A big event like Eurovision isn’t complete without the mandatory comments plastered all over social media. Last night, Twitter was awash with opinions, with people tweeting about their favourite (and least favourite) acts from around the globe. Let’s take a look at some of the best tweets from the contest.
May the cheese fest begin! #Eurovision2015
— Charlotte Lawrance (@cizzim) May 23, 2015
Before the songs even started, commentator Graham Norton set the tone for the evening with humour and sarcastic remarks.
The sass in @grahnort is strong already
— Emma O’Neill (@emma_oneill) May 23, 2015
The contest was opened with a performance by reigning champion, Conchita, and a film explaining this year’s theme – Building Bridges.
This is actually really, really sweet but please get on with it now. #Eurovision2015
— Carl Butler (@carlos_b_fly) May 23, 2015
Half an hour in, and Slovenia eventually kicked off the competition.
— Millardy (@Millardy73) May 23, 2015
France followed with the first of the ‘songs with a serious message.’
France has gone with a Fallout theme, I note. #Eurovision2015
— GameplayJenny (@GameplayJenny) May 23, 2015
Israel’s contestant was a 16 year old boy called Nadav Guedj who, as Graham said, instead looked about 35.
“This kid is 16 but looks 35” #Eurovision2015
— ashleigh。 (@AshMashMato) May 23, 2015
After Estonia came the UK’s entry. Twitter had mixed feelings about Electro Velvet.
Electro Velvet sounds like an upscale strip club #Eurovision2015
— Lucy Cranston (@LouECee) May 23, 2015
Next were the somewhat menacing Armenia, as described by our Film Editor Emily Murray.
My friend’s commentary on Armenia ‘the guy on stage looks like he would smile whilst he stabs you’ #Eurorvision2015
— Emily Murray (@TheMintFilmBlog) May 23, 2015
Lithuania managed to lighten the mood with a High School Musical esque song.
— Vicky Howarth (@VHHowarth) May 23, 2015
Then came Serbian Lisa Riley. However, the Twittersphere seemed unable to decide who Norway’s Debrah Scarlett resembled most.
Ygritte from Game Of Thrones is representing Norway? #eurovision2015
— Sally Collett (@sallarina) May 23, 2015
— Rich (@recklessrik) May 23, 2015
Even at this stage, Sweden were firm favourites.
— Shaun Fletcher (@Speshhhhh) May 23, 2015
Tim Schou, 2011’s Denmark representative, didn’t seem to be a fan of Cyprus.
— Tim Schou (@TimSchouOnline) May 23, 2015
No-one was really sure why Australia were competing this year, but Belgium were next.
— Holly Brockwell (@hollybrocks) May23, 2015
Host country Austria, then Greece and Montenegro followed.
But why isn’t Das Sound Machine representing Germany?? #Eurovision2015
— Nayafangirl (@A_Nayaholic) May 23, 2015
After last year’s Polish entry, many were disappointed with their offering this year.
— Tim Robson (@chopper602) May 23, 2015
Then came Latvia.
— Stan Vermeulen (@stanvmusic) May 23, 2015
Followed by Romania.
How long are Romania staying for with all those bags? #Eurovision2015
— Chris (@WhatsChrisSayin) May 23, 2015
Spain were apparently inspired by Little Red Riding Hood.
— Tamla (@tamlabowdler) May 23, 2015
Hungary were next.
Pretty song but just not sparkly enough to win eurovision #hun
— Chloe Wright (@_ChloeWrightRex) May 23, 2015
Georgia seemed to be going for ‘roadkill chic.’
— Jonathan Waddingham (@jon_bedford) May 23, 2015
Author Chris d’Lacey wasn’t impressed with Azerbaijan’s dancing.
These dancers look like they’re trying to emerge from some sort of primordial #eurovision swamp.
— Chris d’Lacey (@chrisdlacey) May 23, 2015
Actor Mark Gatiss voiced the thoughts many people were having about Russia.
If Russia win it could be good. All the gays descending on Moscow…
— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) May 23, 2015
Albania weren’t very memorable.
#Eurovision2015 She got the short straw… Following Russia… Ouch. She is a bit meh.
— Matthew (@MattLivesInABox) May 23, 2015
Last were Italy.
— James Ing (@JI196) May 23, 2015
Then we were finally onto the results. Some people took it seriously…
— Kayley (@__kaayley) May 23, 2015
…Others were a bit tongue in cheek.
I think it’s fair to say that with 5 points the UK has exceeded all expectations (having heard the song) #Eurovision2015
— Kevin Bakhurst (@kevinbakhurst) May 23, 2015
While others took the sarcasm to the next level.
Breaking News: Kim Jong Un is happy to announce that North Korea have won #Eurovision2015 by a record breaking 1000 points.
— libellous biblellous (@AtheiStranger) May 23, 2015
And to end, my personal favourite:
america during eurovision pic.twitter.com/BuCkAmW4C2
— maddi !!!!!! (@mgclester) May 23, 2015