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>> Brexit means Brexit.>> Of all the obstacles to overcome regarding Brexit, this one could hit music fans the hardest or perhaps come as a relief. Leaving the EU will kill the UK's chances at Eurovision this weekend. That's the opinion of British band Bucks Fizz, now just The Fizz who won the competition 37 years ago.
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>> I reckon that Brexit is going to stop us from having any chance of winning Eurovision. I think our song is great but I think people don't like us. It doesn't help that we're as island and we've got no neighbors.
LAUGH]>>
There's France, our neighbor.>> Will they like us?
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>> Ireland is our neighbor.>>
NOISE]>>
The singing contest, loved by some but ridiculed by others, especially in the UK, has a reputation for mixing song with politics and tactical voting. And while UK exports some of the biggest names in music, it's record in Eurovison is far from platinum.
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>> Even if Ed Sheeran was in, I don't think we'd win.>> Ed is not expected to take to the stage but SuRie is. And she's hoping her song, Storm, will put Britain back on the Eurovision map, when the 26 finalists face off in Lisbon on Saturday. If it doesn't, she can always blame Brexit.