Teenage Life

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United Kingdom "Teenage Life"
Eurovision Song Contest 2006 entry
Country United Kingdom
Artist(s) Daz Sampson
Language English
Composer(s) John Matthews,
Daz Sampson
Lyricist(s) John Matthews,
Daz Sampson
Finals performance
Final result 19th
Final points 25
Appearance chronology
◄ "Touch My Fire" (2005)   
"Flying the Flag (For You)" (2007) ►

"Teenage Life" was the British entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, which was sung by Daz Sampson in English.

On 4 March 2006, Sampson had won the BBC show Making Your Mind Up[1] with the song "Teenage Life", which was written and produced with John Matthews (aka Ricardo Autobahn) from the Cuban Boys, who were responsible for the Hampster Dance hit "Cognoscenti Vs. Intelligentsia" in 1999. The song entered the UK Singles Chart on 14 May 2006 reaching the Top 10 the next week and peaking at number 8.

As a result of winning Making Your Mind Up, he represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest on 20 May 2006 in Athens, but only 10 of the 39 eligible countries voted for Sampson and his total score was 25 points, placing him 19th out of the 24 acts (winning act Lordi, from Finland, amassed 292 points).

In the BBC's 2013 documentary 'How To Win Eurovision', Daz admitted 'Rap may not be the best of ideas and maybe Europe was not ready for Daz Sampson'.


  1. ^ "Dance track wins Eurovision vote". BBC News. 4 March 2006. Retrieved 2006-05-18. 

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Preceded by
"Touch My Fire"
by Javine
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
"Flying the Flag (For You)"
by Scooch