He promised a banger, and he certainly delivered!
The United Kingdom has just released their entry for Eurovision 2021. James Newman will be singing Embers in Rotterdam this May.
It was released first on BBC Radio 2 on Ken Bruce’s show and then the music video was released shortly afterwards. The song is available to listen to on many streaming platforms.
James has previously said that he wanted a song that people can dance to, even if it’s in their kitchen, and from the sounds of it, he has achieved that goal.
You can check out his music video below:
Details about the staging is revealed
Lee Smithurst, TV producer for BBC, has also shed some light on some details on the staging, name-dropping some familiar faces along the way.
👏 🇬🇧 next stop Rotterdam 🇳🇱— Lee Smithurst (@LeeSmithurst) March 11, 2021
The staging will be done by Jerry Reeve and Tom Denning who have created and choreographed for John Legend, Jonas Brothers and Taylor Swift - so we’re in safe hands guys. Can’t wait for everyone to see it. It’s going to look 👌🏼 https://t.co/pmEyjWLCcy
It is all looking very promising for James and the UK so far and we wish the UK all the best in Eurovision this year !
PHOTO: VICTOR FRANKOWSKI
United Kingdom in Eurovision
The UK made their Eurovision debut in 1957 and have taken part in every contest since. They have won the contest 5 times in 1967, 1969, 1976, 1981 and 1997. On top of that they were the runners up 15 times, more than any other country. Some of the most memorable entries include: Congratulations (1968), Making Your Mind Up (1981), Love Shine A Light (1997) and It’s My Time (2009). They were set to participate in 2020 contest with James Newman and his song My Last Breath prior to cancellation. James is set to represent the UK again in 2021 with the song Embers.
What do you think about the UK this year? Could James do well for the country? Tell us in the comments below!