The BBC has announced today that television and radio presenter Lauren Layfield, along with presenter and singer HRVY, will be the commentators for the UK broadcast of Junior Eurovision 2022.
Who are Lauren Layfield and HRVY?
Layfield joined CBBC in 2015, and has presented shows such as Capital Early Breakfast, makeover series The Dengineers, and music show The Playlist. HRVY is best known as a singer who has been active since 2015; he has collaborated with artists such as NCT Dream, Astrid S, and Jonas Blue. He also appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2020.
Layfield told the BBC that she is “absolutely thrilled to be nicking Graham Norton’s job for Junior Eurovision” and that Freya Skye’s entry “Lose My Head” is “a certified bop”.
The UK at Junior Eurovision 2022
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”.
This year, the UK will be represented by 13-year-old Freya Skye, their return after a sixteen-year absence. Skye recently performed her song, written by Jack Hawitt, Amber van Day, and Falco van den Aker, live for the first time on Children in Need this past Friday.
What we know about Junior Eurovision 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. It will be hosted by Iveta Mukuchyan, Garik Popoyan and Karina Ignatyan.
- Albania – Kejtlin Gjata
- Armenia – Nare
- France – Lissandro
- Georgia – Mariam Bigvava
- Ireland – Sophie Lennon
- Italy – Chanel Dilecta
- 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.
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News Source: BBC
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