Royaume-Uni 1968

The United Kingdom held a national preselection to choose the song that would go to the Eurovision Song Contest 1968. It was held on 27 January 1968 and presented by Cilla Black.

Like in 1967 when they won with Sandie Shaw, another current modern pop singer was chosen by the BBC, Cliff Richard sang the song « Congratulations« , a catchy party pop song, it finished a close 2nd place, again!

As the contest was held in the UK, the BBC opted not to send a Television commentator, instead Katie Boyle introduced each act from the stage. However Pete Murray provided commentary for BBC Radio 1. The contest was also broadcast on British Forces Radio with commentary provided by Thurston Holland. Michael Aspel served as the spokesperson for the U.K jury.

Results

Artist Song Place Points*
Cliff Richard Wonderful World 3 19,990
Cliff Richard Do you Remember? 6 4,200
Cliff Richard High ‘n’ Dry 2 30,500
Cliff Richard The Sound of the Candyman’s Trumpet 4 11,200
Cliff Richard Congratulations 1 171,300
Cliff Richard Little Rag Doll 5 10,400
The table is ordered by appearance.
*Points were only announced rounded up.

« Congratulations » won the national and went on to come 2nd in the contest.