United Kingdom entry 2017
Lucie Jones is a singer and actress from South Wales and has a wealth of stage experience, beginning with The X Factor in 2009 where she was a finalist. From there she embarked on a highly successful musical theatre career.
Lucie's credits include playing Cosette in Les Miserables, Kelly in The Prodigals, Meatloaf in the We Will Rock You World Arena Tour, Victoria in American Psycho The Musical and Molly Jensen in Ghost, The Musical.
Lucie won the DIMF Best Actress in a Musical Award for her performance as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde the Musical. She is currently playing Maureen Johnson in the 20th anniversary tour of RENT! The Musical.
An avid sports fan, Lucie has sung the Welsh national anthem at sporting events in The Millennium Stadium and Twickenham Stadium and God Save the Queen at Wembley Stadium. Lucie is excited and honoured to be representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.
Lucie Jones – Never Give Up On You
About Lucie (From Eurovision Song Contest)
What are the most interesting aspects about your entry?
Lucie: "This is the 60th entry for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest and was co-written by Emmelie de Forest, a former Eurovision winner. I am a huge fan of Emmelie. It's an honour to be singing her song.
"Nobody knows my personal meaning of the song...the story I am singing the song about. I like that everyone has their own interpretation. We flew to Copenhagen to record the original version of the song. It was an amazing trip working with some really amazing people. We recorded at a studio visited by some of my favourite artists."
What are the most impressive facts about you?
Lucie: "I am an award winning actress who has loved working in theatre for the last seven years. I've toured the world with some huge shows including Les Miserables, Ghost The Musical, Legally Blonde and playing arenas around Europe with the world famous Queen musical We Will Rock You.
"I appeared in the Doctor Who spin-off series, Sarah Jane Adventures in 2010. It was an amazing experience and very fun to star alongside the wonderful Elisabeth Sladen. I can play the Harry Potter theme tune on the flute AND the piano. I'm a huge fan."
Do you have a (lucky) routine before going on-stage?
Lucie: "I have certain songs that I love to listen to, to get me in the mood for being on stage! I carry a few specific photos with me that I look at before I sing to remind me why I do what I do. Also I HAVE to brush my teeth. Twice."
Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important to you?
Lucie: "Growing up I was part of a very diverse community. We were drama kids and skater boys, science nerds and music geeks. We all had very different hobbies and backgrounds and I love that we taught each other to respect and understand this difference. Eurovision champions this school of thought and this year in particular is celebrating diversity. There is nothing else like Eurovision in the world! A music competition that brings together people from all over the world is an incredible thing and to be part of such a wonderful event will be a true highlight of not just my career but my life."
2016 - Joe and Jake "You're Not Alone" - 24th (62 points)
2015 - Electro Velvet "Still In Love With You" - 24th (5 points)
2014 - Molly "Children of the Universe" - 17th (40 points)
2013 - Bonnie Tyler "Believe In Me" - 19th (23 points)
2012 - Engelbert Humperdinck "Love Will Set You Free" - 25th (12 points)
2011 - Blue "I Can" - 11th (100 points)
2010 - Josh Dubovie "That Sounds Good to Me" - 25th (10 points)
2009 - Jade Ewen "It's My Time" - 5th (173 points)
2008 - Andy Abraham "Even If" - 25th (14 points)
2007 - Scooch "Flying the Flag" - 22nd (19 points)
2006 - Daz Sampson "Teenage Life" - 19h (25 points)
2005 - Javine Hylton "Touch My Fire" - 22nd (18 points)
Eurovision Big Five
As well as the United Kindom the four Countries listed below make up the big five that are sent straight to the final and manage to avoid getting knocked out in the semis.