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The 25-year-old is about take to the stage in Liverpool with her hit and fans cannot wait.
The icon, who has grown a cult following since being announced as the UK’s entry, has gained a lot of support over her sharing her outspoken views online, but as always with social media, Mae’s received her fair share of criticism.
She’s previously called out the government over nurses not getting a pay rise and free school meals, while also branding J K Rowling ‘annoying’.
And some people aren’t happy about it, but that won’t be stopping her.
Ahead of taking to the stage on Saturday, Mae told Metro.co.uk: ‘I think it’s such a privilege, especially as a young woman, to be able to speak my mind and have an opinion.
‘It’s actually a real luxury to have that.’
Mae added that she doesn’t get ‘put off’ by the criticism, continuing: ‘I know a lot of people that follow me are younger and a lot of young women follow me too, so I think it’s great for them to see that you can be outspoken and say what’s on your mind and that’s okay.’
Talking about being inundated with social media followers after being announced, she continued to press: ‘I know social media can sometimes be a bit tricky.’
‘If anyone wants to b e mean, it’s so easy for them to be mean,’ she added.
‘But I think for me it’s always been a way for me to control how I want to present myself.
‘I can connect with the fans really, really easily, and anytime that there have been moments of people being mean, I’ve found a way to make light of it, through social media and that actually has really helped me.
‘I think for me, I’ve really enjoyed being able to use those platforms, on this journey especially.’
Speaking about her upcoming performance in the Song Contest, Mae elsewhere told us that she’s going in with a ‘positive’ feeling.
‘I really believe in the song, and I feel like we’ve all worked really, really hard on the show, so I think we’ve got a really good chance of doing well,’ she said.
The Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals are on May 9 and 11 on BBC One at 8pm. The grand final is on Saturday May 13 on BBC One at 8pm.