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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

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United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

Eurovision Song Contest 2000
Country United Kingdom
National selection
Selection process A Song For Europe
Selection date(s) 20 February 2000
Selected entrant Nicki French
Selected song "Don't Play That Song Again"
Finals performance
Final result 16th, 28 points
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest

For the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, the UK entered "Don't Play That Song Again", performed by Nicki French. It received 28 points and 16th place in Stockholm.

The UK selection heat, A Song for Europe, was held on 20 February 2000 and was hosted by Katy Hill. The final result was as follows:

1st - Don't Play That Song Again by Nicki French (47,355 votes)
2nd - Only the women know by SixChix (42,329 votes)
3rd - Crazy by Catherine Porter (29,348 votes)
4th - I won't let you do this to me by Sexy Sadie (votes undisclosed)

At Eurovision

The United Kingdom was the third country to perform on the night straight after the Netherlands. Nicki French scored a total of 28 points from eight of the twenty four countries. Turkey was the only jury voting country to give points to the United Kingdom this year. Overall the United Kingdom finished in 16th, its worst placing since it first entered the contest.

Points Awarded by United Kingdom


12 points Denmark
10 points Ireland
8 points Russia
7 points Latvia
6 points Sweden
5 points Germany
4 points Estonia
3 points Norway
2 points Malta
1 point Austria

Points Awarded to United Kingdom

Points Awarded to United Kingdom (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
  • Malta
  • Turkey
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Latvia
  • Estonia
  • Israel
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