If last year James did not get the chance to compete on the stage in Rotterdam, he will surely get the chance this year.
Yesterday, 18h Feb 2021, BBC announced that James Newman – who because of the pandemic did not get the chance to sing on the stage of Eurovision 2020 – will be representing the UK at Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam.
As also reported on the official website of ESC, James said: “I’m so excited and honoured to be getting a second chance at representing my country in the Eurovision Song Contest. I haven’t stopped making new music in lockdown and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the song I’m taking to Eurovision in 2021.”
Super happy to announce that I'll be representing the UK at the 2021 @Eurovision song contest! (for real this time!)
— James Newman (@JamesNewmanUk) February 19, 2021
The BBC also announced that there’s a renewed collaboration with BMG record company that will release and publish James’ song for ESC2021, whiles BBC confirmed that will produce the coverage for UK of the contest.
Jo Wallace, Acting Controller of Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC, said: “We are so pleased to have James back with us and representing the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2021. After 2020 and the cancellation of the 65th Contest, Eurovision is exactly what everyone needs!”
We can only wish James to step on that stage with a more powerful song than the one he had last year and to finally show Eurovisioners that the UK can finally get back to win this competition.
Good luck James, we take this chance to re-listen to your entry from last year.