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Javine Hylton's Biography

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Javine Dionne Hylton was born in London on December 27, 1981.

As a girl, Javine had odd jobs like washing up in an old people's home, and working in shoe shops, but she says her heart was not in it and she preferred going to dance classes.

Javine went to stage school from the age of ten, and at 18 she got the role of Nala in the West End production of 'The Lion King', which she performed for two years.

Javine found fame on the ITV show Popstars: The Rivals, making it to the last six girl singers. However, amid controversy, Javine was not selected to be in the group, which included Cheryl Cole and Sarah Harding, that became 'Girls Aloud'.

Fans claimed they were not able to vote for Javine, claiming that when they dialled the number, to their chagrin they heard a recorded message thanking them for voting for rival contestant Sarah Harding.

Popstars presenter Davina McCall and some of the judges, including Geri Halliwell, admitted surprise at Javine not being selected.

Instead, Javine became a solo artist, and her debut single, 'Real Things' went straight into the charts at No 4. After further singles success, Javine was chosen to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest on 21 May 2005.

Javine, singing 'Touch My Fire', which she co-wrote with John Themis, beat Jordan into second place. During the contest to select the Eurovision hopeful, one of Javine's nipples popped out of her skimpy outfit.

However, the actual final was to end in disappointment for Javine, who ended up third from last; and the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was won by Greek singer Helena Paparizou.

In April 2005, Javine split up with her boyfriend of several years, Tony Chorale.

Along with Amanda Lamb, Michelle Gayle, Peter Duncan and others (including MC Harvey - see below) Javine was a contestant on The Games on Channel 4.

Javine was reportedly scheduled to appear as a pole-dancer in a West End musical with Michelle Collins called Boney M.

In February 2008, Javine and MC Harvey had a baby.

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