Pretty much anyone from the UK who I spoke with about this song up until Saturday said they hated it, thought it would do poorly, thought the odds were overhyping it, etc. Two of my British friends flat out told me "this is not how we want to be represented." Since Saturday though those same people have been rooting for him to go number one on the official chart during this latest chart battle. I think a lot of that is a learned behavior to automatically write off anything the BBC sends to Eurovision because of their long history of terrible results. But as an outsider I could tell this song was leagues above what the UK normally sends. It's actually similar to how the Spanish public treated Chanel after Benidform Fest. They did not treat her well at all, but after she came 3rd she received a hero's welcome back to Spain. It's about the bigger picture, people.