United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972

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Eurovision Song Contest 1972
Country  United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process A Song For Europe
Selection date(s) 12 February 1972
Selected entrant The New Seekers
Selected song "Beg, Steal or Borrow"
Selected songwriter(s)
  • Tony Cole
  • Steve Wolfe
  • Graeme Hall
Finals performance
Final result 2nd, 114 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1971 1972 1973►

The United Kingdom held a national preselection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1972. It was held on 12 February 1972 and presented by Cliff Richard.

The New Seekers Beg, Steal or Borrow was chossen the vocal group had already achieved a UK No1 single in 1971, their song came 2nd in Eurovision.

This was also the only Eurovision Song Contest between 1971 and 2008 in which Terry Wogan had no involvement with. Actor and royal commentator Tom Fleming provided the BBC Television commentary, whilst Pete Murray provided the radio commentary for BBC Radio 1 and 2 listeners.

Results[edit]

Artist Song Place Points
The New Seekers Out On The Edge Of Beyond 3 14,645
The New Seekers Sing Out 5 7,412
The New Seekers Why Can't We All Get Together 4 11,337
The New Seekers One By One 2 27,314
The New Seekers Songs Of Praise 6 3,842
The New Seekers Beg, Steal Or Borrow 1 62,584
The table is ordered by appearance.

"Beg, Steal Or Borrow" won the national and went on to come 2nd 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

Points Awarded by UK[1][edit]

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

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