“Honestly a dream” – Mae Muller announced as UK entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest
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Mae Muller has said being selected to represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is “honestly a dream”.
The 25-year-old singer will perform at the event in Liverpool with the track I Wrote A Song following a search by the BBC and global management company TaP Music.
The news was confirmed by Zoe Ball and Rylan Clark on the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show on Thursday.
Announcing herself as this year’s competitor, Muller exclaimed:
“Oh my God, I have been waiting to say that for months. I am shaking.
“That has been on my lips and in the brain and in the soul and on the nails.”
I Wrote A Song was co-written with Brit Awards-nominated songwriter Lewis Thompson, who has worked with acts including David Guetta and Joel Corry, and Karen Poole, whose has been behind hits by Kylie Minogue and Lily Allen.
Muller added: ”I’m so excited to participate in Eurovision this year and represent the UK.
“I’ve loved watching Eurovision all my life, so 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 Maneskin.
“Sam Ryder was so amazing last year and proved the UK can be back on the left-hand side of the leader board.”
She said she wrote her song a few months ago “when I was going through a hard time and wanted to feel empowered about relationships, so for it to be chosen for this year’s UK Eurovision song is honestly a dream”.
Muller was chosen by BBC bosses and global management company TaP Music, which has counted Lana Del Rey and Ellie Goulding among its clients.
TaP was behind selecting Sam Ryder as the UK entrant for the 2022 event, where he changed the country’s fortunes and came second behind Ukraine.
Co-founders Ben Mawson and Ed Millett said in a joint statement:
“We have always been fans of Mae for her voice, songs and star charisma, and when we heard I Wrote A Song, we were really taken by its impactful message – ‘songs as a form of therapy’ (a great message for the biggest song contest in the world!) alongside its playful tone and up-tempo fun production.
“From the moment we met Mae, we knew she would be an incredible ambassador for the UK at Eurovision.
“Alongside her abundant talent, she has the most wonderfully warm and fun personality and expressed positivity and excitement about the opportunity to represent the UK.”
On Thursday on BBC One and iPlayer at 8.55pm, a special titled Meet The UK Act will introduce Muller to the UK audience through an interview with Scott Mills.