Eurovisions UK entry Mae Muller shares disappointed message after results

Eurovision: UK’s Mae Muller performs ‘Instead I Wrote a Song’

Eurovision hasn’t been held in the UK for 25 years so fans were delighted when the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) announced last year the contest would be on home turf.

Ukraine had won the 2022 event with Kalush Orchestra but due to the ongoing war with Russia, it was decided UK would take over hosting duties as Sam Ryder was runner-up.

It was announced back in March that Sam’s successor would be 25-year-old Mae Muller with her tune I Wrote a Song.

Given the United Kingdom winning top points the year before, many fans had hoped Mae would be able to pull it out of the bag in 2023.

She was also given the prime performing spot of ending the show which could have upped her chances.

Liverpool Arena exploded with applause and cheers when Mae’s time in the spotlight came to an end, so much so that hosts Graham Norton and Hannah Woddingham couldn’t be heard.

Sadly, it wasn’t meant to be as the UK’s low-ranking pattern continued once more with Mae scoring just 24 points, half each from the jury and public vote.

This put the UK in second to last place, just about beating Germany’s Lord of the Lost who were awarded a disappointing 18.

Mae has since taken to Twitter to share a disappointed but heartfelt message after last night’s results.

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She tweeted: “I just want to say thank you.

“I know I joke a lot but we really put our all into the last few months, not the result we hoped for but so proud of everyone & what we achieved on this journey.

“Congrats to all the countries, I’ll never forget this journey and I love you all.”

Of course, her followers flocked to social media to rally around Mae to give her a morale boost.

@tasha_tsuman tweeted: “We love you Mae. Thank you for being an amazing person with a big heart, you are an incredibly talented artist, thank you for everything. Big hugs from Ukraine.”

@aama25_em agreed: “We will ALWAYS love you! You are the best, don’t get downbeat because you’ve got so many people around you who love you so much. You are the best.”

@UpperGwladysBlu added: “You did us proud! Looking forward to seeing what’s next for you!”

The Eurovision Song Contest is available to watch on BBC iPlayer.

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