At the end of February, the BBC held its first national selection for Eurovision since 2010. Amid a fair level of hype, especially within the Eurovision fandom, six acts competed in Eurovision: You Decide. The Voice UK alumni Joe and Jake won with their song “You’re Not Alone”. And today the BBC treated us to the official video for the song.
JOE AND JAKE – “YOU’RE NOT ALONE”
The video is relatively simple compared to the videos from the other Big Five nations. Spain‘s Barei journeyed through Sweden, Germany and her homeland in her clip. And France‘s Amir included atmospheric cuts of young people overcoming their adversities to bring the song’s message to life. The United Kingdom have chosen to let the boys do what they do best — they perform on stage and vogue to the camera. There’s a whole heap of lens flare and fish eye lens work, which helps bring out the Britpop feel of this song.
About Joe and Jake
Joe and Jake met on The Voice UK in 2014 where they both received mentoring fromm some big stars. Joe was part of (former UK national final hopeful) Rita Ora’s team, performing “Lights” as his audition song. Jake, meanwhile, was mentored by Will.i.am, performing Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” in the blind auditions. Joe made the second week of live shows, whilst Jake was eliminated in the knockout stage. The two have now joined together to make an attempt at Eurovision.
The boys have great charisma and perform and harmonise well together. Their time on The Voice UK has absolutely shown us what they are capable of. Here’s hoping they bring their A-game in Stockholm!
What do you think of the official video for Joe and Jake? Let us know in the comments below!