This year's UK entry Teenage Life has had more of a buzz than any entry since Katrina & the Waves' victory in 1997 with Love shine a light. Daz Sampson has done tons of press and promotion at home, yet the song only managed 13th on the latest UK singles chart.
Despite an ambitious promotional schedule, Daz Sampson and the UK delegation must be disappointed: Teenage life only just squeaked into the top 15 on this week's edition of Top of the Pops with a #13 placing. Last year's UK entry – Javine's Touch my fire – came into the charts at #18, with little advance promotion. However, with a good result in next Saturday's final, Daz could hope for a bit of a bounce-back up the charts.
Through his website earlier this week Daz had posted the following message on his site earlier this week:
Love or hate my song, surely if you are a true UK eurovision fan or you're just a proud Brit it makes sense for you to back the UK entry this year and send us off to Athens with a top ten hit behind us.
UK charts: not Euro-friendly since the 90s
Love shine a light got to #3 in the UK charts, despite winning the contest. 3 of the UK's othr winners (Puppet on a string, Save all your kisses for me & Making your mind up) all hit #1; Lulu's Boom bang-a-bang got to #2. Gina G's Oooh aaah just a little bit was the last UK entry to hit #1 on Top of the Pops.
Precious' Say it again was the last UK entry to make the UK top 10 (#6 in 1999).