Boyband Blue have released their Eurovision entry I Can, and thrilled crowds at the London club G-A-Y with a Royal Wedding themed performance of the track.
The four-piece arrived on stage in full wedding costume accompanied by four ‘brides’ – but there was a surprise in store for the audience when they ripped off the brides’ dresses to reveal four men in Union Jack underwear.
“The whole nation is feeling so patriotic this weekend, that we really wanted to do something as a tribute to William and Kate,” said singer Duncan James.
“As we’re representing the UK ourselves in just under two weeks, how could we not get behind the Royal Wedding fever?”
“The feeling of support for the UK currently is amazing,” he added. “When we’ve travelled round Europe promoting Eurovision there is a really good feeling for us Brits out there.
“Hopefully the Royal Wedding fever is gonna help us get douze points at Eurovision.”
The band are currently one of the favourites to win the contest, with bookmakers William Hill offering odds of 7-1 on them securing the UK’s first Eurovision victory since 1997.
However they face strong competition from the current favourites France, whose pop opera track Sognu is the 5-2 favourite. Entries from Estonia, Denmark, Sweden and Hungary are also tipped to do well.
Also taking part in this year’s contest – representing Ireland – are former X Factor contestants Jedward. However the wacky pop twins will have to qualify from the second semi-final on May 12 to be in with a chance of winning.
The UK, as one of the main financiers of the contest, have an automatic place in the final along with France, Spain, Italy and host nation Germany. The contest will take place on May 14 in Dusseldorf.