New Sugababe Jade Ewen wasted no time in getting stuck into her new role. The altered line-up were snapped for the first time yesterday as they shot their new video in the desert outside of L.A only a day after the last original member of the band, Keisha Buchanan, was axed.
Eurovision Song Contest singer Jade was poached from a rival record label to take over from Keisha despite only releasing her first single, My Man, on Monday. Keisha’s exit from the band shocked music fans as rumours had been rife that the most recent addition to the band, Amelle, was due to walk because of friction between the girls. This was further fuelled by Amelle’s no-show at a gig two weeks ago which forced Keisha and Heidi to perform as a duo.
The Sugagbabe’s official website broke the news, however Keisha chose to make a statement through Twitter which succeeded in stirring things up a bit. Writing on the micro blogging site she said: “There were no arguments, bullying, or anything of that sort that lead to this.” But she followed up with this intriguing comment “it was not my decision to leave.” A spokesperson for the Sugababes’ record company, Island Records, confirmed that Keisha will be staying on with them to pursue a solo career.
Latest Sugababe, Jade, rose to fame earlier this year by winning Andrew Lloyd Webber’s talent search to find an entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest. Despite gaining a high profile from her stint as the U.K representative for the singing competition, a source close to Jade said “she felt she couldn’t say no” to the Sugababe offer.