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In 1971, the six songs in contention to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest were performed by Clodagh Rodgers during It's Cliff Richard on BBC One for six consecutive weeks commencing on 9th January 1971, with all six songs being featured in a special A Song for Europe edition of It's Cliff Richard on Saturday 20th February 1971.

The songs were premiered on Clodagh Rodgers' and Acker Bilk's BBC Radio 2 show The Music Goes Round and Round for six consecutive weeks commencing on 5th January 1971,, with all six songs being featured in a special A Song for Europe show presented on BBC Radio 2 by Terry Wogan on Tuesday 23rd February 1971.

As there was a postal strike in February 1971, voting was done by regional juries.
Transmission Date:Saturday 20th February 1971
(Recorded on Wednesday 17th February 1971)
Channel:BBC One


Cliff Richard
Performer:Clodagh Rodgers
Musical Director:Norrie Paramor
Backing Vocals:The Breakaways


Michael Hurll
Designer: Ian Rawnsley


Eight regional juries - Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, London, Manchester & Norwich - each with ten people who could award one vote to their favourite song


It's Cliff Richard
Saturday 27th February 1971

Winning Song:

Jack In The Box
Clodagh Rodgers

  • The winning song as featured in A Song For Europe was used in the preview programmes for the Eurovision Song Contest 1971, and exists in the archives of those countries which have retained a copy.


1Look Left, Look RightAlan Hawkshaw & Ray Cameron65
2In My World Of Beautiful ThingsValerie Avon & Harold Spiro124
3Jack In The BoxDavid Myers & John Worsley221
4Another Time Another PlaceMike Leander & Eddie Seago65
5Wind Of ChangeMike Hawker & Brian Bennett 172
6Someone To Love Me Ernie Ponticelli & Gordon Rees172


1st. Jack In The Box
2nd =. Someone To Love Me
2nd =. Wind Of Change
4th. In My World Of Beautiful Things
5th =. Look Left, Look Right
5th =. Another Time Another Place
  • A more detailed scoreboard for this event may be viewed on desktop, laptop and tablet devices
SONGBelfastBirminghamBristolCardiffGlasgowLondon ManchesterNorwichPointsPosition
1Look Left, Look Right14165
2In My World Of Beautiful Things142221124
3Jack In The Box11416432221
4Another Time Another Place2111 165
5Wind Of Change14323 4172
6Someone To Love Me 822311172
Voting information taken with permission from Songs For Europe Volume Two - The 1970s by Gordon Roxburgh
  • Jack In The Box reached No. 4 in the UK charts.
  • Clodagh Rodgers recorded Jack In The Box in Spanish, as Caja De Sorpresa and, in Italian as Pupazzo.
  • The song Another Time, Another Place was recorded by Engelbert Humperdinck, and reached No. 13 in the UK charts in September 1971.

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Clodagh Rodgers at The Eurovision Song Contest 1971


At The Eurovision Song Contest 1971

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1971 in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday 3rd April 1971, Jack In The Box finished in 4th place with 98 points. The song was conducted by Johnny Arthey.

Dave Lee Travis provided the commentary for BBC One Television. Terry Wogan provided the commentary for both BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 2.