Josh flying the flag for United Kingdom in Oslo

Josh flying the flag for United Kingdom in Oslo
Josh.Photo: Courtesy of BBC
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Josh has won the show Your Country Needs You, and will now take the Pete Waterman and Mike Stock composition That Sounds Good To Me on to represent the United Kingdom in Oslo in Europe's Favourite TV show.

Tonights live show was hosted by Graham Norton, in front of a very partisan and enthusiastic standing audience. Pete Waterman took to stage and explained that the six competing acts would first of all perform a song by Stock, Aitken and Waterman tonight.

The first performer was Karen, she opened the show with the Kylie Minogue song What Do I Have To Do. Next to sing was Alexis, he took on the challenge of covering the Rick Astley number Never Gonna Give You Up. Third to take stage were the group Uni5 who had specially been put together for this competition. They covered the Bananarama song Last Thing On My Mind. Esma was the fourth artist and she sang the Donna Summer classic This Time I Know It's For Real. Josh performed in fifth position singing Jason Donovan's Too Many Broken Hearts. Girl group Miss Fitz ended the first round of singing with a cover version of the Steps and Kylie Minogue hit Better The Devil You Know.

To help Pete Waterman decide which three artists to choose to progress to the final round, all six acts sang together an Abba Medley. Pete then revealed that the three finalists would be Esma, Alexis and Josh. They all took turns in performing the United Kingdom entry That Sounds Good To Me. This was the first time the song had been revealed to the public.

It was then up to the televoting public who would take the Eurovision crown and follow in Jade Ewen's footsteps and represent the United Kingdom in Oslo. After an interval act where Sugababes and Alexander Rybak performed, Graham Norton announced the results. In third place finished Esma. The runner up was Alexis and the winner was Josh.

The United Kingdom are automatically qualified to the Final of Europe's Favourite TV Show by virtue of being one of the Big Four nations. The United Kingdom finished in 5th place last year in Moscow with Jade Ewen and It's My Time.

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  • Posted on 29 June 2010 at 16:48
    Euronut from UK, I don`t agree with you. I think You must be proud of your country this year. A tournament table does not show the real results to us. The last place is not cause for a laughter. I am sure that Josh deserves victory. I would very like to see Eurovision 2011 in London. But, unfortunately, we will see this competition in Berlin (although Lena sings good, but not for first place). report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 May 2010 at 14:06
    As a professional musician I have alwats been hoping England can win, but we have a good singer, and a substandard song, the dancing girls have more chance of winning than the song, we n eed a good songwriter who writes a song that is more european and has the class to win. The winner should be The Netherlands or Slovenia as this songs have got it, maybe next year? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 April 2010 at 20:56
    I'm so tired of the UK using has-been producers with unheard talent. Sure enough Josh has a good voice, but he's lacking stage presence and that 'je ne sais quoi', oh and not to mention a decent song.

    If we actually took on Eurovision like the A-listers from this country take on the official charts, we'd have no problem securing the respect from Europe, and more than likely win time after time. But if we keep sending tripe like this, I guess I'll have to keep laughing at this country with everyone else as opposed to supporting it :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 March 2010 at 16:29
    I like this song... have something special for me... but maybe just for me...
    anyway... i hope that roumania will win this year...
    because PLAYING WITH FIRE is simply one of the best... (the best for me)!

    GOOD LUCK UK! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 March 2010 at 23:43
  • Posted on 16 March 2010 at 15:22
    Good but nothing special. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2010 at 21:16
    I think it is horrible to put this song down like that. It is one of the best Eurovision songs this year and will do very well. Josh was the best singer of the night and won fairly. Like many broadcasters, the BBC is cutting their funding and therefore would impact on the services it provides and although Jades My Time got a significant appeal, this years song is a lot better and has got great potential. Besides, it will be changed so that it can appeal to a wider audience because according to sources, the song wasn't completed until the night before. 12 points to the UK. Apart from this, the best songs at Eurovision are Ireland, Norway, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2010 at 17:35
    It's not the best song that the uk has ever done .. i expected much more from the uk .
    anyways good luck (: report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2010 at 15:07
    josh sings beautifull... but the song is boring...
    here is song with lyrics report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2010 at 14:57
    I'm sorry I mean choice not choose. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2010 at 14:54
    The song is so .... I don't know to describe this its like a normal song. Chiddy Bang with "Opposite of adults" would be the best choose for the Uk.

    Chiddy Bang for EVSC! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2010 at 14:14
    I feel sorry for Josh...hopefully they will tweak the song to make it more "BOOM" because at the minute it seems a bit bust...starts of promisingly enough but when they get to the chorus its disastrous. I actually supported Esma until she forgot the words!! But Josh was my next choice so fingers crossed we will see. Whether the juries will consist of music industry experts who respect Pete Waterman or not we will have to wait and see but I don't think it will score particularly well with the general European public. As for me obviously I can't vote for UK but I will be keeping an eye on Chanee & N'Evergreen from there is an example of how to do it!! Fantastic song, very catchy, major key change and brilliant staging. Copenhagen 2011 I think so...

    My only other thought is that Turkey's song is not special at all and I'm disappointed in it. A lot of people seem to think it will do well but I'm not convinced. Sorry Turkey but good luck anyway!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2010 at 12:03
    i bet you won't reach the top 10! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2010 at 08:01
    and I thought Bosnian song was wird. Well it is comforting to know that we (Bosnia) are not alone. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 March 2010 at 02:10
    I will never understand why the UK with all these exceptional talents doesn't do better than this...but I think there is hope. Acoustics and choreography don't do justice to Josh, he is quite a good singer, I believe. I really hope they will do something on the stage performance. But UK definitely won't make Top 15 this year. But I wish them well. Good luck! report to the moderator