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In 1973, the six songs in contention to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest were performed by Cliff Richard during Cilla on BBC One for six consecutive weeks commencing on 13th January 1973, with all six songs being featured in a special A Song for Europe edition of Cilla on Saturday 24th February 1973.
Transmission Date:Saturday 24th February 1973
(Recorded on Thursday 18th January 1973)
Channel:BBC One
Venue:BBCTV Theatre


Cilla Black
Performer:Cliff Richard
Musical Director:David Mackay
Backing Vocals:Trevor Spencer, Alan Tarney, Terry Britten & John Farrar


Michael Hurll
Sound:Len Shorey


Public postal vote
(Closing Date Thursday 1st March 1973)


Saturday 3rd March 1973

Winning Song:

Power To All Our Friends
Cliff Richard



  • The scoreboard for this event may be viewed on desktop and laptop devices

1Come Back Billie JoeTony Macaulay (aka Anthony Instone) & Mitch Murray34,2092
2Ashes To AshesTony Cole17,1156
3Tomorrow RisingMike Hawker & Brian Bennett21,8584
4The Days Of Love Alan Hawkshaw & Dougie Wright18,3045
5Power To All Our FriendsGuy Fletcher & Doug Flett125,5051
6Help It Along Christopher Neil25,3693
Voting information taken with permission from Songs For Europe Volume Two - The 1970s by Gordon Roxburgh

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  • Power To All Our Friends reached No. 4 in the UK charts.
  • An EP with the third to sixth placed songs, entitled Eurovision Special, reached No. 29 in the UK charts.
  • Cliff Richard also recorded the song in French as Il Faut Chanter La Vie, in German as Gut, dab es Freunde gibt, and in Spanish as Todo El Poder A Los Amigos.

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Cliff Richard at The Eurovision Song Contest 1973


At The Eurovision Song Contest 1973

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1973 in Luxembourg on Saturday 7th April, 1973, Power To All Our Friends finished in 3rd place with 123 points. The song was conducted by David Mackay.

Terry Wogan provided the commentary for BBC One Television. Pete Murray provided the commentary for both BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2.