Another name for the books! James Newman is the latest addition to the London Eurovision Party Line-Up. James represented the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2021 with his song “Embers”. He was also selected for the cancelled 2020 contest with “My Last Breath”.
London Eurovision Party
About the Pre-Party: One of the longest Eurovision Pre-Parties, the London Eurovision Party, will once again take place. Paddy O’Connell; the voice of BBC Radio 4, alongside SuRie (United Kingdom, 2018) will host the 2022 edition. SuRie will also treat the audience to a performance.
Acts: At the time of writing these acts have been confirmed for the Pre-Party: Brooke (Ireland, 2022), Intelligent Music Project (Bulgaria, 2022), VICTORIA (Bulgaria, 2020, 2021), WE ARE DOMI (Czech Republic 2022), Krystian Ochman (Poland, 2022), Aidan (MESC runner up 2022), Vladana Vučinić (Montenegro 2022), Monika Liu (Lithuania 2022), Mia Dimšić (Croatia 2022), Citi Zēni (Latvia 2022), James Newman (UK 2020, 2021).
Venue: The new venue for the London Eurovision Party, will be the Hard Rock Hotel in Marble Arch, which is steps away from Hyde Park.
Tickets: There are three options for tickets:
- General Admission – £59.50 + Fees
- Early Entry – £74.50 + Fees
- VIP – £139.50 + Fees – This comes with Fast Track & Early Entry, Pre-Show Meet & Greet (COVID-Dependent), Souvenir Lanyard & Laminate Pass, Reserved private VIP Area, on a raised level with seating, Goodie Bag, & Unique Merchandise Gifts.
Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the event is currently ‘SOLD OUT’. However, the organizers have mentioned that there is a possibility that they may release tickets the week before the event.
The UK in the Eurovision Song Contest
The United Kingdom debuted at the second Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 with Patricia Bredin’s “All”. Subsequently, they have participated in every contest since 1959. Despite a recent slump, the UK remains one of the most successful countries in Eurovision. The UK has won the contest five times, most recently in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves’ “Love Shine a Light”. Additionally, the UK also claims the most second-place finishes of any country with fifteen. Well-known figures such as Olivia Newton-John, Michael Ball, and Gina G have also successfully represented the UK at Eurovision.
However, the UK has struggled to find success at Eurovision in recent years. Although some acts such as Jade Ewan (2009) and Blue (2011) have placed well, the majority have had middling results. Most recently, James Newman represented the UK at Eurovision 2021 with the song “Embers”. Unfortunately, the song received no points from the jury or the public and finished last in the Grand Final.
Moreover, the BBC just announced that Sam Ryder will sing “Space Man” for the UK at Eurovision 2022.
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News Source: London Eurovision Party
Photo Source: EBU, Thomas Hanses