It’s James Newman for the UK!

February 19, 2021


British broadcaster the BBC alongside record label BMG have revealed this morning that James Newman has once again been internally selected to represent the UK at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Since 2020, the BBC have been in partnership with BMG for selecting Eurovision artists and their songs. 

A song name is yet to be released, but on several official social media posts it mentions next month is when we’ll hear the UK’s participating song.

Who is James Newman?

James Newman is a British singer and songwriter from Settle, North Yorkshire but is now based in London. At the 2014 Brit Awards, he won the Brit Award for British Single of the Year as a co-writer on Rudimental’s single Waiting All Night. 

James also has song writing credits on a number of popular artist’s music including Calvin Harris, Rudimental, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Olly Murs, Kaiser Chiefs, Kesha and former Eurovision participants Brendan Murray and Guy Sebastian. 

The BBC teamed up with record label BMG in 2020 to select the UK’s Eurovision entry and James was internally selected with My Last Breath. Unfortunately due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the contest was cancelled, and James has been internally selected to represent the UK once again in 2021.

Are you excited to see James back for Eurovision 2021? Let us know in the comments below or on our social media!

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