Country
🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Song
You're Not Alone
Written by
Matt Schwartz, Justin J Benson, S. Kanes
Composed by
Matt Schwartz, Justin J Benson, S. Kanes
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Broadcaster
British Broadcasting Corporation

Joe and Jake are a brand new musical duo whose debut track, You’re Not Alone, an anthemic pop song with a universal message, won the BBC national final, Eurovision: You Decide and will represent the United Kingdom at the 61st Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. 

Joe Woolford, 21 from Ruthin in Wales and Jake Shakeshaft, 20 from Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire first met as fellow competitors on The Voice UK, where they quickly bonded over their love of music, followed by a shared love of peri-peri chicken and football.

Joe and Jake have been passionate about music since an early age. Joe has experimented with various sounds over the years, including rap whilst Jake has always wanted to follow his dream of performing on stage, even teaching himself guitar at the age of 14.

Both Joe and Jake have an eclectic musical taste, citing Bob Marley, Måns Zelmerlöw and Rudimental as their musical influences.

Joe and Jake are a fun loving duo with a natural rapport and a firm friendship. They are extremely proud and excited to be representing the United Kingdom in Stockholm this year.

Things you should know about Joe and Jake

What are the three most interesting aspects of your entry?

  1. Graham Norton our UK Eurovision commentator told us he thought You’re Not Alone was a "really catchy pop song” which is high praise indeed!
  2. We're the first UK entry in six years to have been selected by the UK public in a National Final.
  3. We love that our song has an anthemic quality to it.

What are the most impressive facts about Joe and Jake?

  1. Robbie Williams is a fan of our music! He tweeted that he was proud of us after the the public voted for us to represent the UK.
  2. We are also both used to singing competitively as we met as contestants in the UK version of The Voice. Joe was part of Rita Ora’s team while Jake’s coach was will.i.am.
  3. Joe’s first language is Welsh and he started signing in a Welsh voice choir.
  4. Jake played his very first gig after only six months of learning to play the guitar.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before going on stage?

Pacing the floor really helps with nerves before we go onstage. It’s worked for us up to now, so we guess you could call that lucky. We’ll be wearing out the carpet backstage before performing in Stockholm in May.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important to you?

We can’t overestimate what an honour it is to be representing the UK in the biggest musical contest ever. It’s like a dream come true. The impact of Eurovision is huge, far ranging and it touches so many fans around the world – to perform on that stage is the highlight of our career. It blows our minds to know that millions of people will be tuning in. We can’t wait to get to Stockholm and experience the atmosphere for ourselves.

Lyrics of You're Not Alone

  • English
  • French
Verse 1 (Joe): Heartbeat, when you’re not around its beating slow, and it's something that I've never known..oh oh oh (Jake): I’ll be, I'll be the answer you've been waiting for, (J&J): I’ll be the truth that you've been looking for..oh oh oh Chorus (Joe): You’re not alone, we're in this together, all that you want is right here forever, and they dont need to know - they don't need to know (Jake): You’re not alone, we're in this together, all that you want I'm right here forever, and they don't need to (J&J) know - and they don't need to know Verse2 (Joe): You’re free, free to let go cause I'll be here for you, and when you fall I'll be your parachute - (J&J) oh oh oh Pre / Chorus b (J&J) I-i-i feel like I'm dancing in the sky, I come alive when I'm with you, I come alive when I'm with you Chorus (J&J) You’re not alone we're in this together, all that you want, is right here forever and they don't need to know - they don't need to know. Pre / Chorus b (J&J) I-i-i feel like I'm dancing in the sky, I come alive when I'm with you, I come alive when I'm with you Verse 3 (Jake) Don’t speak, your smile tells me all I need to know, your eyes show me where I want to go - oh Chorus (J&J) You’re not alone we're in this together, all that you want, is right here forever and they don't need to know - they don't need to know. Pre/ chorus b (J&J) I-i-i feel like I'm dancing in the sky, I come alive when I'm with you, I come alive when I'm with you
1er couplet Mon cœur, quand tu n’es pas là, bat lentement Et c’est quelque chose que je n’ai jamais connu... oh oh oh Je serai, je serai la réponse que tu attendais Je serai la vérité que tu cherchais... oh oh oh Tu n’es pas seul, nous sommes ensemble Tout ce que tu veux est là pour toujours Et ils n’ont pas besoin de le savoir Et ils n’ont pas besoin de le savoir Refrain Tu n’es pas seul, nous sommes ensemble Tout ce que tu veux, c’est que je sois là pour toujours Et ils n’ont pas besoin de le savoir Et ils n’ont pas besoin de le savoir 2e couplet Tu es libre, libre de te laisser aller parce que je suis là pour toi Et quand tu tomberas, je serai ton parachute – oh oh oh Refrain B J’ai l’impression de danser dans le ciel Je me sens vivant quand je suis avec toi Je me sens vivant quand je suis avec toi Tu n’es pas seul, nous sommes ensemble Tout ce que tu veux est là pour toujours Et ils n’ont pas besoin de le savoir Et ils n’ont pas besoin de le savoir Pré-refrain/refrain B J’ai l’impression de danser dans le ciel Je me sens vivant quand je suis avec toi Je me sens vivant quand je suis avec toi 3e couplet Ne dis rien, ton sourire me dit tout ce que j’ai besoin de savoir Tes yeux me montrent où je veux aller - oh Tu n’es pas seul, nous sommes ensemble Tout ce que tu veux est là pour toujours Et ils n’ont pas besoin de le savoir Et ils n’ont pas besoin de le savoir Pré-refrain/refrain B J’ai l’impression de danser dans le ciel Je me sens vivant quand je suis avec toi, je me sens vivant quand je suis avec toi