We’re less than a month away from the UK hosting Eurovision in Liverpool on behalf of a war-torn Ukraine. And now new polls have revealed Britain’s all-time favourites in the song contest’s history. Chicago Town Pizza polled 2000 Brits to discover our top Eurovision songs and winning artists.
It should hardly come as a surprise that 25 percent of the UK voted ABBA’s 1974 win as their favourite, beating our very own Bucks Fizz (1981). They were followed by Katrina and the Waves (1997), Lulu (1969) and Celine Dion (1988).
Meanwhile, 21 percent of Brits voted ABBA’s Waterloo their favourite Eurovision song ever, followed by Bucks Fizz’s Making Your Mind Up (1981), Sam Ryder’s SPACE MAN (2022), Gina G’s Ooh Ahh… Just a Little Bit (1996) and Loreen’s Euphoria (2012).
Chicago Town’s research marks their new Eurovision competition to win a £3000 Entertainment System, which you can enter here. Additionally, BBC Radio 2 listeners have voted for their favourite ever UK entry in the Eurovision Song Contest.
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Sam Ryder came out on top, followed by Bucks Fizz in second and Gina G in third. Meanwhile, in fourth was Katrina and the Waves, fifth was Brotherhood of Man, followed by Sandie Shaw in sixth. Cliff Richard came seventh for 1968’s Congratulations, The New Seekers were eighth, Lulu was ninth and Michael Ball concluded the Top 10.
On being voted No 1, Ryder said: “This is just bonkers! We went into that competition as fans and we thought it may be that we come absolutely dead last. But what we can achieve is holding ourselves with a certain grace and respect for being there in the first place, and gratitude first and foremost. When we were sat there on the night and those scores started coming in, we were looking at each other bursting out laughing because we didn’t have a clue that would happen. And now this result! I’m just so grateful. Thanks to all of the listeners who voted and everyone at Radio 2 who supported the song from day one – I really honestly appreciate it.”