The BBC has now announced that 2020 representative James Newman will be returning to represent the nation in 2021. The Award winning singer-songwriter was set to represent the nation with ‘My Last Breath’ in 2020, however the contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 song will be released at a later date.
James commented on his opportunity to return, saying, ‘I’m so excited and honoured to be getting a second chance at representing my country in the Eurovision Song Contest. I haven’t stopped making new music in lockdown and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the song I’m taking to Eurovision in 2021.’
Acting Controller of Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC, Jo Wallace, added, ‘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!’
The BBC is continuing the collaboration with record company BMG, with the company set to publish the United Kingdom’s entry, while the BBC will produce the coverage of Eurovision.
While we wait for his 2021 entry, watch the official music video of his 2020 entry, My Last Breath, here: