This morning BBC have revealed that 13-year-old Freya Skye will be representing the United Kingdom at the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. She will be performing the song ‘Lose My Head’ in Yerevan, Armenia.
The powerful pop song was written by Jack Hawitt, Amber Van Day and Deepend. Jack Hawitt is a artist, songwriter and producer from London. His credits include working with Ava Max, Jonas Blue, Pharrell Williams, Megan Thee Stallion and R3HAB. Singer/songwriter Amber Van Day has had over 250 million streams. Dutch DJ Deepend, led by Falco van den Aker, has supported David Guetta on a sell-out European tour and collaborated with artists including Sam Feldt, Robin Schulz, JP Cooper and James Blunt. The DJ has had over half-a-billion streams.
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 she 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.Suzy Lamb, MD of Entertainment & Music at BBC Studios
From the BBC press release :
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.
“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 Skye
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