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SuRie on Eurovision final: ’I'm a performer… I need to be on stage’

Friday 11th May 2018
United_Kingdom

She may be small.. but SuRie will be the first to tell you she ain’t no pushover.

And this year’s UK entry into Eurovision is out to prove that she’s also a damn good performer as she steps onto the stage for the song contest’s grand final.

SuRie, real name Susanna Marie Cork, will be hoping her song ‘Storm’ will impress both the judges and the public watching at home across Europe—despite Britain’s rather cynical attitude towards the competition.

The singer, from Harlow, Essex, is currently 200/1 with the bookmakers—but she appears to be taking this in her stride as she prepares for her big moment.

Speaking to Reality Bite at Sunday’s Blue Carpet opening ceremony, the 29-year-old said: “For me it’s about performing. I mean I love the studio, I love writing, but I need to be on the stage, I need to connect with the audience, in the arena or down the lens to them at home.”

SuRie will compete against 25 other countries all battling it out to be crowned Eurovision 2018 champion.

SuRie is ninth in the running order along with Ukraine, Spain, Slovenia, Lithuania, Austria, Estonia, Norway, Portugal, Serbia, Germany, Albania, France, Czech Republic, Denmark, Australia, Finland, Bulgaria, Moldova, Sweden, Hungary, Israel, The Netherlands, Ireland, Cyprus and Italy.

Wearing chunky boots, a stripy black and gold sequinned jump suit (see video above), she said of her performance: “It’s going to be good.

“I’m small but mighty. I’ve got my stilts on today, otherwise I’d be down here [gestures with hand].

"Small but mighty, that’s what we are."

The Eurovision Song Contest grand final takes place on May 12 from 8pm on BBC One.

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