Thursday, 27 February 2020
James Newman "My Last Breath" is the United Kingdom Entry At The Eurovision Song Contest 2020
James Newman has been confirmed as the artist representing the United Kingdom at The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with his song My Last Breath, which premiered on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2 this morning. The 65th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in May 2020.
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.
James co-wrote My Last Breath with acclaimed British songwriters Ed Drewett, Iain James and Adam Argyle who have collectively written songs for One Direction, Little Mix, Olly Murs, Professor Green, Leona Lewis, Dua Lipa and James Bay, with Iain also having co-written the winning Eurovision song for Azerbaijan, Running Scared performed by Ell & Nikki in 2011.
James Newman says:
"It’s such an honour to be representing the United Kingdom this year at Eurovision - I still can’t quite believe it! I’m also so proud to be taking My Last Breath as the song. I wrote it with some of my best friends, who are also amazingly talented songwriters in their own right. I knew it was ‘the one’ after first recording it, I just loved the simplicity and universal message of the song."
The Eurovision Song Contest will take place on Saturday 16 May in Rotterdam broadcast live on BBC One, with commentary by Graham Norton; and live on BBC Radio 2 with commentary from Ken Bruce.