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United Kingdom UNITED KINGDOM 2021 - James Newman - Embers

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Sometimes I know my fire burns low
But as long as you're with me I'll never get cold
'Til day and night, 'til darkness and light
I never worry when you're by my side

Oh, feelings change and seasons fade
But nothing will burn us out
Nothing can stop us now

Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room (Yeah, you and I gonna light up the room)
Out of the embers
There's a fire burning for you (Yeah, there's a fire burning for you)
I feel the heat here
There's still a chance for us
Down herе in the ashes, yeah, thеre's something growing
Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room (Yeah, you and I gonna light)

Light up the room
Light up the room

You and me forever, we're free
We're cool under pressure, and that's all we need
So take my hand, and forget the past
We're in this together, there's no looking back

Oh, feelings change and seasons fade
But nothing will burn us out
Nothing can stop us now

Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room (Yeah, you and I gonna light up the room)
Out of the embers
There's a fire burning for you (Yeah, there's a fire burning for you)
I feel the heat here
There's still a chance for us
Down here in the ashes, yeah, there's something growing
Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room (Yeah, you and I gonna light)

Light up the room

Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room (Yeah, you and I gonna light up the room)
Out of the embers
You and I are gonna light up the room (Yeah, you and I gonna light up the room)​
 
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theditz83

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Stan :uk: in the ranking game - we had an awful day for points yesterday, so need to ramp it up over the coming days! Where's all our :dk: fans at? 😄
 

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The UK this year is tied with Iceland in 10th place in my ranking this year. I'm really excited to see what James Newman brings to stage this year, but if once again the UK ends up in bottom 5, even with such a good song this is Embers, there'll be almost nothing to do with this country... For example, here in Spain at least we assume we're diving once again in bottom 5 cause our song isn't good, but the UK one definitely is and that MUST be rewarded! These things just happen once in a lifetime :lol:
 

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Speaking to Greatest Hits Radio, James said that he wanted his 2021 entry to resemble the music that could be found in the UK charts at the moment. He said artists like Joel Corry gave him inspiration for “Embers”.

When I was thinking about what song I wanted to write for now I was thinking that we have been through such a rubbish time. I was listening to the British charts thinking ‘What represents the UK in the charts right now?’, and it was all dance music, like Joel Corry. It made sense to do something like that.
– James Newman, speaking to Greatest Hits Radio

In the interview, he also talked about the UK’s Live-on-Tape performance, which he said was recorded three weeks ago on the same stage as the Comic Relief charity telethon. Following the recording, he said that he was able to move forward towards the Rotterdam performance, knowing what he can improve on.



Well, I can understand James' motivation to look at the charts, but I am wondering: is that really what he wants to? Looking at what others do instead of creating music that stands for him? :unsure:
 

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Well, I can understand James' motivation to look at the charts, but I am wondering: is that really what he wants to? Looking at what others do instead of creating music that stands for him? :unsure:

I think maybe you missed the point, it's not copying others but rather creating something that is reflective of our music charts - something that basically every entry except maybe 2011 has neglected to do for over 2 decades. Considering some of his other songs that hes written, I don't think it's much different from his style.
 

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This is one of the cheapest songs this year.
 

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Bop confirmed - love that they performed it from the same location as the music video xyaay
 

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BBCEurovision instagram will do a Q&A live with Lucie Jones in 20 minutes, and then half an hour later James Newman & Lesley Roy will do a Q&A on his insta.
 

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For those that hadn't seen, this was James' first (live) performance of the song.

ugh missed it, I only got to see a couple of videos and the rest seem to be blocked.
 

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ugh missed it, I only got to see a couple of videos and the rest seem to be blocked.

You can watch it at eurovoix.tv. The full concert is there.
If not, you can wait till eurovoix upload the clip on their youtube channel, they have done a few there.
 

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So having listened to the Eurovoix performance, well, for good or for ill I really don't think that is a fair representation of what his performance at the contest will sound like. It looks like his performance was recorded the same night they recorded the music video. And this could either have been just before they started recording the music video properly or after it. So that means that this was either recorded at like 5pm in the evening or possibly at something daft like 1am or 2am.

The audio mixing on it is bad; you can't really hear his vocals, which is either a sign that they just threw this together for this or his vocals weren't really up to snuff and they are trying to cover it up. And having listened to the performance I feel it was the latter.

Now I'm not saying that I am worried about his final performance at the contest as A) This was likely recorded months ago and there is plenty of time to improve his performance between then and now, B) He was likely knackered from doing all the recording for the music video/getting ready for it, and C) he does get better the longer the song goes along so in the recording he either got his second wind or finally warmed up his voice.

But still, between the recording of this performance and when he goes to the contest I do hope that there is an improvement. Or at the very least this was just a bad performance and he'll bring it at the contest.

Still, we have a month before the contest, plenty of times to get the excuses read and/or panic.
 

Chrisiam

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Well that settles it, the Eurovoix performance was just a naff run/early run of it. My panic levels are reduced for now, normal service of vastly over estimating where the song will finish up can now resume.
 

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I definitely don't have any issue with the vocal, and I kinda love the dad-dancing, although I'm not sure how it's gonna look at Eurovision :ROFLMAO:

Overall there's enough here to hold out hope that it's not another last-place finish, but he's going to need support with some decent staging.
 

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My concern with James has never been with his 'live' vocals. I am more worried of his stage presence. He needs to bring the energy up for the track. Sometimes, I feel that it's in his nature of being reserved/laid back, which is not what this song needed. He needs to let loose and bring on the good party vibes.
 

crashworld

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Im not sure how much more energy he could give in the CBBC studio, do you want him to do headspins with hacker the dog

I am not referring to his performance he did in the CBBC studio, I don't expect much from performances done for small TV shows.
I am voicing my concerns mostly due to the vibes that he gives off generally.
 
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