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  UK loses Eurovision in historic style
Updated 25 May 2003, 10.53
Turkey perform their winning song
For the first time ever, the UK has scored a measly zero points in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Jemini - the UK entry
Jemini - the UK entry

Jemini sang Cry Baby in front of a TV audience of over 150 million on Saturday night. But it didn't impress Europe.

Before then, the worst the UK had done was 16th in 2000.

Turkey won the tightly-fought contest with a very Holly Valance sounding tune which singer Sertab Erener belted out.

And in a surprise second place was Belgium with a song written in a totally made-up language!

War to blame?

Jemini's song writer blamed the terrible result on Britain's support of the war with Iraq, which several European countries didn't agree with.

But Jemini started singing on the wrong note from the start.

Tatu - the hot faves - came in third after a performance which they toned down a bit after warnings from competition bosses.

Tatu in their jeans
Tatu in their jeans

Lena and Yulia had kept everyone guessing what they'd wear on the night because they didn't put on their costumes for the dress rehearsals.

But in the end, they turned up in jeans and t-shirts!

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