Here's how the United Kingdom performed in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022

Here's how the United Kingdom performed in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2022 ...

Another Eurovision Song Contest, a year of crazed about how the UK will end up in the final rankings.

While the UK hasn''t had the best track record in Eurovision in recent years, who can forget the last year''s numbers, there was a possibility this year to end that bad streak.

In tonight''s (May 14) 2022 finale, luck was finally on the UK''s side, with Sam Ryder ending up putting second (yes really) with 466 points.

The United Kingdom was initially awarded the jury vote, though when the public vote came, Ukraine surged ahead from falling down the rankings into first place, clinching the crown with a total of 631 votes.

With their ''Stefania,'' Ukraine''s Kalush Orchestra were particularly tipped beforehand to win the competition.

The most famous UK entry of course was ''Love Shine A Light,'' the triumphant song from Katrina and the Waves, which was the last UK winner of the contest in 1997.

Imaani''s ''Where Are You?'' placed second, and had since been the highest non-winning entry... though that''s now been verified.

Sam presented himself before the match to the BBC. "I don''t want to reach a point where I start believing the hype. I just want to do everyone proud and do the best I can."

"I''m ready to soak everything in and be there and present for the experience," he said. Because if you let nerves get the better of you, or you start overthinking everything a bit too much, you can miss this gorgeous thing you''re lucky enough to be involved in."

Sam sadly wasn''t able to lead the team up, but he certainly made the UK feel proud this year.

The Eurovision Song Contest was on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.