The UK has been described as an embarrassment after presenter Amanda Holden bragged about not being able to distinguish between saying hello in French and Dutch when appearing in the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest.
He was tasked with presenting the results to a UK jury on the final evening of the competition in Rotterdam, when he made a mistake.
“Susandhya. Goednavond,” said a judge from the British Got Talent in London, speaking to the audience and international attendees, “It’s a good evening in French and Dutch, though I’m not sure which one.
In contrast, 10-year-old Manolis Jacanis from Greece presented his country’s score in fluent English.
The UK finished last for the second time in a row, with many viewers concluding that the result reflected its unpopularity in many parts of the world.
Former Scottish Culture Minister Fiona Hislop wrote on Twitter: “It is fun for the UK and Amanda Holden to say Neil’s words that she does not know the difference between the French and Dutch. #Shameless.”
A Twitter user poster: “How surprised people are when the last time Amanda Holden said two words in two different languages, laughed at them, then said she doesn’t understand the languages she just spoke? Lack of respect. ”
Italian group Menaskin won the competition
UK Twitter user Catherine Baker, highlighting Holden’s ignorance, said: ‘Yes, he is a UK spokesman living across Europe and making fun of his inability to distinguish between the French and Dutch.
Another viewer commented on the different perspectives between Holden and Janes.
Ryan Latou tweeted: “Eurovision 2021, Greek speaking, 10, has better understanding of different languages than Amanda Holden …”
Linguist Dr. Claire Hardaker wrote on Twitter this morning: “Welcome, they had a language dispute last night.
Amanda Holden came to the UK and sarcastically said, “Good Sawyer. Goednavond. It’s a good evening in French and Dutch, even if I don’t know which evening it is.”
“Given that it tops the trend list this morning, we can say that it received somewhat negative feedback. Why?
Well, people have indicated that being ignorant (pretending ?!) of the languages spoken by your mainland neighbors makes you appear distant and ignorant.
Others have indicated that it reminded us of the ‘weird strangers who do the same to me’ of racism of our not so distant past, based on colonial notions of extravagance in Britain in relation to this ‘foreign group’. Which was not even worth it. Understanding or knowing more about.
“I have already indicated that notions of linguistic superiority are deeply rooted in racism, class, ability, etc., but in a continent-wide competition to bring European countries together in celebration, this ignorance (nickname?) Specifically Is worse than
Instead of sounding like a glamorous “I’m not stupid, I am” joke (which would be a bit boring anyway), a large section of the British crowd slipped on their couch hoping that it would have to be in the microcosm of different situations. Is seen as Shaped and led Britain to exit the European Union. ”
Viewers also took to Twitter to highlight the UK’s unpopularity after entering the competition.
James Newman scored no points after embers his song.
This is the second time in a row that Great Britain has finished the competition without a score.
Last night, Italian pop rock won Manskin and France finished second in a competition held in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Other top performances came from Switzerland, Iceland, Russia and Lithuania.
Journalist Leslie Riddock wrote on Twitter this morning: “Eurovision was barking harder than ever. The silky Italian villains were challenged elegantly. Iceland was happy and bright. The Franco-Swiss songs were great. It’s clear now That Brexit is Johnny. No friends. Well. ”
Journalist James Dolman tweeted: “UK gets zero mob points” and added: “I feel sorry for this poor man now.”
Actor Dan Stevens, who played Russian contestant Alexander Limetov in the Eurovision Song Contest, featured an excerpt of his character in the film.
Stevens tweeted: “Shoot it” and refers to Lemtoff’s words in the blockbuster film: “It’s great but everyone hates the UK so there’s no points.”
The results were:
Italy – 524
France – 499
Suisse – 432
Iceland – 378
Ukraine – 364
Finland – 301
Malta – 255
Lithuania – 220
Russia – 204
Greece – 170
Bulgaria – 170
Portugal – 153
Moldova – 115
Sweden – 109
Serbia – 109
Cyprus – 94
Israel – 93
Norway – 75
Belgium – 74
Azerbaijan – 65
Albania – 57
San Marino – 50
Netherlands – 11
Spain – 6
Germany – 3
United Kingdom – 0