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United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Appearances 60
First appearance 1957
Best result 1st: 1967, 1969, 1976, 1981, 1997
Worst result Last: 2003, 2008, 2010
Nul points: 2003
The United Kingdom debuted at the 1957 Contest in Frankfurt with Patricia Bredin as their debut entrant. They missed out the following year but have participated every year since 1959 before becoming a member of the "Big Four" in 2004, a year after their worst result in the Contest when they infamously scored "Nul Points" with the entry "Cry Baby" by the duo Jemini - the first English-language entry to suffer this fate.

They have won the Contest a total of five times and is one of two nations with victories in four different decades, the other being Sweden. They have also had the most runner-up placements, with 15 in total as of 2018.

Participants

Year Performer(s) Song Final Points Semi Points
1957 Patricia Bredin "All" 7 6 No semi-finals
Did not participate in 1958
1959 Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson "Sing, Little Birdie" 2 16 No semi-finals
1960 Bryan Johnson "Looking High, High, High" 2 25 Host country
1961 The Allisons "Are You Sure?" 2 24 No semi-finals
1962 Ronnie Carroll "Ring-A-Ding Girl" 4 10
1963 Ronnie Carroll "Say Wonderful Things" 4 28 Host country
1964 Matt Monro "I Love the Little Things" 2 17 No semi-finals
1965 Kathy Kirby "I Belong" 2 26
1966 Kenneth McKellar "A Man Without Love" 9 8
1967 Sandie Shaw "Puppet on a String" 1 47
1968 Cliff Richard "Congratulations" 2 28 Host country
1969 Lulu "Boom Bang-a-Bang" 1 18 No semi-finals
1970 Mary Hopkin "Knock, Knock Who's There?" 2 26
1971 Clodagh Rodgers "Jack in the Box" 4 98
1972 The New Seekers "Beg, Steal or Borrow" 2 114 Host country
1973 Cliff Richard "Power to All Our Friends" 3 123 No semi-finals
1974 Olivia Newton-John "Long Live Love" 4 14 Host country
1975 The Shadows "Let Me Be the One" 2 138 No semi-finals
1976 Brotherhood of Man "Save Your Kisses for Me" 1 164
1977 Lynsey de Paul & Mike Moran "Rock Bottom" 2 121 Host country
1978 Co-Co "The Bad Old Days" 11 61 No semi-finals
1979 Black Lace "Mary Ann" 7 73
1980 Prima Donna "Love Enough for Two" 3 106
1981 Bucks Fizz "Making Your Mind Up" 1 136
1982 Bardo "One Step Further" 7 76 Host country
1983 Sweet Dreams "I'm Never Giving Up" 6 79 No semi-finals
1984 Belle and the Devotions "Love Games" 7 63
1985 Vikki Watson "Love Is" 4 100
1986 Ryder "Runner in the Night" 7 72
1987 Rikki "Only the Light" 13 47
1988 Scott Fitzgerald "Go" 2 136
1989 Live Report "Why Do I Always Get it Wrong?" 2 130
1990 Emma "Give a Little Love Back to the World" 6 87
1991 Samantha Janus "A Message to Your Heart" 10 47
1992 Michael Ball "One Step Out of Time" 2 139
1993 Sonia "Better the Devil You Know" 2 164
1994 Frances Ruffelle "Lonely Symphony (We Will Be Free)" 10 63
1995 Love City Groove "Love City Groove" 10 76
1996 Gina G "Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit" 8 77 3 153
1997 Katrina and the Waves "Love Shine a Light" 1 227 No semi-finals
1998 Imaani "Where Are You?" 2 166 Host country
1999 Precious "Say It Again" 12 38 No semi-finals
2000 Nicki French "Don't Play That Song Again" 16 28
2001 Lindsay "No Dream Impossible" 15 28
2002 Jessica Garlick "Come Back" 3 111
2003 Jemini "Cry Baby" 26 0
2004 James Fox "Hold On to Our Love" 16 29 Member of the "Big 4"
2005 Javine Hylton "Touch My Fire" 22 18
2006 Daz Sampson "Teenage Life" 19 25
2007 Scooch "Flying the Flag (for You)" 22 19
2008 Andy Abraham "Even If" 25 14
2009 Jade Ewen "It's My Time" 5 173
2010 Josh Dubovie "That Sounds Good to Me" 25 10
2011 Blue "I Can" 11 100 Member of the "Big 5"
2012 Engelbert Humperdinck "Love Will Set You Free" 25 12
2013 Bonnie Tyler "Believe in Me" 19 23
2014 Molly "Children of the Universe" 17 40
2015 Electro Velvet "Still in Love with You" 24 5
2016 Joe and Jake "You're Not Alone" 24 62
2017 Lucie Jones "Never Give Up on You" 15 111
2018 SuRie "Storm" 24 48
2019 Michael Rice "Bigger Than Us"


Voting history

Eurovision Song Contest
Winning Songs
RefrainNet als toenDors, mon amourEen beetjeTom PillibiNous les amoureuxUn premier amourDanseviseNon ho l'etàPoupée de cire, poupée de sonMerci, chériePuppet on a StringLa, La, LaVivo cantandoBoom Bang-a-BangDe troubadourUn jour, un enfantAll Kinds of EverythingUn banc, un arbre, une rueAprès toiTu te reconnaîtrasWaterlooDing-a-DongSave Your Kisses For MeL'oiseau et l'enfantA-Ba-Ni-BiHallelujahWhat's Another YearMaking Your Mind UpEin bißchen FriedenSi la vie est cadeauDiggi-Loo Diggi-LeyLa det swingeJ'aime la vieHold Me NowNe partez pas sans moiRock MeInsieme: 1992Fångad av en stormvindWhy Me?In Your EyesRock 'n' Roll KidsNocturneThe VoiceLove Shine a LightDivaTake Me to Your HeavenFly on the Wings of LoveEverybodyI WannaEvery Way That I CanWild DancesMy Number OneHard Rock HallelujahMolitvaBelieveFairytaleSatelliteRunning ScaredEuphoriaOnly TeardropsRise Like a PhoenixHeroes1944Amar pelos doisToy
Contests
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Countries
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