We lost – get over it.
More than seven million people in the UK tuned in to watch James Newman score nil points in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. Amanda Holden also made a crass joke, but we will get to her in a bit.
It was a disappointing night for the British hopeful, who was the only contestant to scored zero points from the jury vote and from the public vote, coming bottom on the leaderboard.
The competition, which was held in Rotterdam, Netherlands, after the show was cancelled in 2020, was won by Italy with rock band Maneskin’s Zitti E Buoni.
The lead singer of the Italian band who won the Eurovision Song Contest has denied taking drugs, following online speculation over competition footage showing him leaning over a table.
Newman took his defeat in good humour, drinking a beer and standing up to applause from the live audience in the arena.
The singer, who is the older brother of pop star John Newman, had hoped to win over viewers with his rendition of upbeat track Embers, which was inspired by the end of lockdown.
He performed in front of a crowd of 3,500 fans at the Ahoy arena.
UK, Spain, Germany to launch Eurovision Super League— Brett Spencer (@brettsr) May 22, 2021
Amanda Holden managed to annoy Europe, even more than we already have with Brexit, by making a comment during her brief appearance on the competition.
“Good evening, bonsoir, goedenavond. That is ‘good evening’ in French and Dutch although I’ve got absolutely no idea which is which,” she said.
A brilliant idea, post-Brexit, for Amanda Holden, the British jury representative, to remind everyone how ignorant we are of other people’s languages.— Samuel West 💙 (@exitthelemming) May 22, 2021
And we wonder why we have nul points #Eurovision
Amanda Holden admitting she doesn’t know which language is which is exactly why everyone hates Brits. #Eurovision— Jessica Noah Morgan™🇯🇲 מלכּה (@jnoahmorgan) May 22, 2021
U.K. getting No Points was not half as bad as Amanda Holden telling the whole of Europe that she doesn’t know one European language from another— nazir afzal (@nazirafzal) May 22, 2021
We looked like stereotypical ignorant arrogant Brits
Thank you & Bonne Nuit x
The lowlight of the evening wasn’t the nul points, but Amanda Holden demonstrating perfectly why Europe thinks we’re an arrogant nation with a grossly overrated sense of our own importance, and why no one will ever vote for us. What a staggering misread of an audience that was.— Tristan Gemmill (@TristanGemmill) May 22, 2021