Eurovision 2021

#TOKYO20: Eurovision Country Of The Day – United Kingdom

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During the duration of the Olympic Games, which are been held in Tokyo, we will be taking a different Eurovision country each day. Today we are looking at the United Kingdom’s best Eurovision entry, after they (Great Britain & Northern Ireland) took Gold in the Men’s Modern Pentathlon competition.

The United Kingdom have made the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest a total of 63 times. In 1967, when the Contest took place in Vienna, Austria, the United Kingdom achieved their best position to date with a 1st place. Sandie Shaw performed “Puppet on a String” and achieved a total of 47 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73

In 1969, when the Contest took place in Madrid, Spain, the United Kingdom achieved another (joint) 1st place. Lulu performed “Boom Bang-a-Bang” and achieved a total of 18 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73

In 1976, when the Contest took place in The Hague, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom achieved another 1st place. Brotherhood of Man performed “Save Your Kisses for Me” and achieved a total of 164 points.

Video: YouTube/tasosk3

In 1981, when the Contest took place in Dublin, Ireland, the United Kingdom achieved another 1st place. Buck’s Fizz performed “Making Your Mind Up” and achieved a total of 136 points.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

In 1997, when the Contest took place in Dublin, Ireland, the United Kingdom achieved another 1st place. Katrina and the Waves performed “Love Shine a Light” and achieved a total of 227 points.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

Join us tomorrow, as we celebrate another Eurovision country. Let us know what you think about our 2020 Tokyo Olympics coverage – either in the comments below or on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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