After 17 years of absence, the United Kingdom is due to make its return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest this year in Yerevan. The BBC — newly at the helm, replacing former Junior Eurovision broadcaster ITV — has now revealed the much-anticipated 2022 entry.
13 year old Freya Skye will represent the United Kingdom, with her song Lose My Head. Check out the music video below!
Freya was informed that she was to be the United Kingdom’s representative by none other than Lucie Jones, known to Eurovision fans for her 2017 entry in the adult contest, Never Give Up On You.
“I couldn’t believe it when I found out,” Freya says. “I was not expecting it at all, it still doesn’t feel real that I’m going to be representing the UK. I feel so lucky to have been given the opportunity to be a part of something so exciting. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity so I’m going to go and give it my everything and I hope to do the UK proud.”
Patricia Hidalgo, Director of BBC Children’s and Education, remarked: “Freya is an amazing talent and she immediately stood out. Her voice is incredible, so we knew she would be able to showcase such a big song. She’s also a very special, self-effacing young lady who will be a great ambassador for the UK.”
The song has been written by Jack Hawitt, Amber Van Day and Deepend, a team which has previously worked with Pharrell Williams and Megan Thee Stallion.
UK fans can tune in to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on the 11th of December via BBC One, CBBC or BBC iPlayer.
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