Eurovision 2020’s UK Entry is REVEALED: BRIT Award winner James Newman will take to the stage in Rotterdam… a year after Michael Rice finished in LAST PLACE
James Newman will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020 in May.
The singer, 28, will head to Rotterdam in The Netherlands for the grand final, after being announced on BBC Radio on Thursday.
James – who is the brother of Love Me Again hitmaker John Newman – said that he hopes to win over the public vote with his ‘memorable and anthemic’ track My Last Breath, after the UK finished in last place with its entry last year.
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Superstar: BRIT Award winner James Newman will represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2020 in May with his haunting single My Last Breath
James’ entry single debuted on BBC Radio on Thursday morning, while the video was also released online after being shot in the Sněžka mountains between Poland and the Czech Republic.
The singer said he hopes his single will ‘connect’ with audiences, telling Newsbeat: ‘[It’s a] massive opportunity to get my song out to the world in such a big way.’
James added that he had a ‘little think’ before he accepted the offer to represent his home country in Eurovision, but said yes because the spectacle is a ‘celebration of music’.
He added: ‘Since I was a little kid, I’ve always wanted to be an artist and performer myself. ‘It just feels like the right time to start putting songs out.’