The United Kingdom was represented in the Eurovision Song Contest 1983 by Sweet Dreams with the song “I’m Never Giving Up“. It was chosen as the British entry through the A Song for Europe national selection process and placed sixth at Eurovision, receiving 79 points.
The television show A Song for Europe was used once again to select the British entry, as it had since the United Kingdom’s debut at the Contest in 1957.
Of the entries, songwriters Tony Hiller, Martin Lee and Paul Curtis had had songs in the Eurovision final before. Stephanie De Sykes and Stuart Slater had twice won the A Song for Europe contest previously, in both 1978 and 1980. Songwriter Marty Kristian had competed with The New Seekers in 1972. His group featured former New Seekers singer Kathy Ann Rae and former entrant Lance Aston (of Prima Donna). When the Kissing Stops, written by Martin Lee and Barry Upton of Brotherhood of Man together with their longtime writing partner Tony Hiller (who had co-written Save Your Kisses For Me with Lee), was originally intended for the group themselves, but they decided it would be best not to risk losing and thus not to take part; although all four members of the group attended the broadcast. The group did go on to record the song however and it featured on their album Lightning Flash. The writers of Keeping Our Love Alive, Doug Flett and Guy Fletcher had written many previous UK finalists, including the 1973 winner Power to All Our Friends. The group ‘Casablanca’ were short lived, but the three main artists, Des Dyer, Samantha Spencer-Lane and Carla Donnelly all featured in other editions of the UK final.