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The song

Title
Never Give Up On You
Performed by
Lucie Jones
Written by
Emmelie de Forest, Daniel Salcedo, Lawrie Martin
Composed by
Emmelie de Forest, Daniel Salcedo, Lawrie Martin

The song

Title
Never Give Up On You
Performed by
Lucie Jones
Written by
Emmelie de Forest, Daniel Salcedo, Lawrie Martin
Composed by
Emmelie de Forest, Daniel Salcedo, Lawrie Martin

Lucie Jones will perform her emotive song Never Give Up On You for the United Kingdom at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.

Lucie Jones is a singer and actress from South Wales and has a wealth of stage experience, beginning with The X Factor in 2009 where she was a finalist. From there she embarked on a highly successful musical theatre career. Lucie's credits include playing Cosette in Les Miserables, Kelly in The Prodigals, Meatloaf in the We Will Rock You World Arena Tour, Victoria in American Psycho The Musical and Molly Jensen in Ghost, The Musical.
Lucie won the DIMF Best Actress in a Musical Award for her performance as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde the Musical. She is currently playing Maureen Johnson in the 20th anniversary tour of RENT! The Musical. An avid sports fan, Lucie has sung the Welsh national anthem at sporting events in The Millennium Stadium and Twickenham Stadium and God Save the Queen at Wembley Stadium. Lucie is excited and honoured to be representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv.

Things you should know about Lucie

What are the most interesting aspects about your entry?

This is the 60th entry for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest and was co-written by Emmelie de Forest, a former Eurovision winner! I am a huge fan of Emmelie. It's an honour to be singing her song. Nobody knows my personal meaning of the song...the story I am singing the song about. I like that everyone has their own interpretation! We flew to Copenhagen to record the original version of the song. It was an amazing trip working with some really amazing people. We recorded at a studio visited by some of my favourite artists!

What are the most impressive facts about you?

I am an award winning actress who has loved working in theatre for the last 7 years. I've toured the world with some huge shows including Les Miserables, Ghost The Musical, Legally Blonde and playing arenas around Europe with the world famous Queen musical We Will Rock You. I appeared in the Doctor Who spin-off series, Sarah Jane Adventures in 2010. It was an amazing experience and very fun to star alongside the wonderful Elisabeth Sladen. I can play the Harry Potter theme tune on the flute AND the piano. I'm a huge fan...

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

I have certain songs that I love to listen to, to get me in the mood for being on stage! I carry a few specific photos with me that I look at before I sing to remind me why I do what I do. Also I HAVE to brush my teeth. Twice!

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important to you?

Growing up I was part of a very diverse community. We were drama kids and skater boys, science nerds and music geeks! We all had very different hobbies and backgrounds and I love that we taught each other to respect and understand this difference. Eurovision champions this school of thought and this year in particular is celebrating diversity. There is nothing else like Eurovision in the world! A music competition that brings together people from all over the world is an incredible thing and to be part of such a wonderful event will be a true highlight of not just my career but my life.

About the song writers & composers

Emmelie de Forest is a 23 year old Danish/Swedish singer/songwriter. She was winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 with the multi-platinum Only Teardrops which went to Number one in 15 countries and top 5 in 17 others. Emmelie is signed to Universal Denmark and has released a number of successful records since then and is currently working on a new album in London.
Daniel Salcedo is a hiphop/R&B writer/producer, based in Copenhagen. He is equally happy whether he is mixing records, writing songs or breaking new ground with his production skills. He has recently returned from a successful writing trip to LA.
Lawrie Martin is a Scottish songwriter and vocalist. He has recently had songs recorded by Zak Abel, Anne Marie, Kygo and Rita Ora for their upcoming projects.

Lyrics

English (Original)

Tell me your secrets I’ll keep ‘em safe No sign of weakness, it’s a sign of a faith
We’ll stand tall So you don’t fall
You're not defeated You're in repair Don’t have to call me I’ll always be there
We’ll stand tall So you don’t fall
If you could see how far you’ve walked You would see that all’s not lost
I will never give up on you I don’t care what I've got to lose Just give me your hand and hold on Together we’ll dance through this storm
I will never give up on you You’re the one that I’m running to Just give me your hand and hold on Together we’ll dance through this storm
Under the surface I see you glow I’m right beside you You’re never alone
Don’t let go When you’re so close
If you could see how far you’ve walked You would see that all’s not lost
I will never give up on you I don’t care what I've got to lose Just give me your hand and hold on Together we’ll dance through this storm
I will never give up on you You’re the one that I’m running to Just give me your hand and hold on Together we’re dancing through
This madness We’re running through There’s magic It’s inside of you It’s madness It’s madness
Now you can see how far you’ve walked The mountains climbed, the oceans crossed
I don’t care what I've got to lose Just give me your hand and hold on Together we’ll dance through this storm
I will never give up on you You’re the one that I’m running to So give me your hand and hold on Together we’ll dance through this storm

French

Dis-moi tes secrets Je les garderai pour moi Pas un signe de faiblesse, c’est un signe de confiance Nous serons forts Pour que tu ne tombes pas
Tu n’es pas vaincu Tu récupères Pas besoin de m’appeler, je serai toujours là Nous serons forts Pour que tu ne tombes pas Si tu voyais le chemin que nous avons parcouru Tu verrais que tout n’est pas perdu
Je ne t’abandonnerai jamais Ce que j’ai à perdre m’importe peu Donne-moi ta main et tiens-la bien Ensemble, nous traverserons cette tempête en dansant
Je ne t’abandonnerai jamais Tu es celui vers qui je cours Donne-moi ta main et tiens-la bien Ensemble, nous traverserons cette tempête en dansant
Sous la surface Je te vois rayonner Je suis tout près de toi Tu n’es jamais seul Ne renonce pas Quand tu es si proche Si tu voyais le chemin que nous avons parcouru Tu verrais que tout n’est pas perdu
Je ne t’abandonnerai jamais Ce que j’ai à perdre m’importe peu Donne-moi ta main et tiens-la bien Ensemble, nous traverserons cette tempête en dansant
Je ne t’abandonnerai jamais Tu es celui vers qui je cours Donne-moi ta main et tiens-la bien Ensemble, nous traverserons cette tempête en dansant
Cette folie Que nous connaissons Cette la magie C’est dans toi C’est de la folie C’est de la folie
Maintenant, tu peux voir le chemin que nous avons parcouru Les monts que nous avons gravis, les océans traversés
Ce que j’ai à perdre m’importe peu Donne-moi ta main et tiens-la bien Ensemble, nous traverserons cette tempête en dansant
Je ne t’abandonnerai jamais Tu es celui vers qui je cours Donne-moi ta main et tiens-la bien Ensemble, nous traverserons cette tempête en dansant