Eurovision loser to play at Suffolk golf club

SUFFOLK: The teenager who finished last in the Eurovision Song Contest is looking to get back on track with a performance at a Suffolk golf club.

Josh Dubovie is set to perform at Seckford Golf Club’s Summer Ball on Saturday night – and tickets to see him are still on sale.

Mr Dubovie’s song, That Sounds Good to Me, scored just ten points at the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night.

But staff at the golf club say they still expect the 19-year-old to entertain guests at their annual event, which includes dancing and a three-course meal.

Jane Christie, manager of the club’s restaurant, said: “We haven’t had indication to say he isn’t coming so as far as we’re concerned it’s still on.

“We actually booked him in three months ago – long before his Eurovision auditions. A member of staff saw him perform at a private party and thought he was really good.

“We only found out he had made it through to Eurovision a few weeks ago and realised he would be famous by the time he came here.

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“It’s a pity that he lost – but hopefully if everyone’s nice to him he’ll have a great time. I have no idea what he’ll be singing – let’s just hope it isn’t his Eurovision entry!”

Speaking after his defeat, Mr Dubovie said that he was “still smiling” and that it had been “a privilege to represent the UK”.

Mr Dubovie, who was chosen to represent the UK after securing the most public votes on Your Country Needs You! on BBC One in March, said: “This has been one of the best experiences of my life no matter where I’ve come in the contest.

“It’s been a privilege to represent the UK. I will keep performing and I’m still smiling.”

Acts from 25 countries took part in the event which was won by Germany, whose entrant Lena scored 246 points.

Turkey’s MaNga came in second place, with Romania third and Denmark fourth.

It’s the third time the UK has finished in the bottom spot in the past eight years, following on from Jemini in 2003 and Andy Abraham in 2008.

Tickets to see Mr Dubovie perform at Seckford Golf Club cost �35 for golf club members or �40 for non-members.

To book, call the club on 01394 388000.