20 times the reaction to Eurovision on Twitter was better than Eurovision itself
Sadly, the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is over – we know, we’re weeping too. Ukraine were the winners on the night, just pipping Australia to the post; and, the United Kingdom didn’t come last. Victory all around.
The real winners, however, were the great national public via the medium of Twitter. They took to the social media outlet in their thousands and dissected the different countries’ acts piece by piece. The results were hilarious.
1. This guy from Poland got more than his fair share of comparisons. From Captain Hook to Weird Al Yankovich to…
2. People were not that into Germany’s chosen look.
3. Sorry UK, we’re never going to care.
— Luke Johnson (@ThatGuyLukey) May 14, 2016
4. This guy presenting votes clearly couldn’t find anyone to dog sit.
5. People were bemused by Spain’s choice to drop to the floor at the end of her act.
— Scott Bryan (@scottygb) May 14, 2016
6. The lyrics in Australia’s song were a little NSFW.
7. We don’t like sentimentality here.
8. So confused about Australia.
9. Seriously confused.
10. Why Australia, why?
— Dr. Spits (@CallMeSpits) May 12, 2016
11. Dami gave a rousing performance that seemed set to win so Oz was quite appropriately bitter that they’d just missed out on the top spot.
12. Luckily, host Måns Zelmerlöw managed to focus our attention.
15. And some were just downright odd.
16. The real event of the night was Justin Timberlake’s performance in the interval.
17. The majority of viewers were frustrated that Justin couldn’t win all the awards ever.
Crikey, can we vote for Justin? #Eurovision
— Anneka Rice (@AnnekaRice) May 14, 2016
18. Some people smelt a rat in Justin’s claim he was a regular viewer of the singing contest…
19. We were all a bit bemused as to why superstar Justin Timberlake had decided to grace Eurovision with his presence.
20. Mainly everyone had tuned in for the genius voiceover of Graham Norton anyway. Another successful year then.
— LauraLeastLikelyTo (@hearmeplaypiano) May 14, 2016