|For 2020, the BBC reverted to an internal selection process that did not involve any public participation. |
On 16th September 2019 it announced a collaboration between BBC Studios and music company BMG in order to find a song and artist(s) to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
On 27th February 2020, it was announced that James Newman had been chosen to represent the United Kingdom in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest with the song My Last Breath composed by James Newman, Ed Drewett, Iain James and Adam Argyle.
The song and artist were revealed during both the Radio 1 Breakfast with Greg James show on BBC Radio 1 and Ken Bruce on BBC Radio 2.
On 18th March 2020, the European Broadcasting Union announced that the uncertainty created by the spread of the COVID-19 virus throughout Europe – and the restrictions put in place by the governments of the participating broadcasters and the Dutch authorities - had left it with no alternative but to cancel the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest, which had been scheduled to take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on 16th May 2020.
The official music video
At The Eurovision Song Contest 2020
|The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was to be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on Saturday 16th May 2020. However, the uncertainty created by the spread of COVID-19 throughout Europe - and the restrictions put in place by the governments of the participating broadcasters and the Dutch authorities - forced the European Broadcasting Union to cancel the event on Wednesday, 18th March 2020.|