competed in the United Kingdom , represented by girlgroup Eurovision Song Contest 1999 Precious with " Say It Again". The song was the winner of the The Great British Song Contest 1999, held on 7 March.
Great British Song Contest 1999 [ edit ]
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) repeated the same format that had been used over the past few years: a radio semi-final was held, with 8 songs competing, which selected 4 songs to compete in a televised final, where the final winner was selected through televoting.
Semi-final [ edit ]
The semi-final of the Great British Song Contest 1999 was held on 5 February 1999 on
BBC Radio 2, hosted by Terry Wogan and Ken Bruce. Televoting selected the top 4 songs to qualify to the final.
The Great British Song Contest 1999 - Semi-final - 5 February 1999
Alberta "So Strange"
Energia "All Time High"
"You've Taken My Dreams"
"Wait Until The Morning"
Precious "Say It Again"
Sister Sway "Until You Saved My Life"
The British National Final,
, was held on 7 March, and was presented by The Great British Song Contest Ulrika Jonsson, who had presented the previous year's Eurovision.
The final result was as follows:
1st - Say it again by
Precious (52,457 votes) 2nd - So strange by
Alberta (51,708 votes) 3rd - Until you saved my life by
Sister Sway (51,398 votes) 4th - You've taken my dreams by Jay (Votes undisclosed)
At Eurovision [ edit ]
Jerusalem the United Kingdom was the fifth country to perform after Croatia. Precious finished in 12th place with 38 points. Ten out of twenty three countries voted for the United Kingdom, three of them being jury voting countries.
Points Awarded by United Kingdom [ edit ]
Points Awarded to United Kingdom [ edit ]
After Eurovision [ edit ]
They had limited success afterwards and split up in 2000. After they split,
Jenny Frost joined Atomic Kitten, replacing the outgoing Kerry Katona. Sophie McDonnell became a children's TV presenter, hosting CBBC and 50/50, and Anya Lahiri returned to her modelling roots, and went into acting as well.
See also [ edit ]
(Note: Entries scored out are when United Kingdom did not compete)