The United Kingdom's Eurovision Song Contest entrants, Scooch, are celebrating today despite finishing second from last in the Eurovision Song Contest. Flying the flag (for you) will be as the fifth highest selling single in the United Kingdom charts this evening.
The song is the highest charting Eurovision Song Contest entry since Katrina and the Waves won the competition ten years ago. Precious reached number 7, and last year, Daz Sampson broke into the top ten.
Scooch were also celebrating hearing something that the British viewers would have barely recognised last night… "United Kingdom, 12 points". Speaking to esctoday.com this morning, Natalie said "We couldn't believe it. We were still celebrating the 7 points from Ireland, and it was crazy".
The band are pleased with their performance and were also quick to praise the winning entry by Marija Serifovic. They were also quick to mention the reaction of the crowd, which raised the roof of the Hartwall Arena for their song. The flags were flying throughout the arena and a large proportion of the crowd were singing along.
The BBC are also celebrating a large rise in viewing figures, peaking at 53% of the television audience last night. Despite another poor result, it seems the British public are more likely to tune in for an impending disaster than a possible victory. The negative press reactions led to the British audience tuning in to the show by the millions. Although the audited figures will not be confirmed until around 11am tomorrow, the figure is expected to be around 11.3 million viewers from the United Kingdom.