Sunday, February 01, 2009
Jade Ewen To Represent The United Kingdom At Eurovision
The final show of "Your Country Needs You", Britain's latest Eurovision selection show, aired last night revealing both the UK's entrant and song choice for the 2009 Eurovision song contest in Moscow (and also featuring the ever gorgeous Eurovision 2008 winner Dima Bilan)
Jade Ewen was brought into the programme after the official selection process had finished suggesting she had always been the production teams choice over a rather lacklustre group of 5 other entrants. Whilst awkward on stage she certainly does have the requisite singing and dancing ability. Plus she looks good too.
At the same time the new song, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Diane Warren, was unveiled. "My Time" is, unsuprisingly, heavily influenced by the musicals so beloved of the two writers. My only concern is it seems less like one of the big numbers and more like one of the filler songs such as "Castle On A Cloud" in Les Mis. They're good but not memorable or remarkable.
However given that our last stellar performance was the third place "Come Back" by Jessica Garlick in 2002, another ballad by a female solo artist, perhaps this is our best hope in years.
The fact the song has been chosen fairly early and the BBC news story about the selection suggests Jade is to tour Europe promoting the song bodes well for once (have they been reading my blog where I've been bleating on about European promotion for years? ;) )
Good luck Jade, bring it home!!
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