On Friday night, the 25-year-old fended off competition from a string of former X Factor flops to fly the Union Jack at the Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine with her ballad Never Give Up On You.
Political voting has long been cited as the main reason behind the UK’s dismal scoring at the annual competition, and in the wake of the UK leaving the European Union, skeptics fear Great Britain are diving straight into another nil points disaster.
“We always talk about this political voting,” she told hosts Dan Walker, 39, and Louise Minchin, 48. “This year, I’m looking forward to going to be part of an event that is globally unifying.
“Eurovision is all about unity and what a great year to be an ambassador for our country. I’ll deal with it when I get there.”
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Sun, May 15, 2016
It's Eurovision time again. The 61st Eurovision Song Contest will take place at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden on 14 May.
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I’ll deal with it when I get there
Eurovision Song Contest's Lucie Jones
Despite the UK’s exhausting Eurovision struggle year-on-year, Jones assured that she’s got her sights set on victory.
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“It would be pointless if I went there and I wasn’t trying to win,” she chuckled. “I’ll do what I can to try and make the UK proud.”
The songstress also admitted that after reading comments on social media, she may make a few last minute tweaks to her Eurovision track.
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"Everyone's loving the song but we're definitely listening to people when they say they want slight changes and the record producers and the BBC are looking into it – so we'll see,” she added.
After her explosive exit, the Welsh singer managed to mould a successful stage career, appearing in the musical version American Psycho in the West End, Elle Woods in the stage production of Legally Blonde and toured China with Ghost: The Musical.
The Eurovision Song Contest takes place on May 13 in Kiev, Ukraine.