With just over a month to go, we will soon get to hear all of the entries competing at Junior Eurovision 2023. After a very long radio silence, it was announced that the UK’s entry for Nice will be revealed next Thursday, the 19th of October.
Premiere to take place on the Zoey Ball Show
The BBC has revealed that the premiere of the UK’s entry will take place next Thursday on the Zoey Ball Show on BBC Radio 2. The show will start airing at 06:30, with the specific time when the reveal will take place was not announced.
At the time of writing, further details about the UK’s entry is yet to be revealed by the BBC.
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”.
In 2022 the country returned to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after a 17 year absence. the United Kingdom was represented by Freya Skye with her song “Lose My Head”. In Yerevan Freya scored 146 points, placing her 5th. Freya recieved 66 points from the professional juries, and 80 from the online voting – which was the most a country received in 2022 from online voters.
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News Source: BBC
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