A decade of UK Eurovision contenders

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  • 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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5VvsLEd1TI
    2015

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3I4pvfbqcQ

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu9rndwc_3E
    Molly Smitten-Downes
    Song: ‘Children Of The Universe’
    Points: 40
    Ranking: 17th (out of 26 finalist countries)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-agn-ERgTXA
    Bonnie Tyler
    Song: ‘Believe In Me’
    Points: 23
    Ranking:
    19th (out of 25 finalist countries)


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFNv9pjqZkk

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1dXMWWq6y8

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InTgD_9DB3I

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


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBykhFyy-ZE

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWnQ_81n3YE

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA9yYY2Yh20

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


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYgE7O0OLyw

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


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou4o5op978I

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

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