Eurovision shows Europe loves us again after Brexit, says Nigel Farage

GB News’ Nigel reacted to Ukraine’s Eurovision win and UK’s runner-up

GB News presenter Nigel Farage gave his response to the UK’s second place finish in the Eurovision Song Contest 2022, saying “I think what this tells you is that Europe loves us again! This Brexit means we get along better.”

More than eight million people in the UK tuned in to watch Sam Ryder’s Eurovision performance on Saturday.

Sam Ryder.

The British prospect delighted home fans by overtaking the national jury vote with 283 points, beating favorites Spain and Sweden, in the country’s best result in 20 years.

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage

Nigel reflected on his disappointment with previous years of the contest, but was surprised by Saturday’s result: “I have to say that at some point I thought of maybe seriously proposing that we pull out of the Eurovision Song Contest. of the song, but actually this year’s entry came in second.”

Ryder, a 32-year-old TikTok star, won over audiences with his uplifting pop song Space Man and wore a dazzling pearl and bead encrusted one-piece suit.

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Nigel said he discussed the politics of the contest: “I’ve been enraged over the years because we came 24th in 2015, 24th in 2016, still last knowing the rest of the continent, in what a political contest is in terms of voting, they hate us. It’s because of Brexit.

This year’s contest was won by Ukrainian folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra with their song Stefania.

In response to Ukraine’s win, Nigel said he “almost put a big bet on them but thought the price was a bit short”.

“It may well reflect Sam Ryder and his song, but I think what it tells you is that Europe loves us again! This Brexit means we get along better. It’s over and we we get on better with our better European neighbors than we used to,” Nigel said.

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