Kiran Thakrar has been asked to be a judge at Eurovision 2016 for United Kingdom

Eurovision today announced the members of the professional juries for Eurovision 2016 in Stockholm. 

For the UK, they are: 

Seamus Haji, 47, DJ, producer, remixer, record label owner 
Sean McGhee, 40, singer/songwriter 
Bea Munro, 23, singer/songwriter 
CeCeSammy, 38, a vocal coach, judge, vocalist and artist 
Kiran Thakrar, 53, producer and composer 

Of particular note here is DJ Seamus Haji, who has been behind a number of dance hits over the past 15 years. He has also remixed hits by some of the world’s leading music stars, including Ke$ha, Jessie J, Mariah Carey and Rihanna. 

Sean McGhee has worked on music from a range of artists including Dido, Robyn and Sugababes. He’s also been a session and backing singer for performers including Alison Moyet and Alannis Morissette. 

Bea Munro is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter from Chelmsford, whilst CeCe Sammy has been a vocal coach on a range of top TV programmes including The X Factor and The Voice and has worked with fellow voice coach – and ex-Eurovision performer – Carrie Grant. 

Finally, Kiran Thrakar is a British Indian composer, producer and arranger who has worked with some of the biggest Bollywood stars around. 

It’s certainly an interesting mix – but what kind of songs will appeal to them? Not long until we find out…

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