Why do you want to represent the UK at Eurovision?
"Just to change people's perceptions really. I want to bring something a bit fresher and funkier to Eurovision, but still keeping it upbeat and enjoyable as well."
What did you think of Scooch's performance last year?
"I was gutted that Scooch got through, to be honest. I think we've lost the concept of having a really good song for Eurovision. That's what the actual contest's about - songs that really appeal to people."
How would you describe 'Even If', your entry song?
"I'd describe 'Even If' as an uptempo, funky song that has a real party feel to it. It's about love, loyalty and, for me, it's very generic. It doesn't alienate anybody and it's a song everybody can enjoy themselves to. That's what Eurovision should be about."
Who do you think your biggest rival is?
"I heard a little snippet of Michelle Gayle's song, but I haven't heard any of the others. I'm not really bothered about that to be honest. That's not me being flippant, but I'm just trying to concentrate on myself. I really want to enjoy myself when performing to this fantastic audience. We're all there to make a wonderful show for the public and change people's perceptions."
What do you think about Ireland choosing a turkey puppet as its Eurovision contender?
"I'm not sure if it'll look very good on stage - will it be on there with a band? It just seems a little bit pointless to me."
Do you really believe the UK can win Eurovision this year?
"I think the only way that the UK can win it is if the minds of the voters change. Instead of voting for their favourite country, they have to vote for their favourite song. Let's get back to way it used to be! I'll always bang on about political voting and how it's ruining the ideology of Eurovision. The contest's meant to be about songs, not political voting."
Eurovision - Your Decision airs tonight at 7pm on BBC One.