For all those people who are interested in the Eurovision Song
Contest, here are some details about the 2003 contest in the UK.
Due to Tara, the Irish television channel shown on UK Satellite has ceased broadcasting, hence I cannot provide a full run down like in previous years. Also the Irish winner will be selected by a "Pop Idol" selection process running for 20 weeks, like the Spanish version in 2002.
Here are the 8 finalist for this years Song for Europe Competition, in no order, which was announced on 10 January 2003. The songs was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 31 January 2003 around 8:30am.
Here are the 8 finalist for this years Song for Europe Competition, in no order.
|1||Do Anything For Your Love||Fenix|
|2||Ever Since That Night||Mimi|
|4||Wait For The Moment||Esther Hart|
|6||Help Me||Emily Reed|
|8||Rainy Day in Summer||Ben Plus One|
The 4 finalist was announced on BBC Radio 2 On Friday 31st January. (In no order)
|Cry Baby||Tricity (Jemini)|
|Ever Since That Night||Mimi|
|Help Me||Emily Reed|
|Wait For The Moment||Esther Hart|
The UK Great British Song Contest was presented by Terry Wogan and was shown on BBC1, LIVE on Sunday 2 March 2003 at 4:35pm. Results was announced around 5:10pm. The two presenters for the Eurovision Song Contest was also mention in the programme.
"Wait For The Moment" by Esther Hart was replaced by
"Now and Forever" and sung by Simon Chapman and the
name Tricity" was changed to "Jemini".
Esther Hart withdrew from the UK Entry because she was offered to sing for the Netherlands in the finals.
The sort of regional voting made a come back.
Here are the song could have represent UK in the Eurovision Song Contest.
South (given by Esther Rantzen) : Ever Since That Night (9),
Cry Baby (10), Help Me (12)
Wales (given by Jessica Garlick : Ever Since That Night (9), Help Me (10), Cry Baby (12)
Northern Ireland (given by Jo Mace) : Ever Since That Night (9), Help Me (10), Cry Baby (12)
Midlands (given by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins) : Ever Since That Night (9), Cry Baby (10), Help Me (12)
North (given by Mat Baker) : Ever Since That Night (9), Help Me (10), Cry Baby (12)
Scotland (given by Nicolas Parsons) : Ever Since That Night (9), Help Me (10), Cry Baby (12)
|2||Help Me||Emily Reed||64|
|3||Ever Since That Night||Mimi||54|
|4||Now and Forever||Simon Chapman||0|
To See the 2003 Details Page, Please Click Here.
For a report with photos from the Birmingham Eurovision Party 2003, please click here.
Lorraine Kelly gave the UK votes in the voting. Sadly, the United Kingdom came LAST PLACE with the famous nil points, the first time in the contest history for the UK.
Viewers (and anyone who can get Digital TV).
|Saturday 17 May||BBC1 09:00-12:00||The Saturday Show|
|Saturday 17 May||BBC2 23:05-00:00||I Love 1998 (Dana International)|
|Monday 19 May||BBC3 20:00-20:30||Liquid Eurovision Preview|
|Tuesday 20 May||BBC3 00:30-01:00||Liquid Eurovision Preview (repeat)|
|Tuesday 20 May||BBC3 20:00-20:30||Liquid Eurovision Preview|
|Wednesday 21 May||BBC3 00:30-01:00||Liquid Eurovision Preview (repeat)|
|Wednesday 21 May||BBC1 17:00-17:25||Blue Peter|
|Wednesday 21 May||BBC3 20:00-20:30||Liquid Eurovision Preview|
|Thursday 22 May||BBC3 00:30-01:00||Liquid Eurovision Preview (repeat)|
|Wednesday 22 May||BBC2 07:00-07:25||Blue Peter (repeat)|
|Thursday 22 May||BBC3 20:00-20:30||Liquid Eurovision Preview|
|Friday 23 May||BBC3 00:30-01:00||Liquid Eurovision Preview (repeat)|
|Friday 23 May||BBC3 20:00-20:30||Liquid Eurovision Preview|
|Saturday 24 May||BBC3 00:30-01:00||Liquid Eurovision Preview (repeat)|
|Saturday 24 May||BBC1 20:00-23:10
Broadcast across Europe
|Eurovision Song Contest LIVE|
|Saturday 24 May||BBC3 23:05-00:05||Liquid Eurovision Special : Just a little bit more.|
|Tuesday 27 May||BBC3 19:30-20:00||Liquid Profile : Featuring Lulu.|
|Jemini appeared on
the following programmes.
Top of the Pops (BBC1), SMTV (ITV1), CD:UK (ITV1), The Saturday Show (BBC1), The UK Top 40 (BBC3)
The full jury score sheet can be downloaded from here, including the entries. Please click here for details.
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