United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969

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Eurovision Song Contest 1969
Country  United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process A Song For Europe
Selection date(s) 22 February 1969
Selected entrant Lulu
Selected song "Boom Bang-a-Bang"
Finals performance
Final result 1st (tie), 18 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
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The United Kingdom held a national pre-selection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1969. It was held on 22 February 1969 and presented by Michael Aspel. Song No. 4: "I Can't Go On Living Without You", was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Results[edit]

Artist Song Place Points
Lulu Are You Ready For Love 5 5,560
Lulu March! 2 38,418
Lulu Come September 3 11,362
Lulu I Can't Go On Living Without You 6 5,087
Lulu Boom Bang-A-Bang 1 56,476
Lulu Bet Yer 4 8,306
The table is ordered by appearance.

The results were announced on Saturday 1 March. Song No. 5, "Boom Bang-a-Bang", won the public postcard vote, and went on to finish in a four-way win in Madrid with the songs from host country Spain, plus the Netherlands and France.

At Eurovision[edit]

Voting[edit]

Every country had a jury of ten people. Every jury member could give one point to his or her favourite song.[1]

Points Awarded to the United Kingdom[edit]

Points Awarded to the United Kingdom[1]
10 points 9 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by the United Kingdom[1][edit]

4 points  France
3 points  Belgium
2 points  Switzerland
1 point  Ireland

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