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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

Eurovision Song Contest 1999
Country United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process Great British Song Contest 1999
Selection date(s) Semi-final
5 February 1999
7 March 1999
Selected entrant Precious
Selected song "Say It Again"
Finals performance
Final result 12th, 38 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest

The United Kingdom competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 1999, represented by girlgroup Precious with "Say It Again". The song was the winner of the Great British Song Contest 1999, held on 7 March.

Great British Song Contest 1999

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) repeated the same format that had been used over the past few years: a radio semi-final was held, with 8 songs competing, which selected 4 songs to compete in a televised final, where the final winner was selected through televoting.


The semi-final of the Great British Song Contest 1999 was held on 5 February 1999 on BBC Radio 2, hosted by Terry Wogan and Ken Bruce. Televoting selected the top 4 songs to qualify to the final.

Great British Song Contest 1999 - Semi-final - 5 February 2002
Singer Song Finalist
Alberta "So Strange" YES
Cheryl Beattie "Fly" NO
Energia "All Time High" NO
Jay "You've Taken My Dreams" YES
Leanne Cartwright "Wait Until The Morning" NO
Precious "Say It Again" YES
Sister Sway "Until You Saved My Life" YES
Susan Black "Separate Lives" NO

The British National Final, The Great British Song Contest, was held on 7 March, and was presented by Ulrika Jonsson, who had presented the previous year's Eurovision.

The final result was as follows:

  • 1st - Say it again by Precious (52,457 votes)
  • 2nd - So strange by Alberta (51,708 votes)
  • 3rd - Until you saved my life by Sister Sway (51,398 votes)
  • 4th - You've taken my dreams by Jay (Votes undisclosed)

At Eurovision

In Jerusalem the United Kingdom was the fifth country to perform after Croatia. Precious finished in 12th place with 38 points. Ten out of twenty three countries voted for the United Kingdom, three of them being jury voting countries.

Points Awarded by United Kingdom


12 points Sweden
10 points Iceland
8 points Netherlands
7 points Austria
6 points Malta
5 points Denmark
4 points Ireland
3 points Estonia
2 points Cyprus
1 point Germany

Points Awarded to United Kingdom

Points Awarded to United Kingdom (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
  • Malta
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
  • Croatia
  • Lithuania
  • Cyprus
  • Israel
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Slovenia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Denmark

After Eurovision

They had limited success afterwards and split up in 2000. After they split, Jenny Frost joined Atomic Kitten, replacing the outgoing Kerry Katona. Sophie McDonnell became a children's TV presenter, hosting CBBC and 50/50, and Anya Lahiri returned to her modelling roots, and went into acting as well.

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