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As countries begin selecting their entries for the Eurovision Song Contest in May, this blog will look back on the stats and the best from each of the 43 participating nations.
United Kingdom missed the 1st Eurovision year but has been a stalwart since its debut in 1957. It still holds the record for finishing 2nd the most times- 15 no less! This is all the more impressive when seen in the context of 5 wins. As a member of 'The Big 5', the UK is also automatically slated for the Grand Final.
Its most recent victory was in 1997 when Katrina & The Waves entered with "Love Shine A Light". In 2016, the UK was represented by 1 of its strongest entries in years, the catchy "You're Not Alone" by Joe & Jake. While it did not finish high, it augured well for a renewed effort to select a song worthy of consideration.
BEST ENTRY EVER:
BOOM BANG-A-BANG Lulu
PUPPET ON A STRING Sandie Shaw
CONGRATULATIONS Cliff Richard
To get you in the mood for Eurovision in Kiev, check out Caffé Latté’s special ESC playlist on Spotify.