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Blue to represent the UK at 2011's Eurovision

The UK might be in with more of a chance in this year's 2011 Eurovision Song Contest as boy band Blue have been chosen to represent the whole of Britain. 

The band have enjoyed a successful career to date, and an official statement from the BBC has been released that documents just how popular the 'One Love' stars are:

"Blue formed in 2000 and have to date sold over 13 million records, won 2 Brit Awards and had 40 No. 1 singles worldwide including huge success across Italy, France and Germany. After a four-year hiatus, the band reformed for a string of summer gigs in 2009, before starting to work on new material in 2010."

Band member Duncan James also said of the honour:

"We're celebrating our 10 years together in 2011, so when the BBC approached us it seemed a great way to mark the occasion and also to be part of something which is still a British Institution."

The final event will take place on Saturday, May 14 in Germany's Düsseldorf and you can watch the UK's 2010 contender, Josh Dubovie, perform his Eurovision song here: