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People Are Losing It Over Amanda Holden Speaking Dutch During Eurovision Finale

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People Are Losing It Over Amanda Holden Speaking Dutch During Eurovision Finale

Eurovision is always full of surprises, but Amanda Holden turning up and showing her linguistic prowess (or lack of) was certainly something no-one was expecting this year.

The legendary song contest, which returned to screens after the coronavirus pandemic forced it off air last year, saw countries from all across the world participate.

But while the UK act James Newman bombed out the competition with an embarrassing nul points, Amanda, 50, was the far more memorable character representing the UK when she announced who we'd awarded our points to.

You can watch and cringe here.

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"Good evening, bonsoir, goedenavond," she announced, as a baffled Graham Norton started giggling at her appearance.

"That is good evening in French and Dutch, but I've got absolutely no idea which is which!" she told the hosts.

"What a fantastic evening! I'm Amanda Holden, and I love Eurovision, the excitement, the drama and all the wildly over the top camp outfits. And that's just me!"

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Amanda got her cringe on during Eurovision (Credit: BBC)
Amanda got her cringe on during Eurovision (Credit: BBC)

While Amanda's presence was all in the spirit of the always bonkers evening, some viewers watching at home were less pleased.

"I fully died inside when she did this," one viewer wrote on Instagram.

A second said: "This was so embarrassing! Plucking feathers and lazy xenophobia."

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Amanda's joke about not knowing languages made viewers cringe (Credit: Instagram)
Amanda's joke about not knowing languages made viewers cringe (Credit: Instagram)

"Well, Amanda deffo voted Brexit," a third joked, while a fourth said: "Nul points is what we deserve."

"If we're going to be hated, we might as well bring out the big guns!" a fifth added with a shrug.

Others praised Amanda for giving it a go (Credit: Instagram)
Others praised Amanda for giving it a go (Credit: Instagram)
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Despite the criticism, we have to hand it to Amanda... her Dutch pronunciation was spot on (even if she claimed not to know what she was talking about!)

It was Italy that took home the top prize at this year's contest, with sparsely dressed and beautiful rock band Maneskin singing Italian-language song Zitti E Buoni, which translates in English as 'Quiet and Good'.

Italy took the top prize this year (Credit: BBC)
Italy took the top prize this year (Credit: BBC)

Previous frontrunners France and Switzerland were left in second and third place respectively, after Italy gained a huge boost from the public vote.

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Ah, better luck next year, UK!

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: amanda holden, Celebrity News, TV & Film

Kimberley Bond
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