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Elton John and Dua Lipa lend support to the UK’s efforts to win the Eurovision song contest

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Elton John and his “Cold Heart” duet partner, Dua Lipa, are throwing their weight behind the U.K.’s efforts to win the Eurovision Song Contest

The two artists, in conjunction with Tap Management, were selected to announce the search for who will represent Britain in the annual competition, which in the past two years has made global stars of “Arcade” singer Duncan Laurence and “Beggin'” rockers Måneskin.

Tap, which manages Dua, is taking over the selection of entries for the competition in an effort to have their country perform better in the contest. The U.K. hasn’t won in 25 years, and last year, its contestant came in dead last. 

Elton said about the competition, according to The Sun, “There aren’t many televised events that are as big and global as Eurovision, so it’s a wonderful opportunity for us to remind the world yet again of the depth and diversity of our talent. I can’t wait to see what gems our friends at Tap Music will unearth.”

Arguably the most famous artists ever to have competed in the Eurovision Song Contest, which has been running since 1956, are ABBA, who won for Sweden in 1974 with “Waterloo,” and Céline Dion, who competed and won for Switzerland in 1988.

The 2022 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in May and will take place in Turin, Italy.

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