MAE Muller has broken her silence after a humiliating Eurovision defeat in which Britain finished penultimate.
Mae looked disappointed last night when her song “I Wrote A Song” scored just 24 points after adding up the judges’ and audience votes.
Only Germany scored fewer points, because the team “Lord of the Lost” scored only 15 points and ended up at the bottom of the points table.
But Mae doesn’t let the defeat get her down.
In the early hours of Sunday morning (May 15), Mae, 25, took to Twitter to share her thoughts with her fans.
“I just want to say thank you, I know I joke a lot but we’ve really given it our all over the last few months, not the result we were hoping for but we’re so proud of everyone and of what we’ve achieved achieved on this journey,” she wrote.
She added: “Congratulations to all countries. I will never forget this journey and I love you all.”
Mae ended the presenter with a heart emoji.
The London-born singer then showed her followers that she was fine by posting a smiley face snap to Instagram.
Mae captioned the picture, which shows her smiling and looking away from the camera, “It’s Camp X.”
Saturday night’s song contestant came live from Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena on behalf of Ukraine.
26 countries performed during the more than four-hour show, competing for the trophy and a chance to host next year’s Eurovision.
Mae was the final appearance, but despite her good position, she lost to Sweden’s Loreen, who claimed the crown for the second time with a whopping 583 points.
Despite the result, fans said Mae should be “proud” of her performance and representing the country – but described the result as “fixed”.
One said: “Massive solution for 50 years of ABBA next year.”
A second wrote: “Nahhhh, fixed. Finland was much better.”
A third wrote: “The Eurovision Song Contest is a solution. Participants who have already won it should not be allowed to compete again. It’s unfair to up-and-coming participants who haven’t received public attention yet.”
While a fourth commented: “What an absolute FIX! Mae be proud.”
The voting process for Eurovision includes viewer votes but also takes into account the vote of each country’s jury to determine the overall winner.