2020
Last year Duncan’s appearance marked the first time The Netherlands’ had joined the party, so will we see this year’s entrant Jeangu Macrooy perform in 2020? Italy’s second-placer Mahmood also came to Café de Paris, his only pre-party stop. With an impressive line-up year after year, we could see the winner perform. In the last five parties, the winner has attended three times.
With not long to go now until we know all songs, who are you wanting to see at pre-parties this year?