Sweden winning the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest has seen a million pounds in payouts with the bookies asking can the UK ever win the contest again.
Following last nights live final of the sixty year old song show red hot favourites, and ultimate winners, Sweden have cost the UK bookies a pretty penny. The Swede song, Heroes, performed by Mans Zelmerlow saw the country win the Eurovision Song Contest with 365 points. The UK managed a couple of points but once again they were way off the pace. William Hill are offering 10/1 that the UK wins the competition at any point in the next ten years.
“The Swedish victory sparked a million pound plus payout for the bookies. Fortunately the UK managed a couple of points as it would have cost us a five figure sum if we had failed to get a single point. Our days of winning are probably over and we are 10/1 that we manage victory at any point in 10 years.” – William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams
The United Kingdom entry, Still In Love With You, from Electric Velvet (pictured) came in at 24th place. Some suggest the song just wasn’t ‘Eurovision enough’ (aka naff) while others continue to blame political voting, with the UK proving to be ‘unpopular’ with European musically challenged voters. There is at least one good thing to come out of it – for the BBC – as once again they won’t have to stage and pay to host the event next year, or the year after, or the year after…