United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972
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|Eurovision Song Contest 1972|
|Selection process||A Song For Europe|
|Selection date(s)||12 February 1972|
|Selected entrant||The New Seekers|
|Selected song||"Beg, Steal or Borrow"|
|Final result||2nd, 114 points|
|United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest|
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.
|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
|Points Awarded to UK|
|10 points||9 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points|
|9 points|| France
|5 points|| Belgium
|4 points|| Ireland
|3 points|| Austria