🇬🇧 Get to know SuRie from the United Kingdom

ARTIST INFORMATION

Susanna Marie Cork, better known as SuRie, is an English singer and songwriter. She was born in Harlow, Essex and raised in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire. She will represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, with her song “Storm”. She previously provided backing vocals and was a dancer for Belgian Eurovision artist Loïc Nottet in 2015 and was the musical director of Blanche in the 2017 contest.

SuRie was born Susanna Marie Cork to Andrew Cork and Julia (née Kornberg). Julia’s father, Hans Kornberg is a German-born British biochemist. Her stage name SuRie is a combination of first names Susanna Marie. SuRie attended Hills Road Sixth Form College and later graduated from the Royal Academy of Music. Initially trained classically, she can play piano and oboe. She also trained as a vocalist. She started writing at just 12 years old. She has had residencies in Jazz lounges in London. She also teaches at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in London.

She performed in front of Prince of Wales as a child soloist and appeared in different British venues such as The Royal Albert Hall and St. Paul’s Cathedral and at venues all around the world, including St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice.[8] She has recently provided backing vocals for both Will Young and Chris Martin of Coldplay.

In January 2018, SuRie was confirmed as one of six artists competing in Eurovision: You Decide, the British national selection show for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. On 7 February 2018, she won the show with the song “Storm”, written and composed by Nicole Blair, Gil Lewis, and Sean Hargreaves, and is to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal.

She has a previous experience in the contest, as a backing vocalist and dancer for Loïc Nottet who represented Belgium in Eurovision 2015 in Vienna, Austria with “Rhythm Inside” and she also appeared as a musical director for Blanche’s “City Lights” in Kyiv, Ukraine in Eurovision 2017.

As the United Kingdom is a member of the “Big Five”, SuRie will automatically qualify to the grand final of the contest, which will take place on 12 May 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal after Salvador Sobral’s win in 2017.

LYRICS

Hey
Hey brother
Do you remember when we were kids with no fear
Hey
Hey sister
Do you believe in the things we dreamt we’d discover

I still have faith
I still believe in chasing rainbows

Storms don’t last
Forever.. forever..
Remember
We can hold our hands
Together..
Through this storm-oh-oh
Through this storm-oh-oh

Hey
Hey mother
Am I making you proud or could I do better
Hey
Hey father
There’s weight on my shoulders, but it’s not over

I still have faith
I still believe in chasing rainbows

Storms don’t last
Forever.. forever..
Remember
We can hold our hands
Together..
Through this storm-oh-oh
Through this storm-oh-oh

Spread your love
Give all you got
Hold your head up
Don’t give up, no, no
Hey, hey brother don’t give up

Storms don’t last
Forever.. forever..
Remember
We can hold our hands
Together..
Through this storm-oh-oh
Through this storm-oh-oh
Spread your love
Give all you got
Hold your head up
Don’t give up, no, no
Spread your love
Give all you got
Hold your head up
Through this storm-oh-oh

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