Aston said it was how the song was delivered on the night, saying: “What happens so often, I think it happened a lot last year, is that you have to do so many performances to get different countries behind you, like loads of rehearsals, loads of PR, so by the time you get to the evening, you’re exhausted. Quite often your voice [is exhausted].
“And so I just hope he’s managed to save it tonight but I think he knows what he’s doing. He’s really a different kettle of fish to what we’ve been putting in.
“He’s a star, he literally is and I really hope he does well. He’s got my vote – well, my vote’s for Ukraine. We can’t vote for our own people.”
The Eurovision Song Contest 2022 grand final airs on BBC One tonight at 8pm