The UK's entry for this year's Eurovision Song Contest has now been confirmed, with the song debuting on Radio 1 on Thursday.

And the man flying the flag for us this year and hoping to lift us off the bottom of the leaderboard is James Newman with his song My Last Breath.

James and the track were unveiled on Greg James' Radio 1 Breakfast Show and reacting to being chosen to represent the UK in Eurovision, James said: "It’s such an honour to be representing the United Kingdom this year at Eurovision – I still can’t quite believe it! I’m also so proud to be taking ‘My Last Breath’ as the song.

"I wrote it with some of my best friends, who are amazingly talented songwriters in their own right. I knew it was ‘the one’ after first recording it. I just loved the simplicity and universal message of the song.”

James will be hoping to reverse the UK's Eurovision fortunes after last year's disastrous result when Michael Rice finished bottom with Bigger Than Us.

Who is James Newman?

James Newman is a hugely successful Brit Award winning and Grammy nominated songwriter.

He won a Brit for British Single of the Year (2014) for Waiting All Night’ the massive number 1 from Rudimental and Ella Eyre.

UK Eurovision entry for 2020 James Newman
UK Eurovision entry for 2020 James Newman

He has also written hit singles Lay It All On Me’ performed by Rudimental ft Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris and John Newman's Blame and Therapy by Armin Van Buuren.

James co-wrote My Last Breath with acclaimed British songwriters Ed Drewett, Iain James and Adam Argyle who have collectively written songs for One Direction, Little Mix, Olly Murs, Professor Green, Leona Lewis, Dua Lipa and James Bay, with Iain also having co-written the winning Eurovision song for Azerbaijan, Running Scared, performed by Ell & Nikki in 2011.