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.

Voting[edit]

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.