James Newman has revealed his next single will be one of the songs that was written to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021.
The United Kingdom’s Eurovision 2021 representative James Newman has revealed that his next single will be a song that was created for Eurovision 2021. Speaking to ESC Bubble the singer stated:
One of them is gonna be my next single because I really love it. It didn’t feel right for it to be my Eurovision song, but I love it so much that I want to put it out as my next single.
James previously revealed that a total of 15 songs were written to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with “Embers” being chosen for the competition next month.
Who is James Newman?
James Newman was born in Settle in North Yorkshire but is currently based in London. He is the older brother of singer John Newman. As a songwriter, James has written for several international artists such as Calvin Harris, Little Mix and Jess Glynne.
James was internally selected by the BBC to represent his country at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. He was due to perform “My Last Breath” before the contest’s cancellation.
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The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date, the UK has won the contest a total of five times, with their first victory coming in 1967 and their latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second-place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top 10 only twice, this being in 2002 with Jessica Garlick and in 2009 with Jade Ewen.