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Frankie Goes to Hollywood band are reuniting for Eurovision celebrations

Frankie Goes To Hollywood will reunite next month to play the Big Eurovision Welcome Show in Liverpool, after the group’s original split 36 years ago.

The Liverpool-based band, who began in the 1980s and have had a string of hits including Relax, Two Tribes and The Power of Love, will perform outside the city’s St George’s Hall on Sunday 7 May, reports RTE.

Other Liverpool based artists performing the night include Atomic Kitten, The Real Thing and The Lightning Seeds.

The concert, moderated by presenter AJ Odudu, will also feature Conchita Wurst, 2014 Eurovision winner from Austria, and Ukrainian winner Jamala, 2016 participant.

Frankie went to Hollywood in 1987 but parted ways with original members Paul Rutherford, Peter ‘Ped’ Gill and Mark O’Toole to perform a concert at Wembley Arena in 2004 to benefit the youth charity The Prince’s Trust

Ahead of the gig, the band held open auditions in London for a new singer to replace Holly Johnson. Ryan Malloy was selected for the performance.

Almost two decades ago, Frankie Goes To Hollywood appeared on a VH1 show called Bands Reunited, which included Brian “Nasher” Nash, Gill, and Rutherford.

When Johnson was asked to perform at a concert during the original recording, Johnson told his bandmates off camera that he did not want to attend, reports RTE.

Since their split, the Grammy-nominated band has released multiple compilation albums.

The first Eurovision semi-final, with Irish entrant Wild Youth among the hopefuls, takes place on Tuesday 9th May, followed by the second semi-final on Thursday 11th May. The Grand Finale Live Show will air Saturday, May 13 at 8 pm, reports RTE.

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