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Blue members admit Eurovision stint was ‘hardest week’ of their entire lives

Blue have recalled their "tough" Eurovision Song Contest experience and branded it the "hardest week" of their lives.

The British boyband competed in the competition back in 2011 and spoke about their achievements exclusively to the Daily Star at a Snug Presents event.

As it soon approaches, we asked them about their experience and what they think of this year's act TikTok star Sam Ryder.

Blue performed their track I Can and came 11th in the contest, which is notoriously high for the UK.

The band is still comprised all four original members – Duncan James, Simon Webbe, Antony Costa and Lee Ryan.

Talking about their iconic blue suits that the lads donned, Lee Ryan said: "I forgot about those – where are they? Someone's got them! I'd love to have mine, I'd frame it."

But what do they think about the UK entry this year?

Lee added: "He's amazing, he's fantastic."

Antony then advised: "You've just got to go there and be yourself. He is insane."

Duncan added: "I think we've got a real good chance this year."

Lee then interjected: "Adele went and did a duet with him the other day, to have Adele give you props like that I think he has a massive future."

Describing their own personal Eurovision experience, Antony explained: "I think it was the hardest two weeks of our lives, you're out there constantly doing press, promo, photoshoots, parties, gigs.

"By the time you end up doing the song you've done it 1,000 times because you've been promoting it was tough three minutes but it is something we'll always be proud of."

Simon then echoed his bandmate and said: "Definitely, it is the world cup of music, isn't it? The hardest thing is that it is live and I think that's what we wanted to do, to showcase we are a vocal group and I think we had the highest position in the last 14 years or something."

"No one has had higher points as us so we are proud of it," Duncan added.

Sam Ryder is set to perform his song Spaceman in the contest which will take place in Turin, Italy, this year following Måneskin's victory in 2021.

The celebrations will kick off on 10th – 14th May for the 66th edition of the global singing competition.

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