Lucie Jones will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2017. Find out more about her, with our 10 Things About…Lucie Jones feature!
1. Lucie Jones was born in Pentyrch a small village outside the Welsh capital of Cardiff. Lucie is one of a number of acts from Wales to represent the UK at Eurovision recently including Joe from Joe and Jake in 2016 and Bonnie Tyler in 2013.
2. When she was younger Lucie was dedicated club scout and in 2007 attended the World Scout Jamboree where she was chosen to sing lead vocals on ‘Jambo’, the theme song of the jamboree.
3. She first gained attention when she competed in the sixth series of the UK’s version of the X-Factor where she made it through to the live finals stage under the mentorship of Dannii Minogue.
4. She was eliminated in week 5 of the live shows in a sing off with two time Irish Eurovision representatives Jedward in a controversial decision by Simon Cowell to bring the vote to deadlock. The show received over 1,100 complaints about the decision. Lucie also competed against fellow You Decide contender Danyl Johnson in this series.
5. Following her stint on the X-Factor, Lucie was snapped up by Cameron Mackintosh who hand picked her to star in the West End show Les Miserables where she played the role of Cosette.
6. As well as Les Mis, Lucie has also appeared in a number of other West End productions including We Will Rock You, the lead on Legally Blonde, and currently is performing in Rent.
7. In addition to music and musical theatre Lucie has also starred in various popular TV shows. She can imclude appearances in Doctor Who spin off the Sarah Jane Adventures and the long running ITV murder mystery show Midsummer Murders on her CV.
8. Lucie Jones’ first EP was released in 2015 and was entitled ‘Believe’. Her singles have included ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ alongside Rhys Meirion, ‘The Ballad of Midsomer County’ from the Midsomer Murders soundtrack and ‘Confidence is Conscienceless’.
9. Lucie will represent the UK at Eurovision 2017 with song ‘Never Give Up On You’ which was co-written by 2013 Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest.
10. Following her win at Eurovision You Decide, in an interview with Graham Norton, Lucie conveyed her wish to keep the staging of the song simple and let the song speak for itself.
Check out some of Lucie’s hits in our YouTube playlist: