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The UK's entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been leaked ahead of the international song competition, which is set to arrive in Liverpool later this year.
The latest performer set to represent the UK will be beloved singer Mae Muller who will take to the stage at Liverpool Arena on May 13 with her empowering pop banger, I Wrote A Song.
The hit singer – whose real name is Holly Mae Muller – is best known for her 2021 song Better Days which soared to the top of the UK charts.
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According to The Sun, the singer will represent the nation at the upcoming music event which will be hosted by the UK on behalf of last year's winning country, Ukraine.
The news of Mae Muller's entry will be officially announced by Rylan Clarke on Thursday morning [March 9] on Zoe Ball's Radio 2 Breakfast Show.
An insider told the publication: "Finally after years of being an international joke the UK are respected when it comes to their acts.
"The BBC are riding high off the back of Sam Ryder's success and believe Mae is the perfect person for the job.
"The decision has been months in the making and a ring of steel has been placed around those in the know.
"The reason the UK is one of the last countries to submit their song is to keep everyone guessing and to hold their cards to their chest for as long as possible."
The 25-year-old was hand picked by BBC bosses and industry execs who have quietly been watching her career for a number of years.
Mae will be the first female contestant performing on behalf of the United Kingdom since SuRie took to the stage back in 2018, who finished 24th with just 48 points.
Mae will follow in the footsteps of former contestants Sam Ryder, 33, and James Newman, 37, who have dominated the international contest in recent years.
Last year, Sam blew viewers away with his impressive song Space Man which resulted in the UK finishing in second place overall – but had been first in the jury voting.
After the exciting news was announced, fans flooded to Twitter to share their excitement for the artist online.
One user penned: "Mae Muller is the UK entry this year then with I Wrote A Song."
"Yes people will like it, some may not but let's give it a chance #Eurovision."
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Another agreed: "If the rumours are true, I'm firmly in Muller's corner this #eurovision! #maemuller."
A third echoed: "Mae Muller started off supporting Little Mix on tour 4 years ago so I have NO choice but to stan this incoming bop #Eurovision."
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