ANDY ABRAHAM blasted the integrity of the Eurovision Song Contest after his self-penned song Even If came last in Saturday's competition.

The attack came on the same night as veteran Eurovision commentator Sir Terry Wogan threatened to pull out of next year's contest, saying "I don't want to be presiding over yet another debacle."

The Enfield singer gained just 14 points - eight from Ireland and six from San Marino - after singing second in the contest in Serbian capital Belgrade.

Although Germany and Poland also finished with a paltry 14 points, Britain was classified last because their two top scores in a single round were higher.

In stark contrast, Russia, who won the contest, received the maximum 12 points from ex-Soviet states Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine Belarus and Armenia, as well as from Israel.

Speaking after the event, Mr Abraham said: "It's very easy to pick a country that's going to give another country 12 points.

"It's sad, it's really, really sad. It was all talked about beforehand and I decided that I was going to dismiss it.

"But it's very difficult to dismiss something that's right in your face."

Before the event Mr Abraham had been more upbeat. He said: "Honestly, I think my song can win. I believe in its quality.

"Soul has come to Eurovision. My song is not a typical Eurovision song.

"They said it was too good for Eurovision but I don't think so."

Despite their poor performances, Britain, France, Germany and Spain - the Big Four' who contribute the most money to the contest - will qualify automatically for next year's event.

Sir Terry Wogan told BBC News after the event: "Russia were going to be the political winners from the beginning.

"Andy Abraham gave, I think, the performance of his life with a song that certainly deserved far more points than it got when you look at the points that Spain got, that Bosnia-Herzegovina got - some really ridiculous songs.

"I have to decide whether we want to do this again.

"Indeed, western European participants have to decide whether they want to take part from here on in as their prospects are poor."