Yesterday the United Kingdom confirmed their 2020 entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.
James Newman sings “My Last Breath” a contemporary number with heavy percussion.
Newman won a Brit Award for British Single of the Year for Rudimental’s “Waiting All Night”. He has also co-written “Blame” by Calvin Harris (feat. John Newman), “Love Me Like You” by Little Mix and “Therapy,” performed by Armin Van Buuren and James Newman.
“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.”
This year’s entry was chosen in conjunction with BMG after ditching its national final Eurovision: You Decide.
It’s not clear how the event in May will be impacted by the current coronavirus.