She’s one-third of iconic British girl group Little Mix and shares a close relationship with bandmates Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock. But Jade Thirlwall doesn’t just have mad respect for her bandmates. She’s confessed to NikkieTutorials that she’s also a big fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and ESC artists who go all-in.
In the latest make-up video on her channel, Eurovision 2021 co-host Nikkie glams up the already glamorous Jade. At one point Jade asks Nikkie to recommend a Dutch artist for her to listen to and Nikkie suggests Davina Michelle (who happened to be an interval act during the Eurovision semi-finals). She then plays a clip of Davina covering Little Mix’s “Woman Like Me”.
Jade from Little Mix talks about Eurovision how much she loves the show & if they would ever participate pic.twitter.com/20dx1oVyiN— evi ? (@horanbadwijade) November 14, 2021
During a chat about TikTok, Nikkie brings up Duncan Laurence but Jade doesn’t know who he is. However, when Nikkie mentions that she herself co-hosted Eurovision, Jade lights up.
“I love Eurovision,” Jade says. “I saw you did it. And you churned out look after look. You really fed those Europeans!”
Nikkie suggests there was talk about Little Mix singing at the song contest, but Jade says it’s the first she’s heard of it. But when asked if she’d ever considering singing at Eurovision, she doesn’t rule it out: “Maybe like one day in the future.”
“I feel like for us in the UK — what I hate is that we don’t take it seriously enough,” she says, to which Nikkie replies, “Well that’s why you should go.”
Jade continues: “When you watch all the other countries they literally do the most.”
Nikkie rightly interjects with, “Well, not all of them.”
Jade picks up: “They celebrate them. It’s a celebration of your country. It can be as camp as you like, as fabulous as you like.”
As all of you diehard fans will know, Jade’s bandmate Leigh-Anne is represented by TaP music — the agency that’s selecting the UK’s Eurovision 2022 song and act.
In recent weeks, artists affiliated with the agency (Dua Lipa) and others who know its founder (Elton John and Mel C from the Spice Girls) have spoken out favourably about Eurovision and the UK’s potential. So it should come as no surprise that Jade might also big up the contest and the UK’s need to step it up.
What do you make of all this? Do you think that Jade and/or Little Mix have Eurovision in their plans for the future? Do you think that TaP might tap Jade’s bandmate Leigh-Anne for ESC? Or could TaP even dream up a new girl band for the competition? Let us know in the comments box down below.
Britain don’t take it seriously enough? It’s a political farce. Britain is better saving it’s money and letting all the block voters get on with it.
and here, we see the average “the sun” reader, in its natural habitat
let me guess ugly Br*tish local
Then what on earth are you doing on this website?
Which “blocks” voted for Italy, Netherlands, Israel, and Portugal to win, Sean?
She loves Eurovision, but doesn’t know who Duncan Laurence is? Interesting!
She’ll probably know the song, though.
lol why would she know that boring dude
Yeah, why would a self-proclaimed Eurovision fan know a recent winner of Eurovision…
yes she is a fan of Eurovision does not mean she has to know all the artists
Let’s be honest here, if you’re a Eurovision fan you know who Duncan Laurence is. You don’t have to like him (clearly you don’t) but at least you’ve heard of him.
I mean you can be like a ‘superfan’ that knows all the ins and outs but that’s like a really small portion of people like us who follow the eurovision news all year round. The rest of fans are just regular people who really like to watch it every year. And they forget things like the name of the winner in 2019 fairly easy. My mum wouldn’t be able to say which country won this year
There’s a difference between a super fan and just knowing who the winner is. I think you need to give your mum more credit, surely she knows Italy won (that is, if she actually watched the show)
Lol she just watched the contest and likes it
I wondered the same, but I’m sure she knows Arcade anyways
wait this is lowkey huge. Jade Thirlwall slayage incoming in 2023 I fear
Atleast she isn’t dismissive of the idea of Eurovision and can recognise that it’s a great platform for new music, and music markets in different countries around Europe. I know for me, living in Ireland, Eurovision is one of the best opportunities for me to get knowledge of the music scene in the likes of Ukraine for example by the types of songs they send and the acts they get, which are quite well known in their homelands. I know Jade is probably well known already in Europe but I think she’s actually the first well known singer in the… Read more »
I wouldn’t exactly say she’s well known… ask the average European who Jade Thirlwall is and they’ll say: who? Little Mix haven’t really had any major hits in continental Europe, they’re bigger in the UK and Australia.
LM have sold our arena tours in Europe of 10,000 plus.
Yeah they do have a pretty dedicated fan base, it seems, but outside of that not many people know them. I’m sorry but it’s true, I think most people couldn’t name one Little Mix song.
I think that tour and album sales matter more than single sales. Flo Rida’s support for Senhit not getting her top 10 isn’t as surprising when you consider that Flo Rida’s songs and collaborations fared way better than any of his albums or tours.
What about that sanitary pad song? These wings were meant to fly.
Oh, was it Wings? I thought it was Chins!
On their last tour, 40 concerts, 29 of them were in the UK.
On their next tour, 28 concerts, 26 will be in the UK.
But the thing is many of the gigs in mainland Europe sold out quickly. For example in 2016 and 2017’s tours, some sold out in 5 minutes in Amsterdam and Paris, and others were upsized.
They’ve only done a few concerts in Scandinavia – in smaller venues, like Annexet, where this year’s Melodifestivalen was held. They are definitely successful outside of the UK, just maybe not so much that they would get an easy win. That’s all I’m trying to say.
I do understand that they haven’t always had magnitude, single records have been modest, and the albums usually last only 2 weeks on top 40’s, but they do have enough dedicated core fans to get plenty of points.
Sweet melody and heartbreak anthem did really well in Europe maybe you need to do research first
Really well? Not at all, I looked up Sweet Melody and it made the tip parade in a few mainland European countries. That’s not the same as the actual charts, in case you didn’t know.
lol I heard these 2 songs on the radio so much so these surely did well in my country
I think it is more likely the (annoying) one who left will represent San Marino. She says Stormzy is her “good friend” so he could do the Flo Rida bit.
We’ve also had Dua endorse our new method (and Ed profess to being a fan of ESC for fun), and with Jade, I have known her being a longtime Loreen fan and follow Foureira on insta.
Jade would be perfect but I fear pressure on her would be undue, even though I really want LM at ESC. A wholeheartedly LM endorsed U.K. entry (and Athena for Armenia, as the crux of my adoration for Chains On You is its similarity to Joan Of Arc from LM5) is a more realistic aim, but one I think could occur.
what can I say ….Jade Thirlwall is right with everything she said. I hope the UK (and my country Germany) will wake up and do something right this year.
If they go, they would win. Would it be fair to other countries?
They might not win, and yes, I think it would be fair.
It wouldn’t be fair because they already have fans all around the globe that would vote for them regardless how good the song is.
They won’t win. Europe won’t allow it.
Go back to reading the Sun.
Another Br*tish local
If they compete and have a great song ….sure we all would vote for them. Why not? If they have a boring song we will not vote – it is so easy. The UK has the same chances like all other countries.
look another boring British local
yes you are boring
well, this shows that many UK artists, especially the bigger ones, want to go for their country to Eurovision. it’s just that their managers/record labels don’t want it.
One vague statement of ‘I might once upon a time’ does not really show that. It could happen if a good result of the uk unchains that sort of reaction.
But she didn’t show disdain for the contest and her opinion about UK’s performance was very sensible and down-to-earth though
Nothing against the idea of sending Little Mix to Eurovision 2022 but personally I would like to see Leigh – Anne representing the UK as a solo act.
she just said that to be polite. she would never actually do it
wow what a queen
I would love for Jade to represent us or for Little Mix to represent together as a trio.
Preach girl, say it louder for the people in the back. She is 100% right and i love that she is not rejecting the contest like other prominent UK acts. She needs to be internally chosen in the future and smash it
Jade: “when you watch all the other countries they literally do the most”
Nikkie: “well, not all of them”