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In 1998, the eight songs in contention to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest competed in a semi-final round on BBC Radio 2 on Friday 6th February 1998.

Following a phone vote, the top four songs were previewed on The National Lottery Draw on BBC One between Saturday 21st February 1998 and Saturday 14th March 1998. and went forward to The Great British Song Contest on Sunday 15th March 1998 with the result of a further phone vote being announced on The National Lottery Draw on BBC One on Saturday 21st March 1998.

Transmission Date:
(Final)
Sunday 15th March 1998
Channel:BBC One
Time:16.20-16.50

Presenters:

Terry Wogan
Ulrika Jonsson

Result:

The National Lottery Draw
Saturday 21st March 1998

Voting:

Public phone vote

Winning Song:

Where Are You?
Imaani

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Scoreboard

Semi-Final RoundNo detailed voting information is avaialble; the names of the four qualifying songs only were revealed
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SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)Result
1Can't You See I'm CryingRohan Heath & Steve LongPaul VarneyEliminated
2For The Life You Don't Yet Know Nick Spindler & Peter ThompsonSam Blue (Sam Blewitt)Qualified
3Heart Of Stoneicola PhiloDave BlackEliminated
4Lighten UpLee Lindsay, Mike Brayn & Dave ChristieB-yondEliminated
5Love Shine A LightKimberley RewKatrina & The WavesQualified
6Room For ChangeLaura Pallas & Cliff CresswellLaura PallasEliminated
7Yodel In The Canyon Of LoveKenny MacDonald & Gordon MacDonaldDo-Re-Me featuring KerryQualified
8You Stayed Away Too LongDon Black & Richard KerrJoanne MayQualified

Final
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SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)VotesPosition
1When We're Alone (We Dream)Stephen Rudden, Yenka Charles, Jay Williams, Debbie Ffrench, Nick Whitecross & Greg LesterThe Collective53,9504
2Where Are You?Scott English, Phil Manikiza & Simon Stirling Imaani (Saleem)70,4211
3Don't It Make You Feel So GoodPaul Brown & Mike ConnarisAlberta (Sheriff)66,2782
4I'll Never Be Lonely AgainRichard Louis Simmonds, Stephen Christopher Jones & Kate CameronSapphire (Kit Cameron)65,7123

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  • Where are You? reached No. 15 in the UK charts.
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Imaani at The Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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At The Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 in Birmingham, United Kingdom on Saturday 9th May 1998 Where Are You? finished in 2nd place with 166 points. The song was conducted by James McMillan.

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

For more information on the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 go to the Host Years section.