Lorraine Kelly Eurovision 2019 comments

She’s one of Britain’s biggest television personalities, loved for her sunny demeanour and friendly persona. However, Lorraine Kelly has caused outrage amongst Eurofans with her weekly column in The Sun.

The theatrical artist (for tax purposes) writes of a “daft Eurovision bias” and an “annual humiliation” for the United Kingdom.

The breakfast TV star begins:

“I knew we had no chance of winning thanks to a combination of Brexit, a desire to cut us Brits down to size — and because we fail to treat the whole shebang as a “serious” song contest, but instead revel in its deliciously bonkers campness”.

Her attention quickly turns to Michael Rice’s last-place finish. While acknowledging his “lacklustre staging” and “fairly average song”, she argues that the “Bigger Than Us” singer was a victim of “soul-sucking” and “frankly vindictive” voting.

She struggles to fathom that the Hartlepool native might be worse than “a woman from Australia warbling on a pogo stick”, “pound-shop heavy metal clowns from Iceland” and a “creepy couple from Slovenia who looked like serial killers”.

According to Kelly, “Arcade” doesn’t even belong on “a rip-off album by a Coldplay tribute band”. Interestingly, Duncan Laurence is at #67 on the official British charts. Michael Rice is not inside the top 100.

However, she did have a soft spot for one non-British song — John Lundvick’s “Too Late For Love”. She claims the Melodifestivalen winner was “robbed”. Until she gets evidence to the contrary, she is blaming racism.

“I’m convinced the reason Sweden didn’t win is because John happens to be black. It’s a bloody disgrace but, until it’s proven otherwise, this was down to parts of Europe exhibiting worrying signs of racism”.

Lorraine Kelly’s Eurovision verdict

Lorraine “reluctantly” concludes that the UK should quit the contest to “avoid being ritually humiliated every year”.

She is convinced that not even “Robbie Williams and Adele singing a montage of their most successful hits” could avoid last-place”. Alas, her theory can never be tested since the greatest hits of both stars would predate the 1 September rule. And even if they did, it’s unlikely that a satisfactory medley could be squeezed inside three minutes.

Yet in the next paragraph, she suggests that BBC should send a known name.

“If the BBC won’t go all out for an established artist singing a song that’s already a proven hit to give us a chance of not being humiliated, then let’s hang on to a bit of dignity and step away”.

However, despite calling for a Eurovision Brexit, Kelly still wants to watch the contest.

“We could continue to enjoy the spectacle and cheer our favourite acts without the embarrassment of the poor “plucky Brit” being led like a lamb to the slaughter”.

The column shares the sentiments Lorraine expressed on her eponymous chat show last week.

Needless to say, Twitter has not reacted positively to her comments.

What do you think of Lorraine Kelly’s comments? Do you agree with her? Let us know in the comments below.

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Malin

From Sweden and I really like John. Have enjoyed his performance on “Ännu mera allsång på Skansen “ tonight.. but I think Duncan was the right winner and Mohamod ended on a fair secound place. It hasn’t crossed my mind that that rase was the reason that he got less votes from the public. He is so very Swedish in his behaviour so I don’t see the colour of his skin. Although rest of Europe don’t se him as typical Swedish … I don’t think that was the reason. I think that it is more likely many are tired of… Read more »

IStan
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IStan

They might not be one-on-one parallels, but this year’s second place holder is a half-Egyptian R’n’B singer who goes by his Arabic surname, who was 3rd in Televoting and 4th in Juries. Like others said, there is always some degree of racism, but with artists like Mahmood, they prove racial minorities can do well in the contest. People more often than not vote in spite (or maybe sometimes even because) of differences.
The Sweden and UK (more the latter) debacles themselves meanwhile prove they need to get their acts up.

Mark
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Mark

Robbie Williams and Adele suck ass

Kosey
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Kosey

Was that in “The Sun” as well? If so, I really wanna see the pics.

Lee
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Lee

To be honest, Michael’s performance was weak in comparsion to the national final. I was so disappointed that I decided to not vote. My boyfriend couldn’t remember his performance (he was the only one he couldn’t remember).

Fun or ban?
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Fun or ban?

This is such good idea! Good bye!

Laurentiu
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Laurentiu

Sweden should have won because he (John Lundvik) is Black and he wrote UK’s entry! Don’t you understand, people? Don’t you respond to that argument?

An American ESC Fan
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An American ESC Fan

She may be right for the UK to pull out for a year or two (or they can always switch broadcasters since the BBC could not care less). Especially considering that a few recent winners/high placers have been able to win after a hiatus (Ukraine, Portugal, Italy…) However, it’s also important to note that while a brief hiatus can help, it’s not always needed. I mean, the Netherlands completely and totally flopped at Eurovision for 9 years straight, but then Anouk came in 2013, and her result led to the Netherlands making a total 360, which in turn led to… Read more »

finn barr
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finn barr

Lorraine talking about other people producing trash is a bit hard to swallow from a woman who has produced nothing but total trash telly for just about as long as anyone can bear to remember.

Jubi
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oh little british person….

finn barr
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finn barr

Scottish actually.

Jo.
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Jo.

her column is a weekly humiliation.

ben yo
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ben yo

At one point Lorraine is right. The majority of British viewers seem to take the contest not seriously enough by considering it a daft, camp freakshow to take the piss off every year, yet at the same time being ultra offended if the own nation doesn´t win. Of course to this contradiction the Big 5 are most likely to fall for, as they don´t have to put an extraordinary effort to reach the Final. Germany, Spain, France up to two years ago, their ego was bigger to win then to proudly and humbly present a song that might actually delight… Read more »

finn barr
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finn barr

I think anyone who thinks it isn’t a daft, camp freakshow is at least slightly kidding themselves.

ben yo
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ben yo

Why not, but then why being so schizophrenic and becoming so bitter? Lorraine, get a month´s supply of snickers.

Cecile Cloutier
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Cecile Cloutier

As a Yank who is a bit of an Anglophile, it pisses me off that Britain plays it safe every year. Why not send something nuts? More people are talking about Conan Osiris and his boldness than the British entry! I’d rather you guys sent another Scooch than just more blandness. You have a zillion great DJs and singers. And you send…this guy. To use an Americanism, hit for the fences. You might fail, but it would be interesting!

Tusan
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At this point I must think its intentional. They just dont want to win.

finn barr
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finn barr

They don’t want to win, but nobody wants to come last.

Kosey
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Kosey

A little bit harsh. Michael is a nice down to earth guy and a good singer.

American ESC FAN
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American ESC FAN

Its not about the singer but rather the song… they all keep saying that even with Ed Sheeran they would end last… yes he would with a mediocre song and bland stage.

Matt
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Matt

Leaving Eurovision until they achieve Brexit isn’t the worst idea, IMO. Portugal won they year after they took a hiatus. Maybe the BBC will decide during the time off if they really care about winning or not.

Princess Peregrine
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Princess Peregrine

I agree. We should have pulled out after 2005. Having a hiatus is no bad thing. It certainly did Italy the world of good.

Sal
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Sal

Not just Italy. Israel won (98′) after a 2-year absence, Portugal won after a hiatus, same with Ukraine… Russia, following a pretty miserable record in the 90’s, came back after a 2-year absence in 2000 scoring 2nd place (and far better results overall in the 00’s), same case with Greece returning in 2001 after a 2-year break, Cyprus took a hiatus and has been qualifying every year since it came back… I don’t know, it could be a coincidence but I think it rather gives the broadcaster more “hunger” for success when they take some time off… Unrelated to the… Read more »

DuncanLee
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DuncanLee

Leona Lewis 2020 please!

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

No. She became a has-been rather too quickly and asn’t been out of the spotlight long enough. The better bet would be to pick someone with name recognition, who never reached the heights she reached in 2007, only to burn out like Vanilla Ice.

Europe
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Europe

Why would EUROPE vote for the UK when they want to leave it. Choose your pick and stop looking for sympathy, although I would agree with the UK leaving Eurovision. They don’t have the spirit of the contest in their mindsets anymore, especially with brexit. Take some years off and come back.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Rubbish , We are not leaving europe just the EU.

Liam Lindsay
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Liam Lindsay

The UK will not pull out its ludicrous to think so, the reasons why the falls short every year or the majority of years since 1999 is the following 1. BBC sees the contest as a cheap source of entertainment, you get 10 hrs of entertainment (National Final and Eurovision Live Shows included) for a small amount every year and pull around 7.25-9.5 million viewers every time. 2. The BBC simply does not give a flying f-k about the contest anymore and they haven’t since Jemini got nul points in Riga (2003) why else would they have started to send… Read more »

Make Eurovision Sanremo Again
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Make Eurovision Sanremo Again

Jebus Christmas, she didn’t hold back! So much for her “sunny” demeanour. The height of rudeness.

Justice
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Justice

It’s self-humiliation, you granny. Everybody who is honest and sane knew the UK were going to finish last BECAUSE their song and act were once again atrocious.

Ulf
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Ulf

CANCEL YOU DECIDE SHOW!
It’s so pointless!
I would rather have 1 really good song than 10 mehhish songs!

Cecile Cloutier
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Cecile Cloutier

THIS.

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Wah, wah, cry me a river. If she’s looking for sympathy, look in the dictionary, hun!

Miguel
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Miguel

Oh my….
What shocks me the most about this whole article is “her weekly column in The Sun”.
The Sun actually pays her weekly for articles such as this?
You could hire me instead!

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Absolute gutter paper

Fatima
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Fatima

Well, no “The Sun” explains it all. Because she’s basically saying the same as the paper’s other columnists, Ally Ross (www.thesun.co.uk/news/opinion/9116059/eurovision-graham-norton-happy-madonna/) and Rod Liddle. We already know they have an anti-Europe and anti-BBC agenda.

Robyn Gallagher
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Reacting like “The UK should quit Eurovision – we never win!” is exactly like a child throwing a Monopoly set because they don’t know how to play the game properly.

Just once I’d like to see one of these commentators say something like “You know what? We’re not very good at this. Let’s learn from countries like the Netherlands and see if we can improve.”

Giuli
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Giuli

Australia would be the parent that shows how to play monopoly.

Justice
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Justice

Please don’t make them learn from Dutch staging, tho. Only song-wise.

Bigger
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Bigger

Dutch staging resulted in 18th, 11th, 11th, 9th, 2nd and 1st place (besides the NQ in 2015) in the most recent years. So yeah there is still a lot to learn from them.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Well said Robyn

esc stan
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esc stan

This woman is CANCELLED

poe-tay-toe-chips
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poe-tay-toe-chips

all i’m hearing is “i’m a sore loser” over and over again

Una
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Una

UK got only 3 televote points in the GF. From one country: Ireland. Any thoughts?

Vincent
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Vincent

That’s also blockvoting!!!!1

no just kidding :p

Make Eurovision Sanremo Again
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Make Eurovision Sanremo Again

neighbourly sympathy vote

Yaa
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Yaa

British diaspora in Ireland

Colin
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Colin

In my honest opinion, ”Bigger Than Us” was far from being the weakest song in the finals (hello, Belarus) or the weakest performance (hello, San Marino), but I can see that it was little people’s first choice either. It was very safe and I can see most viewers saying ”That’s nice”, but then voting on something they feel passionate about. In this kind of contest, being best for a niche group is better than being only okay for most people. Look at Iceland, Australia or Norway! They slayed and deserved to. If UK actually dares to send something authentic, out… Read more »

Jonas
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Jonas

The song was boring and repetitive – the staging was unimaginative and dull. Michael Rice is for sure a talented vocalist, but he looked out of his depth compared to several professional contestants. Last place is not surprising, and was predicted by many – they really have nothing to complain about.

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Doesn’t say much for the Swedish composer who also competed in the ESC this year, does it?

tom
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tom

sweden had better song

Cecile Cloutier
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Cecile Cloutier

But people are talking about Portugal. Talking about Eurovision would get people interested again.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Was she trying to say stupid words over and over again?
And obviously she would love John out of all of them, he co-wrote the UK’s entry and it seems like she only loves her country’s entries
Plus, racism? Seriously?
Austria 2018? Estonia 2001?
Let alone that a 5th place is not bad at all and that Europe is tired of Sweden’s pop songs

Jonas
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Jonas

Racism does of course exist, and the fact there are so few people of color in the winners category is disappointing – but I don’t think it played a large part in Sweden’s result this year.

Roy Moreno
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Roy Moreno

Of course Racism exists, but come on, it’s Eurovision
If you bring something really good, you would win the contest
How many black singers have taken place? I don’t think that many did
Plus, again, it’s about the song, not the artist’s skin colour

keith mawson
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keith mawson

She is turning into a whiner like Bloody Wogan

Someone
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Someone

Ugh, I’m so sick of people like talk show hosts here in the UK where they blame everything on europe and politics. yes it does play a part but if you have a good song and staging you will do well. Our song this year did deserve to come last, the running order, the staging and the song killed the chances this year and thats what you get, last place. If the BBC actually sent a good song we would not have this problem.

Una
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Una

Question for British people on this site: is there any constructive discussion in the UK on the lack of success in Eurovision? Something constructive with meaningful arguments? Anything at all? The BBC included.

Alex
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Alex

Nope sadly, all the talk is just negative. The week after Eurovision is just all hosts (like the annoying Lorraine) blaming politics on why we do bad instead of actually looking at what was wrong with the actual song and staging itself

Tusan
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So I assume after Brexit the consensus will be that you could never win cause you betrayed the whole continent. It`s always easier to blame someone else for our own mistakes.

Fatima
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Fatima

Good question. No all we get is this sort of stuff. I believe even Lucie Jones blamed Brexit for finishing 17th in 2017.

Yaa
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Yaa

In her case I think it may have been, because Brexit was the heated topic of the moment, and a very nasty one,, and her song was all about “never giving up on you”, it was comical, sadly, because she was more than great, beautiful song, voice and staging, true emotion, a gem. Imo she would’ve been top 10 in another year. But 2019 is a different story.

Geo
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Geo

They should definitely withdraw, they only send trash entries year after year just because they’re in the Big 5 and automatic qualifiers. Oh well, tough luck UK! This is the curse, otherwise…without being automatic qualifier you wouldn’t even pass the semifinal. Don’t worry though, Ola Sand and Bjorkman will reward you and put you to sing last in the final, like they usually do with Big 5 countries, as a reward (performing from the 26th slot in the grand final):
2014 UK
2015 Italy
2017 France
2018 Italy
2019 Spain

Max
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Max

No money no contest

Rasmus
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Rasmus

Who cares about the runnig order? Fans are always bitching and you will never be happy. It would be fun if all of EBU members were russian, georgian, San marinese,Azerbaijani. Would it be better? Its the countries that cheated the most. I trust Björkman and Sand 1000% more.

pinkisnotacolour
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pinkisnotacolour

Blaming Brexit for the result is just ridiculous. People don’t vote for a song for the simple reason that they like some other song/s better. Maybe the UK should try a different approach, like they do in Italy for instance. Sanremo exists outside of Eurovision and they’re just looking for a great Italian song and then the winner gets a ticket to Eurovision if they want it. I sometimes feel like maybe the UK try too hard to send songs they think would fit Eurovision and the end result can be a bit boring. Just look for a great song… Read more »

keith mawson
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keith mawson

We won 5 times and we are not exactly hard done by, so many countries left to get that honor. A real fan will vote for the songs they love over the country mostly.

Catgalliz
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Catgalliz

Quite agree! Plus, neither Arcade nor Soldi were written for ESC.

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

What can I say? She has her opinion. So does The Sun newspaper, and so do the British public as a whole. There is nothing positive to say about the UK at Eurovision currently. I wish I could say that “the only way is up” if we decide to stay in, but that’s not actually true – we could have scored even worse. Ugh.

Jake
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Jake

Today everyone can write nonsenses and get attention on Internet, shame.

Anton Aronsson
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BBC calls: Hi Lorraine, Do you want to represent Eurovision in 2020
Lorraine: No they won’t vote for me because they will be racist to my scottish accent 🙁

keith mawson
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keith mawson

and she can’t sing to save her life. What comes out of her mouth is barely legible in any case.

Anton Aronsson
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As long as she works for ITV, She can’t change anything!!
Hahah

Elliot
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Elliot

Maybe not a complete withdrawal.
But I don’t think a 1 year break would hurt.
Alternatively, England, Scotland, and Wales should enter separately

Kosey
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Kosey

I think that’s a great idea – I think it would be great to hear some more ethnic music from different parts of the UK – not forgetting Northern Ireland too.

Whisker
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Whisker

Alternative entries by England, Scotland, Wales is a lovely idea! I would enjoy that a lot. Northern Ireland – I really don’t know what to say about that – I REALLY DON’T KNOW.
Having read the title of the post I was going to suggest that a year break is something for the UK to consider. They way I see it, the UK puts the tiniest effort in Eurovision.

Kosey
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Kosey

I really, really, really, really, really, really hope that you are not equating Northern Ireland to the one we must not name, because that would be intensely stupid and quite offensive having read your other posts on this site.

Whisker
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Whisker

I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. None whatsoever. I am not equating NI to anything. What I meant was that I don’t know how NI inclusion would play out – and that is all I meant. No need to read between the lines and make assumption. What is “the we must not name”? Explain.

Jonas
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Jonas

There have already been two winning acts from Northern Ireland (1970 & 1992) and one winning composer (1967), I think that’s more than Scotland or Wales. Maybe Kosey thought you were comparing Northern Ireland to P*stine…they are both disputed territories with a history of segregation, so…?

Cecile Cloutier
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Cecile Cloutier

I love this idea.

Alexo
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Alexo

When did everyone in the UK become Eurovision experts all of a sudden? When literally some of these dicks haven’t seen the contest since at least 2007. This hussie had the audacity to say Europe is racist when she’s in a country which voted BREXIT and because Sweden didn’t win. They called Arcade boring and thought that more campy songs should won. They are cancelled

Kosey
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Kosey

In what way is Brexit racist? Be careful, don’t bring politics into Eurovision!

Jonas
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Jonas

Is that a rhetorical question? Racism and xenophobia played a large part in bringing about Brexit.

Kosey
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Kosey

I think there is a legitimate difference between patriotism and racism.

Jonas
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Jonas

There may be, but racism and ignorance played a part – I’m not saying that all Brexit voters are racist or that there are not legitimate reasons to be anti-EU – the referendum result was not based on fact or logic, though.

Kosey
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Kosey

How did ignorance play a part? That seems a bit judgmental? I believe the vast majority of people knew exactly what they were voting for and why. Plus, please enlighten me as to when there has ever been an election result based on fact and logic?

Steve
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Steve

You don’t even know what you are talking about. Most people who voted leave where fed up with EU dictating to them plus how is it racist to be concerned about immigration. Most don’t see this as a problem but the infrastructure is not put in place to deal with this. And for you to state ignorance is irony when your post is ignorant in itself. Wind your neck in. By the way our County which I am proud of is less racist than a lot of other European countries. I think we should leave this contest as we don’t… Read more »

keith mawson
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keith mawson

There are 1000’s of reasons why we are leaving. Our beef is with EU structure and operations and lopsided behaviour , those are just a few.

tatiana
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tatiana

Damn right they would’ve placed last if they brought Robbie Williams lol. Also did that reporter guy forget that the UK jury actually gave North Macedonia 12 pts?

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Rylan, the guy from UK Jury is dyed in the wool superfan of ESC for much of his life, why have ago at him ?

Kredential
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Kredential

ok

Grftn
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Grftn

The only reason why the UK ended last is that their song and staging were one of the (if not THE) weakest this year. Sorry!

Wendela
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Wendela

years and years 2020 please

Alexo
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Alexo

No, Florence and the Machine

Kosey
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Kosey

We already had her this year – see Greece

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Katerine actually reminded me of Alison Moyet.

Ben ESC
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Ben ESC

Lorraine’s article is the most wrong thing I have ever read, she obviously knows nothing about eurovision and is just giving her opinion, and whilst we can’t actually say her opinion is wrong, it definitely opposes the opinion of millions around Europe

Polegend Godgarina
Guest

this clown really thought the uk would escape the bottom with that tragedy of an entry huh ?

James
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James

Sweden didn’t escape getting dragged down by televotes this year either.

EmmelieDarlineFrancesco Fan
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EmmelieDarlineFrancesco Fan

We actually have had some decent songs in our selections that could have done better (maybe not top 10!) such as Until Tomorrow, Freedom Hearts (although the revamp of Never Give Up On You was a big improvement on the original) and Legends. Holly’s Bigger Than Us also may have done better as it has more going for it and is less generic. We need to focus more on song quality and potential… vocals can be worked on before Eurovision and low budget You Decide staging worked on or changed. I know it’s important a song works live but it… Read more »

Tibor
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Tibor

“Legends” would have done very well, it would have brought the UK the best result since Jade Ewen, that was a missed opportunity (but to be fair, it also was the only one in recent years). Asanda’s alleged vocal problems were hugely exaggerated, it really wasn’t that bad.

Colin
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Colin

I think both ”Legends” and ”You” could have placed really high in the finals, making 2018 the only year which would have mostly all ACs place well, and deservingly so. However, they (again) decided to send the most impactful performance instead of the best song. SuRie was amazing, but the song was quite median.

andycule
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andycule

The British song simply SUCKED OK?? Whats all the whining about? And the very mediocre Swedish number got so MANY votes due to Europes political correctness and BECAUSE they were black.Lots of bs in this article.The Slovenian couple were CUTE!!

Davve
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Davve

#Racist

Joseph Mendy
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Joseph Mendy

You are pure DISRESPECTFUL

Una
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Una

I think that the best example of voting from a political correct standpoint is high jury points for songs on feminism. On the other hand Sweden gets a lot of jury points every year because it’s Sweden.

This year Sweden got 93 televote points from 40 countries. Last year, dear Benji got the grand total of 21 televote points from 42 countries.

Una
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Una

And not that average points would necessarily matter, but this year Sweden got an average of 2.32 points from each country. Last year, 0.5 televote points on average.

beccaboo1212
Guest

Face it guys. Lorraine is an idiot. 🙁 No way will the United Kingdom withdraw from Eurovision. 😉

Joseph Mendy
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Joseph Mendy

Agreed

Serhatari
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Serhatari

If the UK withdraws, there could be no more Eurovision.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Not so long as they still have Sweden. Or is it about their monetary contribution that the EBU would be deprived of, if the U.K. bows out?

Taco
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Taco

I guess she is entitled to her opinion, but what is her opinion worth? For all I know she is ‘just’ a presenter of a daytime show. For me this is more about what the UK is becoming to. More and more people blame their misery on others. Stop whining, stop blaming it on others, get your act together and fix this yourself. Its not that difficult. The time the UK spends on ridiculing Eurovision, or blaming it on Brexit or whatever…start spending that time on making great music, get your best people together to make a great performance.. and… Read more »

Una
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Una

Yes she is entitled to her opinion. But I wouldn’t say it doesn’t matter at all. She’s a known public figure and the Sun have quite a lot of readership. Some people could just buy what she says. It’s not like everyone in the UK knows a lot about Eurovision. Sheep mentality in some way. Not for all British people. But I do know that the Sun is subpar when it comes to quality, yet they have a lot of readership.

Taco
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Taco

Very true Una, but each country has their own papers they read. So if the UK chooses to read trash, then trash is what they are going to get… and then nothing will change for them. If you completely ridicule Eurovision (even the winners) then of course you are not taken seriously by other countries who do take it serious enough to at least give the performance the viewers are entitled to. I used to be a huge fan of the UK and visited multuiple times a year, but unfortunately the UK and its people have changed too much… and… Read more »

keith mawson
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keith mawson

London has changed and not for the better but outside there its much better

keith mawson
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keith mawson

Most of the readership as feeble-minded and dense as Lorraine is sadly. These kind people don’t think outside the box and have the mental agility of a rabbit dropping.

Milla
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Milla

Actually.. I also thought of the racism-thing before the final. Sad.

Kredential
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Kredential

Stop being so PC. Have you, Lorraine and everyone else who wants to play the race card forgotten that the only time in the last 15 years the UK has finished in the top 10, they were being represented by a black woman?

AlvWaynwood
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AlvWaynwood

Oh, I have a crazy idea! what if…. just what if… YOU USED THAT GOOD BBC MONEY TO SEND GOOD ARTISTS WITH GREAT SONGS? I mean, you used to do that and you got lazy UK.

One of the reasons why UK is always(Molly and Lucie save it for me) on my bottom list is because I am aware of the potential that the country has in ESC: BBC has lots of money, and, most importantly, the biggest music industry in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. And they keep sending very, very, very avergae songs

Serhatari
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Serhatari

Germany has the biggest music industry in Europe, but other than that, I fully agree with you!

Whisker
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Whisker

Germany doesn’t do well either – the exception is 2018.

Serhatari
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Serhatari

Ugh, more hate towards the contest from my country, encouraging British locals to loathe it even more!

I bloody hope that the 2020s is the turning point for the UK and a wakeup call to the BBC after coming last this year! You Decide needs to go and we need to collaborate with BBC Introducing/Radio One (which found the likes of Lewis Capaldi and Florence and the Machine), to find some quality songs for us!

We British fans are fighting now, let the 2020s be the comeback of the UK, by signing here: http://chng.it/g7WqrbtWQT

Fatima
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Fatima

I agree with you Serhatari (great name by the way). I wonder if I might enjoy the contest even more if there was a Ukexit. Because that would also mean no more bleating from like likes of Kelly, Richard Madeley, Phillip Schofield. Their exultations alone spoil it a bit for me every year.

keith mawson
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keith mawson

take no notice of these twats, uk loves esc

keith mawson
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keith mawson

In my late 50’s now and watched it since 1966