Eurovision 2016 aired on Saturday night and as we predicted, it was full of sass from presenters and, probably even more hilariously, the public. Tying into this years theme of ‘coming together’, what perhaps made Eurovision 2016 so great were the people from all over Europe and (increasingly) the world – Australia and America, we're looking at you – who gathered together on their sofas with no other motive than to live tweet their collective glee and, let's face it, sometimes harsh verdicts on the night’s various goings-on.
From members of the public who didn't know what 'Eurovision' was and why it was trending, to those who couldn’t get over the bizarre costumes, here's our roundup of the tweets that kept us laughing the entire night. Enjoy!
For some, the celebrations started early…
☆。★。☆。★— bob mortimer (@RealBobMortimer) May 14, 2016
Even though no one liked the UK’s odds.
Latest #Eurovision odds:— innocent drinks (@innocent) May 14, 2016
Russia - 2/1
Ukraine - 6/1
Leicester City - 5000/1
United Kingdom - 10000000000/1
The hosts went down well with everyone…
get you a man who can do both pic.twitter.com/NmHmnPTbte— sidra (@daredviIs) May 14, 2016
…if at times they were a little scary.
The start of the show made viewers wonder if they’d wandered in to some strange catwalk show…
I'm enjoying the sixth form fashion show. When's #Eurovision on?— Chris Addison (@mrchrisaddison) May 14, 2016
...before the insults started flying from all angles.
There were tents…
Boy band cut-outs…
And bones of fallen enemies.
The most interesting thing about this woman is that her necklace appears to be made of the bones of her fallen enemies #eurovision— Aoife Wilson (@AoifeLockhart) May 14, 2016
While some were a little, well, underdressed.
Tuck your shirt in, pet. #Eurovision— Mark Gatiss (@Markgatiss) May 14, 2016
There were some great celebrity spottings, from Alanis Morisette…
To all our favourite cartoon characters…
…not to mention a few Photoshop scandals.
And the emergence of some new memes.
We witnessed the most intense zoom in history…
…followed by some of the craziest dance moves.
And even weirder set design choices.
When you take a great selfie and have control of the staging of Malta's Eurovision entry. pic.twitter.com/IJtfvD5LyU— Jamie Ross (@JamieRoss7) May 14, 2016
There was furious debate on Australia’s involvement…
*Hacks Europe*— The 19th One (@nivan_nivienen) May 14, 2016
Australia: i'm in pic.twitter.com/rGp79gcCJC
…and even more confusion when Justin Timberlake rocked up.
justin timberlake pic.twitter.com/uXsZuhxR7o— charlotte (@frostysmaug) May 14, 2016
The UK still weren’t feeling their chances…
That 'Remember you can't vote for the UK entry' warning also comes up on the screen of every other European country too #Eurovision— tom jamieson (@jamiesont) May 14, 2016
…that is, until Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi ran out of things to do with their evenings and made an appearance.
There were some very questionable wardrobe choices during points giving…
…and insults were thrown between countries
But there was one thing that everyone agreed on.
currently in Europe pic.twitter.com/B2rnysHKlY— rena (@catharsjis) May 14, 2016
They changed how points were given out, and it confused everyone…
My fav part of #Eurovision was at the end when Dumbledore just gave out a bunch of random last-minute points and the winner changed— WELCOME TO JOJO HELL (@ElizSimins) May 14, 2016
Making Australia think that they'd won.
Before Ukraine stole the crown out from under them – becoming Russia’s arch-nemesis in the process.
If you thought the Ukraine song finished a bit early it’s because Russia annexed 30 seconds of it. #Eurovision— David Schneider (@davidschneider) May 14, 2016
Ah Eurovision 2016 – here's to next year!
Today is the first day of #EUROVISION 2017!!— Edoardo Grassi (@EdwardoGrassi) May 16, 2016
What was your favourite moment of Eurovision 2016? Keep the conversation going by using #goodliving on social media.