UK’s Eurovision entry has score lowered by five points By Press Association May 23 2019, 5.07am Michael Rice’s song Bigger Than Us picked up 11 points (Isabel Infantes/PA) [[title]] [[text]] An error occurred. Please try again. [[success]] Email address Sign up The UK’s bottom-placed Eurovision Song Contest entry has had its score lowered by five points after organisers made an error while calculating the totals. Organisers said Michael Rice’s song Bigger Than Us picked up 11 points from Saturday’s finale, rather than 16 as originally stated. Singer Michael Rice finished bottom in the Eurovision Song Contest (Isabel Infantes/PA) The error came about when an incorrect calculation was used to create a substitute score after the Belarussian jury was dismissed, the Eurovision Broadcasting Union said. In a statement, it blamed “human error” for the mistake and said it “deeply regrets” the error. Eurovision’s top four – including winner Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands – remained unchanged. Laurence’s song Arcade gained six points, bringing it to a total of 498 points. Norway had points deducted and dropped to sixth from fifth. Belarus’ jury was dismissed after its semi-final votes were publicly revealed, breaking contest rules. Despite finishing in 26th place, Hartlepool-born Rice said he enjoyed his experience. Already a subscriber? Sign in [[title]] [[text]] Close More from The Courier Kalush Orchestra ‘grateful’ for UK hosting Eurovision 2023 on Ukraine’s behalf Eurovision 2023: How will the bidding process work and which city could host? UK will host Eurovision Song Contest 2023 on behalf of Ukraine Eurovision in the UK: Where might it be held and how much could it cost?