Last year, the Eurovision Song Contest was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic and it left the fans very disappointed, but it just made them look forward to this year’s competition even more. Finally, the moment everyone was waiting for came last Saturday, and Europe and Australia chose their winner, which was Italy.

But Eurovision wouldn’t be Eurovision without the crazy performances, weird costumes, the silver sparkly dresses, and other things that make the competition so amazing and one of a kind. Also, all these things are good inspiration for memes, so Bored Panda went to search for the funniest and most creative ones that captured the odd side of the contest.

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BangarAlex Report

Vicky Z
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1 year ago

Very accurate!

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It was the 65th time that European countries (and recently joined Australia) have gathered for the contest. It was held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands after a year-long break because on 7 May 2020, Dutch authorities prohibited all mass gatherings in the country until a COVID-19 vaccine became available. 2020 was the first year that Eurovision didn‘t happen since the first time it was held in 1956, but it is still considered the longest-running annual international televised music competition.

Even though Eurovision might seem like a silly contest to some, it actually has noble origins. It was an attempt by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) to bring Europeans together after the trauma of World War II. And what better way is there to do that than through singing?

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TechnicallyRon Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Americans couldn't care less that's why I'm commenting alone in here.... i feel quite lonely...

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Lila Launehase
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1 year ago

Love that movie :)

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The song contest has evolved through the years, with more and more countries joining. The first time, only seven countries entered, and in modern times, about 40 countries compete. In total, 52 countries have entered the contest at least once. There were changes made to the rules and the songs adapt to the music styles that are popular at the time of the contest. But the thing that has never changed is the spirit of Eurovision and the anticipation of the contest every year.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Seriously the thing with the points to UK lasts almost 20 years now! Has nothing to do with brexit!

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

that was best moment of all show!

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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

Rock wins!🤘

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So what caught people’s eyes that they thought were meme-worthy moments? Well, it varies greatly, from the unusual dress of the Russian artist Manizha to the fact that the United Kingdom received zero points yet again. People pointed out sometimes ridiculous outfits that Eurovision artists wear and loved the fact that Iceland’s jury vote announcer was the character from the movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, Olaf Yohansson. Of course, the winners, the Italian rock band Måneskin, also received their fair share of teasing.

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journodave Report

Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

It's classy! But i want croissants also!

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Vicky Z
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1 year ago

Flying with Ryanair 🙄

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This year‘s Eurovision contest was like no other because of the pandemic going on. Only about 3,500 people who had to have a negative test result for COVID-19 were allowed to watch the contest live in the Rotterdam Ahoy convention center, which has over 16,000 seats.

Artists too had to take tests, and unfortunately, one member each of the Polish and Icelandic delegations tested positive. As a result, those delegations were absent from the event, having gone into self-isolation. Later it turned out that that a member of the Icelandic group Daði og Gagnamagnið had tested positive, and the group couldn‘t perform live. The video of their rehearsal was showed instead.

There is a tradition that at the final of Eurovision, the winner of the previous year performs the winner song; however, Duncan Laurence, who was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, had also tested positive for COVID-19, so his performance was not live and a video filmed during rehearsals was showed instead.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

I need that costume for work but i need the fingers arranged quite differently if you know what i mean.....

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

😅😅all countries are trying for second place! First place costs too much!

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

UK has finished last many times in the past unfortunately, so i don't think the brexit mattered in this case!

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It is so unfortunate that COVID-19 cases weren’t avoided and we only can wish for the artists to get better soon. But there are plenty of reasons to celebrate too. For example, did you notice that 10 of the 39 songs were not in English? And that the top 3 songs in the final were in French and Italian? It’s the first time that the top 3 songs have not been in English since 1995, so it’s actually amazing that artists are not afraid to sing in their own languages, and that people appreciate it.

Not only were there diverse languages, but music styles too. Six songs, which obtained more than half of the points combined from the viewers' vote, are indie folk (Russia and Ukraine), indie alternative (Iceland and Lithuania) and rock/metal (Finland and Italy), which shows that it’s truly a music competition, despite the discourse that comes up every year that there is a lot of politics going on.

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

They are really rocking it😅😅

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Chillace
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1 year ago

the cloud on the left connects with the knife blade

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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Catalan about Spain: *txin txin*

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Did you watch Eurovision? If so, tell us who were your favorites and what you think of the winner’s song Zitti E Buoni. Was there a song that you wish had qualified to the final, but didn’t? We are interested to hear all about it. Also, don’t forget to upvote the memes that cracked you up the most!

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Samantha PandaNotBored
Community Member
1 year ago

Awe Vicky Z is sweet . But not to worry , we would probably be upset if we didn’t get it all the time . It’s like we know what they are upto, so let them get on with it .

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Miss Cris
Community Member
1 year ago

Spain is just buying drinks. It's years we count ourposition by the bottom, anybody else do it? This year is considered "not bad", the third from the bottom. Yupiii

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I can see! He needs sunglasses

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

I would say also to 2021!

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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1 year ago

Haha! Personally I loved France! She was awesome and she's so pretty!

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

Couldn't be more accurate

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Ambar
Community Member
1 year ago

true...as a person who is in the US, this is the first time I'm hearing wth this is...but I like the memes tho!

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

ja ja ding dong!

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Miss Cris
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1 year ago

...and Spain

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Becky Samuel
Community Member
1 year ago

He was in such a state. They nearly had to carry him to the stage at the end!

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Tanja J
Community Member
1 year ago

More acts were infected by Corona Virus than UK received points!

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

It's not like before brexit they were getting all the points.....

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

😅😅😅😅

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Sheila Stamey
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1 year ago

I wish the US used this terminology for school. "year 3" sounds so much better than "3rd grade".

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Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
1 year ago

I saw this and thought he had sung for the UK, I did not watch it if you did not guess

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Vicky Z
Community Member
1 year ago

I would do the same😅😅😅

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