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Label: Wisepack - WPCD 043 • Series: The Starlight Collection • Format: CD Compilation • Country: UK & Europe • Genre: Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop •
The BBC Concert Orchestra under the direction of John Coleman as conductor accompanied all the songs, but all the music Samsara - Various - Alpenchic 16 pre-recorded.
The theme music was " Te deum " the Eurovision theme. Song number one was by Scramble, a four piece guitar band from Liverpool, formed in It was written by Geoff Stephens and Don Black. Song number three was by Plain Sailing, a five-piece group singing "Easy". Other band members are Alan Coulter and Dave Winter. Like many of the songs, backing singers could be heard, but not seen on stage. It received top marks from one of the Loggins & Messina* - Full Sail juries Dont Throw Your Love Away - Various - Happy Together the voting.
It was written by Stuart Slater and Stephanie de Sykes. The band were especially put together for the contest. At the Eurovision, very little was changed in the performance, except for the colour of their outfits. At the Song for Europe contest, the lead singer, Danny Finn can be clearly seen Dont Throw Your Love Away - Various - Happy Together something to his female partner, Sally-Ann Блюз Жестяной Крьіши - Луи Армстронг* - Луи Армстронг on two occasions, although it's unknown what was said.
She performed solo at a piano, although she did stand up later to sing in front of the piano, suggesting that someone else was playing a piano throughout.
Song number seven was written by Paul Curtis and performed by Duke and the Aces, a five piece group featuring Canadians and an Italian, Bruno Toniolialso the act's choreographer, who went on to be a judge on Strictly Come Dancing. Also a member of the group was Nicola Martinwho put together the group Bucks Fizz which featured Cheryl Bakerwho was also in this contest the following year.
The song was called "Love is Alive". The performance featured five backing singers who were all visible on stage. Song number ten was by the Main Event, a band made up of members from Co-Cowho had entered A Song for Europe in andwinning on that second occasion.
It featured Cheryl Baker, who found success with Bucks Fizz a Are You Coming Home Tonight?
- James Yorkston - Roaring The Gospel later. The song was called "Gonna Do My Best". Song number eleven was by Pussyfoota "punk" type band singing "I Want to Be Me" written by Mick Flynn, who was in the band with four women.
This song was notable for the fact that it polarized most juries — they either loved it or hated it. The Belfast jury gave it the top mark, and it was the only song to get a perfect score from each of the Irish jury members.
Loud cheers were heard from the audience every time votes were given to the band, even if they were low scores. Song number twelve was by year-old Kim Clark, who had entered the previous year with a similar song. It was called "Surrender" and finished third, two points behind the tied winners.
This song was never intended as an entry; former Eurovision entrants The New Seekers were due to enter with their song "Tell me", but it was disqualified when the group released it as a single and performed it on Pebble Mill at One before the contest. The twelve songs were voted on by 14 regional juries, who awarded points to each song.
Each of the 11 jurors awarded points to each song, the total scores being added up, with the song earning the most points being awarded 12 points, the second placed song earned 11, the third 10 and so on, down to 1 point for the song with the fewest votes. The jury spokesperson could be seen on screen awarding the votes, sometimes with the jury members in vision. These were broadcast from the BBC's 14 regional news studios. Owing to a tie break and with the live show quickly running out of time, a clearly flustered Terry Wogan, unsure of what to do in this unprecedented circumstance, returned to the 14 juries who were hastily asked to pick their favorite between songs two and five.
Some juries ignored their previous voting and switched allegiance to Prima Donna who won by eight votes to six. At the Eurovision itself, "Love Enough for Two" scored points and was positioned third overall.
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