As we get closer to Junior Eurovision next month, the remaining countries yet to reveal more information about their participation continue to reveal further information. This time, it’s the United Kingdom’s turn as the BBC reveals that Stand UNIQU3 will represent the country in Nice with “Back To Life”.
Selected after an extensive search
The UK will be sending a group for the first time to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and was selected to compete as a trio after the producers spotted the trio’s chemistry as a group.
Upon the reveal of the act on the Zoe Ball Show earlier today, Patricia Hidalgo the Director of BBC Children’s and Education had the following to say on the selection:
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest was a real spectacle and success for us last year and we’re very happy that we have a new calendar moment for fans of Eurovision and a brand new girl group for audiences to get behind. We have a great song and high hopes for our brilliant trio, STAND UNIQU3, and we want families everywhere to cheer on Hayla, Maisie and Yazmin and watch them represent the UK in the competition across BBC Two, CBBC and iPlayer.
“Back to Life” was written by Sky Adams, Jakke Erixson and Jack Hawitt, who have written for artists such as Jason Derulo, Lauren Spencer Smith, Kylie Minogue and Ava Max, with the song looking into facing your fears.
Upon the reveal, it was announced that the trio’s will be with Scott Mills this afternoon on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Sounds for their first interview, and in terms of promotion, they are set to perform on Blue Peter, Saturday Mash-Up, Strictly – It Takes Two and BBC Children in Need.
Listen to “Back To Life” on streaming platforms
You are able to listen to the UK’s entry to this year’s contest on the following streaming platforms:
You are also able to listen to the Junior Eurovision 2023 entries which are available on streaming platforms by following our Spotify playlist
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