From bad to worse: UK Eurovision score lowered by five points

From bad to worse: UK Eurovision score lowered by five points
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Posted on 23 May 2019

Just when we thought the Eurovision Song Contest couldn’t get any worse for the UK, it has - our last-placed entry in the 2019 Tel Aviv final has had its score lowered by five points.


That means Michael Rice’s Bigger Than Us actually scored only 11 points rather than the 16 it was awarded on the night. 

According to Song Contest organisers, an incorrect calculation had been used to create a "substitute" set of points following the dismissal of the Belarusian jury after their votes from the first semi-final were revealed.


The corrected scores saw Eurovision winner the Netherlands secure an additional six points - finishing up on 498. 

Second, third and fourth-place finishers Italy, Russia and Switzerland also picked up extra points.


Oh well, there’s always next year...

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