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Jake Shakeshaft

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Quick Facts

Jake Shakeshaft

25 July 1995

🇬🇧 British

National Selection
Eurovision: You Decide 2016

In Eurovision
2016 Stockholm

You’re not alone (2016, Joe & Jake)


Jake Shakeshaft was born in 1995 in Newcastle under Lyme. Since 2012, Jake Shakeshaft has been honing his guitar playing and singing skills, starting his solo performances the following year. In August 2014, he distinguished himself as a finalist at the NUA Entertainment Next Big Thing, held at The Cavern in Liverpool, making it to the final five. While studying Music Technology at Newcastle-under-Lyme College and juggling part-time work, he decided to focus on music full time and left his job.
In 2015, Jake took part in The Voice UK, being coached by Jake did not reach the live shows as he had to leave in the knockout round. While participating in The Voice UK, Joe Woolford and Jake Shakeshaft developed a strong friendship that led them to team up for Eurovision: You Decide, a competition organized by the BBC to select the UK’s representative for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. They emerged victorious among six contenders in the national final, a decision determined entirely by public voting that involved both televoting and online voting. Their performance of the song “You’re Not Alone” took place on May 14, 2016, at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. On March 11, 2016, Sony Music UK announced that they had signed a record deal with Joe and Jake. Despite their efforts, the duo placed 24th in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. The follow up, “Tongue tied”, was released in January 2017.
After a break, Jake started performing again in September 2018


You’re Not Alone (Joe & Jake)

🇬🇧 British



Matt Schwartz
Justin Benson
Siva Kaneswaran

Matt Schwartz
Justin Benson
Siva Kaneswaran

Mikey Burke
Ross Harris
Chris Moncrieff
Lai Shin-Aba

Results Semi

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Position: –
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Results Finals

Points: 62
Position: 24
Running order: 25