Eurovision 2022 is nearly upon us, and now that this year's act for the UK has finally been announced as Sam Ryder with SPACE MAN we can officially start to get excited. 

Of course, we don't have the best record for winning the contest with only five wins and be placed at the bottom of the more often than we'd like. 

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Last year saw UK entry James Newman getting 0 points for his song 'Embers'. 

But instead of holding on to the times when we didn't do as well as we'd like, we've decided to create a list of our top five entries. 

From Lulu to Bucks Fizz we've got all the UK acts that saw the most success.

Bournemouth Echo: James Newman was the UK's entry last year. (PA)James Newman was the UK's entry last year. (PA)

Most successful UK Eurovision entries: 

5. Mary Hopkin- 'Knock Knock Who's There', 1970

Back in 1970, Mary Hopkin took to the stage with her upbeat number and impressive vocals. 

The Welsh-born artist had a big following with even Sir Paul McCartney supporting, the star came second beaten by Irish Singer Dana. 

4. Bucks Fizz, 'Making Your Mind Up', 1981

The iconic, costume-changing Bucks Fizz won the competition back in 1981 with their catchy tune 'Making Your Mind Up'. 

Now 40 years later the band still enjoys playing the hit song and has found major success with their 'fizzy' attitude.

3. Lulu, 'Boom Bang-A-Bang' 1969

The Scottish singer took to the stage in 1969 and won the contest with the hit song.

Wearing a new retro pink dress and the singer performed at Eurovision following her massive success with the iconic song 'shout'.

2. Kathy Kirby: ‘I Belong’, 1965

Performed by blonde bombshell, the self-empowerment song gave her cult fame and even named her a 'gay icon'.

The song was our first entry of the sixties and with its bold and modern-day feel, it was a worthy second-place winner. 

1. Katrina and the Waves, 'Love Shine a Light', 1997

Known for their 80's hit 'Walking on Sunshine' the band went with a simple yet strong anthem that got them the crown. 

The band beat out any competitors with their closest rival Ireland 70 points away from the British winners.