Making it to the A List
On March 11, BBC Radio 2 were the first to play James Newman’s Eurovision entry “Embers”. Clearly, the song was a success, because when Radio 2 released their New Music Playlist on March 19, “Embers” was on the A List! This means that fans will be able to regularly hear the song on the radio channel from March 20 onwards. James Newman is among famous names like Dua Lipa and Justin Bieber on this list. So, tune in to BBC Radio 2 from today on to hear the UK’s Eurovision entry! James Newman already expressed his gratitude on social media.
James Newman is representing the United Kingdom with “Embers”, a song written by Newman himself, as well as 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.
The BBC, the UK’s broadcaster, left fans waiting for a long time for news about their representative. James Newman had already expressed interest in returning to the contest, but his return was only confirmed by the BBC in mid-February. Newman’s 2020 entry “My Last Breath” was not allowed to compete again, following the rules of the EBU, thus creating the new 2021 entry “Embers”.
“My Last Breath” was filmed in snowy Polish mountains, starring so-called “Ice Man” Wim Hof. For “Embers”, the music video features James Newman surrounded by a group of people dancing and having fun, and the energetic image is completed by fireworks! Check out the video below:
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