Last night’s Eurovision Final in Oslo was a great success and huge fun. I was thrilled that Germany won - a really encouraging result, showing the big four are still capable of winning if they have a good song (and also encouraging because it was a good song - we’re not being overwhelmed by shlock).
Here is my digest of best bits and tweets.
diamondgeezer Eurovision only takes up 0.09% of a year. It feels so much longer.
edwardclarkeWoo hoo! We're live in Oslo! #esc #eurovision
charltonbrooker Is it me or does the slight echo on Norton's voice make it sound like he's narrating from beyond the grave? #eurovision
efan78 Did Graham just say "Euro-Camp", is there any other type? #eurovision
guy_interruptd OH MY FUCKING GOD! MY ENTIRE TWITTER STREAM HAS BEEN TAKEN OVER BY FUCKING EUROVISION!
wolfstar_de Azerbaijan's entry is a cheapo Beyonce/Alicia Keys/Leona power-ballad clone in 3/4, except without the charisma. It's dull as ditchwater.
edwardclarke ForeVAAAAH #Azerbaijan #esc #eurovision
thoroughlygood@edwardclarke Stop that. Stop that now.
Algo Pequeñito (Something Tiny)
Popjustice Something tiny in the number two slot reminds me of (NO THANKS - ED)
LeeBinding It's the Nutcracker... on crack. #eurovision
roryjmaxwell Leo Sayer, a Soprano and a toy soldier on acid. Spain at #eurovision
My Heart Is Yours
LeeBinding He's flatter than Kate Moss's tits. #norway #eurovision
Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira
indiaknight Hoo, saxophonist sexytime.
edwardclarke This saxophonist is obscene on all sorts of levels. Just wrong
Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders
Life Looks Better In Spring
NickArchuleta Cyprus is way too English sounding :( #ESC
6 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Thunder And Lightning
travelling_wolf Bosnia and Herzegovina, I'd snog you drunkenly on the stairs at a party and regret it in the morning. #eurovision
Me And My Guitar
indiaknight Allez les Belges! #eurovision
SamStreet69 Belgium’s answer to James Blunt ... As if one Blunt wasn't enough! #eurovision
efan78 Will someone please turn the wind machine on and get this whiny bloke off the stage please? #eurovision
Ovo Je Balkan
owenblacker RT @spaceboy: OMG years of authoriarian nationalism has produced the uber gay in Serbia! The gay to end all gays, indeed the end of gays.
LeeBinding Dance! Dance like your passport depends upon it! #eurovision
charltonbrooker "We're like butterflies, flying to the sun". What, putting in a lot of effort to no avail?
It's For You
thoroughlygood NDN: "She's got Bridget Jones knickers on under that, I'm telling you." #eurovision #ireland. We're asking the neighbour to leave now.
Giorgos Alkaios & Friends
Soeno RT @ScoobyDoofus: Does the term "Greek entry" make anyone else giggle? #eurovision
LeeBinding Typical Greek man, bragging. 'Whopper!' #eurovision
12 United Kingdom
That Sounds Good To Me
gabexmosh I love how the UK's stage choreography has the dude ignoring the girls, while the male dancers ogle him. #wyldhomo #ESC
ScoobyDoofus Cheesier than a cheese sandwich with cheese flavoured bread. #UK #eurovision
Killdozer For you UK, ze Eurovision iz over #eurovision #esc
delrico to quote my mate Chris: "It costs us millions and we have no hope of winning. It's like a musical Afghanistan." #eurovision
projblogsphere "DO NOT CALL FOR THE UK" ... No, seriously... do not vote for #UK. #Bad #ESC
acabelt RT @McRoell: You have been Rick-Rolled #ESC #UK
nminers Aaaargh my ears!!! #uk #eurovision
charltonbrooker This from the nation that brought you The Kinks
thoroughlygood Next year, the #uk should just have someone stand on stage in silence for 3 minutes. #eurovision
dutchtea slecht UK 0 POINTS #ESC
edwardclarke Norton: "No one got hurt - that's the main thing " #Georgia #esc #eurovision
We Could Be The Same
efan78 Ah, Bondage Cyberwomen and Linkin' Park's bastard love children, what more could you want? #eurovision
It's All About You
arlloyd Albania 9/10 #eurovision http://bit.ly/Vxkgm (although it could also be BBC Newsreader does Goldfrapp for Children in Need)
Je Ne Sais Quoi
zatytom Oh Iceland, frumpy valkyrie awesomeness. #esc
LandersIE Is she wearing the after show party marquee? #Eurovision
benlocker Ukraine does Noir Desir crossed with Joanna Lumley. Well odd. #eurovision
Queen_UK Oh dear. Ukraine clearly has deepset social problems.
nok32uk #eurovision Sweet people? Sweet Jesus!! #esc #ukraine
Allez Olla Olé
travelling_wolf French have, quite sensibly, moved away from the vote losing Edith Piaf model this time. #eurovision
owenblacker Damn them! RT @Ewan: They've had to "family riendly" the French dance and outfits #eurovision
indiaknight Jessy Matador is a brilliant name.
Paula Seling & Ovi
Playing With Fire
thoroughlygood: Significant Other on #romania's female singer: 'Don't flirt with him. He's disgusting.' #eurovision #romania #esc
Peter Nalitch & Friends
Lost And Forgotten
benlocker Russia changes gears, not keys. #eurovision
owenblacker Armenia: Bloody wacky song, and a disappointing lack of hot Armenian boys on stage, but Im' quite liking this #eurovision
squawkbox That top is a bit tight, isn't it? #armenia #eurovision
roryjmaxwell "Apricot stone hidden in my hand"? She assumes that her tits have rendered you senseless - the lyrics are just random shit. #eurovision
charlotteyoung: ... I can quite confidently say that this is the best song about Apricot stones I've ever heard. Seriously. #eurovision
zatytom I'm properly loving this apricot madness. #esc
benlocker German girl dances like she's desperate for the loo. Wish they'd fielded Max Raabe. #eurovision
travelling_wolf: What accent is she singing with? Is she a German cockney? #eurovision
MayorWatch Am impressed, German act well into her song and no-one on Twitter seems to have mentioned the war. Must be a record.
Há Dias Assim
GuyAitchison The Portugese entry seems to be singing in Portugese. What's that about? #eurovision
pembdave Portugal... Take a hint... #eurovision
ajscroxton Theoretically, and given Ireland sent the 1993 winner, could Israel send Dana International again? This needs to happen. #eurovision
Chanée & N'evergreen
In A Moment Like This
jenblower aaaw, The Police + ABBA + Key change = Denmark! #eurovision
26 Spain (again)
thoroughlygood OH WOW. #spain gets to perform again because of that stage invasion. Good show. Nice. Great for us anoraks. #eurovision.
edwardclarke What? Why punish all of us when only one person ran on stage? #esc
guy_interruptd ROFL! I do love you, Mike! RT @LondonVoiceover: Sing twice if you like. But the phrase "snowball's chance in hell" comes to mind
leebinding I'm marking Spain down because the stage invaded actually added to it. #eurovision
jackwallington Eurovision Flashmob!! YES!!
Leanne_Cee #Eurovision Dancing scenes in private houses all over Europe. Amazing how they bring it together
bbceurovision Best interval act since Riverdance, in my humble opinion!
RedMummy Am loving live webcams on #eurovision. Not sure whether to call RSPCA or NSPCC first.
jackwallington Everyone else amazing. UK just lifts up some drunk people. We are SHIT.
Voting & Winner
Cardiff_Blogger We're in the top half! Finish now! #Eurovision
jonemo Congrats to the UK who did much better than expected (and well better than their 10year average) in the #esc!
wolfstar_de Germany winning Eurovision? That's about as likely as a Conservative-LibDem coalition. Oh fuck.
Eurobin Lena wins for Germany with a Lily Allen / Kate Nash type of song that the UK should have been doing - UK missed the boat #eurovision #esc
pauljchambers We finished last??? It's all the coalition's fault #eurovision
Queen_UK Be thankful society frowns on capital punishment, Mr Waterman. Be very thankful.
ajscroxton Listening to Katrina and the Waves. Happy days of 1997. No Eurovision wins under the Tories.
leebinding There. I'm done. Thank you kindly for listening, darlings. I'm off to crawl further into a bottle of gin for the rest of the night.