United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961
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|Eurovision Song Contest 1961|
|Selection process||A Song For Europe|
|Selection date(s)||15 February 1961|
|Selected entrant||The Allisons|
|Selected song||"Are You Sure?"|
|Final result||2nd, 25 points|
|United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest|
The Allisons an English pop duo were chosen as to represent the UK, the song came 2nd in the contest and reached No2 in the UK singles charts. They went on to come 2nd in the contest.
A Song For Europe
The United Kingdom held a national pre-selection to choose the song that would go to the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest. It was held on 15 February 1961 and presented by Katie Boyle. The songs were voted on by a total of 120 jurors aged between 19 and 40. who were divided into 12 juries of ten in the following cities: Aberdeen, Glasgow, Belfast, Leeds, Bangor, Manchester, Norwich, Birmingham, Cardiff, London, Bristol and Southampton.
The Eric Robinson Orchestra supplied the music and vocal backing was provided by the Beryl Stott Singers.
|Final – 15 February 1961|
|1||Mark Wynter||"Dream Girl"||16||4|
|2||Craig Douglas||"The Girl Next Door"||3||7|
|3||Ricky Valance||"Why Can't We?"||24||3|
|4||Bryan Johnson||"A Place In The Country"||6||5|
|5||Anne Shelton||"I Will Light A Candle"||4||6|
|6||Steve Arlen||"Suddenly I'm In Love"||30||2|
|7||Valerie Masters||"Too Late For Tears"||3||7|
|9||The Allisons||"Are You Sure?"||31||1|