Yesterday brought the expected but nonetheless disappointing news that Eurovision 2020 has been cancelled.
And it seems that no one is more disappointed than the entire nation of Iceland, who pretty much had it in the bag with their entry 'Think About Things' by Daði Freyr.
However, Iceland hadn't become clear favourites in recent weeks for no reason - it seems that all of Europe had taken 'Think About Things' to their hearts.
Now that the contest won't be going ahead, however, fans are calling on Daði Freyr to be crowned symbolic winners.
A Change.org petition has even been launched, and despite the impossibility of such a thing happening, it seems to be gathering momentum.
See some of the fan reaction (including Irish author Marian Keyes) below:
Iceland won, right? (I'm more than a little obsessed with Dadi. I find him oddly and extremely ridey) https://t.co/Gy0vc6DrY3
— Marian Keyes (@MarianKeyes) March 18, 2020
No Eurovision this year, think we’ve all just collectively decided Iceland won and we didn’t have to turn it off when Israel came on. Win win
— Ciara McShane (@Ciara87C) March 18, 2020
Tragically, the Eurovision Song Contest has been cancelled. Still, here's the winner, from Iceland. (Seriously: if this hadn't won there would be no justice.)https://t.co/gdZFT7wosQ
— Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) March 18, 2020
Let’s just say Iceland won Eurovision 2020. Congratulations, Iceland. https://t.co/wMdaGpGxIy
— Lee Madgwick (@LeeMadgwick) March 18, 2020
Iceland won anyway. https://t.co/mNxwX1zUTs
— May Miles Thomas (@MayMilesThomas) March 18, 2020
Iceland as we know have never won Eurovision. @dadimakesmusic has been going viral for weeks. Sadly now they lose their chance to potentially win for their first time in history. If you like their song - buy it. Stream it. Buy their merch. Support the artist. Now is the time. pic.twitter.com/CoV5s5PSQ1
— Zoe London (@zoelondondj) March 18, 2020
No need for Eurovision 2020 anyway, Iceland won our hearts and minds some weeks ago
— Claire Coyle (@Pixiebybirth) March 18, 2020
Iceland won Eurovision. End of.
— Present & Correct (@presentcorrect) March 18, 2020
can’t believe iceland won this years eurovision wow they really deserved it i’m so happy for them!!
— elimsa @ sakuatsu&osasuna nation (@chasdepeval) March 18, 2020
can't belive Iceland won eurovisison without it even happening, truly iconic of them
— ем° (@connor6croc) March 18, 2020