United Kingdom
Flag of United Kingdom
Broadcaster BBC
(British Broadcasting Corp.)
Appearances 33 (28 finals)
Debut NVSC #01
Best result 1st: #06
Worst result 15th in SF: #04
North Vision Ranking of Nations
Rank (#33) 1st
Highest ranking 1st
Lowest ranking 32nd

The United Kingdom debuted in the 1st edition of North Vision Song Contest and has been participating ever since with the exception of the twenty-fifth edition. The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) has been in charge for the country's participation since the first edition.

The country has been using different formats to chose their representants at the contest. Battle for Britain has been used for the sixth and fifteenth editions. Eight editions later, the format returned and was used for the twenty-third and twenty-fourth editions. In It To Win It had also been used from the seventeenth and North Vision Song Contest 22.

In the twenty-sixth edition, after some internal changes, the delegation came up with a new format: North Vision: Your Decision.

The United Kingdom is (by statistics) one of the most successful countries in the contest, with fourteen Top 10 finishes, including one win, two finishes in 2nd place and a finish in third place. Success came to the United Kingdom in the sixth edition with Chlöe Howl winning with her song "Rumour".


The United Kingdom has participated in every edition to date except for the twenty-fifth edition.

Table key
 Winner  Last place  Did not qualify to the semi-finals
 Second place  Automatically qualified to the final  Withdrawn or disqualified
 Third place  Did not qualify to the final  Did not compete
Edn. Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
#01 Nina Nesbitt "Stay Out" 9 101 6 74
#02 Diana Vickers "Cinderella" 7 116 3 88
#03 Jessie J feat. B. Sean & D. Rascal "Wild" 6 125 5 83
#04 Joe Brooks "Superman"
Failed to qualify
15 46
#05 Ellie Goulding "Burn" 9 130 5 88
#06 Chlöe Howl "Rumour" 1 175 1 124
#07 Rebecca Ferguson "I Hope" 2 166 "Big 5" member
#08 Lauren Aquilina "Lovers or Liars" 10 123
#09 Cher Lloyd "Sirens" 2 184 1 143
#10 Paloma Faith "Trouble With My Baby" 8 119 "Big 5" member
#11 Emma Blackery "The Promise"
Failed to qualify
11 69
#12 Years & Years "Desire" 7 138 5 85
#13 Marina and the Diamonds "I'm A Ruin"
Failed to qualify
14 47
#14 Ella Henderson "Mirror Man" 3 163 2 128
#15 Leona Lewis "Fire Under My Feet" 14 100 "Big 6" member
#16 Alexa Goddard "We Broke the Sky" 8 132 1 138
#17 Kove feat. Moko "Hurts" 25 68 8 84
#18 Leona Lewis "Thunder"
Failed to qualify
11 65
#19 Florrie "Real Love" 15 203 4 235
#20 Lauren Aquilina "Kicks"
Failed to qualify
13 109
#21 Ward Thomas "Carry You Home" 9 211 2 235
#22 Emeli Sandé "Breathing Underwater" 20 160 9 160
#23 Mollie King "Hair Down" 7 291 2 186
#24 Paloma Faith "Guilty" 24 157 "Big 6" member1
#25 Did not participate
#26 Maeve "Martyr" 23 160 10 135
#27 Jetta "Losing Control" 3 324 4 183
#28 Tom Adams "Fade" 14 209 "Big 6" member
#29 V V Brown "Lazarus" 6 321 5 195
#30 Paige Cavell "Predators & Monsters" 5 304 "Big 6" member
#31 Declan McKenna "Beautiful Faces" 3 335
#32 Rhodes "Love You Sober" 8 303
#33 Izzy Bizu "Faded" 4 379 2 273
#34 "Big 6" member

1 The United Kingdom was given 'Big 6' status as final country of the original 6 - Belgium - forced to give any indication of whether or not they would compete in NVSC 24 before the deadline. This caused for Belgium to be disqualified and the UK given their AQ status for finishing 7th in NVSC 23.

National Selection

Edn Location Winning Artist Song Points Runner-Up Song
BfB1 Flag of United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne "Chlöe Howl" "Rumour" 95 Union J Beautiful Life
BfB2 Flag of United Kingdom Manchester "Rebecca Ferguson" "I Hope" 120 Foxes Let Go For Tonight
BfB3 Flag of United Kingdom London "Lauren Aquilina" "Lovers or Liars" 165 Molly Smitten-Downes It's You
BfB4 Flag of United Kingdom Belfast "Cher Lloyd" "Sirens" 170 Paloma Faith Only Love Can Hurt Like This
BfB5 Flag of United Kingdom Cardiff "Paloma Faith" "Trouble With My Baby" 154 Neon Jungle Louder
BfB6 Flag of United Kingdom Glasgow "Years & Years" "Desire" 188 Kwabs Walk
BfB7 Flag of United Kingdom Isle of Wight "Marina and the Diamonds" "I'm A Ruin" 132 Ellie Goulding Love Me Like You Do
BfB8 Flag of United Kingdom London "Leona Lewis" "Fire Under My Feet" 107 Alesha Dixon The Way We Are
IITWI1 Flag of United Kingdom London Kove Ft. Moko "Hurts" 226 Natasha North The End
IITWI2 Flag of United Kingdom Manchester Leona Lewis "Thunder" 162 Andreya Triana Playing With Fire
IITWI3 Flag of United Kingdom London Florrie "Real Love" 232 Lauren Aquilina Low
IITWI4 Flag of United Kingdom Manchester Lauren Aquilina "Kicks" 140 Dua Lipa Hotter Than Hell
IITWI5 Flag of United Kingdom London Ward Thomas "Carry You Home" 142 Betsy Lost & Found
IITWI6 Flag of United Kingdom Gibraltar Emeli Sandé "Breathing Underwater" 121 Gabrielle Aplin Miss You
BfB9 Flag of United Kingdom Jersey Mollie King "Hair Down" 37.70% Chlöe Howl Magnetic
BfB10 Flag of United Kingdom Glasgow Paloma Faith "Guilty" 24.62% Anavae All or Nothing

Foreign Commonwealth Act

The UK has a permission granted to allow an artist from a country in the Commonwealth of nations to both take part in the national selection and be eligible to represent the UK in the NVSC contest. All nations have at one point in history been a member of the UK Empire.

The UK must seek approval via a vote from the NBU Council before announcing the artist to the public.

Edn Location From Artist Song Position Points
Battle For Britain 4 Flag of United Kingdom Belfast Flag of Australia Australia SIA Chandelier 8th 107
Battle for Britain 5 Flag of United Kingdom Cardiff Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Broods Mother & Father 9th 85
Battle for Britain 6 Flag of United Kingdom Glasgow Flag of Canada Canada Nikki Yanofsky Necessary Evil 8th 106
Battle for Britain 7 Flag of United Kingdom Isle of Wight Flag of New Zealand New Zealand Jamie McDell Angel 16th 40
Battle for Britain 8 Flag of United Kingdom London Flag of Australia Australia Bonnie Anderson Raise The Bar 9th 52
In It To Win It 3 Flag of United Kingdom London Flag of Canada Canada Allie X Sanctuary 4th 166

Voting Spokesperson

Edn Spokesperson
North Vision Song Contest 1 Fearne Cotton
North Vision Song Contest 2 Fearne Cotton
North Vision Song Contest 3 Fearne Cotton
North Vision Song Contest 4 Fearne Cotton
North Vision Song Contest 5 Fearne Cotton
North Vision Song Contest 6 Ellie Goulding
North Vision Song Contest 7 Chlöe Howl
North Vision Song Contest 8 Leona Lewis
North Vision Song Contest 9 Paloma Faith
North Vision Song Contest 10 Charlotte Church
North Vision Song Contest 11 Nicola Roberts
North Vision Song Contest 12 Olly Murs
North Vision Song Contest 13 Laura Whitmore
North Vision Song Contest 14 Jamie Dornan
North Vision Song Contest 15 Maisie Williams
North Vision Song Contest 16 Cheryl Fernandez-Versini
North Vision Song Contest 17 Alexa Goddard
North Vision Song Contest 18 Adele
North Vision Song Contest 19 Cara Delevingne
North Vision Song Contest 23 Frankie (The Saturdays)

Voting History

As of the twenty-fourth edition, the United Kingdom's voting history is as follows:

# Semi-finals Finals
Received Given Received Given
Country Points Country Points Country Points Country Points
1 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 104 Flag of Denmark Denmark 135 TBC
2 Flag of Denmark Denmark 98 Flag of Norway Norway 120
3 Flag of Germany Germany 74 Flag of Germany Germany 66
4 Flag of Netherlands Netherlands 74 Flag of Moldova Moldova 62
5 Flag of Andorra Andorra 73 Flag of Estonia Estonia 57
6 Flag of Romania Romania 72 Flag of Spain Spain 57
7 Iceland Iceland 63 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 56
8 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 61 Flag of Albania Albania 55
9 Flag of Estonia Estonia 58 Flag of Finland Finland 55
10 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 28 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania 53

Other contests

OGAN Second Chance Contest

The contest takes place during the contest, usually during the second semi-final of the respective edition. It is not an televised event, but only through YouTube. The United Kingdom debuted in the second edition, held for the ninth edition.

Edn. Artist Song Final Points Place in NS
#09 Kyla La Grange "The Knife" 5 85 13th
#10 Neon Jungle "Louder" 1 116 2nd
#11 Did not participate
#12 Kwabs "Walk" 1 148 2nd
Did not compete between #13 and #14
#15 Alesha Dixon "The Way We Are" 1 132 2nd
#16 Did not participate
#17 Natasha North "The End" 5 94 2nd
#18 Andreya Triana "Playing With Fire" 10 60 2nd
#19 Birdy "Wild Horses" Disqualified 3rd
#202 Marina and the Diamonds "Savages" 10 63 4th
#21 Betsy "Lost and Found" 1 129 2nd
#22 Michaela May "1954" 10 60 5th
#23 Chlöe Howl "Magnetic" 8 63 2nd
#24 Anavae "All or Nothing" 7 52 2nd
#25 Did not participate
#26 Young Fathers "Lord" 22 14 6th
#27 Riton and Kah-Lo "Ginger" 10 50 3rd
#28 Charlotte Church "Remains" 10 46 2nd
#29 Freya Ridings "Castles" 1 124 3rd
#30 Meduza, Becky Hill & Goodboys "Lose Control" 4 98 12th
#31 Twin Atlantic "Barcelona" 9 66 4th
#32 Celeste "Stop This Flame" 2 135 2nd
#33 Grace Carter "Don't Hurt Like It Used To" 1 122 2nd

2 Each edition, one of the associate broadcasters can submit a song to the competition (as 'Rest of the World'). This edition, the Indonesian broadcaster TVRI, which was decided by a draw, selected "Savages" by Marina and the Diamonds from the British selection, since the United Kingdom hadn't confirmed their participation in the contest.

Junior North Vision Song Contest

The contest is only for European artists under the age of 16. The United Kingdom debuted in the first edition. Their entries have all been selected through internal selections.

Edn. Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
#01 Gabz "Lighters (The One)" 1 212 1 N/A
#02 Lauren Thalia "Run" 7 68 No semi-finals
#03 Connie Talbot "Beautiful World" 9 68
#04 Gabz "Lie There" 5 86
Did not compete between #05 and #06
#07 Connie Talbot "Gravity" 3 113 No semi-finals
Did not compete between #08 and #09
#10 Jasmine Thompson "Great Escape" 5 121 5 94
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