UK's Eurovision entry Bigger Than Us has five points deducted after contest

Angelo Anderson
May 23, 2019

Michael Rice came bottom of the kitsch song contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, with his song "Bigger Than Us", but organizers heaped further humiliation on Britain after revising a number of scores.

The Eurovision Broadcast Union said it calculated a "substitute aggregated result" based on the results of other countries with similar voting records to determine the Belarusian jury scores for the final.

The scores have changed because the Belarusian jury was dismissed after its votes from the first semi-final were revealed, which is against the rules.

It said that the mistake was a result of human error and that it deeply regretted the blunder.

The top four finalists of Eurovision 2019 remain unchanged after the new scores were handed out.

"This had no impact on the calculation of points derived from televoting across the 41 participating countries and the overall victor and Top 4 songs of the Contest remain unchanged", it read.


Despite finishing in 26th place, Michael has spoken of how much he enjoyed the experience and said he had given it his best shot on the night.

The Hartlepool-born singer took to social media shortly after the final, thanking his followers for their support and promising his time on Eurovision is "just the start". This is just the start.

He told the publication that, even if the United Kingdom had been represented by an internationally renowned artist, we still would have finished in bottom place.

He said: "I always knew I was going to come in this position because of Brexit".

"Do you know what?"

Michael Rice's song Bigger Than Us was quite bad, and as a result saw the United Kingdom continue their recent tradition of performing absolutely appallingly in the contest.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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