Today rehearsals for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 2 include The Netherlands, Italy, Kazakhstan, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Spain, Georgia, and Armenia. Fourth to rehearse today was United Kingdom’s Freya Skye.
What did we learn about Freya’s staging?
Disclaimer: Please note that the EBU has not released footage from the first rehearsals, and that the description detailed in this article is mainly based from the pictures and if available footage from the delegations themselves.
From looking at the first rehearsal pictures, we see Freya is being joined by four backing dancers. The outfits Freya wore on the rehearsal, is reminiscent of what was worn during the perfromance of “Lose My Head” on Children in Need back in November. In terms of the other aspects of staging, the throne chair will be in the performance, with the chair having a heart at the top and wings on the side. There will be graphics shown on the LED screen, as well as having pyrotechnics.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from Freya’s first rehearsal today, you can look through them right here.
About Freya Skye
13-year-old Freya Skye from Buckinghamshire is the United Kingdom’s first JESC representative since 2005. She first developed a love of singing at the age of five, when she was given a karaoke machine as a gift. Freya wrote her first original song during the covid lockdowns and also uploads cover videos to her YouTube channel. Besides singing and dancing, she enjoys acting, watching football, and spending time with her dog.
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”.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: BBC/Justin Downing