United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999
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|Eurovision Song Contest 1999|
|Selection process||The Great British Song Contest 1999|
5 February 1999
7 March 1999
|Selected song||"Say It Again"|
|Final result||12th, 38 points|
|United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest|
The United Kingdom competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, represented by girlgroup Precious with "Say It Again". The song was the winner of the Great British Song Contest 1999, held on 7 March.
Great British Song Contest 1999
The 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.
|Energia||"All Time High"||NO|
|Jay||"You've Taken My Dreams"||YES|
|Leanne Cartwright||"Wait Until The Morning"||NO|
|Precious||"Say It Again"||YES|
|Sister Sway||"Until You Saved My Life"||YES|
|Susan Black||"Separate Lives"||NO|
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)
In 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
Points Awarded to United Kingdom
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
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.