esc presents the UK Eurovision preview party

Friday 17th April 2009 | 9pm-4am | Scala, London

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Imaani (UK)

Imaani, the United Kingdom's most successful Eurovision Song Contest entry since the country's last victory, will be making a special appearance for British fans at next week's UK Eurovision Preview Party at Scala in London. It will be her first performance of where are you? in the United Kingdom for more than ten years.

Imaani took second place on home soil in 1998, missing out on victory to Israel's Dana International by just six points. The song was a hit in the United Kingdom and remains a favourite with fans of the Eurovision Song Contest.

For the last few years, Imaani has been singing with soul outfit Incognito. She made a guest appearance at the SchlagerPride night in Stockholm in 2007 but has not performed her song, Where are you? in the United Kingdom for ten years.

The soul star is currently heavily pregnant with her first child, but after initially turning down the chance to perform, decided that she couldn't miss the chance to perform to a crowd of Eurovision fans again. She told organisers "I loved doing Eurovision and the crowd in Stockholm were incredible. I've been turning down gigs because I'm supposed to be resting, but how can I say no to this?"

// Imaani / UK

// Imaani / UK
Performing acts confirmed with artists, more artists are to be added.
Full line-up subject to change.