Pearl Carr who represented the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 has passed away at the age of 98.
Pearl Carr who represented the United Kingdom at the 1959 Eurovision Song Contest has passed away today at the age of 98. Pearl performed alongside her husband in Cannes with the song “Sing Little Birdie”, becoming just the second entry from the United Kingdom at the competition.
Pearl Carr was born on September 4, 1919 in Exmouth, Devon. Alongside her husband Teddy Johnson the duo were frequent performers on light entertainment programmes in the United Kingdom during the 1950s and early 60s. Pearl revealed that at the time neither she or her husband were aware that when they entered the selection process that victory would mean representing the United Kingdom at Eurovision.
Pearl and Teddy attempted to represent the United Kingdom again in 1960 and submitted two songs into the selection. They made it to the final with “When The Tide Turns” and competed against Bryan Johnson, Teddy’s brother, who would go on to be selected to represent the UK.
In their latter life both Pearl and Teddy lived at Brinsworth House in West London. The house is a retirement home for former theatre and entertainment professionals and is run by the Royal Variety Charity.
The Eurovoix team sends their condolences to the family of Pearl Carr.