Sir Cliff Richard (born Harry Roger Webb) is a British singer, actor and philanthropist. He is one of the United Kingdom's most legendary and much-loved artists, selling over 250 million albums worldwide.
He participated in Eurovision twice for his country, the first being in 1968 on home ground in London with the song Congratulations. He gave a very confident performance, but finished second by 1 vote behind Spain.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1968|
|Artists||Carlos Mendes • Ronnie Tober • Claude Lombard • Karel Gott • Chris & Sophie • Gianni Mascolo • Line & Willy • Claes-Göran Hederström • Kristina Hautala • Isabelle Aubret • Sergio Endrigo • Cliff Richard • Odd Børre • Pat McGuigan • Massiel • Wencke Myhre • Dubrovački trubaduri|
|Songs||Verão • Morgen • Quand tu reviendras • Tausend Fenster • Nous vivrons d'amour • Guardando il sole • À chacun sa chanson • Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig • Kun kello käy • La source • Marianne • Congratulations • Stress • Chance of a Lifetime • La, La, La • Ein Hoch der Liebe • Jedan dan|
|Eurovision Song Contest 1973|
|Artists||Marion Rung • Nicole & Hugo • Fernando Tordo • Gitte • Bendik Singers • Marie-France Dufour • Mocedades • Patrick Juvet • Zdravko Čolić • Massimo Ranieri • Anne Marie David • The Nova • Ben Cramer • Maxi • Cliff Richard • Martine Clémenceau • Ilanit|
|Songs||Tom Tom Tom • Baby, Baby • Tourada • Junger Tag • It's Just A Game • Un train qui part • Eres tú • Je vais me marier, Marie • Gori vatra • Chi sarà con te • Tu Te Reconnaîtras • You're Summer • De oude muzikant • Do I Dream • Power To All Our Friends • Sans toi • Ey Sham|
- Although the song "Congratulations" finished second at the 1968 contest, it would become the title of the 50th anniversary event held in Copenhagen in 2005.
- Cliff's backing band, The Shadows, would eventually go on to represent the United Kingdom at the 1975 contest in Stockholm where they finished second with the song Let Me Be The One.
- After both of his Eurovision performances, he would lock himself in a bathroom stall until the show was over, citing he didn't like sitting in the artists' area.