Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023

The UK’s first-ever Eurovision contestant, Patricia Bredin, has died on the age of 88.

Bredin was solely 22 years outdated when she carried out on the Eurovision Tune Contest in 1957 in Frankfurt, Germany. Based on BBC Information, the Hull-born actress and singer was chosen to take part within the competitors after being noticed on the Savoy Lodge in London by a BBC govt.

Her household confirmed that she had handed away at her farm in Nova Scotia, Canada.

In 2016, Bredin instructed BBC Information about her Eurovision expertise: “Singing within the last in Frankfurt, Germany, it was great, as a result of that they had a few 60-piece orchestra and it was like being on clouds.”

Patricia Bredin 🇬🇧 UK’s first #Eurovision entrant has handed away on the age of 88.
On the 2nd ESC in Frankfurt Germany 1957 she carried out “All”, the primary ever english language tune that additionally held the title of shortest tune within the historical past of the competition till Finland 2015. RIP

— Will O’Regan🌻 (@willovision) August 15, 2023

She continued: “Two songs had been chosen and every one needed to be sung by two completely different performers, however that they had an issue as a result of no person needed to sing that horrible little tune known as ‘All’.”

The tune aired on tv however was by no means recorded so it by no means entered the charts. Bredin went on to marry Canadian millionaire Charles MacCulloch and moved to Nova Scotia. She remained in Canada after her husband’s dying.

‘All’ recieved a complete of six factors within the Eurovision singing contest which put Bredin forward of Austria, Switzerland and Belgium. The winner of the competition ended up being Corry Brokken with the tune ‘Internet Als Toen’ for the Netherlands.

British actress and singer Patricia Bredin at Tv Home on Kingsway, London, 14th February 1956. Credit score: Derek Berwin/Fox Photographs/Hulton Archive/Getty

All 10 of the taking part nations every had 10 jury members who held their very own vote. They had been in a position to help a single tune with the artist receiving essentially the most votes successful the competitors.

The Netherlands ended up getting a single vote from the UK jury whereas France, Denmark, Italy and Austria every obtained two. The ultimate UK vote went to Luxembourg.

Although she didn’t win Eurovision, Bredin went on to have an extended profession on each stage and display earlier than retiring and transferring to a farm in Nova Scotia to boost cattle. She starred alongside Sid James within the movie Desert Mice and was the lead in Left Proper and Centre, with Ian Carmichael and Alastair Sim.

She additionally turned a daily in musicals within the West Finish and on Broadway, as soon as taking on a task from Julie Andrews as Guenevere within the authentic manufacturing of Camelot.

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