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Last Updated: Sunday March 07 2010 12:11 GMT

Sugababe to find Eurovision star

Pete Waterman and Graham Norton

Sugababe Jade Ewen has joined the judging panel for the TV talent show that decides who will represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Last year, Jade was the winner of Your Country Needs You, and went on to come fifth at the Eurovision competition.

Now she's joining Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli and record producer Pete Waterman to judge the hopefuls.

The winner will be decided by a public vote and go on to perform in the singing competition in Norway, in May.

Singer Jade Ewen
Jade singing at last year's Eurovision, where she came fifth.

Four solo singers, an all-girl trio and a five-piece group will battle it out to represent the UK by singing live on the show, which is hosted by Graham Norton, on Friday 12 March.

In the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, Jade sang an Andrew Lloyd-Webber song and came fifth - the UK's best result for several years.

This year's winner will sing a song produced by Pete Waterman, who's clocked up countless number one hits over the years.

"So far we've got the song and we've got six acts," he said. "Now all we're waiting for is the public to get behind the search for the UK entry and then we can really get to work."