Eurovision 2017: Most people in the UK think we should quit

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Most people in the UK think we should quit the Eurovision Song Contest.

A poll carried out by YouGov found 56% supported backing an exit from the show - more than the amount who voted to quit the EU.


According to the BBC, not too surprisingly those that wanted out of EU were more likely to want out of Eurovision too.

76% of people who voted to leave the EU wanted the UK to quit Eurovision compared to 65% of EU remain voters.

Last night's competition saw former X Factor singer Lucie Jones represent the UK with her song Never Give Up On You, which was co-written by 2009 winner Emmelie de Forest.

She finished in 15th spot yesterday evening with 111 points after the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, hosted by Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk, and Timur Miroshnychenko.

Lucie had a total of 99 points from the juries of the 42 countries involved, but just 12 points from viewers across Europe (and Australia), leaving her on the second half of the leaderboard.

However it was a much better result than last year, where we finished 24th, and in fact our best result since 2011 when Blue cracked the Top 10.

Highs included 12 points from the jury of Australia whereas lows saw no points from our neighbours Ireland.

The winner of the competition was Portugal, who scored 382 points from juries and 376 points from viewers, including 8 from the UK.


97-eurovision-2017-results-full-scoreboard-tonights-eurovision-song-contest.html">> Eurovision 2017 results in full: Scoreboard from tonight's Eurovision Song Contest

The madness that is the Eurovision Song Contest will return next year, live from Portugal.

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