Before next week’s Junior Eurovision in Nice, UK entrants STAND UNIQU3 performed their song “Back to Life” on Children in Need.
STAND UNIQU3 is made up of 12-year-olds Yazmin and Hayla and 13-year-old Maisie. The trio performed their Junior Eurovision entry “Back to Life” on Friday night’s Children in Need. Children in Need is a charity show that raises money for children/young people in hard times across the country. This performance shows off choreography for the first time, which could potentially be a preview for their staging in Nice.
UK’s Eurovision History
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”. Freya placed fifth in Yerevan, scoring 146 points. Freya received 66 points from the professional juries, and 80 from the online voting – the most a country received in 2022 from online voters.
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News Source: BBC
Photo Credit: BBC / Justin Downing