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Blue to represent the United Kingdom in Düsseldorf

30 January 2011 at 01:26 CET

Almost every year there are a lot of rumours floating around the internet and mainstream press about the UK entry and this year has by no means been an exception! All manner of artists and groups have been circulated but now the wait is over. The BBC has officially announced that boy band Blue will be representing the United Kingdom in Düsseldorf in May. 

Blue had most of their success in the early 2000s. In May 2001 they had their first hit, All Rise, which went to number one in the British charts. Blue split up in 2005 to pursue their solo careers, but have since reunited and are now preparing to represent their country in Germany. 

The band will perform their self-composed song entitled I Can in Düsseldorf. Band member Lee Ryan said "We're excited to be performing again in the UK and Europe and hope that the fans who supported us before will embrace our new songs". The entire band are excited to be representing their country.

Unlike previous years the British public will have no say in the song selection this year. However, the BBC stated on their website that "for the very first time the UK will send an established, internationally successful music act as our entry, calling for the whole of Europe to back Blue!". 

The last time that the United Kingdom won the Eurovision Song Contest was in 1997 when Katrina and The Waves captured Europe's hearts with their song, Love Shine A Light. Will Blue be able to repeat this success? We'll find out in May!