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Junior Eurovision 2023 United Kingdom profile: 'Back to Life' by STAND UNIQU3

Image Source: BBC/Justin Downing

This year the United Kingdom will be represented at Junior Eurovision 2023 by STAND UNIQU3 with 'Back to Life'.

You can find details on the entry, the artist, and the history of United Kingdom at Junior Eurovision below.

About the artist: STAND UNIQU3

STAND UNIQU3 is a three piece girl group made up of Hayla (12) from Liverpool, Maisie (13) from Essex and Yazmin (12) from Newcastle. The three were brought together after producers spotted their chemistry as a group.

The girls discovered they had been chosen to represent the UK whilst attending a London dance studio for a final audition. There they were surprised by BBC Radio 1’s Dean McCullough who broke the news that all three of them had been selected to represent the United Kingdom at Junior Eurovision.

Hayla lists singer Rihanna as her biggest inspiration and enjoys playing football. Fun fact - her grandfather was a backing dancer for the United Kingdom's 1987 Eurovision entry 'Only the Light' by Rikki.

Maisie loves to sing, dance and act, as well as enjoying clay pigeon shooting and collecting crystals.

Yazmin enjoys Latin and Ballroom dancing along with writing stories and shopping.

Says Suzy Lamb, MD of Entertainment & Music at BBC Studios :

"STAND UNIQU3 are a really fresh girl band who had immediate chemistry during the audition process. With an infectious pop song written by hugely successful writers, matched with STAND UNIQU3's incredible vocals it promises to be another exciting year for the UK in the Junior contest.”

About the song: 'Back To Life'

'Back to Life' is a pop song about facing your fears written by Sky Adams, Jakke Erixson and Jack Hawitt. The trio have written for artists such as Jason Derulo, Lauren Spencer Smith, Kylie Minogue and Ava Max. The track was internally selected by the BBC to represent the United Kingdom in the contest.

United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest

The United Kingdom was one of the original contestants in 2003's inaugural Junior Eurovision Song Contest and took part in 2004 and 2005 before taking a 17 year break. They returned in 2022 making this year's entry their fifth appearance at the contest.

Their best result in the competition is a 2nd place achieved in in 2004 for the song 'The Best Is Yet To Come' by Cory Spedding.

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