There was a prize for last place on the Eurovision draw at work.
With about 36 juries gone and just six to go,Lithuania were a full seven points behind everybody else. They had amassed 14 points at that stage, out of a possible 432. Even near neighbours Estonia had only given them two. They were looking good, by which I mean really bad.
Then they were given seven. By Ireland.
Still, not too bad, I could still share the prize. Then the second last jury, Azerbaijan (seriously? they’re in Europe?), gave them one, which put them ahead of Finland.
Incidently, Eurovision’s website now reveals that Ireland finished 11th in their semi-final, so missed out by just one place.
In the first semi, Czech Republic got no points at all. I have pointed this out to GoldenEyes here at work, who says that the competition is stupid.
Exactly what we say whenever we do really badly.