More BBC TaP artists we want to see sing for the UK at Eurovision 2022. Left-right: Kasien, Jenay Faith, Willow Kayne

There’s so much buzz around the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2022 and we can’t get enough of it.

On Thursday 21 October the BBC announced a collaboration with TaP Music to select the UK’s act for Turin. Naturally, the rumour mill is churning so fast we’re almost blinded by the sparks!

The music agency behind Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding and Lana Del Rey has a stellar roster of up-and-coming pop superstars ready to make their international debuts.

We’ve already listed six acts from TaP Music we want to see fly the Union flag in Italy. And now it’s time to take a look at five more who could be in the running to snatch the BBC’s ticket to Turin.

Who will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2022?

Zola Courtney

 

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Zola is a new name on the British pop scene, but that doesn’t mean she should be underestimated. The Cornwall-based artist has a deep and soulful voice which lends itself well to acoustic jams. Zola’s September 2021 release “Hard Not To Love You” is a glorious blend of soul and modern pop. Her Spotify monthly listener count is just shy of 100,000, but she’s destined to go places. Eurovision could be the career-boosting ticket this West Country superstar needs to hit the big time.

Kasien

 

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Grime hip-hop savant Kasien is one of the most exciting breakout names on the London music scene. He started rapping aged just 13 and has firmly established himself as a motivational rapper, with music inspired by his Nigerian and Jamaican heritage, family life and drug abuse. Kasien’s genre is one of London’s finest exports. But nothing in its realm has received the British ticket to Eurovision yet. Could Kasien break the mould?

Willow Kayne

 

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Willow Kayne is a genre-blurring, trend-setting rapper and visual artist. An adopted Londoner, the Bristol native fuses her love of 1990s British rave culture and hip-hop to carve her own untouched niche. A seasoned graphic designer, Willow creates her own artwork and executes her unique vision with a perfectionist’s touch, as seen so clearly in the “I Don’t Wanna Know” music video. The future holds exciting things for Willow. Is Eurovision on the horizon?

Jenay Faith


London rising star Jenay Faith is British hip-hop at its finest. Her July 2021 release “I’m Cool” — a statement we most definitely agree with — pulls sounds from Afrobeat, Latin and trap for an altogether vibrant track that could easily slide its way into the current British charts. Will TaP put its faith in Ms Faith for the contest?

Ten Ven

 

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Ten Ven might be lesser-known on the mainstream music scene, but the production and DJ skills of Tom Neville are highly praised in the music industry. The Londoner has production credits on fellow TaP artist Dua Lipa’s first album. Elsewhere, his remix of Silk City’s “Electricity”, featuring Dua herself alongside Diplo and Mark Ronson, has racked up more than 1.5 million streams on Spotify. While Ten Ven doesn’t often take centre stage, a collaborative Eurovision effort seems plausible.

 

Other possibilities

TaP Music’s roster features 30 artists and ten songwriters and producers, so it’s entirely possible the BBC could choose to send a different artist with a song by one of them.

Below is the full list of artists represented by TaP Music:

  • Angus and Julia Stone
  • Azure Ryder
  • Caroline Polachek
  • Chelcee Grimes
  • Claudia Valentina
  • DJ Shadow
  • Daniel Blume
  • Dermot Kennedy
  • Dua Lipa
  • Ellie Goulding
  • Eves Karydas
  • Grace Carter
  • Hailee Steinfeld
  • James TW
  • Jenay Faith
  • Joshua Speers
  • Kasien
  • Kita Alexander
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Leigh-Anne Pinnock
  • Mob Rich
  • Noah Cyrus
  • Oklou
  • Purity Ring
  • Rat Boy
  • Sarcastic Sounds
  • Ten Ven
  • Willow Kayne
  • Yuno
  • Zola Courtney

Songwriters and producers:

  • Christoph Andersson
  • Corin Roddick
  • Dylan Nash
  • John O’Mahoney
  • Koz
  • Lowell
  • Mike Crossey
  • Patrick Wimberly
  • Tom Neville

What do you think of these artists? Who would you like to see represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2022? Let us know in the comments below. 

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There is a light guiding my way
There is a light guiding my way
1 month ago

The first songstress has a rich voice, if only the song wouldn’t be that boring… It fits perfectly what the UK have been sending in the past 3 years. So unfortunately I can totally see them
sending a song like this yet again. But a voice like Zola’s deserves something more “soul-ful” than poppish.

I’m almost sure for some reason tho it’s gonna be the first girl from your previous article with a song like Roxen’s.

Cameron
Cameron
1 month ago

All of them are England based. It’s about time the BBC realised their pro-English biases and sent representation from one of the Celtic nations. By far, Lucy Jones from Wales has been the UK‘s best entry in recent history. There’s never been a Scot or (Northern) Irish person sent in the last decade, why? If we want to win this we need to look beyond South England. Alternatively, why doesn’t each nation send their own artist!

Benjamin Cook
Benjamin Cook
1 month ago

Kita Alexander would be a great choice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnFZVYI8sj4

Eurofan
Eurofan
1 month ago

If you are looking for real talent from a proven live performer then why not Joss Stone. Granted she appears to have been shunned by the UK music media for many years but she oozes raw talent and doesn’t have anything to lose career wise. She won the masked singer because no one knew it was her. When she was unmasked it was like…. Oh it’s Joss Stone. The sheer apathy shown by the panel was just plain bad manners. It proves she can sing a whole variety of songs very well.

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
1 month ago

Angus and Julia Stone are Australian?

david damen
david damen
1 month ago
Reply to  ESC Stan

australians have represented us before

Azaad
Azaad
1 month ago
Reply to  david damen

That was before Australia itself participated at the contest.

Melania Trump
Melania Trump
1 month ago

every year yall are hopeful and every year we are let down.

LaToya
LaToya
1 month ago

Selecting someone like Jenay Faith or Kasien would really usher in a new age for the UK, it could be the wildcard that helps them stand out from the crowd.

Last edited 1 month ago by LaToya
Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 month ago

I really hope for a great song and artists for the UK next year. It ‘s about time for a real good result for them. Go for it UK. Make Europe proud !! Good Luck to find THE great song and artist !!

Craig Warke
Craig Warke
1 month ago

Why would they send a debutant though? Eurovision isn’t an amateur or new star competion, it just looks that way because nobody in the UK has a clue about for example, Israeli pop music. Why the heck are we sending Humperdinck when we could of sent Adele, Sheeran even someone like Rizzlekicks in their prime or Dizzee, proven stars not people who choke like B rabbit the minute they hit the stage

Azaad
Azaad
1 month ago

To be honest, after hearing Heal Me and Why Her Not Me I’m ready for the BBC to get Grace Carter. An experienced singer who makes good music and can sing live well.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
1 month ago

Maybe it’s because I don’t know these artists and writers, but I ain’t feeling no buzz yet…
I think we’re getting our expectations way too high now.
I do too want to see the UK back in their glory days but they will first have to prove themselves.

Luc
Luc
1 month ago

All of them sound better than the previously rumoured acts, so there’s a chance the BBC is finally waking up!

Graham B
Graham B
1 month ago

Always thought Jack Garratt would be a good match for UK at Eurovision… he did have a pop at Junior back in 2005 as well…

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Graham B

When they announced James Newman in 2020 on Radio 1 – they played his song Time just before and it would’ve been an amazing entry!!

Noel
Noel
1 month ago

The uk should send Tulisa or Cheryl to the eurovision song contest

Gray2109
Gray2109
1 month ago
Reply to  Noel

Cheryl can’t sing live.

Branko86
Branko86
1 month ago

The problem is: They are all not interested in Eurovision at all.

Maybush
1 month ago
Reply to  Branko86

They are all eligible to submit a song to their label for Eurovision. Maybe no one will want to, but some may want to get the international exposure to boost their career. The point is there is a decent sized pool of diverse talent there that can give UK something much better than their usual type of entry. Fingers crossed that someone seizes the opportunity.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
1 month ago

This is so promising!

This is exactly what we should be tapping into, not Electro Velvet of X Factor winner type songs. You Decide has given us plent y of fine performers, but not enough singer/songwriters

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

The most important thing the guys from TaP keep reiterating is that not enough people take Eurovision seriously in the UK and they’re determined to find someone willing to commit to it. That’s HUGE, and more reassuring than anything the BBC or BMG have said in the past. They need to send something riskier than what they’re used to, with a performer who’s good live, and with good staging. At best, they’ve gone 2/3 the last two decades, sometimes not even that (see: 2010, 2015). They can’t be afraid of polarizing people. Last year proved songs don’t need to sweep… Read more »

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Looking at all these names, it’s a wonder anyone was mentioning Steps or Frock Destroyers.

Dawid
Dawid
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Question: Has anyone other than WB ever brought these up?

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Dawid

Well, Frock Destroyers themselves sure love stirring up false hype about their Eurovision chances. Steps are a delusional hope among schlager-loving Eurofans of a certain age (they won the OGAE Song Contest a few years ago and that’s where the trouble started, never mind that the UK won the year before with a Coldplay song and nobody was hyping up a potential entry by Coldplay)

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Coldplay’s new Max Martin-produced stuff might actually be good… or maybe not. I’d prefer that to Steps.

Sale
Sale
1 month ago

They literally confirmed they are sending a new artist…

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

This is like a magician’s hat, they keep coming and coming.

esc1234
esc1234
1 month ago

The name saga is part of the problem, UK has great artists, it’s about presenting something not safe and basic

Last edited 1 month ago by esc1234