United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977
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|Eurovision Song Contest 1977|
|Selection process||A Song for Europe|
|Selection date(s)||9 March 1977|
|Selected entrant||Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran|
|Selected song||"Rock Bottom"|
|Final result||2nd, 121 points|
|United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest|
The national final to select the entry, A Song for Europe 1977, was held on 9 March 1977 at the New London Theatre and presented by Terry Wogan. A national strike prevented the entries from seeing the light of day on television, but A Song for Europe was aired on BBC Radio 2.
The song says that when people are in a bad situation they should work to solve problems and not be pessimistic about tragedies. Apparently it represents the situation at the time; Eurovision 1977 was almost canceled due to budget restrictions.
It was performed last and came in 2nd place.
Pete Murray provided the television commentary on BBC 1 and Terry Wogan provided the radio commentary on BBC Radio 2, this would be Wogan's final time he provided the contests commentary for radio, the following year he began regularly presenting the television coverage. The UK spokesperson was Colin Berry, who would present the UK results for a further 25 editions.
Fourteen regional juries voted on the songs: Bristol, Bangor, Leeds, Norwich, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Plymouth, Glasgow, Southampton and London.
|Mary Mason||What do you say to Love||2||132|
|The Foundations||Where were you when I Needed your Love||3||126|
|Tony Monopoly||Leave a Little Love||9||66|
|Lyn Paul||If Everybody Loved the Same as you||6||74|
|High Society (band)||Just for you||6||74|
|Carl Wayne||A Little Give, a Little Take||11||59|
|Lynsey de Paul & Mike Moran||Rock Bottom||1||143|
|Sweet Sensation||You're my Sweet Sensation||8||73|
|Val Stokes||Swings and Roundabouts||12||57|
|Wesley, Park & Smith||After all this Time||5||106|
|The table is ordered by appearance.|
"Rock Bottom" won the national and came 2nd in the contest.