Junior Eurovision 2022: United Kingdom
This year the United Kingdom will be represented at Junior Eurovision 2022 by Freya Skye with the song, ‘Lose My Head'.
You can find details on the entry, the artist and history of the United Kingdom at Junior Eurovision below.
The artist: Freya Skye
Freya is 13 years old and hails from Buckinghamshire in South East England.
Freya started singing when she was four-years-old and attended stage school every weekend. She took private singing lessons from age seven and was subsequently advised to audition for a performing arts school. Freya was successful in her audition and the family moved to London so that she could attend full time. Since then she has written and released three original songs, including ‘I Love the Way’, which featured on BBC Introducing.
In her spare time Freya enjoys playing piano, country walks with her dog Ruby, playing football and following her favourite team Tottenham Hotspur. Freya is a huge Eurovision fan and she particularly enjoys the music of Sam Ryder and Daði Freyr.
The entry: 'Lose My Head'
'Lose My Head' was written by Jack Hawitt, Amber Van Day and Deepend. It is an uptempo, high energy pop number which showcases Freya's vocal talents as well as giving her chance to impress with well put together choreography.
Freya was chosen to represent the United Kingdom through various rounds of auditions, organised by the BBC Entertainment team in conjunction with CBBC. Freya was taken to the Apollo Victoria Theatre under the pretext of a final audition, only to be surprised by West End performer and former UK Eurovision entrant Lucie Jones (UK Eurovision 2017), who delightfully broke the news to Freya that she had been selected to represent the UK in Armenia.
United Kingdom at Junior Eurovision
The United Kingdom is one of the sixteen countries to have made its debut at the first Junior Eurovision in 2003, coming in 3rd place. The following year saw Cory Spedding take 2nd place with 'The Best is Yet to Come', however this initial momentum was not set to continue as the UK hasn't participated in the contest since 2005 where they came in 14th place.
Following a 17 year hiatus, the BBC will be broadcasting Junior Eurovision. Prior to 2022 Junior Eurovision had been broadcast by ITV. The BBC are going all out and will be broadcasting the contest live on BBC ONE, CBBC and BBC iPlayer.
Sam Ryder completely turned the tide for the UK at Eurovision, could Freya Skye follow in his footsteps and herald the greatest of comebacks for the UK at Junior Eurovision?
We don't have long to wait to find out, Junior Eurovision 2022 will be held in Yerevan on December 11, 2022 (December 12, 2022 in Australia).
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