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Eurovision: UK Entry James Newman Will Perform 'Embers' In Song Contest Final

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Eurovision: UK Entry James Newman Will Perform 'Embers' In Song Contest Final

James Newman will be representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest final on Saturday with his dance-pop song Embers.

The singer-songwriter was originally set to perform at last year's contest before it was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Newman is no stranger to the spotlight, having won multiple awards for writing best selling hits including 'Waiting All Night' by Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre and 'Blame' by Calvin Harris ft. John Newman.

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James Newman performed 'Embers' during the live semi-final on Thursday
James Newman performed 'Embers' during the live semi-final on Thursday

Following the announcement that Newman was to represent the UK in the 2021 Eurovision contest, his song was released in March and peaked at number 42 in the UK download chart.

In the build-up to the contest on Saturday, Newman told the BBC: "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."

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Newman, who will be the ninth performance on the big night, described his 2021 entry as "positive and upbeat", adding how he can't wait to perform it to a live crowd.

"I feel like everyone wants a party and to have some fun so when I was writing, that's what I had in my head," he concluded.

"I wanted something people can dance to, even if it's just in their kitchen."

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For a glimpse of what James' performance might look like on the big night, you can watch his performance during the second semi-final on Thursday below.

Topics: Music, Eurovision, United Kingdom

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