Norway's Subwoolfer perform Give That Wolf A Banana at 2022 Eurovision
BBC/Eurovision Song Contest
The weird and wonderful whirlwind that is the Eurovision Song Contest got underway in Italy last night, and with a hearty production of top quality memes, it proved once again that it is one of the biggest events in the UK Twitter calendar.
We were shocked as our entrant Sam Ryder actually finished second overall (and was top of the leaderboard at the end of the jury votes), while a surge in public support saw the trophy go to Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra with their song, Stefania.
In amongst all of this was the usual chaos one would expect from Eurovision, with singing wolves, musicians trying to look “down with the kids” and one presenter failing to realise why you should never, ever let the internet get its hands on pictures of you in a green screen suit.
And there were wild scenes during the semi-finals earlier this week, too, as Latvia’s entry Eat Your Salad – which failed to make the final 25 – went viral for outrageous lyrics about eating “veggies and p****”.
Moving swiftly on, we’ve rounded up some of the wildest memes from the night below – you’re welcome.
Finland: so you guys are gonna write a song for us yeah? You\u2019ve got a theme? \nThe Rasmus: sure! Our theme is all about this lady called Jezebel and also there should be clowns and and IT references\nFinland: erm, maybe drop the clowns? \nThe Rasmus: thERE WILL BE CLOWNS #eurovisionpic.twitter.com/ZCDqWE9Rep