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In 1999, 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 5th February 1998, having been previewed on The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 between Monday 1st February 1999 and Thursday 4th February 1999.

Following a phone vote, the top four songs were previewed on Top of the Pops on BBC One between Friday 12th February 1999 and Friday 5th March 1999. and went forward to The Great British Song Contest on Sunday 7th March 1999 with the result of a further phone vote being announced on Top of the Pops on BBC Two on Friday 12th March 1999.

Transmission Date:
(Final)
Sunday 7th March 1999
Channel:BBC One
Time:14:40-15.10

Presenter:

Ulrika Jonsson

Result:

Top of the Pops
Friday12th March 1999

Voting:

Public phone vote

Winning Song:

Say It Again
Precious

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Scoreboard

Semi-Final RoundNo detailed voting information is available; the names of the four qualifying songs only were revealed
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SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)Group MembersResult
1All Time HighMarc AndrewesEnergia featuring Ann McCabeUnknownEliminated
2FlyCheryl Beattie & Kit HainCheryl Beattie-Eliminated
3Say It AgainPaul VarneyPrecious Louise Rose, Jenny Frost, Sophie McDonnell, Kalli Clark-Sternberg & Anya LahiriQualified
4Separate LivesSusan BlackSusan Black-Eliminated
5So StrangeMike Connaris & Paul BrownAlberta (Sheriff)-Qualified
6Until You Saved My LifePeter King & Lee MonteverdeSister SwayNikki Jackson & Mandy JacksonQualified
7Wait Until The MorningScott English, Matteo Saggese & Debbie FfrenchLeanne Cartwright-Eliminated
8You've Taken My DreamsJohn Miles Junior & Bob MarshallJay-Qualified

Final
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SONGComposer(s)Performer(s)Group MembersVotesPosition
1Say It AgainPaul VarneyPrecious Louise Rose, Jenny Frost, Sophie McDonnell, Kalli Clark-Sternberg and Anya Lahiri52,4571
2Until You Saved My Life Peter King & Lee MonteverdeSister SwayNikki Jackson & Mandy Jackson51,3983
3So StrangeMike Connaris & Paul BrownAlberta (Sheriff)-51,7082
4You've Taken My DreamsJohn Miles Junior & Bob MarshallJay-43,7654

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  • Say It Again reached No. 6 in the UK charts.
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Precious at The Eurovision Song Contest 1999

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At The Eurovision Song Contest 1999

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 in Jerusalem, Israel on Saturday 29th May 1999, Say It Again finished in equal 12th place with 38 points. This was the first year that backing tapes were used exclusively without an orchestra.

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