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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978

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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1978

Eurovision Song Contest 1978
Country United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process A Song For Europe
Selection date(s) 31 March 1978
Selected entrant Co-Co
Selected song "The Bad Old Days"
Finals performance
Final result 11th, 61 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest

The United Kingdom held a national preselection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1978. It was held on Friday 31 March 1978 at the Royal Albert Hall and presented by Terry Wogan. The songs were backed by the Alyn Ainsworth Orchestra.[1]


Fourteen regional juries voted on the songs: Bristol, Bangor, Leeds, Norwich, Newcastle, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Plymouth, Glasgow, Southampton and London.
Artist Song Place Points
Christian Shine It On 3 114
Brown Sugar Oh No, Look What You've Done 11 49
Fruit-Eating Bears Door in My Face 11 49
Jacquie Sullivan Moments 6 106
Sunshine Too Much in Love 8 81
Ronnie France Lonely Nights 9 68
The Jarvis Brothers One Glance 3 114
Co-Co The Bad Old Days 1 135
Bob James We Got it Bad 10 66
Midnight Don't Bother to Knock 2 116
Babe Rainbow Don't Let Me Stand in Your Way 7 84
Labi Siffre Solid Love 5 110
The table is ordered by appearance.

"The Bad Old Days" won the national and came 11th in the contest. A Song for Europe was watched by 13.7 million viewers and was the 16th-most watched programme of the week - the show's highest ever rating. [1]

Jury Spokespersons


  1. ^ a b Television's Greatest Hits, Network Books, Paul Gambaccini and Rod Taylor, 1993. ISBN 0 563 36247 2
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