A decade of UK Eurovision contenders

As the 2016 final approaches and our hopes fall to Joe and Jake, we look back at the past 10 years of UK Eurovision entries...

Over 180 million people will be tuning in to watch the final of the Eurovision song contest on Saturday – held this year in Stockholm, Sweden. ‘Hurra!’ as they say in the country boasting the world’s best meatballs and flat-pack furniture.

It was last year’s champion: Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow, who cemented Stockholm as the 2016 host city – the contest held each year by the winning country.

If like us you’re struggling to remember a London Eurovision and are therefore wondering if we have ever been victorious, don’t worry we have, five times in fact – but our last win was in 1997 with Katrina and the waves. Yes, basically 20 years ago.

2015


Artist: Electro Velvet
Song:
‘Still In Love With You’
Points: 5
Ranking: 24th (out of 27 finalist countries)

Molly Smitten-Downes
Song: ‘Children Of The Universe’
Points: 40
Ranking: 17th (out of 26 finalist countries)

Bonnie Tyler
Song: ‘Believe In Me’
Points: 23
Ranking:
19th (out of 25 finalist countries)


Artist: Englebert Humperdinck
Song: ‘Love Will Set You Free’
Points: 12
Ranking: 25th (out of 26 finalist countries)


Artist: Blue
Song: ‘I Can’
Points: 100
Ranking: 11th (out of 25 finalist countries)


Artist: Josh Dubovie
Song: ‘That Sounds Good To Me’
Points: 10
Ranking: 25th (out of 25 finalist countries)


Artist: Jade Ewen
Song: ‘It’s My Time’
Points: 173
Ranking: 5th (out of 25 finalist countries)


Artist: Andy Abraham
Song: ‘Even If’
Points:
14
Ranking: 25th (out of 25 finalist countries)


Artist: Scooch
Song: ‘Flying The Flag (For You)’
Points: 19
Ranking: 23rd (out of 24 finalist countries)


Artist: Daz Sampson
Song: ‘Teenage Life’
Points: 25
Ranking: 19th (out of 24 finalist countries)


Artist: Javine Hylton
Song: ‘Touch My Fire’
Points: 18
Ranking: 22nd (out of 24 finalist countries)

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