Words: Steve Brown
James Newman has been announced as the UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry with the song ‘My Last Breath’.
Unlike previous years, this year's UK entry was decided by the BBC in collaboration with the record label and publisher BMG, instead of the usual public vote through a televised competition.
And today (February 27), James Newman was announced as this year's contestant on BBC Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James and on and Radio 2 with Ken Bruce with the song 'My Last Breath'.
James is a multi-platinum selling, Brit Award winning and Grammy nominated songwriter, having won a Brit for British Single of the Year for ‘Waiting All Night’ performed by Rudimental and Ella Eyre.
Check out the full song and video below:
Last year, Michael Rice's song 'Bigger Than Us' was originally awarded 16 points during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final in Tel Aviv - a score that saw the UK tumble to the very bottom of the results table for the fourth time in sixteen years.
Organisers then revealed that due to an error in estimated the jury votes, the UK in fact should have been awarded even less, with just 11 points.
The crown was given to The Netherland’s Duncan Lawrence and this year’s competition will be held in Rotterdam in the week of May 11-17.