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UK Eurovision act: James Newman confirmed to get another chance at this year’s contest

So the UK has revealed its Eurovision Song Contest act for 2021 and its the same person as last year.

Singer/songwriter James Newman will get another chance to fly the flag after his chance at global stardom was thwarted when last year’s competition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last month Eurovision organisers confirmed that, while the virus is still prevalent in many countries, the contest sill go ahead in Rotterdam this year, although exactly what form it will take is still to be revealed.

One thing we do know is that it will be James who will be singing for the UK after the BBC confirmed the news on Friday morning, putting an end to speculation that former Drag Race stars the Frock Destroyers would do the job.

Reacting to the news, James said: “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.”

The song James will take to Rotterdam is set to be revealed next month.

The Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final will take place on Saturday, May 22 and will be broadcast live on BBC One with commentary by Graham Norton; and live on BBC Radio 2 with commentary from Ken Bruce.

The semi-finals will be held on May 18 and 20 and be broadcast live on BBC Four.

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