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

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