Last night saw the final of the Eurovision Song Contest and, as you'd expect, it was every bit as weird as we've come to expect in recent years.
Justin Timberlake performed during the interval, as well as a catchy musical number about to write a Eurovision song, however the real focus of interest on the night was on Twitter. It's been confirmed that over seven million tweets were sent during last night's final, smashing the previous record from last year.
This year also saw the final being broadcast on Chinese and US television for the first time, and was the second year of Australia's involvement. Australia came perilously close to winning, however Ukraine pulled ahead of both Australia and bitter rivals Russia to claim the title with their song, 1944.
So, what happened on the night? Well...
— Ian Hyland (@HylandIan) May 15, 2016
— DavuuWart™ (@DavuuWart) May 14, 2016
Knew Russia's 3D wall-projecting thing looked familiar.
Robbed. Australia should hold a referendum to leave the EU... #Eurovision
— Justin Stevens (@_JustinStevens_) May 14, 2016
Still can't get over the fact that AUSTRALIA is now in Eurovision.
communistism twitter is notably silent after their boy joseph stalin was bantered off by ukraine #eurovision
— PatrickMUA (@PrayForPatrick) May 14, 2016
Yes, there really is a large subsection of Irish Twitter that are ardent Communists.
Next year, #Eurovision will expand further to include North Korea, Mars and Narnia.
— Tom Freeman (@SnoozeInBrief) May 14, 2016
Kim Jong-Un to host if North Korea wins!
— James Landale (@BBCJLandale) May 14, 2016
Marty Whelan didn't do much better, to be honest. How could you, sure?
Joe and Jake are like a band somebody formed in Home and Away. #Eurovision
— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) May 14, 2016
HE'S RIGHT, HOLY SH**.
— Brendan O'Shea (@brondeef) May 14, 2016
“And the twelve points go to the only country we’ve never been at war with.” #eurovision
— Rich Neville (@RichNeville) May 14, 2016
This is the Jury Voting System in a nutshell.
New entrant Australia set to win #Eurovision -- because Europeans hate each other and Israel.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) May 14, 2016
This came from the actual Wikileaks Twitter account. Wikileaks got in on the action last night. Incredible.