|Birth name||Lucie Bethan Jones|
|Born||20 March 1991|
Pentyrch, Cardiff, Wales
Lucie Bethan Jones (born 20 March 1991) is a Welsh singer, actress, and model. Jones first came to prominence while competing on series 6 of The X Factor UK in 2009, where she finished eighth. She represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 with the song "Never Give Up on You", finishing with 111 points in 15th place, the country's best result since 2011.
Jones was born in Pentyrch, a small village outside Cardiff. In 2007, she attended the World Scout Jamboree as a Scout, and was the main performer singing "Jambo", the theme song of the jamboree. Lucie was also a part of Cardiff's own Scout and Guide Gang Show. In 2017, she married fellow X Factor contestant Ethan Boroian.
Jones auditioned for series 6 of The X Factor UK with the song "I Will Always Love You". She advanced to the live shows, and was mentored by Dannii Minogue. Jones was eliminated in week five, during the final showdown against John & Edward after the result went to deadlock with Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell voting to eliminate Jones while Minogue and Cheryl Cole voted to send home John & Edward. After her elimination, 1,113 viewers complained about Cowell sending the result to deadlock rather than sending home John & Edward in a majority vote.
|The X Factor performances and results|
|Audition||"I Will Always Love You"||N/A||Through to bootcamp|
|Bootcamp (Part 1)||"Hero"||Through to the next day of bootcamp|
|Bootcamp (Part 2)||"Hurt"||Through to judges' houses|
|Judges' houses||"Anything for You"||Through to live shows|
|Live show 1||"Footprints in the Sand"||Musical heroes||Safe (4th)|
|Live show 2||"How Will I Know"||Divas||Safe (6th)|
|Live show 3||"My Funny Valentine"||Big band||Safe (3rd)|
|Live show 4||"Sweet Child o' Mine"||Rock||Safe (7th)|
|Live show 5||"This Is Me"||Songs from films||Bottom two (8th)|
|"One Moment in Time"||Sing-Off||Eliminated (8th)|
After being eliminated from The X Factor, Jones was signed to Select Model Management, and began a modelling career. In May 2010, Jones was signed by Cameron Mackintosh to play Cosette in the West End production of Les Misérables. In September 2010, she was revealed to be the face of Wonderbra's Full Effects campaign. In 2010, she appeared in The Sarah Jane Adventures episode, "Lost in Time: Part Two". Jones played the role of Meat in the 2013 arena tour of We Will Rock You. Jones also played the role of Victoria in the musical American Psycho at the Almeida Theatre in December 2013.
In February 2015, Jones appeared as Melody Carver in ITV's Midsomer Murders, in the episode "The Ballad of Midsomer County". In April 2015, Jones played the role of Emma in the showcase performance of Like Me, at The Waterloo East Theatre. In March 2015, she was cast as Molly in the Chinese tour of Ghost the Musical. In April 2016, she played the lead role of Elle Woods in Legally Blonde at the Curve. In 2016, she was cast as Maureen Johnson in the UK tour of Rent. Jones appeared in a summer run as Holly in the UK Tour of The Wedding Singer from 20 June to 19 July 2017. Between September 2017 and June 2018 she reprised her role as Elle Woods in a UK tour of Legally Blonde.
Jones made her debut as Jenna in Waitress on 17 June 2019, taking over from Katharine McPhee. For 2 weeks from 13 January 2020, she was briefly replaced by Desi Oakley (who had played Jenna in the US tour) due to an illness that also affected her two understudies. From 27 January to 21 March 2020, the role was to be played by Sara Bareilles for an 8-week run, with Jones stepping back into the role until the show closed on 4 July 2020. However, on 14 March 2020, the show closed early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jones reprised the role of Jenna on 4 September 2021 for the rescheduled UK & Ireland tour (originally set to start November 2020).
In Summer 2021, Jones took on the role of Fantine in the West End production of Les Misérables, ending on 29 August 2021 so that she could resume her role as Jenna in Waitress for the 2021/ 2022 UK Tour, starting in 4 September 2021.
In February 2022, Jones will star as Elphaba in the musical Wicked.
In January 2017, Jones was confirmed to be competing in Eurovision: You Decide, the United Kingdom's national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Her song, "Never Give Up on You", was co-written by Eurovision Song Contest 2013 winner Emmelie de Forest. On 27 January 2017, Jones won the televised show, and was confirmed to be representing the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, in Kyiv.
Jones's performance was shown in excerpt at the first semi-final of the Eurovision and, following this, betting odds went on to surge. At the Grand Final Jones performed eighteenth in the running order and then, in the second half of the final, went on to score 111 points through combined voting from the jury vote and the popular vote. Jones also managed to score 12 points from the Australia professional Jury. An article in the International Business Times stated that she blamed Brexit for the "disappointing" result.
|Lucie Jones: Live at the Adelphi||
|Single||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"You'll Never Walk Alone"
(with Rhys Meirion)
|"Confidence Is Conscienceless"||2015||–||—||Confidence Is Conscienceless|
|"The Ballad of Midsomer County"||–||—||Midsomer Murders (Original Television Soundtrack)|
|"Never Give Up on You"||2017||73||29||Non-album single|
|"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released in that territory.|
|2009||The X Factor||Herself||Contestant|
|2010||The Sarah Jane Adventures||Gemma||Television series; 2 episodes|
|Les Misérables in Concert: The 25th Anniversary||Turning Woman 2||Television movie|
|2013||Miss Todd||Miss Todd||Short film|
|2015||Midsomer Murders||Melody Carver||TV Series, S17E3: “The Ballad of Midsomer County”|
|2017||Eurovision: You Decide 2017||Herself||Contestant|
|Eurovision Song Contest 2017||United Kingdom representative|
|2018||Eurovision: You Decide 2018||Guest|
|2010||Les Misérables||Cosette||Queen's Theatre||West End|
|2011||The Prodigals||Kelly||Edinburgh Fringe Festival||Edinburgh|
|2013||We Will Rock You||Meat||N/A||UK Arena Tour|
|2013–14||American Psycho||Victoria/Hardbody Bartender||Almeida Theatre||West End|
|2015||Broadway to the Bay||Featured Soloist||Millennium Centre||Cardiff|
|Like Me||Emma||Waterloo East Theatre||Off-West End|
|Ghost the Musical||Molly Jensen||N/A||China National Tour|
|2016||Legally Blonde||Elle Woods||Curve, Leicester||Leicester|
|Musicals Unsung||Featured Soloist||The Other Palace||Off-West End|
|2016–17||Rent||Maureen Johnson||N/A||UK National Tour|
|2017||The Wedding Singer||Holly||N/A||UK National Tour|
|2017–18||Legally Blonde||Elle Woods||N/A||UK National Tour|
|2017||A Christmas Carol||Emily/Ghost of Christmas Future||Old Vic||London|
|2019-20||Waitress||Jenna Hunterson||Adelphi Theatre||West End|
|2020||Lucie Jones - Live at the Adelphi||Herself||Adelphi Theatre||West End|
|2021||Les Misérables||Fantine||Sondheim Theatre||West End|
|2021-22||Waitress||Jenna Hunterson||Adelphi Theatre||West End|
|2022-||Wicked||Elphaba||Apollo Victoria Theatre||West End|
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