Josh Dubovie – that sounds good to me. What about you?
Josh James Dubovie was born in Essex in 1990 and after attending stage school, he auditioned for a part in the Channel 4 drama series, Skins. He wasn’t successful, but having performed in school musicals, most notably in Les Miserables, Josh put himself forward as a contestant on the 2010 Song For Europe. For the panel of judges, he sang Jason Donovan‘s 1989 chart topper, “Too Many Broken Hearts”, and possibly well aware that Pete Waterman was one of the judges as well! Josh won the heat and went forward to represent the UK at that year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
It was Pete Waterman that supplied the song, working alongside his old mate Mike Stock to create “That Sounds Good To Me”. Sadly the juries around the continent were not so enthusiastic as the song came 25th with just 10 points. It was not a success commercially either, making it to No.179 on the UK singles chart, the lowest charting position for a UK entry to date. Despite the lacklustre performance of the song, Josh continued as a singer and released his debut album, “Carpe Diem”, in early 2011, although this was also not a major success in any way. He rebranded himself ‘Josh James’ in 2013 and released a new single, “Game Over”. And it was for him as the song sank without trace.
Josh turned his back on the music industry and indeed showbusiness and focused on his personal life and happiness. How now works as a care co-ordinator at a retirement home in Canada and is very happily married and became a father in 2019. Now that sounds good to me!
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