Eurovision National Finals 2013

BBC Look for UK’s Favourite UK Entry and Imaani Tours again

Imaani - Who represented the UK at Eurovision 1998 and came Second. Photograph courtesy of

Imaani – Who represented the UK at Eurovision 1998 and came Second. Photograph courtesy of

Imaani who came second at Eurovision 1998 for the United Kingdom, is back touring with “City Funk Orchestra”. Imaani was narrowly beaten by Dana International from Israel at the Birmingham Eurovision Contest of 1998. Imaani has recorded her own music since her Eurovision outing and has performed throughout Europe.

(YouTube Video Courtesy of Kotsolis)

She will be the special guest of the City Funk Orchestra when they perform their funk and soul hits. The band was formed in 2010 when a number of London based musicians felt the soul and funk music played in many UK venues offered a tame representation of the genre. They decided to put the funk back into the music and they focus on playing at mainstream music venues.

(YouTube Video Courtesy of Philhonley)

Imaani begins her tour with City Funk Orchestra on May 3rd at Boom Boom Club, Sutton. For tickets visit

BBC Radio Presenter Ken Bruce marks his 25th year commentating on the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmo. To celebrate this event the BBC has opened a poll to the public to select their favorite British Eurovision entry since 1957. The Top 20 songs as selected by you, will be counted down on Ken’s BBC 2 Radio show in the week running up to the Eurovision Grand Final. You can vote at the following link

Voting closes at 12 noon (GMT) April 26th

Author/Website Co-Founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source – BBC and ThisIsLocalLondon

2 replies »

  1. There have been some great songs from the UK over the years (as well as some real dire entries). I’d have to say my favourite UK entry was Imaani – Where Are You. It would have been a worthy winner imo.

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