Eurovision 2014: United Kingdom confirms participation

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 3,748 views

BBC, the British national broadcaster has confirmed to that the United Kingdom will participate at the forthcoming  2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen, Denmark.

The British broadcaster BBC is yet to determine the method and mechanism it will use to select its 2014 Eurovision Song Contest entry and representative. Further details regarding  UK’s 2014 Eurovision plans will be released in due course.

In 2013 Bonnie Tyler was selected to represent the United Kingdom via an internal selection with her entry Believe in me.

The United Kingdom debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and has won the event a total of 5 times (1967, 1969, 1976,19881 and 1997). The UK also holds the record of being the country with the most 2nd places in the contest , achieving the  runner up position a total of 15 times. We must not forget that the United Kingdom also holds the record of hosting the contest a total of 8 times: London 1960, 1963, 1968, 1977, Edinburgh 1972, Brighton 1974, Harrogate 1982 and Birmingham 1998.

The UK has only missed one contest since their debut in 1957, notably the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest. The Brits have been competing in Europe’s favourite television show religiously every year since 1959.

Sweden, DenmarkFinland, Norway, France, Albania, Iceland, Ireland, San Marino, Georgia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Estonia, Malta, Russia, Germany, AustriaFYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Belgium, Spain ,United Kingdom and Latvia have all confirmed their participation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest next year in Denmark. Whilst Italy, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Hungary, Lithuania and Slovenia have said they will most likely be in the competition.

Who will follow into Bonnie Tyler’s footsteps and represent the United Kingdom at the  2014 Eurovision Song Contest? Stay tuned to for the latest information.


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