UK Eurovision disappointment

The UK's hopes of breaking its Eurovision curse came crashing down when veteran crooner Engelbert Humperdinck scraped into last-but-one place in this year's contest.

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The Hump: I did my best for Britain

Engelbert Humperdinck performed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Credit: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Engelbert Humperdinck said he "did the best for my country" at the Eurovision Song Contest after the UK ended the competition in last-but-one place.

The singer, nicknamed The Hump said: "I've had many highs in my career and Eurovision has been a wonderful experience.

"I want to thank everybody, especially my fans around the world for their words of support.

"I did the best for my country, the rest was out of my hands."


Jedward can't beat last year's Eurovision effort

Ireland's Jedward couldn't improve upon their eighth place finish in last year's contest. Credit: Sergey Ponomarev/AP/Press Association Images

Irish twins John and Edward Grimes - otherwise known as Jedward - couldn't improve on their eighth place scored in last year's Eurovision Song Contest.

They came 19th despite an enthusiastic performance of Waterline, which saw them singing around a fountain in the middle of the stage and jumping into it at the end of the song.

The duo reacted to the night on Twitter: "We have the Best fans in the World" and "Thank you to everyone you are all our winners! Jedward fans!"


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