Your London Needs You! Interview With Jade

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Your London Needs You! Interview With Jade

Jade Ewen, Londoner in Your Country Needs You
Jade Ewen, Your Country Needs You
Andrew Lloyd Webber has reached the final in his search to find a singer for his Eurovision song. On Saturday evening, Mark Evans, twins Francine & Nicola and Jade Ewen will compete to be the UK's Eurovision entrant for 2009. The winner will jet off to the Contest in Moscow. And wouldn't you know it? One of them - Jade - is a Londoner. Londonist caught up with her, to ask about London living & loving Eurovision.

Are you hoping for London's support for Saturday night. We have given you our support.

Definitely! All the acts are so talented but it's the public who vote!

Where in London are you from? What's brilliant and rubbish about it?

I'm from Plaistow in East London. What's brilliant about it is that it's near to where the Olympics are being held in 2012. What's rubbish is that it's so far away from the new Westfield Shopping centre!

What do you love about London?

I love everything about London! From the fashion to the hustle and bustle, the tubes and the iconic London buses. It's a multi-cultural, exciting, vibrant city.

Should you win and go to Moscow, what are you expecting Moscow to be like?

I am expecting Moscow to be cold! But I'm really excited about the possibility of experiencing a whole new city which is so diverse and different from our own.

What's your favourite Eurovision memory?

Watching Viva la Diva win - it was so funny!

Should you win in Moscow, would London would a good Eurovision city?

London would make a great city to host Eurovision! We're in it to win it! We know how to throw a good party. Ha Ha! But also because there are so many different cultures here I think it would appeal to a wide range of people.

And where would we host it?

The O2 would be a great place to host Eurovision.

What's your favourite London music venue?

Pigalles - I love the live music and the people.

What would you like to say to Londonist readers?

As a Londoner I am very proud to be given the opportunity to represent us in the Eurovision song contest and I'm hoping to have their support! I'll do my best and do London proud!

The final of Your Country Needs You is on BBC One, Saturday 31 January 2009, at 6.40pm.

Last Updated 29 January 2009