United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1966

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Eurovision Song Contest 1966
Country  United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process A Song For Europe
Selection date(s) 27 January 1966
Selected entrant Kenneth McKellar
Selected song "A Man Without Love"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result 9th, 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. It was held on 27 January 1966 and presented by David Jacobs. The decision on the singer, Kenneth McKellar, had already been made, without any open competition.

Kenneth McKellar was chosen by the BBC internally the juries decided on the song, A Man Without Love won and was performed last in the contest, coming 9th out of 18 entries.

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