Lucie Jones

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Lucie Jones
Birth name Lucie Bethan Jones
Born (1991-03-20) 20 March 1991 (age 26)
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • actress
  • model
Instruments
  • Vocals
Years active 2009–present

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Post-The X Factor[edit]

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.[1] In September 2010, she was revealed to be the face of Wonderbra's Full Effects campaign.[2] In 2010, she appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures episode, "Lost in Time: Part Two". Jones also played the role of Victoria[3] in the musical American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre in December 2013.[4]

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.[5] 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[edit]

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.[6] On 27 January 2017, Jones won the show, and will now represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, in Kiev.[7]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Believe[8]

Singles[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
(DL)

[9]
"You'll Never Walk Alone"
(with Rhys Meirion)
2013 Cerddwn ymlaen
"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

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Les Misérables Cosette
2011 The Prodigals Kelly
2013 We Will Rock You Meat
2013–2014 American Psycho Victoria
2015 Broadway to the Bay
Like Me Emma
Ghost the Musical Molly
2016 Legally Blonde Elle Woods
Musicals Unsung
2016–present Rent Maureen Johnson

References[edit]

  1. ^ "X Factor's Lucie Jones to star in Les Miserables". Wales Online. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 20 May 2010. 
  2. ^ X Factor 2009 reject Lucie Jones lands Wonderbra deal | Metro.co.uk
  3. ^ "American Psycho Cast". almeida.co.uk. Almeida Theatre. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Doctor Who's Matt Smith set to regenerate … as American Psycho". theguardian.com. The Guardian. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Granger, Anthony (27 January 2017). "UNITED KINGDOM: LUCIE JONES TO EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2017". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. 
  8. ^ "Believe - EP". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-01-27. 
  9. ^ "Lucie Jones Discography". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Joe and Jake
with "You're Not Alone"
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
2017
Succeeded by
Incumbent