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🇬🇧 James Newman sparks speculation of a Eurovision return in 2021

He is working on new music with the "My Last Breath team"

As the BBC remains quiet on the Eurovision 2021 front, James Newman – who was set to represent the United Kingdom at this year’s Eurovision – has teased fans today on Twitter today, revealing he “had a productive week writing” alongside the “My Last Breath” co-writers.

James was due to represent the five-time winning nation in Rotterdam with “My Last Breath” before the contest was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. As usual with the BBC, they have kept their plans under wraps for the 2021 contest, unlike many countries who have already invited their artists back from 2020.

A winning combination

“My Last Breath” was written by James Newman himself along with Adam Argyle, Ed Drewett (who has worked with acts such as Little Mix and One Direction) and Eurovision-winning songwriter Iain James (who co-wrote the 2011 winner, “Running Scared”).

Writing on Twitter this morning, James teased at new content coming up written by the same team responsible for his 2020 entry:

Last year, the BBC teamed up with record label BMG to select their Eurovision entry. It is currently unknown whether the BBC will continue their partnership with BMG going forward, into 2021.

The speculation begins!

Following James’ tweet today, many fans started to speculate that James would be taking on Eurovision again next year, and that the new content would be for the 2021 contest.

BBC Newsbeat’s Politics Editor, Daniel Rosney, who produced the “Eurovision 2020: The Cancelled Coronavirus Year” documentary also wondered whether James would be returning to Rotterdam again in 2021:

Earlier this week, Melodifestivalen star and Lynda Woodruff actress, Sarah Dawn Finer, expressed her wishes to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision after being spotted at a Melodifestivalen songwriting camp.

With no official announcement from the BBC yet, it remains unknown who will represent the UK next year in Rotterdam. So, until then, the speculation continues…

Would you like to see James return to Eurovision next year? Or are you just excited to hear more new content from the singer-songwriter?

Let us know in the comments below and on social media @ESCXTRA.

One Comment

  1. To be honest, My Last Breath” was an average album filler. It wasn’t a winner or even a top 10. I really like James though and feel he can do much, much better. Perhaps a songwriting partnership with SuRie? They would own it.

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