Who is James Newman? UK’s Eurovision 2020 entry – The Sun

EUROVISION is back for another year – but this time in a different format – and with it comes James Newman.

The singer will be flying the flag for Britain – we take a look at his story so far.

Who is James Newman?

James Newman is a multi-award winning, multi-platinum selling English singer-songwriter based in London.

He is best known for Number One hits Waiting All Night by Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre and Blame by Calvin Harris ft. John Newman, as well as singles Lay It All On Me by Rudimental ft. Ed Sheeran, All I Am by Jess Glynne and Love Me Like You by Little Mix.

He has also written songs for Jessie Ware, Kesha, Olly Murs, Zayn, Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson and James Arthur.

James is the older brother of John Newman.

What will James perform at Eurovision?

James was set to represent the United Kingdom at the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, performing My Last Breath at the event's final.

Speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat, James called his song "simple, memorable".

Due to the pandemic the show won't be able to go on as normal though.

What will happen to the Eurovision Song Contest 2020?

The Eurovision final was due to take place on May 17, 2020, in Rotterdam.

The Netherlands was due to host the annual event after their singer Duncan Laurence won in 2019.

Eurovision: Come Together will air instead on Saturday at 6.30pm on BBC1.

This special edition of the much-loved show will still be hosted by Graham Norton.

UK viewers will get to do a live vote for their favourite Eurovision performance from a list created by experts and celebrities.

Votes can be cast on the night at bbc.co.uk/eurovision.

There will also be a programme following on called Europe Shine A Light at 8pm.

All the acts due to perform in Rotterdam this year will get to sing their songs, but without the voting section that happens every year on Eurovision Song Contest.

The live show will be broadcast throughout Europe as usual and will be hosted by the Dutch presenters (Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit) that were due to take on this year's Song Contest.

While the United Kingdom is still one of the most successful countries in the 63-year history of the contest, it's seen little success since its last win in 1997.

Eurovision is the world's largest live music event, with organisers claiming the 2019 edition was seen by 182 million viewers across 40 markets.











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