OLLY Alexander finished in 18th place in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night with 46 points as the UK public gave 12 points to Israel’s entry Eden Golan.  

Switzerland’s Nemo finished in first place with 591 points, while Croatia’s Baby Lasagna was given 574 points.  

The event itself has been met with controversy with Ireland’s entry Bambie Thug (below) accusing organisers of failing to support them amid a row with Israel – whose entrant Eden Golan was met with boos during her performance.

The National: Bambie Thug is representing Ireland (Martin Meissner/AP)

Lithuania’s entry Silvester Belt meanwhile said performing after Israel was “one of the worst thing” he had to go through, saying he wished “it all ended after the first semi”.

Several pro-Palestine protesters were also detained and taken away by police, including Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg.

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Although the UK did not finish in last place in the competition, it did receive zero in the public vote.

The UK jury meanwhile gave its full 12 points to Portugal as well as 10 to eventual winner’s Switzerland.

Below is the breakdown of how points were distributed to other competing countries based on the UK public’s vote:

  • Israel – 12
  • Ireland – 10
  • Lithuania – 8
  • Croatia – 7
  • Ukraine – 6
  • Switzerland – 5
  • Latvia – 4
  • Finland – 3
  • France – 2
  • Greece - 1

Alexander’s performance of his track Dizzy went smoothly after he spoke of having a wardrobe malfunction during the first semi-final on Tuesday.

Along with Ireland’s entry Bambie Thug, Alexander and other artists previously released a joint statement in March backing “an immediate and lasting ceasefire” in Gaza but refused to boycott the event.