After making her Eurovision commentary debut this year, singer-songwriter Chelcee Grimes is reportedly in the running to represent the United Kingdom at the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest after the BBC confirmed their collaboration with TaP Music for next year. The global publishing and management company will choose the country’s song and act for Turin.
Metro reports that Chelcee Grimes is one of the acts in the running to represent the UK next year, though she could participate as either a singer or a songwriter. Chelcee has previously written songs for other TaP acts including Dua Lipa, as well as for other well-known artists including Kylie Minogue, The Saturdays and Olly Murs. She has also released songs as a singer including “Just Like That” and “Girls”.
“The dream signing”
After working as part of the BBC’s Eurovision team in 2021 and writing “Wonderland” for Roxen and Alexander Rybak last year, Chelcee is growing her Eurovision portfolio by the minute. According to the Metro, she could be adding ‘Eurovision representative’ to that list next year.
Chelcee is not just a talented artist in her own right, she’s also an extremely gifted songwriter, so it makes complete sense that bosses would want her to help with the UK’s Eurovision entry… if her schedule allowed and they can make it work, it would be a huge statement of intent for the UK’s entry to get her onboard.– Metro, 25 October 2021
The report goes on to say that Chelcee “could be the dream signing for the UK”. She is already managed by TaP Music who will take over control of the UK entry from BMG Music who worked with the BBC in 2020 and 2021. TaP’s Ben Mawson has said that he wants the UK’s entry to “reflect and celebrate the rich, diverse and world-class talent the UK is known for”.
Who is Chelcee Grimes?
Born in Liverpool, Chelcee Grimes is a singer-songwriter, TV presenter and footballer. She began her football career, aged 10, when she began playing for Liverpool Ladies. She has since played for teams including Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Fulham and she is currently part of the Merseyrail Ladies FC team.
Chelcee’s first success in the world of songwriting came in 2014 with “Million Miles”, which she co-wrote for Kylie Minogue’s album Kiss Me Once. She has later written songs for The Saturdays, The X Factor winner Louisa Johnson and Dua Lipa. In 2014, she won the Juice FM Style Award for ‘Best Up and Coming New Act’. After being signed to RCA Records, Chelcee released her debut single “Just Like That” in 2018.
After her success on the football field, Chelcee took her career to the TV screen and began co-presenting BBC Two’s MOTDx in 2019. Since 2020, she has also presented segments for NFL End Zone on Channel 5. Sports fans will also be able to catch Chelcee’s punditry across BBC Sport and Sky Sports coverage. Earlier this year, Chelcee joined Scott Mills and Sara Cox to present the coverage of the Eurovision semi-finals on BBC Four.
Would you like to see Chelcee Grimes take to the stage in Turin? Do you think she could be a good representative for the UK?
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