lucie jones legally blonde the musical elle woods

From Eurovision diva to legal eagle. The United Kingdom’s Lucie Jones has already got her post-Eurovision plans sewn up. She’ll be returning to the lead role of Elle Woods in a national tour of Legally Blonde the Musical.

Lucie previously starred in the show — based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon — in Leicester in 2016. Now, the show will go nationwide, hitting cities including Leeds, Edinburgh, Dublin and Lucie’s home town of Cardiff, Wales.

Lucie Jones — “Serious” from Legally Blonde the Musical

He co-stars will include Rita Simons, most famous for playing Roxy Mitchell in Eastenders.

The show includes a lot of pink, high energy dance routines, and some great songs. Lucie’s performances will include show opener “Omigod You Guys”, “What You Want” and, of course, “Gay or European”.

It’s no surprise to see Lucie back in the role. In our interview with Lucie at the London Eurovision Party, she spoke about how much she loved the role. “My favourite role, the best show I’ve ever done…everything was just perfect, I loved it!”

The good news is that Lucie will have plenty of time to get whipped in to shape and nail that bend and snap. The tour doesn’t kick off until September, giving Lucie a chance for a break and rehearsals after Kyiv!

It’s already been a busy few weeks of Eurovision prep for Lucie. Apart from her performances in London and Amsterdam, she’s also lined up to perform on this week’s Graham Norton Show.

Lucie’s first rehearsal in Kyiv will be on the evening of May 5. We’ll be able to see a snippet of her performance in the first semi-final on May 9, before she competes in the grand final on May 13.

Are you excited to see Lucie returning to Legally Blonde? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!

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vova
vova
4 years ago

Sorry, but you praise Lucie for finding some time to go to London and Amsterdam and to be paid to sing, while in the other part of Europe things are very different. SunStroke Project and O. Torvald and many others, have paid from their own pockets to have the chance to promote their songs in pre parties.
This is why Eurovision has changed.

bxsrbv
bxsrbv
4 years ago

She cares so much about esc. Not.

azaad
azaad
4 years ago
Reply to  bxsrbv

She’s done a lot of promotion and cared enough (along with her songwriters) to commission the only universally well liked revamp this year (in the fact everyone prefers it to the original, which is more that can be said for my favourite France- and everyone loves Alma- including me 🙂 ). Plus, Eurovision winners don’t promote the upcoming contest in September…so she can keep her calendar free in autumn. Jamala wasn’t promoting this year’s contest last September, nor was Mans the year before. I agree that Lucie won’t probably win, but the BBC and her are putting in effort this… Read more »

Boothy
Boothy
4 years ago
Reply to  azaad

Well said! I completely agree!

The BBC have really made an effort this year! She is a wonderful performer with a powerful ballad and a fantastic voice. I don’t expect a stunning result, but I’ll be proud watching the UK! Bravo Lucie

Justin K.
Justin K.
4 years ago
Reply to  azaad

I also agree! And my only fear (which is slight at the moment) is that the BBC will field more theatre-trained (or theatre-experienced) singers in the future if Lucie does well. It’s been working well for Lucie, but I’m afraid they might take a sidestep towards the theatrical rather than a step in the right direction in terms of strong pan-European pop/ballad. Although not mutually exclusive, theatrical entries tend to finish well but not win. But again, all speculation. I’ve been ecstatic with Lucie’s promotion and her team’s reception to the public opinion; it’s a level of involvement I don’t… Read more »

Fatima
Fatima
4 years ago

It’s a bid sad that she’s already decided she doesn’t need to keep her calendar free so soon after the song contest.

Ali
Ali
4 years ago
Reply to  Fatima

But…acting is her real career. She’ll have no income if she just quits her job and drops everything in the tiny case that she might win Eurovision. During this whole promo season she has been acting in RENT on the weekends AND attending pre-parties and making videos to promo the UK. So she’s not doing a bad job at all…

azaad
azaad
4 years ago
Reply to  Ali

And these aren’t jerkwater productions, they are legitimate tours and productions…Lucie’s made herself a respectable career out of musical theatre, almost like a stage version of a Shailene Woodley in terms of career achievements (I understand this is a poor analogy but I want to impart that she is a genuine star of the West End).