I don't normally watch the Eurovision Song Contest. However, I was interested in the news that, following the discovery of a flaw in the voting procedure, the UK's entry was docked 5 points. It was already last with 16 points, and this was reduced to 11 points.
I was intrigued to listen to the UK entry, as I assumed from this that it must be dire even by Eurovision standards. Here it is, "Bigger than Us" sung by Michael Rice.
Well, I don't think it's too bad. Though slightly repetitive it is sung professionally. What do other people on the forum think?
Without having sat through all 26 entries, from past form I can't believe this was the worst song on the contest.
No, I think this was a politically motivated vote. It wasn't about the song or the artist, it is about the UK being punished for Brexit. Of the 40 countries with voting rights on the contest, 27 are either EU countries or have applied to join the EU, and they wanted to send us a message.
The countries voting for Britain:
Belarus - 5 points (then disqualified, very convenient eh?)
Ireland - 3 points
Norway - 2 points
Hungary - 2 points
Switzerland - 1 point
Georgia - 1 point
... all but two of which are non-EU and non-EU candidate countries. Coincidence? I don't think so.