United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959

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Eurovision Song Contest 1959
Country  United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process A Song For Europe
Selection date(s) Semi-finals
2 February 1959
5 February 1959
Final
7 February 1959
Selected entrant Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson
Selected song "Sing, Little Birdie"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Syd Cordell
  • Stan Butcher
Finals performance
Final result 2nd, 16 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1957 1959 1960►

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[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Draw Artist Song Finalist
1 Marion Keene "I'll Be With You" NO
2 Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson Sing, Little Birdie YES
3 Glen Mason Suddenly YES
4 Don Rennie "How Could I Know" NO
5 Steve Martin One Lonely Heart YES
6 Sheila Buxton "Love Me, Love Me" NO

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Semifinal 2[edit]

Draw Artist Song Finalist
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

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Final[edit]

Draw Artist Song Place
1 Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson "Sing, Little Birdie" 1st
2 Glen Mason "Suddenly" 3rd
3 Steve Martin " One Lonely Heart" 4th
4 Lita Roza "This Is My Town" 2nd
 ? John Hanson "Success"  ?
 ? Valerie Shane "Oh, Oh, Reckon I Must Be In Love"  ?

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"Sing, Little Birdie" won the national and went on to come second in the contest.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Eurovision Song Contest British Heats". Songs4europe.com. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 

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