United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1989

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Eurovision Song Contest 1989
Country  United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process A Song For Europe
Selection date(s) 24 March 1989
Selected entrant Live Report
Selected song "Why Do I Always Get It Wrong?"
Finals performance
Final result 2nd, 130 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
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A Song for Europe was a television show presented on 24 March 1989, featuring eight songs and hosted by Terry Wogan.

For the second year running, the BBC convened a panel to pass comment on each of the songs. The panel comprised Deke Arlon, Gary Davies, Leslie Bricusse, and former Eurovision winner Lulu.


Draw Artist Song Title Place Votes
01 Frankie Johnson "Back In The Groove" 6 10,731
02 James Oliver "Can't Stop Loving You" 7 9,110
03 Jane Alexander "Shame" 3 47,664
04 Danny Ellis "Just For The Good Times" 8 6,777
05 Julie C "You Stepped Out Of My Dreams" 2 51,449
06 Live Report "Why Do I Always Get It Wrong" 1 111,996
07 The Pearls "Love Come Down" 4 33,279
08 Linda Carroll "Heaven Help My Heart" 5 17,084

Eurovision Song Contest 1989[edit]

The 1989 contest was staged at the Palais de Beaulieu in Lausanne, Switzerland on 6 May . Twenty-two countries participated, and the UK performed seventh on the night. Live Report took second place with 130 points, seven points behind the winners, Yugoslavia.