Rotterdam 2021

🇬🇧 BBC unveils “Embers” staging team

The team tasked to create an inferno from Embers announced

The producer behind the BBC’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, Lee Smithurst has announced the team that will be behind the staging for the United Kingdom entry at the 2021 edition of the contest “Embers” performed by James Newman.

Bringing Embers to life

As you can see in the tweet below, the BBC has employed two chroreographers and stage directors. They are Jerry Reeve and Tom Denning. Jerry has worked with a wide range of international stars such as Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers. Jerry is also the current creative director of “The Voice UK”. Tom Denning has in the past been a creative director for “The X Factor”.

About “Embers”

The Brit Award winning singer-songwriter James Newman was chosen to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 internally by the broadcaster BBC. Last year James was set to represent the countrywith the song “My Last Breath”, but the contest was cancelled due the COVID-19 pandemic.

I was so gutted when it got cancelled last year, and I didn’t get the opportunity to go to Rotterdam and sing on stage. I instantly wanted to take part again.

James Newman to BBC Newsbeat

The song is written by James Newman, Conor Blake, Danny Shah, Tom Hollings and Samuel Brennan. Grammy nominated songwriter Conor Blake had major international hits with Italian trio Meduza. Danny Shah has worked with David Guetta, Kylie Minogue and had four UK number-one hits as a songwriter. 

Samuel Brennan wrote songs to former Spice Girl Melanie C and French DJ Hugel among others. Together with Tom Hollings, they also worked on the song “Wellerman” with Nathan Evans, that came a huge viral hit earlier this year.

You can watch the music video below.

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