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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997

Eurovision Song Contest 1997
Country United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process Great British Song Contest 1997
Selection date(s) 9 March 1997
Selected entrant Katrina and the Waves
Selected song "Love Shine A Light"
Finals performance
Final result 1st, 227 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest
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 marked the last win for the United Kingdom.

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)

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

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

Points Awarded to the United Kingdom

Points Awarded to the United Kingdom[1]
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Russia
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Estonia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Poland
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Slovenia
  • Cyprus
  • Portugal
  • Turkey
  • Norway
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
  • Spain
  • Malta

Points Awarded by the United Kingdom[1]

12 points Ireland
10 points Estonia
8 points Hungary
7 points Sweden
6 points Iceland
5 points Cyprus
4 points Turkey
3 points Italy
2 points Denmark
1 point Croatia

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