Best Last Place – 90 songs have come last or shared last at the Eurovision Song Contest. Over the last weeks hundreds of our readers have voted for their favorites. Each voter submitted his personal Top 5. In the next days we will reveal your Top 15. Today, we continue with the second last place ever for a big Eurovision nation: The United Kingdom!
The UK representative in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 in Belgrade was Andy Abraham. The former garbage man had come second in the second series of X-Factor in the UK. He went on to win the British national final with the Mowtown-sounding soul-pop song “Even if”. Abraham became the first British entrant since 1989 not to hit the top 40 singles chart, peaking at number 67. Apart from this disappointment, the entry also didn’t fare very well with Eurovision viewers. Only 14 points (from Ireland and San Marino) were not enough to avoid the second ever last place for the United Kingdom.