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Transmission Date:Sunday 11th February 1962
Channel:BBC Television
Time:1955-20.55
Venue:BBC TV Theatre
London

Presenter:

David Jacobs
Musical Director:Harry Rabinowitz

Producer:

Harry Carlisle

Voting:

Fourteen regional juries: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Plymouth, Southampton and Bristol

Winning Song:

Ring A Ding Girl
Ronnie Carroll

  • The order of presentation was decided on the night by drawing of lots by Paddy Roberts, Chairman of the Songwriters Guild of Great Britain
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Songs

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SONGComposer(s)ConductorPerformer(s)PointsPosition
1Pretty Hair And Angel EyesBrian BennettIan FraserRobb Storme with the Ivor Raymonde Singers125
2Tell TaleTony HatchTony HatchThe Brook Brothers (Ricky & Geoffrey Brook)78
3There's No One In The Whole Wide WorldJohn Schroeder & Peter PaveyFrank BarberJackie Lee with The Raindrops39
4Look, Look Little AngelJohnny AngelJohnny SpenceJohnny Angel with the Ivor Raymonde Singers116
5Never GoodbyeJimmy KennedyCharles BlackwellKarl Denver with Kevin Neill and Gerry Cottrell154
6My Kingdom For A GirlHarry Robinson (aka Henry Macleod Robertson) & Bunny Lewis (aka Bridges Lewis)Harry Robinson (aka Henry Macleod Robertson)Doug Sheldon210
7Ring A Ding GirlStan Butcher & Syd CordellWally StottRonnie Carroll (aka Ronald Cleghorn) with the Ivor Raymonde Singers591
8Get A Move OnCharles Melvyn Thomas & Jack FishmanJohnny KeatingBrad Newman with the Neville Taylor Singers112
9You're For RealGordon Rees, Tony Hiller & Irving HillerJohnny KeatingRikki Price with the Neville Taylor Singers210
10Alone Too LongCurtis Kent (aka Vince Hill)Norrie ParamorFrank Ifield with the Ivor Raymonde Singers262
11The Message In A BottleTommie ConnorJohnny KeatingDonna Douglas with the Ivor Raymonde Singers193
12There's Never Been A GirlBrian Spiro, Tony Hiller & Irving HillerKen JonesKenny Lynch116

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Scoreboard

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SONGAberdeenEdinburghGlasgowBelfastNewcastleLeedsManchesterNottinghamBirminghamCardiffLondonPlymouthSouthamptonBristolTOTALPosition
1Pretty Hair And Angel Eyes 222132125
2Tell Tale 1111378
3There's No One In The Whole Wide World 11139
4Look, Look Little Angel122132116=
5Never Goodbye2232132154
6My Kingdom For A Girl11210=
7Ring A Ding Girl 4586744357231591
8Get A Move On 1112
9You're For Real 11210=
10Alone Too Long 5312121245262
11The Message In A Bottle 12127123193
12There's Never Been A Girl 2113121116=
Voting information taken with permission from Songs For Europe Volume One - The1950s and 1960s by Gordon Roxburgh

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  • Ring A Ding Girl reached No. 46 in the UK charts.
  • In addition the song Never Goodbye by Karl Denver reached No. 9 in the UK charts.
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Ronnie Carroll at The Eurovision Song Contest 1962

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At The Eurovision Song Contest 1962

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1962 in Luxembourg on Sunday 18th March 1962, Ring-A-Ding Girl finished in equal 4th place with 10 points. The song was conducted by Wally Stott.

David Jacobs provided the commentary for BBC Television.