Royaume-Uni 1998

The United Kingdom hosted and competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, represented by Imaani with the song « Where Are You?« . It received 166 points and 2nd place.

National final

The UK selection heat, The Great British Song Contest, was held on 15 March 1998 and was hosted by Terry Wogan and Ulrika Jonsson. The final result was as follows:

The Great British Song Contest 1998
Order Song Artist Writers Place Votes
1 When we’re alone (we dream) The Collective Stephen Rudden, Yinka Charles, Jay Williams, Greg Lester, Debbie French and Nick Whitecross 4th 53,950
2 Where are you? Imaani Scott English, Phil Manikiza and Simon Stirling 1st 70,421
3 Don’t it make you feel so good? Alberta Paul Brown and Mike Connaris 2nd 66,278
4 I’ll never be lonely again Sapphire Richard Louis and Stephen Christopher 3rd 65,712

At Eurovision

Continuing the United Kingdom’s success the previous year, the United Kingdom was the sixteenth country to perform straight after Romania. In the end Imaani finished as runner-up to Israel‘s Dana International with a total of 166 points from all twenty four other countries.

Televoting results

The United Kingdom’s televoting for the grand final were as follows:[1]

The televotes were then converted into points, as shown in the televote points column.

Draw Country Televotes Points
01  Croatia 12 805 2
02  Greece 4 913
03  France 3 477
04  Spain 4 684
05   Switzerland 3 209
06  Slovakia 3 201
07  Poland 9 625
08  Israel 32 995 5
09  Germany 34 321 6
10  Malta 69 000 12
11  Hungary 2 975
12  Slovenia 4 267
13  Ireland 43 280 8
14  Portugal 7 140
15  Romania 2 762
16  United Kingdom N/A
17  Cyprus 16 422 3
18  Netherlands 54 394 10
19  Sweden 12 177 1
20  Belgium 38 395 7
21  Finland 3 617
22  Norway 23 320 4
23  Estonia 7 689
24  Turkey 6 052
25  Macedonia 2 447

Points Awarded by United Kingdom

Final

12 points  Malta
10 points  Netherlands
8 points  Ireland
7 points  Belgium
6 points  Germany
5 points  Israel
4 points  Norway
3 points  Cyprus
2 points  Croatia
1 point  Sweden

Points Awarded to United Kingdom

Points Awarded to United Kingdom (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also

References

  1. ^ « BBC Eurovision ». BBC Eurovision. BBC. 1998-05-20. Retrieved 2017-02-13.