Jade Ewen will play the R&B celebrity who had a connection with Luis Miguel in the late 1990s in the forthcoming third season of Luis Miguel.
The first season of the Spanish language program began with Luis as a 10-year-old, and the third and final season will follow the Mexican star’s romance with Mariah between 1999 and 2001.
Diego Boneta will resume his role as Luis, while Jade will take over as Mariah for the duration of the program.
The 33-year-old posted the show’s teaser on Instagram with the caption, ‘Get ready, here she comes…’
Last month, she expressed her delight, saying, ‘It’s not every day that you get to portray your hero.’ There are no words… just boundless appreciation!!!’.
The series was shot in Mexico last year, and Jade seemed to be preparing for the part by reading the book The Meaning of Mariah Carey in November.
‘My ultimate hero,’ she said on Instagram. My motivation for singing and my biggest source of inspiration. Her courage, skill, and faith are unrivaled. What a stunning QUEEN!!’
Jade rose to prominence in 2009 when she represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest, performing It’s My Time with Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber on piano.
She came in fifth place, giving her the most successful UK artist at Eurovision since 2002.
Jade took Keisha’s position in the Sugababes. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) )
Months later, she joined the Sugababes’ revolving door, replacing the group’s final surviving original member, Keisha Buchanan, to round out the lineup with Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah.
Wear My Kiss and About A Girl included Jade’s vocals, but the band went on hiatus in 2011, when the three original members reunited.
Jade returned to acting after the Sugababes, having performed Young Nala in The Lion King on the West End at the age of ten, and joined the cast of In The Heights on the West End.
She later starred as Princess Jasmine in the West End version of Aladdin.
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