Eurovision rehearsals are just days away, and in the UK, singer Lucie Jones made the traditional guest performance on the The Graham Norton Show before she leaves for Kyiv. Her emotional performance impressed not just the host but also show guests Goldie Hawn, Amy Schumer, Orlando Bloom and John Boyega.
It’s now a tradition for the UK’s Eurovision act to stop by The Graham Norton Show and perform their song, as well as having a chat with Norton, who moonlights as the UK’s Eurovision grand final commentator.
Lucie Jones performed “Never Give Up On You” with dramatic, minimal staging that highlighted her vocal talent and the emotion of the song. She performed in a circle of lights, reminiscent of the staging for Sanna Nielsen’s 2014 performance of “Undo”.
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After her performance, Lucie joined Graham Norton for a chat, along with his celebrity guests Goldie Hawn, Amy Schumer, Orlando Bloom and John Boyega. Lucie revealed she wasn’t wearing any shoes for her performance — but for a practical reason. Lucie said she can’t sing when she’s wearing shoes, and blames it on her upbringing in the Welsh hills. And hey, bare feet worked for Emmelie de Forest!
Lucie had earlier shared pics from the show’s taping on social media, including this photo she grabbed with Pirates of the Caribbean star Orlando Bloom.
We’ll next see Lucie this Friday in Kyiv, when the Big Five have their first rehearsals. There we’ll see for the first time what the UK have planned for their staging and how things will look when Lucie performs at the grand final.
The Wiwi Team is on the ground in Kyiv and will bring full coverage of events, including rehearsals, exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes stories.