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23/05/2021 09:39 BST | Updated 23/05/2021 12:32 BST

Amanda Holden's Eurovision Appearance Was Camper Than We Ever Could Have Anticipated

Mandy was fabulous in feathers as she announced the result of the UK jury vote.

She might have had less than a minute of screen time, but Amanda Holden sure made it memorable as she appeared on Eurovision on Saturday night. 

The Britain’s Got Talent judge announced the result of the UK jury vote during the Song Contest, and as predicted, it was a ridiculously camp affair. 

Not only was Mandy wearing some fabulous feathers for the occasion, but she made sure the 200 million people watching around the world knew exactly who she was with a bit of self-promotion as she revealed the result. 

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Amanda Holden announced the UK result during Eurovision

“Good evening! Bon soir! Goedenavond! That’s ‘good evening’ in French and Dutch, although I’ve got absolutely no idea which is which,” she said. 

“This is London calling. What a fantastic show this evening. I’m Amanda Holden and I love Eurovision – the drama, the excitement and all the wildly over the top camp outfits… and that’s just me!”

Mandy then revealed the UK had awarded its 12 points to France’s Barbara Pravi and her song Voilà. 

Prior to Saturday night, Amanda had promised to wear something suitably fabulous for the occasion. 

She also had fans thinking she might recreate Geri Halliwell’s iconic 1997 Brit Awards look when she donned a Union Jack mini dress for an Instagram photoshoot.

The announcement of the results didn’t exactly turn out well for UK entrant James Newman, however. 

He scored the dreaded “nul points” for his song Embers, languishing at the bottom of the leaderboard. 

The UK was also the only entry to do so badly in both the jury and public votes. 

The 2021 contest was won by Italian rock band Måneskin, who romped to victory with their song Zitti E Buoni.