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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979

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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979

Eurovision Song Contest 1979
Country United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process A Song For Europe 1979
Selection date(s) 9 March 1979
Selected entrant Black Lace
Selected song "Mary Ann"
Finals performance
Final result 7th, 73 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
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The United Kingdom held a national preselection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1979. A Song for Europe 1979 was planned to take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London on 8 March. After a day's rehearsals at the Royal Albert Hall a strike by BBC technicians stopped the show. Audio recordings of the songs were voted on by 13 regional juries: Bristol, Bangor, Leeds, Norwich, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Belfast, Cardiff, Plymouth, Glasgow, Southampton and London. The jury in Manchester could not be contacted and therefore did not vote. The following day, the 12 songs were broadcast on Terry Wogan's Radio 2 show and a recap of the top places, plus an interview with the winners took place on the BBC TV Show Nationwide the same evening.

Black Lace were the winners of A Song for Europe with "Mary Ann" and went on to place 7th at the 1979 Eurovision Song Contest in Jerusalem, Israel.

Results

Draw Artist Song Place Points
1 Black Lace "Mary Ann" 1 132
2 Lynda Virtu "You Are My Life" 8 82
3 Ipswich "Who Put the Shine on our Shoes" 5 90
4 Herbie Flowers & The Daisies "Mister Moonlight" 5 90
5 M.Squad "Miss Caroline Newley" 11 44
6 Eleanor Keenan "Call my Name" 3 109
7 Guys 'n' Dolls "How Do You Mend a Broken Heart?" 10 56
8 Linda Kendrick "All I Needed Was Your Love" 12 33
9 Monte Carlo "Home Again (Living With You)" 7 83
10 Sal Davis "Let It All Go" 9 77
11 The Nolan Sisters "Harry, My Honolulu Lover" 4 101
12 Kim Clark "Fantasy" 2 117

External links

  • UK National Final 1979
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