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We take a look at some high (and low) lights of the UK's history at Eurovision. Remember Jemini?
The 13th Eurovision Song Contest which took place in the Royal Albert Hall in London and was the first Eurovision Song Contest to be broadcast in colour. We were convinced that Cliff Richard - who had dominated the European charts for several years already – was going to win with ‘Congratulations’ but he was beaten by just one point by Spain's Massiel.
Lulu came joint first with her song, boom 'Bang-a-Bang'.
Here they are at London's Heathrow Airport arriving back with their trophy after they won the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin with their song 'Making Your Mind Up'.
Their song ‘Love Shine a Light’ took the trophy at Eurovision in the late ‘90s.
“Nul points” for their effort ‘Cry Baby’. Oh dear.
They were ‘Flying The Flag (For You)’ at Eurovision. Alas, they weren’t flying the flag for Europe, as it came 22nd with a total of 19 points.
His entry, 'Love Will Set You Free' made Humperdinck the oldest singer to ever participate in the contest at the age of 76. Humperdinck performed last and eventually finished in 25th place, coming in second to last in the voting, with just 12 points. It was definitely worth more than that!
Who doesn’t love a bit of Bonnie Tyler? Europe, apparently. Her entry, ‘Believe In Me’ finished in 19th place, despite receiving mostly positive press in the weeks leading up to the Contest.