UK places last with nul points at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021

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Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD - Getty Images
Photo credit: KENZO TRIBOUILLARD - Getty Images

After a two year wait, the Eurovision Song Contest came and went once again and unsurprisingly it was another dud year for the UK. But honestly, anything would have been better than the last place we scored in 2019. Or so we thought.

Tonight's (May 22) final saw Italy's Måneskin take the crown with their song 'Zitti E Buoni', beating France and Switzerland into second and third place.

Britain's James Newman didn't impress viewers and ranked the UK once again in last place... this time with nul points for the first time since 2003. Yes, really.

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Given our, let's say... rocky recent history with the contest, it wasn't looking great for James from the offset.

As the points started coming in, James started with no points... and sadly stayed that way throughout the jury and public vote.

Photo credit: Dean Mouhtaropoulos - Getty Images
Photo credit: Dean Mouhtaropoulos - Getty Images

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This year's entry was the song 'Embers', a high energy bop with fun and simple lyrics that seemed the perfect fit to reach across borders and get us some good points. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case.

The last time the UK actually won was in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves, and it's safe to say we haven't had a great track record since.

Better luck in 2022, we suppose?

The Eurovision Song Contest aired on BBC One.

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