Mae Muller has been showered with support and praise on social media after coming in second-to-last place in this year's Eurovision Song Contest.
"I just want to say thank you," she wrote in a tweet in the early hours of Sunday (14 May) morning. "I know I joke a lot but we really put our all into the last few months, not the result we hoped for but so proud of everyone and what we achieved on this journey."
Mae ended her post by writing: "Congrats to all the countries, I’ll never forget this journey and I love you all."
In response, fans were quick to remind Mae she hadn't let anyone down. "You tried your best and the crowd loved your performance so there are positives! I’m sure we will see more of you in the future," one fan tweeted, as someone else said: "So proud of you! You’ve been incredible throughout."
A third person added: "It wasn’t your year Mae, but you did your best and that’s all anyone can ask for, well done."
This year, Sweden's Loreen won the contest with her track Tattoo, which brought in 583 points, making her the first woman to win the competition twice. Mae, meanwhile, came in 25th place with 24 points, just ahead of Germany's Lord of the Lost who came last with 18 points.
Mae had been tipped by bookmakers to finish in the top ten following the success of TikTok star Sam Ryder at Eurovision 2022. What's more, her entry song, I Wrote A Song, already has more than eight million streams on Spotify.
Sadly for Mae it wasn't meant to be, though. But if there's one thing us Brits are good at, it's not winning Eurovision, with our last win happening all the way back in 1997.
Here's to next year. Or the year after, eh?
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