Tim is joined by the UK’s James Newman at London Eurovision Party, a year on from his performance at Eurovision 2021. He discusses his recent trip to LA to make new music, the responses to his Eurovision participation, and how he’s found the Eurovision fans! He also discusses his friendship with Sam Ryder and his advice for the next UK representative!
(There’s also discussion about his new Golden Retriever, Moose!)
About James Newman
James Newman’s career began to take flight in 2013, having written Ella Eyre and Rudimental’s hit song “Waiting All Night”. He was later given a BRIT Award for British Single of the Year. Much of his work has been on the other side of the stage as a songwriter and producer, working with artists such as Calvin Harris and Kesha. However, he has also been featured as a vocalist on songs by Armin Van Buren, including “Therapy” and “High On Your Love”.
James was selected to represent the UK at Eurovision 2020 with the song “My Last Breath”. Following the cancellation of the contest, he continued to shine a light for the UK in 2021 with the song “Embers”.
The UK’s history in Eurovision
Despite a recent slump in results, the UK is one of the most successful countries at the Eurovision Song Contest. Debuting at the second edition ever of the Contest in 1957, the United Kingdom has won the competition on five separate occasions. The most recent win for the UK was in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves, singing “Love Shine A Light”. The UK also holds the record for the number of second place finishes – currently at 15.
In 2021, the UK was represented by James Newman with his song “Embers”. However, the performance failed to impress juries or televoters, finishing in last place with zero points.
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