After announcing their surpise return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest a few months ago, we now have our penultimate representative for the contest, as the BBC confirms that Freya Skye will represent the United Kingdom at this year’s contest in Yerevan.
A surprise reveal with Lucie Jones
The announcement of the UK’s 2022 Junior Eurovision representative was surprisingly announced in the middle of the night, where we saw Freya meet up with UK’s Eurovision 2017 representative Lucie Jones at the Appollo Theatre in London.
What was suppose to be a Dance Workshop for Freya turned out to be a decoy as Lucie inform Freya that they will be representing the United Kingdom in Yerevan. You can see Freya’s initial reaction where they met up with Lucie:
At the time of writing, it is yet to be confirmed what entry Freya will sing in Yerevan. A track called “Lose My Head” was made available on streaming platforms today. However, the BBC is yet to officially confirm if this is in fact the UK’s entry.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022
The 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Yerevan, following Malena’s win in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with “Qami Qami“, with the competition set to take place on the 11th of December. The competing countries in this year’s competition are as follows:
- Albania – Kejtlin Gjata
- Armenia – Nare
- France – Lissandro
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- Ireland – Sophie Lennon
- Kazakhstan – David Charlin
- Malta – Gaia Gambuzza
- The Netherlands – Luna
- North Macedonia – Lara, Irina & Jovan
- Poland – Laura Bączkiewicz
- Portugal – Nicolas Alves
- Serbia – Katarina Savić
- Spain – Carlos Higes
- Ukraine – Zlata Dziunka
- United Kingdom – Freya Skye
To keep up to date with our coverage of the 2022 Junior Eurovision coverage, you can do so by clicking right here.
The United Kingdom’s Junior Eurovision Journey
The United Kingdom was one of the first countries to take part in the first edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. Represented by Tom Morley and his song “My Song for the World”, the UK finished in 3rd place in Copenhagen. At the close of voting, Morley earned 118 points, only behind Spain and Croatia. The UK would compete a further two times, with their most successful attempt coming in 2004. In Lillehammer, Cory Spedding finished in second place with her song “The Best is Yet to Come”.
What do you make of the United Kingdom’s choice for this year’s contest? Do you think the United Kingdom will get its best result in Yerevan? As always, let us know what you think by commenting below. Also, be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tiktok as we prepare for the Junior Eurovision 2022!
News Source: BBC
Photo Credit: BBC