Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
As part of the run up to the 55th Eurovision Song Contest, BBC Essex's Ian Wyatt will be showing his support for the UK's entry, Basildon singer Josh Dubovie, by presenting his weekend breakfast programme live backstage from the glittering event on Saturday and Sunday (29 and 30 May) between 6am and 9am.
Nineteen-year-old Josh is taking the stage on Saturday evening in the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway, to perform the song That Sounds Good To Me, chosen by the UK public and written by hit-master Pete Waterman with Mike Stock and Steve Crosby.
Ian and BBC Essex will be in Oslo to get all the backstage gossip from Josh, as well as interviews with his family, as he builds up to one of the biggest performances of his life. Josh has been singing on BBC Essex roadshows for the last three years and is a firm favourite with the crowds at these events.
Ian says: "Everyone at BBC Essex was so chuffed when Josh was selected to perform our Eurovision entry. Josh has sung at our roadshows for years and always supported us at various events.
"Now it's time for us to back Josh and show our support. We will be broadcasting the best coverage for all his family, friends and fans back home who can't be in Oslo."
Josh won the public vote on Your Country Needs You and, since then, has been busy preparing and promoting the song. In preparation for his big night, Josh has been working with a team including stylist to the stars Frank Strachan, who has worked with Kylie, Girls Aloud and Jamelia. He has also been taking tips from top choreographer Paul Domaine.
With the hopes of the nation resting on his shoulders, Josh will be aiming to hit the high-notes and wow the 18,000 strong crowd at the arena, as well as the millions of worldwide viewers on Saturday evening – and BBC Essex will be there every step of the way.
BBC Essex broadcasts on 95.3 & 103.5FM, DAB Digital Radio and online via the BBC iPlayer.
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