United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1973

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Eurovision Song Contest 1973
Country  United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process A Song For Europe
Selection date(s) 24 February 1973
Selected entrant Cliff Richard
Selected song "Power to All Our Friends"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result 3rd, 123 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1972 1973 1974►

The United Kingdom held a national preselection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1973. It was held on 24 February 1973 and presented by Cilla Black.

The 1973 contest became the most watched Eurovision Song Contest in the UK, with 21.54 million watching Cliff Richard perform in Luxembourg.

This was also the first Eurovision Song Contest where Terry Wogan provided the BBC television commentary, having previously provided the BBC radio commentary for the 1971 Contest. Pete Murray returned for the fourth time to provide the radio commentary for BBC Radio 1 and 2 listeners.

Results[edit]

Artist Song Place Points
Cliff Richard Come Back, Billie Jo 2 34,209
Cliff Richard Ashes To Ashes 6 17,115
Cliff Richard Tomorrow Rising 4 21,858
Cliff Richard The Days Of Love 5 18,304
Cliff Richard Power To All Our Friends 1 125,505
Cliff Richard Help It Along 3 25,369
The table is ordered by appearance.

"Power To All Our Friends" won the national and went on to come 3rd in the contest.