James Fox on the UK: I have the winning song

James Fox has revealed that he’s written a Eurovision song for the UK, saying “I have the winning song”.

Speaking to the Eurovision podcast Eurotrip, James who represented the UK in 2004 said:

“I did an interview not so long back and I might have said I have the winning song. I wrote this song with a friend of mine called Mads Hauge who’s responsible for alot of Pixie Lott’s number ones in the UK, and we wrote this song about a decade ago and we had various countries who heard the song and said “We want that, we’ll have that, we’ll take that”. There have been four different countries in that decade who said they want the song but I said no because I foolishly held it back because I wanted it for the UK.”

James continued:

“It’s not a million miles away from the Johnny Logan-esque ballad, it’s a cross between that and the Katrina and the Waves anthemic ballad. It’s very emotive, it talks about a collective coming together of people. It’s called ‘United By Song’. With the contest, everyone is united by songs, and it talks about a relationship with songs, so with the word united in the title with the United Kingdom, it just hammers it home.”

Asked whether the song could be released, James said that he would love to, but said that if the song was released it would no longer be eligible for Eurovision.

James also spoke about how he was chosen by the BBC selection show Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up in 2004 saying:

“I think it was the BBC contacting my management at the time because I did relatively well in Fame Academy. They had the song selected for me. I wanted to do my own song, but that wasn’t to be. I heard the song and it was great. It went through to the selection show and I think people were used to voting for me. I had just been on a show the summer before and I did really well with the TV vote. It felt like I had the nation’s backing.”

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You can also rewatch James’s Eurovision entry ‘Hold on to our love’ which came 16th in 2004, in the video below:

What do you think to the news of James submitting a song for Eurovision? Would you like to hear it? Let us know in the comments section below!

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