In an interview with escbubble, the UK’s last winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Katrina, claims that this year’s entry of the UK with James Newman, was one of the strongest songs BBC have sent since 1997.
Katrina supports James Newman
Katrina recently released her new album, which includes the song she suggested to the BBC for Eurovision 2020. The song is called I Want To Love Again and you can listen to it below:
Of course, in the interview she was also asked about this year’s participation of the United Kingdom and James Newman.
I think it was right on track. It was one of the strongest songs that we’ve entered since 1997… I think he’s a class writer and that’s exactly what we need to be doing and where we should be.
As for the BBC’s strategy in the contest, Katrina believes that the right recipe for 2020 has been followed and they must stick to it.
We’re on track. I think what James did is much better.. there’s no reason not to submit something really strong and really commercial.
With James Newman at Eurovision 2021?
The United Kingdom is one of the countries that has not yet announced its intentions in relation to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. It is unknown at this time if James Newman will have another chance.
However, he does not seem to give up, after the previous days he revealed through his social networks that he is preparing new songs, together with the creators of One Last Breath, this year’s participation of the United Kingdom in the contest. It is possible that one of these songs will be suggested to the BBC.
Had a productive week writing with the my mates who I wrote My Last Breath with!
— James Newman (@JamesNewmanUk) August 27, 2020
James Newman would represent the UK at Eurovision 2020, with the song One Last Breath. You can listen it below:
Would you like to see James Newman representing the UK in Eurovision Song Contest 2021?