UNITED KINGDOM – During the LONDON EUROVISION PARTY at HARD ROCK CAFE, team oikotimes (Lina and Emmelie) catch up with James Newman (2020/2021) who despite an outstanding and decent performance didn’t convince the European audience and got nul points in the Rotterdam Eurovision edition.
But that didn’t mean anything as his songwriting biography remains as strong as ever and the Eurofans always welcome him with cheers. James attended the party not only to show up and cheer with the fans but also to wish all the invited participants and his home country 2022 entrant Sam Ryder the very best of luck.
James also generously gives us an acapella chorus of his 2021 Eurovision entry.
ABOUT JAMES NEWMAN
James Newman is a multi-platinum selling, Brit Award-winning and Grammy-nominated songwriter.
In 2013 James won a Brit Award for co-writing the British Single of the Year Waiting All Night, performed by Rudimental and Ella Eyre; this became his first UK Number 1.
It wasn’t long before he co-wrote another UK chart-topper, Blame, this time for Calvin Harris and his younger brother John Newman. The song was a massive hit in several countries including the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Mexico.
Yorkshire-born Newman has worked with many famous artists over the years, including Ed Sheeran who recorded the vocals for Lay It All On Me, a certified platinum single in the UK and US. The singer-songwriter has also been nominated for a Grammy twice, co-writing Coping from Toni Braxton’s album Sex & Cigarettes, and Let ‘Em Talk from Kesha’s album Rainbow.
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