Eurovision Song Contest 1974

Initial airdate: March 1974
Initial broadcaster: BBC1
Country of production: UK
Duration: 4 mins
Type: Performance

Olivia was the United Kingdom's entry in the 1974 Eurovision song contest held in Brighton. Olivia came fourth with Long Live Love and it was also the year that Abba won with Waterloo. Olivia didn't like the song preferring one of the other songs she'd put forward but the majority of the UK public wanted Long Live Love. However, Olivia makes a good go of the performance and from watching you'd never guess that she disliked the song.
Olivia started 7-2 favourite (as she was known name in  much of Europe) but came joint fourth, 10 points behind Abba.
The blue voluminous dress Olivia wore is also debatable. If she'd had worn the casual outfit from the rehearsals it would have shown off Olivia's beauty better. The TV footage showed brief footage from the pre-contest press conference, rehearsal and photo call.

photo call

press conference

photo call

rehearsals

press conference

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