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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997

Eurovision Song Contest 1997
Country 23x15px United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process The Great British Song Contest 1997
Selection date(s) 9 March 1997
Selected entrant Katrina and the Waves
Selected song "Love Shine A Light"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 227 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1996 1997 1998►

The United Kingdom's entry into the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest was "Love Shine a Light" by Katrina & the Waves. During this year the UK won the song contest which was being held in Dublin, Ireland, with an unprecedented 227 points. The UK sang at position 24. The lead singer was Katrina Leskanich. The 1997 contest is the most recent win for the United Kingdom.

National final

Dale Winton hosted the UK selection show, The Great British Song Contest, on 9 March 1997. The final results were as follows:

  • 1st - Love Shine a Light by Katrina & the Waves (69,830 votes)
  • 2nd - Yodel in the Canyon of Love by Do Re Mi & Kerry (58,696 votes)
  • 3rd - You Stayed Away Too Long by Joanne May (51,584 votes)
  • 4th - For the Life You Don't Yet Know by Sam Blue (votes not announced)

On 7 February, a semifinal was held on BBC Radio 2. This featured eight songs. In addition to the four listed above, the following were included, although these were eliminated:

  • Can't You See I'm Crying - Paul Varney
  • Heart of Stone - Dave Black
  • Lighten Up - B-Yond
  • Room for Change - Laura Pallas

At Eurovision

The UK was awarded 12 points (the highest possible) a total of 10 times.

Points Awarded to the United Kingdom

Points Awarded to the United Kingdom[1]</small>
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points Awarded by the United Kingdom[1]

12 points
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland
10 points 23x15px Estonia
8 points 23x15px Hungary
7 points 23x15px Sweden
6 points Template:Country data ISL
5 points 23x15px Cyprus
4 points 23x15px Turkey
3 points 23x15px Italy
2 points 23x15px Denmark
1 point 23x15px Croatia

See also

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