The BBC has confirmed that the United Kingdom will participate in Junior Eurovision for the first time since 2005, and that it will broadcast the 2022 Contest live on CBBC, BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
Today, the BBC has revealed that 13-year-old Freya Skye will represent the United Kingdom at the Junior Eurovision Song contest being held in Yerevan, Armenia, in December, with the song ‘Lose My Head’.
Freya developed a love of singing after receiving a karaoke machine as a present when she was 5.
During lockdown, the singer-songwriter took the opportunity to release her debut single and write more songs, including I Love the Way, which featured on BBC Introducing.
In her spare time, Freya enjoys cuddling up with her dog Ruby and watching movies, teaching herself the piano and following her favourite football team, Tottenham Hotspur.
The Buckinghamshire school girl found out she had been chosen to represent the UK when she was taken by her parents to a London theatre on the pretext that she needed to do one more audition.
Instead she was surprised by West End performer, Lucie Jones, who broke the news that she had already been selected to go Armenia. Freya is a big fan of Lucie, who represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017.
‘I couldn’t believe it when I found out. 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.’
Lose My Head was written by Jack Hawitt, Amber Van Day and Deepend about friendships, moving on and leaving the past behind.
Listen to “Lose My Head” by Freya Skye for Junior Eurovision 2022:
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