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In 1990, 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 21st March 1990 and Wednesday 28th March 1990, with all eight songs being featured in the A Song for Europe show on Friday 30th March 1990. A separate results show was broadcast the same evening with 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 30th March 1990

BBC Radio 2
Results Show:BBC One: 22.35-22.50
BBC Radio 2: 22.30-23.00
Venue: TC4
BBC Television Centre


Terry Wogan
Radio Commentary:Ken Bruce
Musical Director:Alyn Ainsworth
Panel:Carl Davis
Gloria Hunniford
Cathy McGowan
Tim Rice


Stanley Appel
Design:Philip Lindley


Public phone vote

Winning Song:

Give A Little Love Back To The World



1Better Be Good To MeJohn SpringateKelly (Wilde)13,1796
2That Old Feeling AgainMike MoranStephen Lee Garden14,4475
3Never Give UpThom HardwellThom Hardwell3,5408
4Give A Little Love Back To The WorldPaul CurtisEmma (Booth)97,6251
5Ball And ChainJohnny Griggs & Danny McIntoshLes McKeown15,1714
6Face In The CrowdDavid ReillySimon Spiro5,5517
7Sentimental AgainMo Foster & Kim GoodyKim Goody17,9863
8Where I BelongJohn Miles & Michael Scanlon-PrattJohn Miles38,9662
  • Give A Little Love Back To The World reached No. 33 in the UK charts.

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Emma at The Eurovision Song Contest 1990


At The Eurovision Song Contest 1990

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At the Eurovision Song Contest 1990 in Zagreb, Yugoslavia on Saturday 5th May 1990, Give A Little Love Back To The World finished in 6th place with 87 points. The song was conducted by Alyn Ainsworth.

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