|Birth name||Lucie Bethan Jones|
20 March 1991 |
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Lucie Bethan Jones (born 20 March 1991) is a British singer, actress, and model. Jones first came to prominence while competing on series 6 of The X Factor UK in 2009, where she finished eighth. She will represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, with the song "Never Give Up on You".
Life and career
Jones was born in Pentyrch, a small village outside of Cardiff. In 2007, she attended the World Scout Jamboree as a Scout, and was the main performer singing "Jambo", the theme song of the jamboree. Lucie was also apart of Cardiff's own Scout and Guide Gang Show.
The X Factor
Jones auditioned for series 6 of The X Factor UK with the song "I Will Always Love You". She advanced to the live shows, and in week one, performed "Footprints in the Sand". She was eliminated in week five, in a final showdown against Jedward. After her elimination, 1,113 viewers complained to ITV about the vote being rigged in Jedward's favour.
|The X Factor performances and results|
|Audition||"I Will Always Love You" - Whitney Houston||N/A||Through to bootcamp|
|Bootcamp (Part 1)||“Hero” - Mariah Carey||Through to the next day of bootcamp|
|Bootcamp (Part 2)||“Hurt” - Christina Aguilera||Through to judges' houses|
|Judges' houses||“Anything for You” - Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine||Through to live shows|
|Live show 1||"Footprints in the Sand" - Leona Lewis||Musical heroes||Safe (4th)|
|Live show 2||“How Will I Know” - Whitney Houston||Divas||Safe (6th)|
|Live show 3||“My Funny Valentine” - Ella Fitzgerald||Big band||Safe (3rd)|
|Live show 4||"Sweet Child o' Mine" - Guns N' Roses||Rock||Safe (7th)|
|Live show 5||"This Is Me" - Demi Lovato & Joe Jonas||Songs from films||Bottom two (8th)|
|"One Moment in Time" - Whitney Houston||Sing-Off||Eliminated (Eighth place)|
Post-The X Factor
After being eliminated from The X Factor, Jones was signed to Select Model Management, and began a modeling career. In May 2010, Jones was signed by Cameron Mackintosh to play Cosette in the West End production of Les Misérables. In September 2010, she was revealed to be the face of Wonderbra's Full Effects campaign. In 2010, she appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures episode, "Lost in Time: Part Two". Jones also played the role of Victoria in the musical American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre in December 2013.
In February 2015, Jones appeared as Melody Carver in ITV's Midsomer Murders, in the episode "The Ballad of Midsomer County". In April 2015, Jones played the role of Emma in the showcase performance of Like Me, at The Waterloo East Theatre. In March 2015, she was cast as Molly in the Chinese tour of Ghost the Musical. In April 2016, she played the lead role of Elle Woods in the Legally Blonde UK tour which started at Curve Leicester. In 2016, she was cast as Maureen Johnson in the UK tour of Rent.
Eurovision Song Contest 2017
In January 2017, Jones was confirmed to be competing in Eurovision: You Decide, the United Kingdom's national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Her song, "Never Give Up on You", was cowritten by Eurovision Song Contest 2013 winner Emmelie de Forest. On 27 January 2017, Jones won the show, and will now represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, in Kiev.
|Single||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"You'll Never Walk Alone"
(with Rhys Meirion)
|"Confidence Is Conscienceless"||2015||—||Confidence Is Conscienceless|
|"The Ballad of Midsomer County"||—||Midsomer Murders (Original Television Soundtrack)|
|"Never Give Up on You"||2017||84||Non-album single|
|2009||The X Factor||Herself||Contestant|
|2010||The Sarah Jane Adventures||Gemma||Television series; 2 episodes|
|Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary||Turning Woman 2||Television movie|
|2013||Miss Todd||Miss Todd||Short film|
|2015||Midsomer Murders||Melody Carver||Television series; 1 episode|
|2017||Eurovision: You Decide||Herself||Contestant|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2017||Herself||United Kingdom representative|
|2013||We Will Rock You||Meat|
|2015||Broadway to the Bay|
|Ghost the Musical||Molly|
|2016||Legally Blonde||Elle Woods|
- "X Factor's Lucie Jones to star in Les Miserables". Wales Online. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010.
- X Factor 2009 reject Lucie Jones lands Wonderbra deal | Metro.co.uk
- "American Psycho Cast". almeida.co.uk. Almeida Theatre. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- "Doctor Who's Matt Smith set to regenerate … as American Psycho". theguardian.com. The Guardian. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
- http://www.broadwayworld.com/westend/article/Lucie-Jones-Georgina-Hagen-to-Showcase-New-Social-Media-Musical-LIKE-ME-at-Waterloo-East-Next-Month-20150410 | Broadway World | retrieved 12/04/15
- McIntosh, Steven; Savege, Mark (23 January 2017). "Eurovision 2017: Which former X Factor contestant will represent the UK?". BBC News. BBC. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
- Granger, Anthony (27 January 2017). "UNITED KINGDOM: LUCIE JONES TO EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2017". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix.
- "Believe - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-01-27.
- "Lucie Jones Discography". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 February 2017.
- Lucie Jones at the Internet Movie Database
- Lucie Jones on Twitter
- Lucie Jones on Instagram
- Lucie Jones on the UK Theater Web
Joe and Jake
with "You're Not Alone"
|United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest