Singer-songwriter James Newman announced as United Kingdom’s entry for Eurovision 2020

James Newman to represent the UK with "My Last Breath " at Eurovision 2020

Singer-songwriter James Newman will represent the United Kingdom at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

He’ll perform My Last Breath at the event’s final in Rotterdam in The Netherlands on 16 May.

Speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat, James hopes his “simple, memorable and anthemic” song will help win votes.

James is a successful pop songwriter and has written for acts including Ed Sheeran and Jess Glynne, and is the older brother of John Newman, also a  singer-songwriter.

In 2019 the Uk entry finished last with Michael Rice’s X-Factor style ballad Bigger Than Us, James says he doesn’t feel nervous at the prospect of representing the UK as he feels his song will “connect” with the audience and says he has a “massive opportunity to get my song out to the world in such a big way”.

Follow the link below to hear the top twenty entries for this years Eurovision song contest:

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