Lauren Layfield and HRVY will commentate on the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022 for British viewers.
Lauren Layfield and HRVY have been revealed as the Junior Eurovision 2022 commentators for the United Kingdom. The pair will commentate on the contest from BBC Studios in Salford, Greater Manchester.
Lauren is a presenter on CBBC, the BBC youth programming strand. She has shows such as the make-over series, The Dengineers, and music series, The Playlist. HRVY is a singer and presenter. He is well known to the audience with his social media following and having appeared on CBBC’s Friday Download, as well as competing on Strictly Come Dancing in 2020.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be nicking Graham Norton’s job for Junior Eurovision! I’m such a huge fan of ‘grown-up’ Eurovision, it’s the biggest and best music competition in the world and I live for the outrageous costumes, the jaw-dropping staging and the Euro-pop bangers! The Junior Contest is going to be no exception, showcasing best young talent across Europe. We’ve genuinely got a certified bop from 13-year-old UK entry Freya Skye, so Union Jacks at the ready, I’ll see you live on BBC One and CBBC on December 11th!”
“I’m so excited to be hosting Junior Eurovision, I can’t wait to see the creativity of young talent on the show. As a singer myself I know the immense sense of excitement they’ll be feeling, it really is an amazing opportunity.”
Freya Skye was internally selected by the BBC to compete in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2022. She will be performing “Lose My Head”, she said of her selection:
“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.”
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Image Source: BBC/ Steve Lake / Sam Neill | Source: BBC
United Kingdom in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
The United Kingdom were one of sixteen countries to take part in the first edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. Tom Morley’s “My Song for The World” finished in 3rd place in Copenhagen. A year later, Cory Spedding brought home a 2nd place result with “The Best is Yet to Come”. Their last result before they withdrew was 14th place in 2005. In 2022, the country will return to the contest after a 17 year break.