It’s strange to think of Australia winning the 2016 Eurovision song contest but that’s nearly what happened after Dami Im took out second place at the grand final in Stockholm this morning.
Australia’s unexpected entry this year came after Guy Sebastian was invited as a special guest to celebrate Eurovision’s 60th anniversary in 2015.
Im managed to impress both the jury and viewers with 511 points for Sound of Silence, behind Ukraine who won the title with 534 points.
But in between the contest and the final results, there were some hilarious reactions on social media to Australia’s incredible performance.
Here’s a look at what people were saying:
— Dream Big,Travel on (@NinaLazarus) May 14, 2016
— Jessica Orr (@jessicaorr) May 14, 2016
— Carole Matthews (@carolematthews) May 14, 2016
— Gintas Reisgys (@GintasReisgys) May 14, 2016
— Andrew Carr (@AOCarr) May 14, 2016
Australia broadcasters who entered Eurovision as a joke on the cheap suddenly relax and conspire to enter "'My Lovely Wallaby" next year.
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) May 14, 2016
Australia enters a period of national mourning. Pass the Nutella and the spoon. We'll be on the couch for some time. #Eurovision
— Van Badham (@vanbadham) May 14, 2016
i skip eurovision one year and suddenly we're declaring war on australia.
— padme amelara (@saucepansexual) May 14, 2016
AUSTRALIA GOT ROBBED!!!!
— Simon and Martina (@eatyourkimchi) May 14, 2016
Robbed. Australia should hold a referendum to leave the EU… #Eurovision
— Justin Stevens (@_JustinStevens_) May 14, 2016
I feel like Australia are the Nadine Coyle of Eurovision and soon some one might just bust them for lying on the entry form. Europe ☑️
— Amy Huberman (@amyhuberman) May 14, 2016
— Janet Devlin (@JanetJealousy) May 14, 2016
— Tony Broderick (@brod) May 14, 2016
— Chhay Heng (@chhayh) May 14, 2016
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