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Jake Shakeshaft

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United Kingdom

Jake Shakeshaft

Jake Shakeshaft, originally from Newcastle-under-Lyme, was first seen on TV back in 2015 when he appeared on the fourth series of The Voice UK. After successfully getting three chairs to turn in his blind audition, Jake chose will.i.am as his mentor. Eventually he made it to the third round.

While on the show, Jake met fellow singer Joe Woolford on Rita Ora’s team and the pair decided to form a duo called “Joe and Jake”. Together Joe and Jake managed to win “Eurovision: You Decide” when the BBC decided to return to a national final for the first time in 5 years and thus represented the UK in 2016 with the song “You’re Not Alone”. The song eventually came in 24th place.

Jake has been playing guitar since 2012 and one year later began performing solo gigs. Prior to The Voice and Eurovision, Jake made it to final of “NUA Entertainment Next Big Thing” back in 2014, held at The Cavern in Liverpool.

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Eurojury

Eurojury is the flagship broadcast of Showcase, celebrating the music of the Eurovision Song Contest with juries of up to 180 entertainment industry professionals. Rob Lilley has hosted the televised event since the fourth edition in 2016, succeeding Josh Dubovie and Linda Martin during the show's time as a radio broadcast. Eurojury is known for producing an accurate simulation of the results likely to be seen at the Eurovision Song Contest in May and is often used by bookmakers and broadcasters as a guide and prediction of the grand final result.

United Kingdom at 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.

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