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
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 February – 5 February 1959 and the final was held on 7 February 1959. All were presented by Pete Murray.

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


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



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"  ?


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


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

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