Past Eurovision Song Contest winners from the UK

Lulu won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967. Photo: Youtube

Despite the recent run of disappointments, the UK is still considered to be one of the most successful countries to compete in the Eurovison Song Contest, and many of our biggest stars have sang in the competition.

The UK first participated in the competition in 1957 and has gone on to claim first place five times.

Hoping to join the UK's hall of Eurovision fame this year is Molly Smitten-Downes, who will perform her self-written song Children of the Universe.

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Ahead of tomorrow's competition, we take a look back through the history of United Kingdom's best moments.

1967: Sandie Shaw became the first winner from the UK with her hit Puppet On A String.

1969: Lulu joined Spain, Netherlands and France in first place with her hit Boom Bang A Bang.

1976: Brotherhood of man were the first band from the United Kingdom to win with their single Save Your Kisses For Me.

1981: The band Bucks Fizz, who formed specifically for Eurovision, sang their way to first place with their hit Making Your Mind Up.

1997: Katrina & The Waves were the first UK winning Eurovision entry for 16 years singing Love Shine a Light.

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