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UK: Listen to James Newman's Eurovision 2021 song "Embers"

United Kingdom will be represented by James Newman at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 with the song "Embers". Listen to the song here

During very recent weeks, the British broadcaster BBC announced that they will be represented once again by James Newman. He was internally chosen for Eurovision 2020 with the song "My Last Breath" before the contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yesterday, it was revealed that James will represent United Kingdom at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam with the song "Embers", and this morning the song premiered on the Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2.

Since the United Kingdom forms part of the Big Five group, they are given a direct pass to the Grand Final.

United Kingdom 2021: James Newman - "Embers"

The song "Embers" is written by James Newman himself along with Conor Blake, Danny Shah, Tom Hollings and Samuel Brennan.

James Newman

James Newman is an English singer-songwriter from Stainforth, England, whose work has already been distinguished with a prestigious Brit Award for British Single Of The Year, and been nominated for a Grammy as a songwriter.

Mostly known for his songwriting, he was also responsible for hits such as "Waiting All Night" by Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre, "Blame" by Calvin Harris feat. John Newman (his younger brother) or "Love Me Like You Do" by Little Mix.

Internationally, James has worked with huge names such as Kesha, Florida Georgia Line and Justin Bieber.

Eurovision is also part of his curriculum as Newman helped in the writing process of Brendan Murray's "Dying To Try" (Ireland 2017).

United Kingdom in Eurovision Song Contest

United Kingdom 1969: Lulu - "Boom Bang-a-bang"

United Kingdom has participated in Eurovision Song Contest 62 times since 1957. United Kingdom only skipped the contest two times: 1956 and 1958. They have won Eurovision five times:

...and finished in 2nd place 15 times! They came last four times: 2003, 2008, 2010 and 2019.

United Kingdom 1969: Lulu - "Boom Bang-a-bang"

United Kingdom is a member of "Big 5", so they don't have to go through the Semi-final qualifications, but are automatically qualified for the Grand Finals.

About the author: Steven Spiteri (Malta)

Steven has been a huge Eurovision fan since 1995. He comes from a small town called Birkirkara located in Malta and graduated in Business & Administration. Steven follows all the national finals and Eurovision Song Contests every year especially Melodifestivalen and Eesti Laul. He has an endless list of favorites but the all time favorite entry would be Italy's 2016 entry "Nessun grado di separazione" by Francesca Michielin whilst Lisbon 2018 is his favorite Eurovision edition.



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