Jedward beat the UK at Eurovision but neither country fares well the competition

Under Pressure: John and Edward

Neither the UK nor Ireland set the scoreboard alight in last night's Eurovision song competition, which saw former X Factor 2009 contestants Jedward representing Ireland against the UK's entry in Blue. The competition was eventually won by Azerbaijan with their song 'Running Scared' scoring 221 points.

Jedward's track 'Lipstick' achieved 119 points from across the content, while Blue's effort 'I Can' managed a nice round score of 100 points. Described simply as "not exactly humiliation" by Graham Norton, Blue's result was a big improvement on last year's 10 point bottom placed embarrassment.

Favourite's France meanwhile struggled to make into the top half of the leaderboard.


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