UK Eurovision contestant breaks her silence after placing second to last
By Steve Hopkins
‘No one could understand what you sang’
Mae Muller has said she is disappointed “but proud” after the UK finished second from bottom at the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest.
Sweden’s Loreen won after a strong challenge from Finland’s Käärijä, who was a fan favourite at Liverpool Arena. Loreen’s win means Sweden equals Ireland’s record seven wins. It was also the second time the 39-year-old had won, making her the first woman to do so.
The UK, on 24 points, beat Germany, who finished in final place.
Muller, who sung, ‘I Wrote a Song’ wrote on Twitter that she did not get the result “we hoped for”, but had “put our all into the last few months”.
She wrote: “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.”
She added: “Congrats to all the countries, I’ll never forget this journey and I love you all.”
i just want to say thank u x 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. ❤️
— Mae Muller (@maemuller_) May 14, 2023
Eurovision fans were brutal in their assessment of Muller’s performance, with one writing that she was “awful live through TV” and that “no one could understand what you sang”.
Someone else suggested her song was “flatter than a pancake”.
Others were more supportive, however, with one telling the performer that she was “sensational and should be extremely proud of yourself”.
You're a great popstar x
— Alison Spittle (@AlisonSpittle) May 14, 2023
The 2024 Eurovision will be held in Sweden and coincide with the fact ABBA won 50 years previously in 1974.
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