British broadcaster BBC has finally named Britpop girlgroup STAND UNIQU3 as its Junior Eurovision 2023 entrants with their debut single “Back to Life”.
In addition to the music video release, STAND UNIQU3 has released their debut single and JESC 2023 song to streaming services such as Spotify.
“Back to Life” is written by Jack Hawitt, Jakke Erixson and Sky Adams with Adams serving as producer as well. The song clocks in at exactly 3:00 and is an upbeat song with a catchy hook that sounds like it was played with a flute.
About STAND UNIQU3
UK’s entrant this year, STAND UNIQU3, is a newly-formed Britpop girl group consisting of Hayla, Maisie and Yazmin who were scouted through an audition organized by the BBC. They are the first group to represent the United Kingdom in the Junior Eurovision.
Hayla is currently 12 years of age and describes herself as a fan of Rihanna. She also plays football as a striker and has a Eurovision connection as her grandfather was one of the backing dancers for Rikki when he competed in Eurovision 1987. Hayla hails from Liverpool, Eurovision 2023’s host city.
Maisie is currently 13 years of age and is a dancer and stage actress in addition to being a singer. She enjoys clay pigeon shooting with her grandfather and is an avid collector of crystals. Maisie hails from Essex.
Finally, Yazmin is currently 12 years of age and has performed in front of large crowds before. Similar to her fellow group mate Maisie, she is a dancer. Yazmin’s specialty in dancing are in Latin and Ballroom. She has a chihuahua named Tinkerbell and her hobbies include writing stories and shopping. Yazmin hails from Newcastle.
According to the group’s write-up by the BBC, Hayla, Maisie and Yazmin found out that they made it to the final cut of STAND UNIQU3 in a central London dance studio where they were called in on the pretense of a final round of auditions. There, BBC Radio 1’s Dean McCullogh broke the news to them that they have been chosen to form STAND UINQU3.
You can listen to the JESC 2023 playlist (so far) here:
Junior Eurovision 2023 will take place in Nice, France on 26th November 2023.
16 countries will take part in the contest: France, Germany, Spain, the UK, Italy, Albania, North Macedonia, Estonia, Georgia, Poland, The Netherlands, Malta, Ukraine, Ireland, Portugal, and Armenia.