Former X Aspect also-ran Lucie Jones forwent the original pop path, carving out a profession as a music theater actress in London’s Western world End stage before getting picked to represent the U.K. in the 2017 Eurovision melody contest. Blessed on March 20, 1991 and raised in the tiny town of Pentyrch for the outskirts of Cardiff, Jones, the just musical person in her family, was raised with a like of performing and performing. She was a woman Scout, and in 2007, at age 16, got her first flavor of stardom when, within the group the experience, she performed in the 21st Globe Scout Jamboree, performing the theme music, “Jambo.” The music premiered as an individual and visited number 91 for the U.K. graph. Two years later on, Jones moved into the U.K. X Element, progressing towards the 5th circular before she was removed, losing to similar twin duo Jedward (who, in a unusual twist of destiny, themselves continue to execute in Eurovision, representing Ireland in 2012). Despite just finishing in 8th place, she guaranteed a cope with Sony, but her suggested debut recording was scrapped. Undeterred, Jones considered her additional great like, the stage. In the a long time, she carved out an effective profession in musical theatre, showing up in Les Miserables, We Will Rock and roll You, American Psycho, Legally Blonde, and Ghost. She have been a lover of Eurovision all her existence and, despite having previously vowed to never be a part of another televised music competition, didn’t think when she got the decision asking her to test for this. In January 2017, not really expecting to earn, she competed against five additional hopefuls in the live Television event Eurovision: YOU SELECT. The British open public, wowed by her honeyed tone of voice and finely honed stagecraft, decided her to signify the U.K. at that year’s competition in Kiev. Performing the effective ballad “Hardly ever Give up You,” she completed in 15th place, about halfway down the group table. The melody was after that released as an individual, peaking at quantity 73 for the U.K. graph.