Your Country Needs You... Josh is the Winner!
Josh Dubovie, 19 from Basildon, Essex, was voted by the public to be the country's representative in the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo this May. On BBC One's Eurovision: Your Country Needs You! tonight Josh's dreams came true as Graham Norton announced that the viewers had voted him the performer with a chance of Euro-glory.
The six Eurovision hopefuls sang live with their own versions of some of Pete Waterman's iconic songs. Karen, Alexis, Uni5, Esma, Josh, & Miss Fitz gave show-stopping performances before Pete with advice from the panellists, Jade Ewen and Bruno Tonioli.
Alexis, Esma and Josh then gave their rendition of "That Sounds Good To Me", produced by Pete Waterman and Mike Stock. As votes were counted, the Sugababes performed their current single "Wear My Kiss". The programme also included Andrew Lloyd Webber's specially recorded message as he handed over the Eurovision baton to his pop successor.
As the three final acts faced a nervous wait to hear the public verdict, last year's Eurovision winner, Scandinavian superstar Alexander Rybak, sang "Fairytale" to the studio audience.
However, it was Josh who impressed the most and won the viewers' approval.
Immediately after winning, Josh said: "I'm so so happy, I really can't believe it - is this real? I never believed I'd come this far."
About Pete and Mike's song, "The minute I heard the song I thought it was a definite winner, I'm so happy I'm going to sing it in Oslo," said Josh.
Pete Waterman said: "Josh performed it well and I've got a lot of faith in the public. Now it's off to Oslo and "that sounds good to me"!"
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