• Kyriakos Tsinivits

UK Eurovision song poll - The results



This year marks the 25th anniversary of Katrina and The Waves Eurovision win for the United Kingdom with the song 'Love Shine A Light'.


Katrina and The Waves secured the UK's fifth Eurovision win in the city of Dublin on May 3 1997. They beat runner-up Ireland who competed with Marc Roberts' 'Mysterious Woman' by 70 points!


Katrina and the Waves, straight after they were announced as Eurovision winners. Image credit / EBU

To celebrate this historic occasion, we conducted a poll looking for everyone's favourite UK Eurovision entries from 1957 to 2022.


Voters submitted their top 10 favourite UK Eurovision songs. There were 65 entries to choose from, right back to the beginning with Patricia Bredin's song 'All' to this year's UK entry 'SPACE MAN' by Sam Ryder. The voting system was like Eurovision with 12, 10 and 8 points for your top three selections and 7 points to 1 point for your remaining top 10.


The list included the five Eurovision winning songs.


Over the week 228 of you completed our ‘UK Eurovision Song Poll’.


We received a huge response from UK fans with 60.9% taking part, overtaking the Australian voters who made up 17.1% of the poll, the remaining 22% of the voters were from the rest of the world.


Before we reveal the overall full results let's take a look at the Top 10 favourite UK Eurovision songs from Australian, rest of the world and UK voters. We have shown the UK Eurovision winning songs in bold.



Top 10 results from Australian voters



1. Gina G - 'Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit' (1996) - 319 points

2. Katrina and the Waves - 'Love Shine a Light' (1997) - 146 points

3. Bucks Fizz - 'Making Your Mind Up' (1981) - 128 points

4. Lucie Jones - 'Never Give Up on You' (2017) - 120 points

5. Sam Ryder - 'Space Man' (2022) - 111 points

6. Imaani - 'Where Are You?' (1998) - 108 points

7. Blue - 'I Can' (2011) - 79 points

8. SuRie - 'Storm' (2018) - 77 points

9. Sandie Shaw - 'Puppet on a String' (1967) - 74 points

10. Molly - 'Children of the Universe' (2014) - 73 points



Top 10 results from Rest of the World voters



1. Katrina and the Waves - 'Love Shine a Light' (1997) - 251 points

2. Imaani - 'Where Are You?' (1998) - 191 points

3. Gina G - 'Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit' (1996) - 191 points

4. Sam Ryder - 'Space Man' (2022) - 117 points

5. Jade Ewen - 'It's My Time' (2009) - 116 points

6. Bucks Fizz - 'Making Your Mind Up' (1981) - 110 points

7. Brotherhood of Man - 'Save Your Kisses for Me' (1976) - 106 points

8. Lucie Jones - 'Never Give Up on You' (2017) - 105 points

9. Sandie Shaw - 'Puppet on a String' (1967) - 104 points

10. Jessica Garlick - 'Come Back' (2002) - 92 points



Top 10 results from the UK voters


1. Gina G - 'Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit' (1996) - 826 points

2. Katrina and the Waves - 'Love Shine a Light' (1997) - 772 points

3. Imaani - 'Where Are You?' (1998) - 713 points

4. Sam Ryder - 'Space Man' (2022) - 521 points

5. Jessica Garlick - 'Come Back' (2002) - 315 points

6. Lucie Jones - 'Never Give Up on You' (2017) - 293 points

7. Bucks Fizz - 'Making Your Mind Up' (1981) - 286 points

8. Jade Ewen - 'It's My Time' (2009) - 284 points

9. Molly - 'Children of the Universe' (2014) - 262 points

10. Sonia - 'Better the Devil You Know' (1993) - 258 points



Combined full results


1. Gina G - 'Ooh Aah... Just a Little Bit' (1996) - 1336 points

2. Katrina and the Waves - 'Love Shine a Light' (1997) - 1169 points

3. Imaani - 'Where Are You?' (1998) - 1012 points

4. Sam Ryder - 'Space Man' (2022) - 749 points

5. Bucks Fizz - 'Making Your Mind Up' (1981) - 524 points

6. Lucie Jones - 'Never Give Up on You' (2017) - 518 points

7. Jade Ewen - 'It's My Time' (2009) - 431 points

8. Jessica Garlick - 'Come Back' (2002) - 428 points

9. Molly - 'Children of the Universe' (2014) - 410 points

10. Brotherhood of Man - '"Save Your Kisses for Me"' (1976) - 381 points

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11. Frances Ruffelle - 'We Will Be Free (Lonely Symphony)' (1994) - 372 points

12. Sonia - 'Better the Devil You Know' (1993) - 371 points

13. Sandie Shaw - 'Puppet on a String' (1967) - 339 points

14. Blue - 'I Can' (2011) - 335 points

15. Bardo - 'One Step Further' (1982) - 293 points

16. Precious - 'Say It Again' (1999) - 271 points

17. Scooch - 'Flying the Flag (For You)' (2007) - 241 points

18. SuRie - 'Storm' (2018) - 234 points

19. Sweet Dreams - 'I'm Never Giving Up' (1983) - 216 points

20. Scott Fitzgerald - 'Go' (1988) - 211 points

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21. The New Seekers - 'Beg, Steal or Borrow' (1972) - 203 points

22. Lulu - 'Boom Bang-a-Bang' (1969) - 203 points

23. Cliff Richard - 'Congratulations' (1968) - 197 points

24. Javine - 'Touch My Fire' (2005) - 189 points

25. Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran - 'Rock Bottom' (1977) - 173 points

26. Lindsay Dracass - 'No Dream Impossible' (2001) - 165 points

27. Nicki French - 'Don't Play That Song Again' (2000) - 164 points

28. Mary Hopkin - 'Knock, Knock Who's There?' (1970) - 140 points

29. Michael Ball - 'One Step Out of Time' (1992) - 130 points

30. James Newman - 'Embers' (2021) - 123 points

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31. Bonnie Tyler - 'Believe in Me' (2013) - 113 points

32. Samantha Janus - 'A Message to Your Heart' (1991) - 110 points

33. Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson - 'Sing, Little Birdie' (1959) - 105 points

34. Daz Sampson - 'Teenage Life' (2006) - 102 points

35. Joe and Jake - 'You're Not Alone' (2016) - 100 points

36. James Newman - 'My Last Breath' (2020) - 97 points

37. Vikki - 'Love Is...' (1985) - 83 points

38. Olivia Newton-John - 'Long Live Love' (1974) - 83 points

39. The Allisons - 'Are You Sure?' (1961) - 82 points

40. Live Report - 'Why Do I Always Get It Wrong' (1989) - 79 points

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41. Cliff Richard - 'Power to All Our Friends' (1973) - 78 points

42. Kathy Kirby - 'I Belong' (1965) - 70 points

43. Belle and the Devotions - 'Love Games' (1984) - 62 points

44. Love City Groove - 'Love City Groove' (1995) - 57 points

45. Matt Monro - 'I Love the Little Things' (1964) - 51 points

46. Electro Velvet - 'Still in Love with You' (2015) - 50 points

47. Jemini - 'Cry Baby' (2003) - 50 points

48. Clodagh Rodgers - 'Jack in the Box' (1971) - 49 points

49. The Shadows - 'Let Me Be the One' (1975) - 43 points

50. Co-Co - 'The Bad Old Days' (1978) - 40 points

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51. Prima Donna - 'Love Enough for Two' (1980) - 31 points

52. Emma - 'Give a Little Love Back to the World' (1990) - 25 points

53. Ronnie Carroll - 'Ring-a-Ding Girl' (1962) - 20 points

54. Bryan Johnson - 'Looking High, High, High' (1960) - 17 points

55. Rikki - 'Only the Light' (1987) - 17 points

56. Engelbert Humperdinck - 'Love Will Set You Free' (2012) - 16 points

57. Ryder - 'Runner in the Night' (1986) - 15 points

58. Black Lace - 'Mary Ann' (1979) - 12 points

59. Michael Rice - 'Bigger than Us' (2019) - 12 points

60. Josh Dubovie - 'That Sounds Good to Me' (2010) - 10 points

61. James Fox - 'Hold On to Our Love' (2004) - 10 points

62. Ronnie Carroll - 'Say Wonderful Things' (1963) - 10 points

63. Kenneth McKellar - 'A Man Without Love' (1966) - 3 points

=64. Patricia Bredin - 'All' (1957) - 0 points

=64. Andy Abraham - 'Even If' (2008) - 0 points


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