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Eurovision 2019Eurovision 2019: The UK has lost even more points despite coming last in the contest (Image: GETTY)

The UK's bottom-placed Eurovision Song Contest entry has had its score lowered by five points after organisers made an error while calculating the totals. Organisers said Michael Rice's song Bigger Than Us picked up 11 points from Saturday's finale, rather than 16 as originally stated. The error came about when an incorrect calculation was used to create a substitute score after the Belarussian jury was dismissed, the Eurovision Broadcasting Union said.

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In a statement, organisers blamed "human error" for the mistake and said it "deeply regrets" the error.

Eurovision's top four including winner Duncan Laurence from the Netherlands remained unchanged.

Mr Laurence's song Arcade gained six points, bringing it to a total of 498 points.

Mr Rice from Hartlepool sang at the Expo Tel Aviv venue in Israel against a backdrop of a starry night sky and racing comets.

READ MORE: Eurovision 2019: MORE bad news for Michael Rice after finishing last

Eurovision 2019Eurovision 2019: Organisers said Michael Rice's song Bigger Than Us picked up 11 points (Image: GETTY)

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