Get all your news in one place.
100’s of premium titles.
One app.
Start reading
Evening Standard
Evening Standard
Lizzie Edmonds

Mae Muller makes light of her Eurovision defeat with TikTok clip

Mae Muller has proved she has a sense of humour following her Eurovision defeat by posting a fun TikTok about her loss.

The London singer, 24, came second to last in Saturday night’s Eurovision final with just 24 points. Only Germany won fewer, scoring 18.

But Muller – who represented the UK with her track I Wrote A Song – has poked fun at the situation via a TikTok video.

Captioning the clip, “when someone asks me how well I did at Eurovision”, she lip-syncs to an audio clip, which says: “Well... Well... Next question! See ya!”

It comes after the star said she was “proud of everyone” following her Eurovision campaign – while admitting her ranking was “not the result we hoped for”.

Posting on Twitter in the early hours of Sunday,  Muller said: “I just want to say thank you. I know I joke a lot but we really put our all into the last few months. Not the result we hoped for but so proud of everyone and what we achieved on this journey.

“Congrats to all the countries, I’ll never forget this journey and I love you all.”

The disappointment comes just 12 months after the UK finished second behind Ukraine when Sam Ryder wowed with his hit Space Man.

Commiserations came from the BBC, which organised the contest in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union.

The broadcaster’s official Twitter account posted: “Mae, we’re so proud of you and everything you’ve achieved at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.”

As the show ended, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak tweeted: “Liverpool, you’ve done the United Kingdom and Ukraine proud.

“What a fantastic celebration for Eurovision 2023. Congratulations Loreen. Sweden, it’s over to you.”

Sweden’s Loreen stormed to victory on the night, making history as the first woman and second person to win the song competition twice after her win in 2012.

She scored a total of 583 points after the public and jury votes were combined, narrowly beating Finland’s Käärijä who scored 526.

The win also ties her native Sweden with Ireland as the nation with the most wins, with seven apiece.

Loreen’s win with Tattoo also means that Sweden will host the competition next year on the 50th anniversary of ABBA winning Eurovision with their hit Waterloo.

Sign up to read this article
Read news from 100’s of titles, curated specifically for you.
Already a member? Sign in here
Related Stories
Top stories on inkl right now
One subscription that gives you access to news from hundreds of sites
Already a member? Sign in here
Our Picks
Fourteen days free
Download the app
One app. One membership.
100+ trusted global sources.