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Could UK finally escape Eurovision humiliation? New link to Dua Lipa could change fortunes | Music | Entertainment

Earlier this year the UK was humiliated as Britain’s entry in James Newman came last in Eurovision 2021, after receiving zero points for his song Embers. Some fans pointed out how this was predicted in the Eurovision Netflix movie when Dan Stevens’ character pointed out how the UK tend to struggle in the singing concert. The actor’s character said of Britain’s fictional entrant: “She’s quite good, but everybody hates the UK, so zero points.”

The last time the UK won the Eurovision Song Contest was all the way back in 1997 when Katrina and the Waves’ Love Shine a Light received an incredible 227 points.

In fact, no British entrant has made the Top 10 since Jade Ewen did in 2009 with It’s My Time.

But could 2022 be a big turnaround for Britain after a new link to Dua Lipa has come to light?

It’s been announced that the team behind the star, Tap Management, will choose the UK’s entrant to Eurovision next year.

READ MORE: Eurovision: The mega hit songs UK’s James Newman wrote

The 36-year-old, who won a 2014 Brit Award for British Single of the Year in Waiting All Night, tweeted: “I want to focus on the positives of this amazing experience. I stood on stage and sang to hundreds of millions of people with a song that I wrote and love.

“I’ve learnt so much from the amazing people who gave everything to help me live my dream, the dancers, the choreographer, my vocal coach, everyone from my label, my manager and the BBC and all the people behind the scenes at Eurovision and the arena.

“All these people are the best in the business and I got the chance to work with them and share this crazy experience that I’m so lucky to have the chance to do.

“The thing about writing songs is that there is no guarantee that a song you think will connect with people, will connect with an audience.”

James added: “Thank you to all the amazing dedicated fans who have supported me through the whole thing and made it worth it. Because at the end of the day they are the people you do this all for.

“I just want to say a massive thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone who has been on this journey with me, supported me, listened to my music, and filled my life with positivity and love.

“The times when it doesn’t play out how you hoped it might teach you how to pick yourself up and be stronger.”

A month later comedian Bill Bailey confirmed he was writing a song for Eurovision 2022, so maybe he’s in with a chance?



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