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The United Kingdom made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957. To date the UK has won the Eurovision Song Contest five times. The UK has also finished second a record 15 times and also has the record for the longest running string of Top 5 placings.

The United Kingdom holds the record for the longest run of consecutive appearances in the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest, 59 times in a row. The record would have gone to Germany had the country not been relegated in a pre-selection round in 1996.  

The UK holds another record, which is regarded as one of the biggest achievements in the history of the contest, as they came second in the final ranking 15 times. The UK also holds the record for most Top 10 (41) and Top 5 placings (29) over the years and won the Eurovision Song Contest on five occasions.

The UK has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest eight times in total, stepping in to stage the event when others were unable to do so. The UK last hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1998 in Birmingham following Katrina and the Waves' victory with Love Shine A Light in 1997. 

Participation history

Patricia Bredin
All
Final
6 points 7th
Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson
Sing Little Birdie
Final
16 points 2nd
Bryan Johnson
Looking High, High, High
Final
25 points 2nd
The Allisons
Are You Sure?
Final
24 points 2nd
Ronnie Carroll
Ring-a-ding Girl
Final
10 points 4th
Ronnie Carroll
Say Wonderful Things
Final
28 points 4th
Matt Monro
I Love The Little Things
Final
17 points 2nd
Kathy Kirby
I Belong
Final
26 points 2nd
Kenneth McKellar
A Man Without Love
Final
8 points 9th
Sandie Shaw
Puppet On A String
winner
Final
47 points 1st
Cliff Richard
Congratulations
Final
28 points 2nd
Lulu
Boom Bang-a-bang
winner
Final
18 points 1st
Mary Hopkin
Knock, Knock (who's There?)
Final
26 points 2nd
Clodagh Rodgers
Jack In The Box
Final
98 points 4th
The New Seekers
Beg, Steal Or Borrow
Final
114 points 2nd
Cliff Richard
Power To All Our Friends
Final
123 points 3rd
Olivia Newton-John
Long Live Love
Final
14 points 4th
The Shadows
Let Me Be The One
Final
138 points 2nd
Brotherhood of Man
Save Your Kisses For Me
winner
Final
164 points 1st
Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran
Rock Bottom
Final
121 points 2nd
Co-Co
The Bad Old Days
Final
61 points 11th
Black Lace
Mary Ann
Final
73 points 7th
Prima Donna
Love Enough For Two
Final
106 points 3rd
Bucks Fizz
Making Your Mind Up
winner
Final
136 points 1st
Bardo
One Step Further
Final
76 points 7th
Sweet Dreams
I'm Never Giving Up
Final
79 points 6th
Belle and the Devotions
Love Games
Final
63 points 7th
Vikki
Love Is...
Final
100 points 4th
Ryder
Runner In The Night
Final
72 points 7th
Rikki
Only The Light
Final
47 points 13th
Scott Fitzgerald
Go
Final
136 points 2nd
Live Report
Why Do I Always Get It Wrong
Final
130 points 2nd
Emma
Give A Little Love Back To The World
Final
87 points 6th
Samantha Janus
A Message To Your Heart
Final
47 points 10th
Michael Ball
One Step Out Of Time
Final
139 points 2nd
Sonia
Better The Devil You Know
Final
164 points 2nd
Frances Ruffelle
We Will Be Free (lonely Symphony)
Final
63 points 10th
Love City Groove
Love City Groove
Final
76 points 10th
Gina G
Ooh...Aah...Just A Little Bit
Final
77 points 8th
Katrina and The Waves
Love Shine A Light
winner
Final
227 points 1st
Imaani
Where Are You?
Final
166 points 2nd
Precious
Say It Again
Final
38 points 12th
Nicki French
Don't Play That Song Again
Final
28 points 16th
Lindsay D.
No Dream Impossible
Final
28 points 15th
Jessica Garlick
Come Back
Final
111 points 3rd
Jemini
Cry Baby
Final
26th
James Fox
Hold On To Our Love
Grand Final
29 points 16th
Javine
Touch My Fire
Grand Final
18 points 22nd
Daz Sampson
Teenage Life
Grand Final
25 points 19th
Scooch
Flying The Flag (for You)
Grand Final
19 points 22nd
Andy Abraham
Even If
Grand Final
14 points 25th
Jade Ewen
It's My Time
Grand Final
173 points 5th
Josh
That Sounds Good To Me
Grand Final
10 points 25th
Blue
I Can
Grand Final
100 points 11th
Engelbert Humperdinck
Love Will Set You Free
Grand Final
12 points 25th
Bonnie Tyler
Believe In Me
Grand Final
23 points 19th
Molly
Children of the Universe
Grand Final
40 points 17th
Electro Velvet
Still In Love With You
Grand Final
5 points 24th
Joe and Jake
You're Not Alone
Grand Final
62 points 24th
Lucie Jones
Never Give Up On You
Grand Final
111 points 15th
SuRie
Storm
Grand Final
48 points 24th
Michael Rice
Bigger Than Us
Grand Final
11 points 26th

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