Eurovision Lisbon 2018 is only days away!  Not just one, but two voting opportunities in May.

First it’s the local Havering Town Hall elections on Thursday 3rd May.

And then it’s the Eurovision Lisbon 2018 final on Saturday 12th May.

We caught up with the local Romford Town Liberal Democrat candidates in between campaigning to find out who they’re backing this year.

Thomas Clarke has loved watching Eurovision since childhood and fondly remember Terry Wogan’s dry wit, saying “the reason I love the Eurovision Song Contest is that it is loads of countries coming together to put all differences aside and just enjoy themselves.”  Tom will be supporting SuRie for the United Kingdom,

The Eurovision song contest is one of Kerrie Sait‘s favourite nights of the year;  “A true showcase of the best, and sometimes worst musical offerings around Europe, it’s often complete bonkersness and totally gripping. While there is some rivalry especially in scoring, there is also a lot of cross-country celebration. One of the few events I can get away with proudly supporting both sides of my heritage – the UK and Ireland – at the same time.”

For all of those refreshing their Eurovision history knowledge, Ian Sanderson has some great memories of the Eurovision and fondly remembers Katie Boyle presenting the song contest.  Ian’s enthusiasm for this year’s competition, and his family ties, has led him to “start with Czech, France, Ireland and the UK. Personally, the Czech one isn’t for me (a bit rappy and in English). Ireland wasn’t bad.  UK was a great effort, but for me, I preferred France with their interesting visuals. So I’ll go for France.”

Who will get your douze points?  Find all of the Eurovision Lisbon 2018 entries at eurovision.tv/participants

Make your choice and then drop us a line to tell us who you’re supporting!

Good luck Team United Kingdom and SuRie!!

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