Normally, a #FinaleWeek would start off as “Hello Brighton, This Is Dublin Calling” – but with Eurovision You Decide taking place midweek this year, it is more of a case of “Hello Brighton, This Is Brighton Calling” as I am here to witness the National Final in person.
As usual, we will have a LIVE BLOG tonight if you are unable to watch it on the television – John will publish the LIVE BLOG in a bit, so keep an eye on our home page for that.
Last year, Lucie Jones and her song Never Give Up On You was publicly selected. She finished 15th with 111 points in the Final. Let’s remind ourselves of Never Give Up On You.
The Best Of The UK…
The United Kingdom have successfully won the Eurovision Song Contest five times. In 1969, there was no tiebreaker, so the United Kingdom shared the top spot. Below are the winning entries from the United Kingdom over the years.
1967: Sandie Shaw – Puppet On A String
1969: Lulu – Boom Bang A Bang
1976: Brotherhood Of Man – Save All Your Kisses For Me
1981: Bucks Fizz – Making Your Mind Up
1997: Katrina & The Waves – Love Shine A Light
The Worst Of The UK…
The United Kingdom have finished last in the Eurovision Song Contest three times – including retrieving the dreaded Nul Points in 2003. The United Kingdom have never had to take participate in the semi finals since their introduction in 2004, due to their Big 5 status. They also survived the pre-qualification round in 1996. Below are the entries from the United Kingdom to have finished last.
2003: Jemini – Cry Baby
2008: Andy Abraham – Even If
2010: Josh Dubovie – That Sounds Good To Me
How do you think this year’s finalists of Eurovision You Decide will do compared to Lucie Jones last year? Let us know in the comments below or across our social network feeds
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland