Phillip Schofield says 'F you' to Eurovision after James Newman comes bottom
PHILLIP Schofield says "F you" to Eurovision after the UK's act James Newman came bottom.
Britain was the only country to not pick up a single point and came dead last in the competition last night amid more accusations of "political voting".
This Morning's Phillip asked "why do we bother?" last night as he shared a photo of the UK at the bottom of the leaderboard.
He wrote: "Well f you then! Well done @jamesnewman we love you. It was an amazing show but honestly why do we bother?"
Graham Norton – who commentated on the show – agreed the results were "unfair" on the night.
He said: "Oh poor James. That isn't, I mean, I say this often, but it really isn't fair. That is not the worst song in the competition by a long shot."
The Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam rang out with a mixture of boos and cheers as James, 35, received the news he hadn't picked up a single point.
He rose from his seat at the news and sprayed beer around in mock celebration before returning to his area.
It is the first time the UK has picked up the lowest score it is possible to get in the competition since 2003.
Lorraine Kelly was among the first to offer her condolences, tweeting: "Poor poor James – wasn’t the best song but absolutely not the worst."
Jack Whitehall wrote: "If the Corona Virus entered an act they’d get more points than the UK."
There had been high hopes for the song, Embers, which many insisted was the best the UK had fielded for some time.
One fan wrote on Twitter: "Uk didn’t deserve nil points, best entry we’ve sent in years!"
Another insisted the competition votes were cast for political reasons with one writing: "Eurovision is so political it's a joke, it's nothing to do with music."
After being crowned the winners, Måneskin took to the stage and roared: "We want to say to the world: rock'n'roll never dies."
This is the first time the competition has aired since 2019, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing it into taking a break last year.
The show was held live from Rotterdam in the Netherlands – the act who last won the competition – with acts from 26 countries.
There has been some last-minute drama when Iceland were forced to pull out of the live show after one of their number tested positive for coronavirus.
However, they were allowed to submit their rehearsal video as a performance – and came fourth.
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