So yesterday this story began to circulate around the Internet.
It wasn't true.
While the mishap was undoubtedly embarrassing, those sharing the story (over 16,000 times on Facebook and Twitter thus far), hadn't spotted that it originated on The Daily Currant — which is a satirical news site.
It's previously fooled social media users with this story, among others.
In actual fact, the statements from the show's producers after the incident were rather laid back.
The fifth snowflake did appear on some TV feeds. Ernst said producers had known several seconds in advance the ring would not pop up, and so the Russian channel broadcast pre-shot footage from the rehearsal instead. He said there was no need to make a "sensation" out of it.