Jade brings UK home in fifth

HOPES of Newham - and British - glory in the Eurovision Song Contest were dashed when Plaistow s Jade Ewen finished in fifth place on Saturday night.But the result was a massive improvement on the UK s place at the bottom of the table last year, but her

HOPES of Newham - and British - glory in the Eurovision Song Contest were dashed when Plaistow's Jade Ewen finished in fifth place on Saturday night.

But the result was a massive improvement on the UK's place at the bottom of the table last year, but her efforts failed to secure enough points to compete with record-breaking winner Norway.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's involvement by co-writing the song helped achieve the best British finish since 2002.

Jade , 21, really did us proud and succeeded in reversing the UK's bad run of results in the 54th contest with It's My Time by Lord Lloyd-Webber and Diane Warren.


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This year, for the first time, phone votes from the public were combined with the votes of national juries to decide the marks.

Andrew Lloyd Webber paid tribute to Jade, who had enchanted everyone in Russia in the last two weeks building up to the show.

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He said: "She was brilliant. She gave a superb performance and I think tonight we have seen a true star born.

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