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In 1974, the six songs in contention to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest were performed by Olivia Newton-John during Jimmy Savile's Clunk-Click show on BBC One. Two songs were presented each week for three consecutive weeks commencing on 2nd February 1974, with all six songs being featured in a special A Song for Europe edition of Clunk-Click on Saturday 23rd February 1974.
Transmission Date:Saturday 23rd February 1974.
(Recorded on Thursday 21st February 1974)
Channel:BBC One


Jimmy Savile
Performer:Olivia Newton-John
Musical Director:Nick Ingman

Executive Producer:

Michael Hurll
Producer:Roger Ordish
Designer:Geoffrey Patterson


Public postal vote
(Closing Date Thursday 28th February 1974)


Saturday 2nd March 1974

Winning Song:

Long Live Love
Olivia Newton-John

  • Performances of all six songs from the previews of A Song For Europe 1974 exist in the BBC archives.


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

1Have Love Will TravelRoger Greenaway & Geoff Stephens15,2664
2Loving You Ain't EasyBob Saker, Stuart Leathwood & Gary Sulsh5,9055
3Long Live LoveValerie Avon & Harold Spiro27,3871
4SomedayGary Benson & David Mindel5,5206
5Angel EyesTony Macaulay (aka Anthony Instone) & Keith Potger18,0182
6Hands Across The SeaBen Findon & Geoff Wilkins15,3653
Voting information taken with permission from Songs For Europe Volume Two - The 1970s by Gordon Roxburgh

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  • Long Live Love reached No. 11 in the UK charts.
  • Olivia Newton-John also recorded a German version of the song, also titled Long Live Love.

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Olivia Newton-John at The Eurovision Song Contest 1974


At The Eurovision Song Contest 1974

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 in Brighton, United Kingdom on Saturday 6th April, 1974, Long Live Love finished in equal 4th place with 14 points. The song was conducted by Nick Ingman.

David Vine provided the commentary for BBC One Television. Terry Wogan provided the commentary for both BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2.

For more information on the Eurovision Song Contest 1974 go to the Host Years section.