James Newman admits he 'visualised winning' Eurovision before nil points but insists it was the 'best night of my life'

THE UK's Eurovision entry James Newman admits he "visualised winning" before getting nil points.

But despite the humiliation, the singer-songwriter still says it was the "best night of my life".

Britain was the only country to not pick up a single point and came dead last in the competition on Saturday night amid more accusations of "political voting".

Meanwhile, Italy and its act Måneskin took the title with their song Zitti E Buoni.

Speaking on Lorraine today in his first TV interview, James said: "I was being really positive. I was trying to visualise winning so I could put a positive vibe on it.

"I really wanted to go and try my best. We definitely did. It was such a great time, I wouldn't change it for the world.

"It was the best night of my life."

The Ahoy Arena in Rotterdam rang out with rallying cheers as James, 35, was told he hadn't picked up a single point.

He rose from his seat at the news and sprayed beer around in mock celebration before returning to his area.

It was the first time the UK has picked up the lowest score it is possible to get in the competition since 2003.

"We went there and tried our hardest," said James.

"We took the best of British.

"The best bit for me was when the whole crowd went crazy over nil points."

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