Former X Factor star Lucie Jones will represent the United Kingdom at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
She was chosen from six hopefuls – all former X Factor contestants – on Eurovision: You Decide, which was shown on BBC Two on Friday night.
The 25-year-old from Cardiff performed Never Give Up On You, written by former Eurovision champ Emmelie de Forest and Lawrie Martin.
She beat Holly Brewer, Danyl Johnson, Olivia Garcia, Salena Mastroianni and favourite to win Nate Simpson to sing for the country in the international competition in Kyiv, Ukraine in May.
Bruno Tonioli, a panelist in the selection show alongside Sophie Ellis-Bextor and CeCe Sammy, described her performance as “magic, just beautiful”.
Jones reached the final of the X Factor in 2009 and has since gone on to perform in the West End.