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Last Updated: Friday February 29 2008 18:29 GMT

Laura meets Eurovision hopefuls

LoveShy and Rob McVeigh

Eurovision hopefuls are getting ready to battle it out for the chance to break Britain's losing streak in the annual international song contest.

The winner of BBC One's Eurovision - Your Decision will go on to represent the UK at the final in Serbia's capital, Belgrade, in May.

This year's hopefuls include Any Dream Will Do's Rob McVeigh and LoveShy.

Laura went to find out how they're getting ready to go head-to-head with the four other acts on Saturday.

First she spoke to 24-year-old Rob, who hit our screens last year as one of the final 12 Josephs in Any Dream Will Do.

How are you feeling?

It's a big day tomorrow. I've got a great song though, and I am the only one with a ballad.

Obviously it's a great chance to represent your country, and so tomorrow I'll give it 100% and hopefully the audience will pick the right song.

Last time you were here (at the TV studios) you were doing Joseph. So how have things been since?

Amazing since Joseph, really, really busy.

Life's really altered for me. This is an amazing opportunity, I'm going to give it everything I've got, and hopefully the Joseph fans will get behind me.

Tell us a bit more about the song.

The song is called I Owe It All To You. It's a lovely ballad. It's written by a great writer, he's had some very successful hits before, so I'm just hoping the song will appeal to everybody.

Aimee Kearsley, 22, and Emma Beard, 24, make up LoveShy.

How are you feeling?

Really, really good, really excited.

Tell us a bit about the song and how long you've had to learn it.

It's been a bit of a quick thing. We've had a week to learn the dance routine and everything.

Andy Abraham from X Factor
Rob McVeigh from Any Dream Will Do
Simona Armstrong from How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?
Michelle Gayle, who had hits in the 90s
The Revelations
We've just been rehearsing, so yeah we have been in full-on rehearsals since Monday.

The song is called Mr Gorgeous, and it's basically about a gorgeous guy that a girl meets.

The song's really like what's in at the moment, it really represents what's going on in the charts.

It's really different to everybody else's, so hopefully ours will stand out.

What would it mean to you both representing your country in Eurovision?

It would be an honour to represent our country in something that is so huge.

So many countries go in for this and it's the biggest singing contest that there is today.

For LoveShy to have that chance, we'd just absolutely love it.

Eurovision : Your Decision is on Saturday night, 7pm BBC One

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