UK's Eurovision entry has score lowered by five points

25 Mai, 2019, 03:30 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Michael Rice

The change in results is bad news for the UK's Michael Rice, who had already found himself at the bottom of the rankings on the night after his song "Better Than Us" earned just 16 points.

At last Saturday's (May 18) Eurovision final the United Kingdom came last as Michael Rice represented the United Kingdom with his song "Bigger Than Us".

Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands remained victor of the contest.

The revision resulted from an error following the dismissal of the Belarussian jury, which had broken the rules by revealing their votes from the first semi-final.

The maximum amount of points that a nation can award to another for their song is 12, meaning that in the entire contest the United Kingdom received less than the maximum for one vote.

A "substitute aggregated result" was then created, based on other countries' results, to determine the Belarusian jury scores for the final.

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However, it admitted that "human error" led to an incorrect aggregated result being used.

Under the corrected vote, the winning song from the Netherlands secured an additional six points - finishing up on 498 points.

While Norway dropped from fifth to sixth after the mix-up.

The EBU said: "The EBU and its partners deeply regret that this error was not identified earlier and will review the processes and controls in place to prevent this from happening again".

'This had no impact on the calculation of points derived from televoting across the 41 participating countries and the overall victor and top four songs remain unchanged'.

"I know we smashed the performance and the whole team around me did incredible".

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