United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966

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Eurovision Song Contest 1966
Country United Kingdom
National selection
Selection processA Song For Europe
Selection date(s)27 January 1966
Selected entrantKenneth McKellar
Selected song"A Man Without Love"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result9th, 8 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1965 1966 1967►

The United Kingdom held a national preselection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1966, with the BBC selecting Kenneth McKellar to perform all the entries under consideration. After performing the five shortlisted songs weekly on BBC1's Kenneth McKellar's A Song For Everyone, the final was held on 27 January 1966 and presented by David Jacobs. McKellar released an extended play maxi single featuring the five songs, subsequently releasing a single featuring the winner and the runner up, which reached number 30 in the UK singles chart.

Viewers cast votes on postcards via mail to choose the winning song, which was A Man Without Love. At the Eurovision Song Contest, McKellar performed last in the contest, finishing 9th out of 18 entries, the worst showing to date for a British entry; a record maintained until 1978.

David Jacobs provided the BBC Television commentary, its was Jacobs' sixth and last time he provided the British commentary for the Eurovision. British Forces Radio also broadcast the contest with commentary provided by Ian Fenner. Michael Aspel served as spokesperson for the U.K Jury.


Artist Song Place
Kenneth McKellar Country Girl 2
Kenneth McKellar As Long As The Sun Shines 3
Kenneth McKellar Comes The Time 4
Kenneth McKellar A Touch Of The Tartan 5
Kenneth McKellar A Man Without Love 1
The table is ordered by appearance.

At Eurovision[edit]

"A Man Without Love" won the national and went on to come 9th in the contest.

Points awarded to United Kingdom[edit]

Points Awarded to United Kingdom[1]
5 points 3 points 1 point

Points awarded by United Kingdom[1][edit]

5 points  Yugoslavia
3 points  Spain
1 point  Netherlands