United Kingdom: Jemini to Riga

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The duo Jemini, with the song Cry Baby, have won the British national final A Song for Europe 2003 and the British ticket for the Eurovision Song Contest 2003.

The final was presented by Terry Wogan and although some effort had been made to improve the format, it was much the same as in previous years. As the televoting results were announced through a regional points system, the top 3 songs from each region were awarded 9, 10 and 12 points according to the number of televotes polled.

It was a two horse race between Cry Baby and Help Me, performed by Emily Reed. In the end, it was down to the last region, Scotland, and they plumped for Jemini.

In the end, the final results were as follows:

Cry Baby by Jemini: 68 points
Help Me by Emily Reed: 64 points
Ever since that night by Mimi: 54 points
Now and Forever by Simon Chapman: 0 points.

Originally, Cry Baby was to be performed by Tricity, they changed their name to Jemini. The Liverpool duo of Gemma Abbey and Chris Cromby were favourites with the bookmakers beforehand, and their song had been slightly changed for the final.

You can listen to a Real Audio clip of the song at the BBC's Eurovision website below.

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