The fate of the UK’s entry into this year’s Eurovision Song Contest appears to have been determined for a long time, according to Netflix viewers.
This is because the Eurovision Song: The Story of Fire Saga music competition released last year was a tentative signal that the country had zero points – which became a reality Saturday night.
Despite a great evening of entertainment that lasted for two years, rising British singer James Newman failed to impress the rest of Europe and sadly ended up at the bottom of the charts.
Instead, the Italian Maneskin was the biggest winner of the night with 524 points after a close match with France who finished second with 499 points in the Eurovision 65th Song Contest.
While more than seven million of us have heard of engaging, fascinating, and often crazy shows, many have taken to social media to suggest that Netflix was “calling it” a year ago.
“It was a joke in the movie Netflix. A joke. #Eurovision,” TV critic Scott Brian viraled, as well as a screen shot from Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams.
A quote from one of the characters says: “It’s very good, but everyone hates the UK, so there are no points.”
And Scott wasn’t the only one who pointed this out.
Another Eurovision fan said, “Netflix is planning to #Eurovision for the UK.”
I watched #Eurovision more than ever. I thought Netflix’s Fire Saga was a tagline. It turned out to be a documentary, and he added a third.
Quarter commented: “Netflix: I said mmm, UK doesn’t get any points for a joke. 2021: But my brother, I don’t think this is a #Eurovision joke anymore.”
Netflix themselves share the joke.
“Sad but real. #Eurovision,” they tweeted along with the image of the same stage before adding “TOLD YOU,” when the final results were revealed.
Despite the result, an estimated 7.4 million people logged in to watch the competition on BBC One, which is the largest night-time audience for the Eurovision Song Contest since 2014.
With a touch of class, James took his loss in good spirits, drank a beer and stood to greet the crowd who lived in the arena.