Eurovision fury: UK should PULL OUT of 'disdainful' tournament – poll


    Yesterday, readers were asked whether the UK should pull out of the tournament following Saturday’s humiliation. 92 percent (13,108 people) of those who voted said the UK should pull out of the annual event once and for all. Just 7 percent (1,077 people) of respondents suggested Britain should try again and enter a new song next year, and only 1 percent (127 people) said they “weren’t sure”.

    The poll comes after this year’s UK entry by James Newman received zero points in both the judges and audience vote sections.

    It has been suggested the reason why Mr Newman’s song ‘Embers’ received no points was as payback for Brexit.

    One Express reader fumed the competition was a “total waste of time and money”.

    The reader added: “It achieves absolutely nothing other than confirming that when it comes to music the whole of the EU treats it in the same way it does everything else, bias against the UK.

    He tweeted: “The UK didn’t get ‘nul points’ in the Eurovision Song Contest because of some sinister revenge for Brexit.

    “We got ‘nul points’ because we had a crap song, performed by a crap singer who gave a crap performance. End.”

    A total of 14,312 took part in the poll.

    The poll ran from 10.30 am on May 23 to 7.00 am on May 24.


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