Competing in Eurovision is a highly subjective experience for the contestants.
For some, it's like an elite club where you're added to an esteemed roll of honour, proud to represent your country at a multicultural, multilingual celebration of pop.
For others – and we're mentioning no names here – it's like a particularly gruesome hangover you just can't shake, and worst of all your friends remember everything and the whole thing ended up on Instagram Stories.
The UK has a long history with Eurovision – winning five times and coming second a record 15 times – but despite claiming the record for the longest string of top 5 placings, we've had more than our share of ups and downs. Not to mention the dreaded 'nul points'.
UK Eurovision entrants have produced a range of chart-toppers, launched acts internationally and, in one case, spawned a million-selling single.
So while some of our brave Eurovision soldiers may wish to put this particular trauma behind them, we honour each and every one of in our roll call of every single UK Eurovision competitor ever, from our first showing in 1957 to the present day. See where every UK Eurovision entry has charted here.
For 2022, Sam Ryder has stepped forward to represent the UK with SPACE MAN and is currently first in the bookies rankings to win the entire competition, which is no small feat considering our nil points finish last year. Read our interview with Sam here. Be sure to tune into the Eurovision Grand Final to see him in action, this Saturday May 14 from 8pm on BBC One.
Look back at every UK Eurovision entrant, their song title, Song Contest position and UK chart placing below.
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