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In 1988, the eight songs in contention to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest were presented during Terry Wogan's Wogan chat show on BBC One. Two songs were presented during each of four broadcasts between Wednesday 16th March 1988 and Wednesday 23rd March 1988, with all eight songs being featured in the A Song for Europe show on Friday 25th March 1988. A separate results show was broadcast the same evening with, for the first time, the selection of the winning song undertaken by public phone vote.. The songs were also featured in various programmes on BBC Radio 2, which also simulcast the A Song for Europe final in stereo.
Transmission Date:Friday 25th March 1988
Channels:

BBC One
BBC Radio 2
Time:19.00-19.40
Results Show:BBC One: 21.30-21.45
BBC Radio 2: 21.40-21.55
Venue:BBC Television Centre
London

Presenter:

Terry Wogan
Radio Commentary:Ken Bruce
Musical Director:Ronnie Hazlehurst
Panel:Mike Batt,
Gloria Hunniford
George Martin
Bruce Welch

Producer:

Yvonne Littlewood
Sound:Hugh Barker
Lighting:Eric Wallis
Design:Gary Williamson

Voting:

Public phone vote

Winning Song:

Go
Scott Fitzgerald

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Scoreboard

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

SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)Group MembersVotesPosition
1Till The NightPete Bellotte & Dave CookCatwalkRachel Gibbons, Andrew Frampton, Jeremy Smith-Down, Jonathan Swift-Down, Lincoln Anderson & Matthew McCoy22,3587
2High WindowsDuncan Browne & Sebastian Graham-JonesCaminoNeil Lockwood, Duncan Browne, Nick Magnus, Nicholas Potter, Bob Jenkins & John Sloman41,5283
3Just A MemoryZoe Nicholas & Ray MonkZoe Nicholas-27,7836
4Make Your Dreams Come TrueFNACJim Cozens, David Croft, Julie Morgan, Sebastian Guard, Kevin White & Frank Seago28,9465
5One More ChanceJames Oliver (aka James McLaren)KlassJames Oliver & Linda Carroll19,5048
6Heart To HeartCarole Grimes & Maclek HrybowiczClinging To The WreckageNikki Lamborn, Mark Williamson, Clem Clemson, Don Snow, Stuart Elliot & Will Parnell30,3824
7This Is The KissMike Berry & Mel SimpsonTwo-Che Paul McClements & Nicola Jackson with Willie Dowling, Simon Jefferis, Jerry Moffat & Peter May73,7852
8GoJulie ForsythScott Fitzgerald (aka William McPhail)Backing Vocals: Julie Forsyth, Dominic Grant and Des Dyer93,2711
Voting information taken with permission from Songs For Europe Volume Three - The 1980s by Gordon Roxburgh

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  • Go reached No. 52 in the UK charts.
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Scott Fitzgerald at The Eurovision Song Contest 1988

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At The Eurovision Song Contest 1988

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1988 in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 30th April 1988, Go finished in 2nd place with 136 points. The song was conducted by Ronnie Hazlehurst.

Terry Wogan provided the commentary for BBC One Television. Ken Bruce provided the commentary for BBC Radio 2.