Here are some background details of the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 in the UK.
8th August 1997, it was announced that the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest will be held on Saturday 9 May 1998 at 8pm (UK time) at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham, England, the home of LWT (London Weekend Television) "Gladiators".
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I had the full results of the contest, within 1 hour 40 minutes of the end of the 1998 contest. I managed it in 2 hours for the 1997 contest! Broke it with 20 minutes to spare!
The 1998 UK Entry will be sung by Imaani called Where are you?. The results of the Great British Song Contest 1998, Announced on the National Lottery Draw on Saturday 21 March 1998.
|1||Where are you?||Imaani||70,421|
|2||Don't It Make You Feel So Good||Alberta||66,278|
|3||I'll Never Be Lonely Again||Sapphire||65,712|
|4||When We're Alone, (We Dream)||The Collective||53,950|
The presenters of the 1998 Contest was Ulrika Johnson and Terry Wogan.
Here are the results of the UK televoting. There were 407,167 votes casted in the UK, an increase of 157,000 more than last year. That is amazing, considering that the phones were opened for only 5 minutes. Of course, the UK viewers cannot vote for their own song. The UK viewers figures for the Contest was 9.62 million, a mere 800,000 more than the National Lottery Big Ticket, shown before the contest. It was the 7th most watch programme in the UK in that week.
|Points Given||Country||Votes||Final Position|
Also on the BBC web site, there was also an internet voting system. Here are the results.
|Internet Position||Country||British Vote||Finishing Position|
The draw for the contest took place in Birmingham on Thursday 13 November, drawn by Terry Wogan (UK commentator) and the 1997 winner, Katrina. Here are the list of those countries in order of the draw, along with the song and who performs it, where available.
|Position to be Sung||Country||Song||Sung By|
|1||Croatia||Neka mi ne svane||Danijela|
|2||Greece||Mia krifi evesthisia||Thalassa|
|3||France||La Ou Allez||Marie Line|
|4||Spain||Que Voy A Hacer Sin Ti||Mikel Herzog|
|7||Poland||To Takie Proste||Olgia Prusynaska|
|9||Germany||Guildo hat Euch lieb||Guildo Horn|
|10||Malta||The one that I love||Chiara|
|11||Hungary||A Holnap Mar Nem Lesz Szomoru||Charlie|
|12||Slovenia||Naj bogovi slisijo||Vili Resnik|
|13||Ireland||Is always over now?||Dawn|
|14||Portugal||Se eu te pudesse abraçar||Alma Lusa|
|15||Romania||Eu Cred||Malina Olinescu|
|16||United Kingdom||Where are you?||Imaani|
|18||Netherlands||Hemel en aarde||Edsilia Rombley|
|19||Sweden||Kärleken är||Jill Johnson|
|20||Belgium||Dis oui||Mélanie Cohl|
|22||Norway||Alltid sommer||Lars Fredriksen|
|23||Estonia||Mere lapsed||Koit Toome|
|25||FYROM (Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia)
|Ne zori, zoro||Vlado Janevski|
The full jury score sheet can be downloaded from here, including the entries. Please click here for details.
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