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.
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