It is reported by the Metro that Chelcee Grimes is one of the artists that TaP Music may select to sing for the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2022.
Reports in Metro have suggested that Chelcee Grimes is one of the acts that TaP Music is interested in sending to Eurovision 2022. Chelcee Grimes already is currently signed with TaP Music and has also written songs for other TaP Music acts such as Dua Lipa. Meaning it is possible that the singer could be involved as both the songwriter or singer for the United Kingdom next year.
Chelcee Grimes is not also new to the world of Eurovision, last year she was one of the BBC’s commentators for the two semi-finals of Eurovision 2021. To add to this Chelcee Grimes was credited as a songwriter for the song “Wonderland” by Eurovision 2020/2021 singer Roxen and Eurovision 2009 winner Alexander Rybak. The song also was worked on by last year’s entrant from the United Kingdom, James Newman.
At this time no official news from TaP Music or the BBC has been released regarding any possible names for singers that could represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2022. Last week it was announced that the BBC will use an internal selection headed by TaP music to select both its singer and song, meaning TaP Music will pick next year entry.
TaP Music is the publishing and management company for many leading artists such as Dua Lipa, Lana del Rey and Ellie Goulding. At that time Ben Mawsonof Tap Music stated their choice is likely to be an upcoming singer and is unlikely to be an established act, however, nothing had been decided at that time.
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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date the UK has won the contest a total of five times, with their first victory coming in 1967 and their latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top 10 only twice, this being in 2002 with Jessica Garlick and in 2009 with Jade Ewen.