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New Seekers:
Eurovision
CDs


New Seekers:
Eurovision
DVDs


New Seekers:
Danny Finn


New Seekers:
Mick Flinn


New Seekers:
Donna Jones


Lyn Paul Then:
1972


Lyn Paul Then:
1977


Lyn Paul Then:
1980


Lyn Paul Then:
2004



Beg, Steal Or Borrow (UK single cover).

The New Seekers'
Beg, Steal Or Borrow.
(UK single cover)

The single was
issued in
different picture sleeves
in different countries...



Beg, Steal Or Borrow (Norwegian single cover).

Beg, Steal Or Borrow.
(Norwegian
single cover)



Beg, Steal Or Borrow (Italian single cover).

Beg, Steal Or Borrow.
(Italian
single cover)



Beg, Steal Or Borrow (Japanese single cover).

Beg, Steal Or Borrow.
(Japanese
single cover)



Beg, Steal Or Borrow (French single cover).

Beg, Steal Or Borrow.
(French
single cover)



Beg, Steal Or Borrow (German single cover 1).

Beg, Steal Or Borrow.
(German
single cover)



Beg, Steal Or Borrow (German single cover 2).

Beg, Steal Or Borrow.
(Alternative German
single cover)



Beg, Steal Or Borrow (Spanish single cover).

Beg, Steal Or Borrow.
(Spanish
single cover)



Beg, Steal Or Borrow (Portuguese single cover).

Beg, Steal Or Borrow.
(Portuguese
single cover)



Beg, Steal Or Borrow (Israeli single cover).

Beg, Steal Or Borrow.
(Phonodor 720 45
Israeli
single cover)



Beg, Steal Or Borrow (single cover).

Beg, Steal Or Borrow.
(Radio-Televizija
Beograd
S 53652
Yugoslavian
single cover)



Oh Ich Will Betteln, Ich Will Stehlen (single cover).

The New Seekers
also recorded
a version of
Beg, Steal Or Borrow
in German.
Oh Ich Will Betteln,
Ich Will Stehlen.



Apres Toi (single cover).

The winner of the
1972
Eurovision
Song Contest,
Vicky Leandros
Après Toi
(single cover)



Save Your Kisses For Me (single cover).

Brotherhood of Man
Save Your
Kisses For Me

(single cover)



It's Nice To Be In Love Again (single cover).

Swarbriggs Plus Two
It's Nice To Be
In Love Again

(single cover)

Ireland's entry
in the 1977
Eurovision Song Contest,
a two-boy, two-girl
line-up like the
Brotherhood of Man,
featuring
New Seeker-to-be
Nicola Kerr.



If Everybody Loved The Same As You (single cover).

Lyn Paul's
1977
Song For Europe
entry,
If Everybody
Loved The Same
As You

(single cover)



I Want to Be Me (single cover).

Pussyfoot's
1980
Song For Europe
entry,
I Want To Be Me
(single cover)



Prima Donna, Love Enough For Two (single cover).

Prima Donna's
1980
Song For Europe
winner,
Love Enough For Two
(single cover)



Prima Donna, Love Enough For Two (single cover).

Prima Donna
Love Enough For Two
(single cover)



Making Your Mind Up (single cover).

Bucks Fizz
Making Your Mind Up
(single cover)

Wanna see some more?
Bucks Fizz will
be remembered
as much for their
saucy dance routine
as they will be
for the song
they performed
at the 1981 contest.



Audio, Love On Your Mind (single cover).

Audio's
1983
Song For Europe
entry,
Love On Your Mind
(single cover)



A Message To Your Heart (single cover).

Samantha Janus
A Message
To Your Heart

(single cover)

Did you spot her?
Lyn Paul's sister Nikki
sang backing vocals
for Samantha Janus
at the 1991
Eurovision
Song Contest.


Eurovision Song Contest


The Irish make a habit of winning, the UK of coming second and, until 2003, it appeared that only Norway got nul points. To find out more about the Eurovision Song Contest and some of the artists chosen to represent the UK, visit the websites listed below or take a leaf through one of these books:

The Complete Eurovision Song Contest Companion
The Eurovision Song Contest: 50 Years, The Official History


Lyn Paul and Eurovision


As a member of the New Seekers, Lyn Paul represented the UK in the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest, singing Beg, Steal Or Borrow. In the lead-up to the competition the group performed a selection of songs from which the UK entry was chosen, singing a different song each week on the It's Cliff Richard television show (BBC 1). Speaking about this in an interview in 2009, Lyn said: "We sang one song a week, which is actually a format that I feel that we should revert back to" (Ready Steady Sunday, Bay Radio, 3rd May 2009). In another interview in 2005, Lyn said: "Being on the show ... you became, in inverted commas, "stars" ... It was a wonderful experience and, of course, the actual Eurovision Song Contest itself was incredible ... The camaraderie of it was unbelievable ... I don't believe it's quite the same today, but the camaraderie was unbelievable when we were in Scotland, doing it in Edinburgh. It was a terrific experience" (Flashback, BBC Radio Leeds, 14th August 2005).

When the New Seekers arrived in Edinburgh for the Eurovision Song Contest there was pandemonium. "We were creating such chaos in Edinburgh" Eve Graham recalled, "The riot squad were out on horses trying to clear the streets." (The Reel Blend, BBC Radio Scotland, 20th November 2005) As Lyn recalled it:

"Staying at the Caledonian Hotel before the Contest was amazing. Thousands of fans arrived to wish us well and we made the big mistake of walking over to shake hands with some of them.

The next thing I knew we were on the floor and people were trying to get us up. It was horrendous but quite exciting. They got us back inside but the fans broke the swing doors of the Caledonian trying to get to us. In the end they had to take us out through the hotel's kitchens."
(Evening News, Friday, 13th April 2007)

Given their enormous popularity, the New Seekers were tipped by many to win. However, in the tradition of seven previous UK entries, stretching back to Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson in 1959, the New Seekers came second. Paul Layton put it down to politics: "We didn't get any votes from Ireland, or Spain at the time, because of the Gibraltar crisis" (I Love 1972, BBC 2). But, as Paul also said, "It didn't matter." The record was already a hit in Britain and it soon became a huge hit across the rest of Europe. Besides which, on the night itself the New Seekers had a terrific time. Speaking to John Curtis on Bay Radio, Lyn said: "If I'm absolutely honest about it John, I remember very little about it. I spent a lot of time in the green rooms!" (Ready Steady Sunday, Bay Radio, 3rd May 2009)

The New Seekers' performance at the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest, although available on bootleg recordings, was only officially released in November 2005 on the DVD Congratulations: 50 Years Of The Eurovision Song Contest 1956-1980.

In 1977 Lyn Paul tried her luck at Eurovision again, entering the preliminary Song For Europe contest as a solo artist with a Geoff Stephens' song titled If Everybody Loved The Same As You. Sadly for Lyn, she lost out to a singer with a similar name: Lynsey de Paul, who went on to represent the UK with Mike Moran, singing Rock Bottom. They also came second.

In 2004 Lyn Paul appeared on a special 'Eurovision' edition of the popular quiz show The Weakest Link.


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Other Eurovision entries of interest ...
 
  • 1977: Swarbriggs Plus Two, It's Nice To Be In Love Again

    Nicola Kerr
    , who joined the New Seekers in 1979, represented Ireland in the 1977 Eurovision Song Contest as one of the Swarbriggs Plus Two.

  • 1980: Prima Donna, Love Enough For Two

    Ex-New Seeker Danny Finn represented the UK in the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest as lead singer with Prima Donna.

  • 1980: Pussyfoot, I Want To Be Me

    Donna Jones
    and Mick Flinn, who became full-time members of the New Seekers later in the 1980s, took part in the 1980 Song For Europe contest as Pussyfoot. Their song, I Want To Be Me, came 4th.

  • 1980: New Seekers, Tell Me

    The New Seekers entered the 1980 Song For Europe with a song called Tell Me but were disqualified on the eve of the competition.

  • 1983: Sweet Dreams, I'm Never Giving Up

    In 1983 I'm Never Giving Up by Sweet Dreams was selected as the UK's Song For Europe. One of the writers behind the song, Ron Roker, had arranged and produced If Everybody Loved The Same As You, Lyn Paul's entry in the 1977 Song For Europe. Roker had also co-written Lyn's 1976 single Mama Don't Wait For Me,

  • 1983: Audio, Love On Your Mind

    Love On Your Mind was written by Marty Kristian of the New Seekers and his sometime songwriting partner Trevor Spencer (of Tarney and Spencer fame). Audio, a trio put together specially for the Song For Europe, featured ex-New Seeker Kathy Ann Rae.

  • 1991: Samantha Janus, A Message To Your Heart

    Lyn Paul's sister Nikki Belsher took part in the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest as one of the backing singers for Samantha Janus.

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Eurovision websites

BBC Eurovision Song Contest

The BBC's guide to the Eurovision Song Contest, which includes a brief history of Eurovisions past.


ESC Today.com


All the Eurovision news you could ever need - and then some!


Eurovision Song Contest Record Covers


A year by year guide to Eurovision. This website contains tables and images galore. As a result it may take a moment or two to download.


Eurovision Song Contest Statistics


Launched on 7th May 1996, this is the oldest of the Eurovision Song Contest fan websites. It provides a variety of ESC-related statistical information as well as producing video interviews and ESC-related live performances.


Eurovisionary.com: Paul Layton


This website features an interview with Paul Layton of the New Seekers, in which he recalled the Eurovision Song Contest of 1972 and described how he felt at the time: "Ultimately disappointed not to have won as we came so close... Nevertheless it was still ‘New Seekers Week’ in Edinburgh. We had a fantastic time and were spoilt rotten."


OGAE (Organisation Générale des Amateurs d'Eurovision)


The OGAE is the world's largest club for fans of the Eurovision Song Contest. It publishes an international magazine Eurosong News.

The UK branch of the OGAE publishes Vision, Britain's leading Eurovision fan club magazine.

Each year Eurovision fans gather for the OGAE Convention. The highlight of the 2000 Convention in Brighton was a concert starring the Brotherhood of Man and the New Seekers (pictured below).

Both groups were pleased with the enthusiastic welcome that they received. In return, the assembled audience needed little prompting to sing along with numerous hits, both old and new.


Song4Europe.com


The Song4Europe website provides information about the United Kingdom's competition to choose the UK's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest.


The New Seekers on stage at the OGAE Convention 2000.

Pictured above:
the New Seekers performing at the OGAE Convention 2000.
Photo used with kind permission of the OGAE website.
Copyright © Anthony Ping

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The UK at Eurovision
Eurovision Song Contest
UK entries 1957-1969

Patricia Bredin, All (7th) 1957
Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson, Sing Little Birdie (2nd) 1959
Bryan Johnson, Looking High, High, High (2nd) 1960
The Allisons, Are You Sure? (2nd) 1961
Ronnie Carroll, Ring-a-Ding Girl (4th) 1962
Ronnie Carroll, Say Wonderful Things (4th) 1963
Matt Monro, I Love The Little Things (2nd) 1964
Kathy Kirby, I Belong (2nd) 1965
Kenneth McKellar, A Man Without Love (9th) 1966
Sandie Shaw, Puppet On A String (1st)
Website: 45rpm: Sandie Shaw
1967
Cliff Richard, Congratulations (2nd)
Website: The Official Cliff Richard Site
1968
Lulu, Boom Bang-A-Bang (1st)
Website: The Lulu website
1969

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UK entries 1970-79

Mary Hopkin, Knock Knock - Who's There? (2nd)
Website: Mary Hopkin Music
1970
Clodagh Rodgers, Jack In The Box (4th)
Website: 45 rpm: Clodagh Rodgers
1971
New Seekers, Beg, Steal Or Borrow (2nd)
Websites: New Seekers' Official Website
1972
Cliff Richard, Power To All Our Friends (3rd)
Website: The Official Cliff Richard Site
1973
Olivia Newton-John, Long Live Love (4th)
Website: Only Olivia: the Olivia Newton-John Fan Club
1974
Shadows, Let Me Be The One (2nd)
Website: Shadow Music
1975
Brotherhood of Man, Save Your Kisses To Me (1st)
Website: Brotherhood of Man Official Website
1976
Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran, Rock Bottom (2nd)
Websites: Lynsey de Paul.com
1977
Co-Co, The Bad Old Days (11th) 1978
Black Lace, Mary Ann (7th) 1979






YouTube video clip.

New Seekers,
Beg, Steal Or Borrow

Eurovision
Song Contest,
1972



YouTube video clip.

New Seekers,
Beg, Steal Or Borrow

Royal Albert Hall,
1972


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UK entries 1980-89

Prima Donna, Love Enough For Two (3rd) 1980
Bucks Fizz, Making Your Mind Up (1st)
Websites: Bucks Fizz The Early Years 1981 - 1991 | The Bubble Burst - Bucks Fizz
1981
Bardo, One Step Further (7th) 1982
Sweet Dreams, I'm Never Giving Up (6th) 1983
Belle and the Devotions, Love Games (7th) 1984
Vikki, Love Is (4th) 1985
Ryder, Runner In The Night (7th) 1986
Rikki, Only The Light (13th) 1987
Scott Fitzgerald, Go (2nd) 1988
Live Report, Why Do I Always Get it Wrong? (2nd) 1989






YouTube video clip.

Prima Donna
Love Enough For Two

Eurovision
Song Contest,
1980



YouTube video clip.

Bucks Fizz,
Making Your Mind Up

A Song For Europe,
1981


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UK entries 1990-99

Emma, Give A Little Love Back To The World (6th) 1990
Samantha Janus, A Message To Your Heart (10th)
1991
Michael Ball, One Step Out Of Time (2nd)
Website: Michaelball.co.uk | Michael Ball Fan Club
1992
Sonia, Better The Devil You Know (2nd)
Websites: The Bubble Burst - Sonia
1993
Frances Ruffelle, We Will Be Free (Lonely Symphony) (10th) 1994
Love City Groove, Love City Groove (10th) 1995
Gina G, Ooh Aah ... Just A Little Bit (8th)
1996
Katrina and the Waves, Love Shine A Light (1st)
Websites: Katrina and the Waves (katw.com)
1997
Imaani, Where Are You? (2nd) 1998
Precious, Say It Again (12th) 1999






YouTube video clip.

Eurovision
Song Contest
1991 preview




YouTube video clip.

Eurovision
Song Contest
1991



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UK entries 2000-09

Nicki French, Don't Play That Song Again (16th)
2000
Lindsay D, No Dream Impossible (15th) 2001
Jessica Garlick, Come Back (3rd) 2002
Jemini, Cry Baby (26th)
Website: BBC News: UK act hits Eurovision low
2003
James Fox, Hold Onto Our Love (16th)
2004
Javine, Touch My Fire (22nd)
2005
Daz Sampson, Teenage Life (19th)
2006
Scooch, Flying The Flag (For You) (22nd)
Website: Scooch Official on Facebook
2007
Andy Abraham, Even If (25th)
Website: MySpace: Andy Abraham
2008
Jade Ewen, It's My Time (5th) 2009

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UK entries 2010-14

Josh Dubovie, That Sounds Good To Me (25th)
Website: Official Josh Dubovie Myspace
2010
Blue, I Can (11th)
Website: Blue on Facebook
2011
Engelbert Humperdinck, Love Will Set You Free (25th)
Website: Engelbert Humperdinck
2012
Bonnie Tyler, Believe In Me (19th)
Website: Bonnie Tyler Official
2013
Molly, Children Of The Universe (17th)
Website: officialmolly.com
2014
Electro Velvet, Still In Love With You (24th) 2015
Joe and Jake, You're Not Alone (24th) 2016
Lucie Jones, Never Give Up On You (15th) 2017

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