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Eurovision viewers demand the UK stop competing after finishing in last place

The UK finished last

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Eurovision viewers called for the UK to stop entering the song contest after coming in at last place in last night’s show.

The UK’s entrant, Michael Rice, ended up at the bottom of the pile, with a total of 16 points for his performance of Bigger Than Us.

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The UK came last in last night’s competition (Credit: Splash News)

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The Netherlands walked away with the win, with their entrant Duncan Laurence awarded 492 for the song Arcade.

The UK hasn’t won the competition in over 20 years – with their last victory coming in 1997, when Katrina and the Waves performed Love Shine a Light.

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First place went to The Netherlands (Credit: Splash News)

They came in as runners up the following year.

After the UK’s disappointing performance in the show, fans took to twitter to express their outrage, with some claiming that the votes were purely political, and showed Europe’s impatience with the UK in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Others took issue with the performance itself, claiming that it didn’t suit the over-the-top style of the competition.

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Some claimed the UK didn’t match the over-the-top nature of the competition (Credit: Splash News)

Some viewers even claimed that the UK should stop competing at all – and stop giving money to the event.

This year’s competition was marred by political turmoil as fans objected to the show being hosted in Israel, due to the treatment of the Palestinian people currently under Israeli occupation.

The Icelandic contestants, Hatari, held up Palestinian flags as their score was announced, and during her interval performance, Madonna included two back up dancers wearing Palestinian and Israeli flags.

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Palestinian musicians staged a protest concert during Eurovision (Credit: Splash News)

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Protests were also held outside the venue in Expo Tel Aviv and Habima Square, calling for a removal of blockades from Gaza, while Palestinian musicians staged a protest concert.

In addition, online campaigns called for a boycott of the show.

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