Christmas has come and gone and so has our Eurovision advent calendar. But January doesn’t have to be a downer just because Santa Claus has gone back into hibernation. In fact, it’s going to be a party as we celebrate the new year — and the 24 winners of our various Eurovision polls from December.

Eurovision: The Ultimate Last Place

Loreen, Conchita, Måns — we spend a lot of time fêting the winners of Eurovision. But most contestants don’t walk away with the microphone-shaped Eurovision winner’s trophy. Inevitably someone has to finish last. And some finish last with zero points. But we wanted to know: who deserves that dubious distinction most? Between 2008 and 2015, which last-place finisher was truly the worst?

After counting a total of 2,297 votes, we can now reveal that the UK’s Josh Dubovie is your pick for the ultimate last place.

Josh Dubovie Eurovision 2010 Big Five

When Josh won the UK’s national selection “Your Country Needs You” back in 2010 he earned the right to sing at Eurovision in Oslo. The BBC gave him a plane ticket — and an appalling song by Pete Waterman, who reached the peak of his songwriting prowess in the early 1980s.

Entitled “That Sounds Good to Me”, the entry sounded good to pretty much no one else. The U.K. only received points from four countries — Ireland, Albania, Azerbaijan and Georgia — and just 10 points in total. And to think: The BBC spent all that money on light boxes and white bed sheets.

That really stung. Poor Josh — a good singer forced to perform a dire entry — went into hiding before re-emerging in 2013 with a toned body and the new name Josh James. Instead of a faux 80s mash-up of Rick Astley and Jason Donovan, he was serving something a lot more modern and edgy. We caught up with Josh following his rebrand to learn more.

What do you make of the results below? Who among these last place finishers is your favourite? Who was most wronged at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments box below!

Who deserves the ultimate last place? (Poll Closed)

  1. Josh Dubovie with “That Sounds Good To Me” 30.91% (710 votes)
  2. Andy Abraham with “Even If” 16.46% (378 votes)
  3. TWIN TWIN with “Moustache” 13.8% (317 votes)
  4. The Makemakes with “I Am Yours” 9.49% (218 votes)
  5. Tooji with “Stay” 7.44% (171 votes)
  6. Waldo’s People with “Lose Control” 7.4% (170 votes)
  7. Ryan Dolan with “Only Love Survives” 5.66% (130 votes)
  8. Anna Rossinelli with “In Love For A While” 5.05% (116 votes)
  9. Ann Sophie with “Black Smoke” 3.79% (87 votes)

Total Votes: 2,297

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Huh
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Huh

And Makemakes and TWIN TWIN’s songs sounded fitting in their respective national final and as a studio version of their song alone.

Huh
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Huh

For me, it’s not about the singer per se but their chosen song and performance deserve to be called as the worst ones. What happened in Eurovision made Josh looked out of place.

Olaf
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Olaf

Yep out of these I’d say Josh deserved it most. Ann Sophie was criminally robbed though D:

PP
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PP

For me TOP 5 worst song at Eurovison from 2004 to 2015
1.United Kingdom 2010
2.Switzerland 2004
3.France 2014
4.Estonia 2008
5.Czech Republic 2009

LATVIA
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LATVIA

Makemakes actually was not a bad song, which is said by me – ultimate Eurovision song hater. When I count down now – from esc 2015 I like Love Injected, Goodbye To Yesterday, A Monster Like Me, Rhythm Inside and I Am Yours nicely closes the top 5. Looking at previous years – In my opinion esc 2015 was one of the best I’ve seen. 4 songs got to my playlist while there are years when only 1 song make it or even worse – none of the songs (*2013*).

#Lose
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#Lose

I think Finland should’ve been last..

Laburnum
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Laburnum

I was speaking to my nan the other day and she said she was watching a BBC programme (something like back in time with Eastenders) and she told me that it featured The Common Linnets Eurovision 2014 song, hopefully that this will be a good sign.

2015
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2015

Moustache was the worst song i’ve heard so far. I was so happy when France didn’t even got more than 2 points > thats the price you gotta pay when you send crap. So pitty voor Destan and joanna cause both there songs were ok 6/10.

Iberian
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Iberian

@Briekimchi: Thank you, it’s great to know I’m not alone…

Österrike
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Österrike

Last place is always for a Western country. Only exception 1994 with Lithuania.

Like this year, when Albania or Armenia would have deserved the last place, it will just never happen that an Eastern country finishes last.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

@Iberian = That makes me the second person then.
Josh’s is my favourite UK entry of the 2000’s and again, whilst dated, is catchy and performed well.
Ryan’s on the other hand…..

Ben Rafter
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Ben Rafter

I never loved that song, but also never understood why it was so underrated.

Iberian
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Iberian

Poor Josh. And I’m probably the only person in the world who liked his song (SAW nostalgia).

Richard
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Richard

It’s surprising how memorable so many of the last place songs are, there were probably some worse entries that escaped last place. For me, I loved Tooji’s “Stay”, it deserved much better, as did the Makemakes, Rylan and Twin Twin. But that’s the beauty of this contest, you can never be too sure how it will pan out.

Ian
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Ian

Why did Andy Abraham get put so high on the list?
He actually did a throwback song the right way, and honestly is better than quite a few on the list.

Now Ryan Dolan, that was a bad song.

Steven
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Steven

Like all of these except Josh & the makemakes tbh

Andy Abraham is a GLAMAZON

Robyn Gallagher
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“Moustache” and “Stay” are two of my favourite Eurovision songs ever. And while their Eurovision performances might not have been so great, they did at least lead me to discover other stuff from those artists.

fikri
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fikri

the ironic title is just a cherry on top for me lol

Peyton
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Peyton

Happy Ann Sophie got last in this poll because I wasn’t very happy when she got last in Eurovision.
And I actually don’t think Josh’s song is terrible. Yes, it’s totally dated but the tune is still a little catchy.

DJ Tiggeh
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DJ Tiggeh

Josh put on a good performance of a lame song..plus his backing singers were terrible.

esc
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esc

Poor Josh, it wasn’t his fault he was screwed over by the oldies at the Beeb with a dodgy song

Andrew England
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Andrew England

I hate to say it but both the UK entries in this list are the worst. I really hope that our entry this year will be something to be proud of. Us British eurofans really need to see a good result.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

So harsh.