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X Factor's Andy makes Eurovision


Former X Factor finalist Andy Abraham has been chosen to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest.

Former bin man Andy, 43, looked shocked when he was announced the winner of the vote, beating five other acts.

He will be performing his song, Even If, at the big event in Serbia on 24 May, where the other finalists include a puppet from Ireland.

Andy will be hoping to do better than last year's UK entry, Scooch. They finished 22nd out of 24.

Other contenders in Saturday night's TV show - called Eurovision: Your Decision - included wannabes who appeared on TV talent shows Popstars, Any Dream Will Do and How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria?