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Josh Dubovie

About

Quick Facts

Name
Josh James Dubovie

Born
27 November 1990

Nationality
馃嚞馃嚙 British

National Selection
Eurovision: Your Country Needs You 2010

In Eurovision
2010 Oslo

Song
That Sounds Good To Me

Biography

Josh James Dubovie, born on 27 November 1990, embarked on his journey into music and performance at a young age. From the age of nine, he was a member of StageAbility, an after-school stage club based in Laindon. His passion for the stage further blossomed at 15 when he played Enjolras in a school production of Les Mis茅rables with the Essex Group, despite having no prior singing experience. To prepare for this role, Dubovie sought guidance from a vocal coach.

Throughout his schooling at The Billericay School, Dubovie pursued A levels in Music Technology, Drama, and English Literature. His talent was recognized early on as he won the Blues Idol competition in 2008, along with Voice of St. Luke’s contest and Billericay’s Got Talent.

Before stepping onto the Eurovision stage, Dubovie showed an interest in acting by applying for a part in the E4 TV series Skins 3rd series, where he was short-listed for the role of Freddie Mclair. After leaving school, Dubovie’s professional career took a significant turn when his father, Richard, decided to manage him, securing the majority of his professional gigs.

Dubovie’s most notable achievement came in 2010 when he won the UK national selection competition Eurovision: Your Country Needs You! with “That Sounds Good to Me” on 12 March, a song by Mike Stock, Pete Waterman, and Steve Crosby. His victory marked his participation in the Eurovision Song Contest held in Oslo, Norway, in May 2010, where, despite his efforts, he finished last.

Following his Eurovision experience, Dubovie appeared in various performances and charity events. In July 2010, he was part of the ‘Proms in the Park’ show at Billericay and performed alongside celebrities in a fundraising event for St. Francis’ Hospice in September. His contributions to local charities led to his appointment as the celebrity patron of St. Luke’s Hospice in Basildon. In December 2010, Dubovie starred as Aladdin in the pantomime at Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering.

2011 was a busy year for Dubovie, beginning with a performance for the OGAE in Munich in January. He released his first album Carpe Diem under Pure Music LTD in February, followed by a performance for the Queen’s Royal Lancers. His participation in various events continued throughout the year, including performing at the Birmingham Gay Pride Ball, Stockholm Pride Gala, and headlining at a Help for Heroes charity concert.

In 2012, Dubovie’s Eurovision legacy was celebrated at ‘Eurovision Reunited’ concert at The Sage, Gateshead, where he performed alongside past Eurovision competitors.

2013 marked a significant shift in Dubovie’s career as he rebranded himself as ‘Josh James’, transitioning his musical style towards RnB and Dance to align with mainstream music trends. This decision was driven by the desire to move beyond his Eurovision identity, as searches for “Josh Dubovie” predominantly returned Eurovision-related results. His debut song as Josh James, “Game Over,” was released in March, with the music video following in July.

In addition to his musical endeavors, Dubovie engaged in media work, hosting the ESC News 2013 ‘Heart Campaign’, showcasing new and past Eurovision talent, further establishing his versatility within the entertainment industry. In December he played one of the main roles in the musical Sleeping Beauty聽in Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury.聽

From April until October 2014, Josh James performed on a cruise. In December of that year, he performed in Sleeping Beauty again. In 2016, Josh moved to Canada. He started the YouTube chanel You&Me with his girlfriend Megan.

In June 2019, Josh started as a mindset coach. He also started a podcast, the MEGA (Make Earth Great Again) podcast. In August, he did a Q&A about his 2010 Eurovision experience. In May 2022, he recontinued his MEGA podcasts.

Entries

That Sounds Good To Me

Country
馃嚞馃嚙 United Kingdom

Year
2010

Language
English

Lyrics
Mike Stock
Steve Crosby
Pete Waterman

Music
Mike Stock
Steve Crosby
Pete Waterman

Backings
Suzanne Carley
Joanna Breheny
Kirsten Joy

Dancers
Ciaran Connolly
Filippo Calvagno

Results Semi

Points: –
Position: –
Running order: –

Results Finals

Points: 10
Position: 25
Running order: 12