UNITED KINGDOM – NIL POINTS!

Liverpool duo Jemini fail to get a single point - and anti-war feeling is blamed...

The UNITED KINGDOM was shamed at the EUROVISION SONG CONTEST last night (May 24) by coming last in the competition with no points – the only country to score zero.

The British commentator for the event, Terry Wogan, claimed that the UK’s appalling score was a result of anti-war feeling.

“I think the UK is suffering from post-Iraq backlash,” he said.

The competition was won by Turkey, with singer Sertabe Erener and the song ‘Every Way That I Can’, while Russia’s entry, chart-toppers Tatu, came third, behind Belgium’s Urban Trad.

Tatu were jeered when they sang ‘Don’t Believe, Don’t Be Afraid’.

Brit entry Jemini – Chris Cromby and Jemma Abbey from Liverpool – were humiliated by achieving the worst performance in the competition’s history with their song ‘Cry Baby’. The United Kingdom’s previous lowest placing was 16th.

The event took place in Riga in Latvia before an audience of 6000 people at the Skonto Hall, and was watched by an estimated 160 million people worldwide.