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UK Eurovision entry gets even fewer points

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The UK’s embarrassment at placing last yet again in this year’s Eurovision song contest has been made worse by the lowering of our score, four days after the competition finished.

Michael Rice, 21, the UK entry for this year, placed last with just 16 points at this year’s contest, and had his score lowered to 11 following what organisers said was “human error.”

The organisers say that the error occurred when an incorrect calculation was used to create a substitute score after the Belarusian jury was dismissed.

In a statement, the Eurovision Broadcasting Union said: 

“The EBU can confirm, following standard review practices, we have discovered that due to a human error an incorrect aggregated result was used.”

“This had no impact on the calculation of points derived from televoting across the 41 participating countries and the overall winner, and the top 4 songs of the Contest remain unchanged.”

They added that the EBU “deeply regrets” the error.

Among other countries to have their positions altered was Norway, losing seven points from 338 and falling from fifth to sixth place.

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