United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1971

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Eurovision Song Contest 1971
Country  United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process A Song For Europe
Selection date(s) 20 February 1971
Selected entrant Clodagh Rodgers
Selected song "Jack in the Box"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result 4th, 98 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1970 1971 1972►

The United Kingdom held a national preselection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1971. It was held on 20 February 1971 and presented by Cliff Richard.

Clodagh Rodgers a singer and actress from Northern Ireland, best known for her hit singles including, 1969 hit "Come Back and Shake Me" sang most the 1971's UK Eurovision Entry "Jack in the Box". For the performance in Dublin, Rodgers wore a pink frilly top and spangled hot pants. She finished in fourth place, behind Monaco, Spain and Germany. It was the first time since 1966 that the UK had not placed first or second.

Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis provided the BBC Television commentary, whilst Terry Wogan began his long running commitments with the Eurovision, providing the radio commentary for BBC Radio 1 listeners.

Results[edit]

Artist Song Place
Clodagh Rodgers Look Left, Look Right 5
Clodagh Rodgers In My World of Beautiful Things 6
Clodagh Rodgers Jack in the Box 1
Clodagh Rodgers Another Time, Another Place 4
Clodagh Rodgers Wind of Change 2
Clodagh Rodgers Someone to Love Me 2
The table is ordered by appearance.

Due to a postal strike, regional votes were announced for each song.

"Jack in the Box" won the national and went on to come 4th in the contest.

Points awarded to UK[edit]

Points Awarded to UK[1]
10 points 9 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by UK[1][edit]

10 points  Finland
9 points
8 points  Monaco
7 points  Norway
 Spain
6 points  Belgium
 Germany
 Ireland
 Italy
 Luxembourg
 Portugal
  Switzerland
5 points  France
 Netherlands
 Sweden
4 points
3 points  Austria
 Malta
 Yugoslavia
2 points


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