During BBC One's coverage of the contest, last year's UK entry, Cry Baby was sung in perfect rendition by Jemini after criticism of their song. The Band said that the monitors were switched off and, as such, the backing track could not be heard in their earpieces. The band then proved these claims by performing it in the 2004 contest.
The United Kingdom was the twentieth country to perform in the Grand Final just after Poland. Lorraine Kelly was the United Kingdom's spokesperson this year. The United Kingdom finished 16th with 29 points. A total of ten countries voted for the United Kingdom, six of them being from eastern Europe. The United Kingdom gave 12 points to Greece and 10 points to Cyprus in both the Semi-Final and Grand Final.