Joe and Jake branded a joke on Twitter


British Eurovision hopefuls Joe and Jake were branded "a joke" on Twitter, but was it about their music or their names?

The duo took to the stage as the performance segment of the show neared its end.

They appeared dressed in black leather jackets with Jake strumming on the guitar, as pyrotechnics went off.

Viewers were in two camps about their performance, with some believing their entry was one of the UK's best in years.

However, others branded it dull and said the UK had no hope of winning.

They labelled the pair a "joke", but it seems it was a play on their names, rather than their music.

After the final performance, Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi provided some light relief in a pre-recorded segment showing them watching the competition together.

Sitting next to each other on a sofa, Sir Ian said: "You know I considered appearing on Eurovision when I was younger", to which Sir Derek replied: "There was no Eurovision when you were younger. There was barely Europe."

The duo also joked about how long the three-and-a-half-hour broadcast is.