United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959
|Eurovision Song Contest 1959|
|Selection process||A Song For Europe|
2 February 1959
5 February 1959
7 February 1959
|Selected entrant||Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson|
|Selected song||"Sing, Little Birdie"|
|Final result||2nd, 16 points|
|United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest|
The United Kingdom held a national preliminary round to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1959. The semi-finals were held on 2–5 February 1959 and the final was held on 7 February 1959. All were presented by Pete Murray.
"Sing, Little Birdie" was a pop song which won the national and went on to come second in the contest, it was the UK's best result up until that point. The UK has since come in 2nd place 15 times, the last time was in 1998 and has won 4 time; twice in the 1960s, once in the 1970s, once in the 1980s and once in the 1990s.
A Song for Europe 1959
- Broadcast on BBC Television on 2 February 1959
|1||Marion Keene||"I'll Be With You"||NO|
|2||Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson||Sing, Little Birdie||YES|
|4||Don Rennie||"How Could I Know"||NO|
|5||Steve Martin||One Lonely Heart||YES|
|6||Sheila Buxton||"Love Me, Love Me"||NO|
- Broadcast on BBC Television on 5 February 1959
|1||Lita Roza||This Is My Town||YES|
|2||Lester Ferguson||"This I Will Tell You My Son"||NO|
|3||Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson||"That's It, That's Love"||NO|
|4||Rosemary Squires||"Cha Cha Chocola"||NO|
|5||John Hanson||"Success Song"||YES|
|6||Valerie Shane||"Oh, Oh, Reckon I Must Be In Love"||YES|
- Broadcast on BBC Television on 7 February 1959
|1||Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson||"Sing, Little Birdie"||1st|
|3||Steve Martin||" One Lonely Heart"||4th|
|4||Lita Roza||"This Is My Town"||2nd|
|?||Valerie Shane||"Oh, Oh, Reckon I Must Be In Love"||?|
"Sing, Little Birdie" won the national and went on to come second in the contest.
- "Eurovision Song Contest British Heats". Songs4europe.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25.