Eurovision 2011: Blue and Jedward don"t get "nul points" but Azerbaijan win

Eurovision 2011: Blue and Jedward don"t get "nul points" but Azerbaijan win

Blue and Jedward don”t go home with “nul points” after both get big thumbs up on Eurovision Song Contest but Azerbaijan win

10:37 AM on 15th May 2011

On song: Blue performed a blinder at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf, Germany, tonight and managed not to go home with

On song: Blue performed a blinder at the Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf, Germany, tonight and managed not to go home with “nil points”

High hopes: Blue started off strongly in the voting but slowly started to tail off to slip down the leader board again having topped it at one point

High hopes: Blue started off strongly in the voting but slowly started to tail off to slip down the leader board again having topped it at one point

Sterling effort: Blue

Sterling effort: Blue”s Lee Ryan, left, and Simon Webbe, right, gave it their all and kept Britain in the top half of the leader board all night

Enthusiastic: Irish entry Jedward put in an energetic performance of their Europop track Lipstick - which landed them top marks from British voters, who weren

Enthusiastic: Irish entry Jedward put in an energetic performance of their Europop track Lipstick – which landed them top marks from British voters, who weren”t allowed to vote for their own entry Blue

Hands up: But Jedward

Hands up: But Jedward”s performance wasn”t enough and they were somewhat trounced by Azerbaijan who walked off with the spoils

Pride of Eurovision: Nikki, of Ell and Nikki, thanked everyone who had voted them this year

Pride of Eurovision: Nikki, of Ell and Nikki, thanked everyone who had voted them this year”s winner with their song Running Scared

Winners: Azerbaijan

Winners: Azerbaijan”s Ell and Nikki with the Eurovision Song Contest trophy and a large bunch of flowers

Tuneful: The pair performed their winning ballad Running Scared once more after being declared winners

Tuneful: The pair performed their winning ballad Running Scared once more after being declared winners

Typical Eurovision: Moldova had one of the craziest acts on the night with an act featuring huge conical hats and a trumpet-playing girl on a unicycle

Typical Eurovision: Moldova had one of the craziest acts on the night with an act featuring huge conical hats and a trumpet-playing girl on a unicycle

Manic Moldova: Unicycling woman playing a trumpet just out of shot

Manic Moldova: Unicycling woman playing a trumpet just out of shot

Top half: Ireland paid tribute to their entry Jedward - but only gave the UK entry a paltry six points

Top half: Ireland paid tribute to their entry Jedward – but only gave the UK entry a paltry six points

World stage: The huge Eurovision set in Dusseldorf, which was watched tonight by an estimated 125million around the globe

World stage: The huge Eurovision set in Dusseldorf, which was watched tonight by an estimated 125million around the globe