According to the BBC, James Newman will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2021.
The singer was internally selected by broadcaster BBC after he was internally chosen for Eurovision 2020.
Eurovision 2021 song will be released in March 2021. The BBC also announced a renewed collaboration between BBC Studios and music company BMG for this year’s contest. The song will be released and published by BMG, and BBC Studios will once again produce the BBC’s coverage of the biggest and most watched song competition in the world.
James Newman should have performed “My Last Breath” at Eurovision 2020:
James shared his excitement in an Instagram post:
Jo Wallace, Acting Controller of Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC, adds:
“We are so pleased to have James back with us and representing the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2021. After 2020 and the cancellation of the 65th Contest, Eurovision is exactly what everyone needs!”
Who is James Newman?
James Newman is a hugely successful BRIT Award-winning and Grammy-nominated songwriter. James won a BRIT for British Single of the Year for “Waiting All Night“, performed by Rudimental and Ella Eyre. He has also written hit singles “Lay It All On Me” performed by Rudimental ft Ed Sheeran, “Blame” performed by Calvin Harris ft. John Newman, and “Therapy“, performed by Armin Van Buuren and James Newman.
Last year James co-wrote “My Last Breath” with acclaimed British songwriters Ed Drewett, Iain James and Adam Argyle which was the song entered by the UK in last year’s competition before it was postponed.
James released his debut EP “The Things We Do” in Summer 2020 and ended the year with another new collaboration with Armin Van Buuren,”Slow Lane“
The United Kingdom is one of the Big5 countries that have already got a ticket for the Eurovision 2021 Grand Final.
By choosing James Newman, the UK joins Spain as the only 2 countries (out of the Big5) to select Eurovision 2020 artists for Eurovision 2021
You can find all the relevant information on our Eurovision 2021 homepage: