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Meet the UK's Eurovision hopefuls
There are some familiar names, some new faces and a couple of surprises in the line up of Making Your Mind Up entrants.

The acts will battle it out on BBC One on 17 March for the chance to represent the UK in May's Eurovision Song Contest.

Here are their artists hoping their song will be chosen to fight for Eurovision glory.

SCOOCH

Scooch
Scooch were regulars on Saturday morning TV shows
Scooch, made up of Russ, Natalie, Caroline and David, describe themselves as "this generation's Bucks Fizz".

After a series of hits in the late 1990s the band members went their separate ways but never forgot each other.

The chance to be on Making Your Mind Up was too good to ignore: "We felt it was our job to bring Eurovision back to its former glory," they said.

Their airline-themed Flying the Flag promises a catchy tune, a great dance routine and perhaps a surprise or two.

LIZ McCLARNON

Liz McClarnon
McClarnon says she watches Eurovision every year

(Don't It Make You) Happy! is only the latest in a series of musical achievements for Liz McClarnon.

As one third of Atomic Kitten she enjoyed huge chart success across the UK, Europe and Asia selling over eight million albums and singles.

Her debut solo single, the Robin Gibb-produced Woman in Love, made the top five in February 2006.

Along with an appearance on Celebrity Love Island she found time to write her "huge, upbeat" Eurovision entry.

HAWKINS & BROWN

Justin Hawkins and Beverlei Brown
Both Hawkins and Brown are looking to make solo albums

Hawkins & Brown consists of the talents of former Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins and his friend Beverlei Brown.

His distinctive voice helped the Darkness to score a series of top 10 hits and two double platinum albums.

Brown has worked with Blur, Joe Cocker and Razorlight and hopes to release an album of her own.

Their entry, They Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To, was the result of "instant chemistry" in the studio.

BRIAN HARVEY

Brian Harvey
The Christmas single Stay Another Day sold over a million copies

Brian Harvey became famous as the lead singer of 1990s boy band East 17.

Named after their native area of London's postcode, the group scored 18 hit singles and five albums.

Harvey appeared on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here in 2004, survived a serious car accident in 2005 and still performs with the band.

He says he is thrilled to be entering the song I Can in Making Your Mind Up, and describes the Eurovision Song Contest as a "national treasure".

CYNDI

Cyndi
Cyndi first practiced by singing to herself

Cyndi's entry - I'll Take My Heart - is in the style of I will Always Love You, the song which inspired her to pick up a microphone for the first time.

After singing for friends she entered a talent contest and made it, aged just 14, to the finals in Paris.

She was offered a recording contract after an executive thought her vocals must be sampled from a soul diva.

I'll Take My Heart has been produced by renowned Grammy award winning producer Brian Rawling.

BIG BROVAZ

Big Brovaz
Big Brovaz say they will break the Eurovision mould

Big Brovaz are a London based R&B group who had five top 10 hits in 2002, most famously Favourite Things which sampled the Sound of Music song.

Their debut album Nu Flow went platinum in the UK and they won two Mobos, Smash Hits (Best Urban Act) alongside Capital Radio and Disney awards.

They are returning as a four-piece with their new single Big Bro Thang.

Big Brovaz are confident they can take Eurovision to a new level with their not-so-traditional-Eurovision style.




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