Instead she wrote a song, and it is represent the UK at Eurovision!
BBC have announced that Mae Muller will represent the UK at Eurovision 2023 in Liverpool with the song “I Wrote A Song“.
The announcement was made on the BBC Radio 2 breakfast by host Zoe Ball and Eurovision commentator Rylan Clark. Speaking with the BBC, Mae described going to Eurovision as “a dream”.
“To compete in such a massive music competition is simply brilliant.”
“I’m a huge fan of so many of the artists that have found success at Eurovision, from ABBA to Måneskin. Sam Ryder was so amazing last year and proved the UK can be back on the left-hand side of the leaderboard.”
Who is Mae Muller?
Mae Muller is a 25 year old singer Kentish Town in London. In one of the strangest Eurovision links, in 2007 Muller appeared in the music video for “Grace Kelly“, a song by Eurovision 2022 host Mika.
In April 2019, Muller released her first studio album Chapter 1. Later that year she supported Little Mix on their LM5: The Tour.
Muller’s most successful song to date is her 2021 song with Neiked and Polo G called “Better Days“, reaching 32 in the UK charts and gaining over 24 millions views on Youtube.
United Kingdom at Eurovision
Last year’s result was able to remind a lot of people that the UK is one of the most successful countries in Eurovision history. They have won the contest 5 times (1967, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1997) and been runners up a record 15 times. Their last victory came in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves and their song “Love Shine a Light”.
Since 2000, while the UK have reached in the top 10 three times, they have often been seen as one of the weaker countries in Eurovision, finishing last year five times and receiving 0 points twice in 2003 and 2021.
However last year the UK’s fortunes finally changed, with Sam Ryder and his song “SPACE MAN” finishing in 2nd place, winning the jury vote.
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