After weeks of speculation that Andrew Lloyd Webber would participate in Jade Ewen’s Eurovision performance, Webber has confirmed that he will in fact join her on stage in Moscow.
“Of course I’ll play for her,” Webber told BBC chat show host Jonathan Ross just moments ago.
Wiwi is hopeful the two will do a better job coordinating their outfits in Moscow. Jade looked stunning in a flowing purple baby doll dress, but the frock clashed with Webber ‘s hot pink Oxford button-up. Weber also sported a leather belt featuring an over-sized buckle reading “God Save the Queen.”
“This girl can really, really sing,” Weber said of his new muse. “In my career I’ve found very few singers that can do what [she] can do.”
Europe is catching on to that, too. Jade spent the past month performing her song It’s My Time in more than 20 European cities, including Amsterdam and Stockholm. That brutal promotional tour has helped her emerge as a favorite among bookies and fans alike, consistently placing her among the Top 8 in betting pools and fan polls, including wiwibloggs’ ongoing poll.
“People definitely know the song,” Jade said of her experience on the tour. “There are some funny fans that know every word that you’re singing.”
Despite that, Webber has low expectations for their chances. “I don’t think we will [win],” he said.
“But Eurovision is just the beginning. It doesn’t really matter.”
And given Britain’s dismal finishes in recent years, he knows there isn’t much further to fall: “We came last last year. . .I can equal that.”