The BBC has announced today that television and radio presenter Lauren Layfield, along with presenter and singer HRVY, will once again be the commentators for the UK broadcast of Junior Eurovision 2023, after taking on the role last year.
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.
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 received 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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