This morning, the BBC, the British national broadcaster, revealed the British Act for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, in Yerevan. The announcement was made on BBC Breakfast.
Freya Skye, 13, will perform “Lose My Head” in Yerevan. Freya had the following to say:
“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.”
Freya developed a love of singing after receiving a karaoke machine as a present when she was five. 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 UK at Eurovision in 2017.
Freya was selected from a host of talented youngsters by CBBC and BBC Studios Entertainment and Music. Lose My Head is a powerful and energetic song written by Jack Hawitt, Amber Van Day and Deepend about friendships, moving on and leaving the past behind. You can watch Lose My Head below:
Patricia Hidalgo, Director of BBC Children’s and Education, had the following to say:
“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.”
Suzy Lamb, MD of Entertainment & Music at BBC Studios, had the following to say:
“The Entertainment team at BBC Studios are proud to be working with CBBC, finding our entry to Junior Eurovision and Freya is perfect to represent the UK. From the moment she walked into her first audition it was evident she had a genuine star quality and lights up the room. Her talent coupled with our incredible pop song Lose My Head means we are very excited about the contest in December in Armenia.”
Author: Richard Taylor