The BBC has learned a lot regarding Eurovision. They seem to appreciate the attraction of the old-established song contest. It’s the second time in a row that the UK has been holding a national final named “You Decide”. It was obvious that that the UK citizens like to see that, the atmosphere was great and this should inspire future candidates and composers to believe in the magic of the ESC. This year there was one young girl names Lucie Jones, who sang a wonderful ballad and she could win the hearts by a storm. It’s such a long time ago when the UK has send a real ballad to the ESC. Unfortunately, this year there is a slight overhang of ballads.
Lucie Jones was born in Wales in 1991. When she was 18 years old she participated in the X Factor, where she met the Irish guys of Jedward, who won the show. Lucie could sign her first record contract with Sony Music. Since then Lucie is singing in several musicals such as "American Psycho", "Legally Blonde", "Ghost" or “Les Miserables”. She also appears in smaller roles in TV series and acting as a model.
The UK entry “Never Give Up On You” is a classic ballad, which has often been heard at Eurovision in different ways. Nevertheless, the song has been co-composed by the former Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest (Denmark 2013). The song has been worked over completely to improve the arrangement to the utmost. With this entry, the UK might have good chances to end up in a better place than usual.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.