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The basics

Full country name
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957.

The United Kingdom has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest eight times in total and the country has finished second in the competition a record 15 times. To date the UK has won the Eurovision Song Contest five times.
Represented by
Frankfurt 1957Patricia BredinAll67
Cannes 1959Pearl Carr and Teddy JohnsonSing Little Birdie162
London 1960Bryan JohnsonLooking High, High, High252
Cannes 1961The AllisonsAre You Sure?242
Luxembourg 1962Ronnie CarrollRing-a-ding Girl104
London 1963Ronnie CarrollSay Wonderful Things
Copenhagen 1964Matt MonroI Love The Little Things172
Naples 1965Kathy KirbyI Belong262
Luxembourg 1966Kenneth McKellarA Man Without Love89
Vienna 1967Sandie ShawPuppet On A String471
London 1968Cliff RichardCongratulations282
Madrid 1969LuluBoom Bang-a-bang181
Amsterdam 1970Mary HopkinKnock, Knock (who's There?)262
Dublin 1971Clodagh RodgersJack In The Box984
Edinburgh 1972The New SeekersBeg, Steal Or Borrow1142
Luxembourg 1973Cliff RichardPower To All Our Friends1233
Brighton 1974Olivia Newton-JohnLong Live Love144
Stockholm 1975The ShadowsLet Me Be The One1382
The Hague 1976Brotherhood of ManSave Your Kisses For Me1641
London 1977Lynsey de Paul and Mike MoranRock Bottom1212
Paris 1978Co-CoThe Bad Old Days6111
Jerusalem 1979Black LaceMary Ann737
The Hague 1980Prima DonnaLove Enough For Two1063
Dublin 1981Bucks FizzMaking Your Mind Up1361
Harrogate 1982BardoOne Step Further767
Munich 1983Sweet DreamsI'm Never Giving Up796
Luxembourg 1984Belle and the DevotionsLove Games637
Gothenburg 1985VikkiLove Is...1004
Bergen 1986RyderRunner In The Night727
Brussels 1987RikkiOnly The Light4713
Dublin 1988Scott FitzgeraldGo1362
Lausanne 1989Live ReportWhy Do I Always Get It Wrong1302
Zagreb 1990EmmaGive A Little Love Back To The World876
Rome 1991Samantha JanusA Message To Your Heart4710
Malmö 1992Michael BallOne Step Out Of Time1392
Millstreet 1993SoniaBetter The Devil You Know1642
Dublin 1994Frances RuffelleWe Will Be Free (lonely Symphony)6310
Dublin 1995Love City GrooveLove City Groove7610
Oslo 1996Gina GOoh...Aah...Just A Little Bit778
Dublin 1997Katrina and The WavesLove Shine A Light2271
Birmingham 1998ImaaniWhere Are You?1662
Jerusalem 1999PreciousSay It Again3812
Stockholm 2000Nicki FrenchDon't Play That Song Again2816
Copenhagen 2001Lindsay D.No Dream Impossible2815
Tallinn 2002Jessica GarlickCome Back1113
Riga 2003JeminiCry Baby26
Istanbul 2004James FoxHold On To Our Love
Grand Final2916
Kyiv 2005JavineTouch My Fire
Grand Final1822
Athens 2006Daz SampsonTeenage Life
Grand Final2519
Helsinki 2007ScoochFlying The Flag (for You)
Grand Final1922
Belgrade 2008Andy AbrahamEven If
Grand Final1425
Moscow 2009Jade EwenIt's My Time
Grand Final1735
Oslo 2010JoshThat Sounds Good To Me
Grand Final1025
Düsseldorf 2011BlueI Can
Grand Final10011
Baku 2012Engelbert HumperdinckLove Will Set You Free
Grand Final1225
Malmö 2013Bonnie TylerBelieve In Me
Grand Final2319
Copenhagen 2014MollyChildren of the Universe
Grand Final4017
Vienna 2015Electro VelvetStill In Love With You
Grand Final524
Stockholm 2016Joe and JakeYou're Not Alone
Grand Final6224
Kyiv 2017Lucie JonesNever Give Up On You
Grand Final11115