Friday, October 16, 2020

United Kingdom - Never Give Up On You - Lucie Jones

1st version Digital release image
15 - 111 pts, not in semi 
The United Kingdom picked their 60th Eurovision entry on Januari 27 with Eurovision You Decide.
Lucie Jones' song for Kyiv is Never Give Up On You.
The song is written by Danish Eurovision winner Emmelie De Forest, Lawrie Martin and Daniel Salcedo. Originally The Treatment (rockband) were credited, but they are not mentioned on the Kyiv CD release, so I don't know what happened there. (see comments)

You can listen to the 6 competing songs here at the BBC's Eurovision pages.
All songs have also been released on Spotify and iTunes.

New version, Remixes
A new version of Never Give Up On You was recorded for Eurovision. The video of that one is here at
7th Heaven have remixed the track and it's released in a long version and radio edit on March 10 (digital stores). (More 7th Heaven at the end of this post)
The instrumental (of the new version) was released on the same date.
The Eurovision version replaced the original version at most digital outlets.

Live At The Adelphi
In 2020 a live double CD is released. The album is recorded on February 8, 2020 with the London Musical Theathre Orchestra. A live version of Lucie's Eurovision song is included.
The album was preceded by a digital single Moon River.
(Live Here Now LHN 073CD)

Lucie Jones first rose to fame when she entered the X-Factor UK 2009 where she ended 8th. (it was the series that gave us the mighty  Jedward)
In 2015 she released the single Confidence Is Conscienceless and the EP Believe. In the same year she also had three tracks on the soundtrack album for the Midsomer Murders TV series.

2nd DRI
Never give up on you - Eurovision version
- digital release
Never give up on you - Eurovision You Decide version
- digital release Januari 27
Never give up on you - 7th Heaven club mix
Never give up on you - 7th Heaven club mix(Radio edit)
Never give up on you - Instrumental (of ESC version)
- digital releases March 10
Never give up on you - live (2020)
- 2CD Live at the Adelphi

Promo - No Promo
No physical release or promo has been issued. The 4-track promo that has been offered through discogs (and sold at a whopping 150,- euros) and e-bay is a homemade fake that should be avoided.

Co-writer Emmelie De Forest had already shared a clip performing Never Give Up On You but there's also a released coverversion by Danish Singer Lasse Meling.
Lasse Melings version was cp-produced by Daniel Salcedo
It's out since April 14 through you favorite digi-shops and streamers.

U.K. top 100: 73

Links and sources:
Thanks to Marek.
Lucie Jones: Fan-Facebook
BBC Eurovision pages, Facebook
Ye olde British British entries: 20162015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012 2011 - 2010 - 2009
Bring Back Eurovision To The U.K..

7th Heaven
7th Heaven are Jon Dixon & Andy Wetson. They started out as a DJ/Remix/Producer team in 2006. The list of stars they mixed is endless, so I’ll name just a few of my faves: Agnetha Fältskog, David Bowie, The Ting Tings, Frankmusik, Scissor Sisters, Kelis, Cher, Sugababes, Cascada, Lady Gaga, Emeli Sandé and on and on…

They have remixed the following Eurovision entries (released mixes only)
2019 U.K, Australia
2018 U.K. (SuRie), Australia (Jessica Mauboy)
2017 U.K. - Not giving up on you - Lucie Jones
2017 mixes of AustraliaFranceSwitzerlandDenmark and Cyprus are recorded, more about these in each country's post.
2016 Australia - Sound of silence - Dami Im
2016 Latvia - Heartbeat - Justs Sirmais
2016 Ireland - Sunlight - Nicky Byrne
2015 Sweden - Heroes - Måns Zelmerlöw
2012 Sweden - Euphoria - Loreen
2012 Switzerland - Unbreakable - Sinplus
2010 Iceland - Je ne sais quoi - Hera Björk
2010 Norway - My heart is yours - Didrik Solli-Tangen (as 7H)
2009 Georgia - We don't wanna put in - Stephane & 3G (Withdrawn entry)

1 comment:

  1. Re: The Treatment, it's not a rock band, but a Danish songwriting and production collective, which Daniel Salcedo is part of.