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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.

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 2017.

Participants

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


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, LaBoom Bang-a-BangVivo cantandoUn jour, un enfantDe troubadourAll 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 cadeauDiggiloo DiggileyLa 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"Refrain" • "De vogels van Holland" • "Das alte Karussell" • "Messieurs les noyés de la Seine" • "Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück" • "Le temps perdu" • "Ne crois pas" • "Aprite le finestre" • "Voorgoed voorbij" • "Le plus beau jour de ma vie" • "So geht das jede Nacht" • "Il est là" • "Les amants de minuit" • "Amami se vuoi"
Contests
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