Lucie Jones may have scored the best ranking for the UK in the Eurovision since 2011 but the former X Factor contestant was paying close attention to those who didn't give her many votes, including the Irish jury.

The 26-year-old West End star performed Never Give Up On You as the 18th act in Saturday night's grand finale at the Kyiv International Exhibition Centre in Ukraine.

Jones placed 15th in the contest notching up 111 points, the best the UK has achieved since boy band Blue placed 11th in 2011.

While the UK did receive four points from the Irish public via a televote, Ireland's jury decided against giving the UK a single point – the dreaded nul points.

It clearly didn't go unnoticed by the Welsh-born singer…

And her playful little dig resulted in numerous cheeky responses from the Irish Eurovision audience.

Portugal's Salvador Sobral triumphed at this year's Eurovision Song Contest with a jazz-style ballad written by his sister Luisa.

Ireland failed to qualify for the Grand Final despite Brendan Murray's best attempt.