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27 Of The Most Ridiculous Moments Of Eurovision 2016

It was truly a night to remember.

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1. The night started with the contestants entering on a catwalk featuring other people wearing really weird outfits, like this person, who was dressed like a swan.

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2. And this person, who is clearly the king of toilet paper??

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3. Belgium opened the show, and people...um...noticed something about her song.

belgium performing another one bites the dust there #eurovision

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I like Disco Sonia and her rip off of 'Play that Sax' #Eurovision #Belgium

4. People were thirsty for the Dutch contestant. He randomly stopped performing for 10 seconds halfway through his song to stare seductively in the camera, probably to hypnotise you into voting for him.

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AmsterDAAAAAAMN BOY YOU FINE #Eurovision

I've often said that there's a market for Dutch country & western #Eurovision

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5. Then Hungary's contestant stepped on to the stage, and people were even more thirsty. They also noted that he looked kind of familiar.

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this past year without One Direction has not been kind to Zayn #Eurovision

6. But mostly people were just mad that he didn't tuck in his shirt.

Didn't his mother see the dress rehearsal?
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Didn't his mother see the dress rehearsal?

7. Then Israeli Adam Lambert and his spinning faceless dancers took to the stage to sing a ballad.

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Do you see the dancer? DO YOU?

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"Coming out Saturday, mate?" "Nah, busy." "What are you up to?" "Hard to explain."

8. Germany's entry, Jamie-Lee, dressed like this, and people (including Graham Norton) had some things to say about it.

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* watches Dragonball once * #Eurovision

9. Captain Hook/Weird Al Yankovic/Alanis Morrisette was representing Poland this year.

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Alanis Morisette's let herself go. #eurovision

10. Despite the fact that Australia also competed last year, people are still kind of not over it.

The U.K. may leave, but Australia will never leave the EU. #aus

"Australia is a big part of Europe and should definitely be in the Eurovision Song Contest."

11. The first group performance came from Cyprus. Their entrance was accompanied by this absolutely incredible zoom.

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Truly iconic.

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12. The camerawork made the fact that all of the band members were in cages slightly less weird, tbh.

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13. Croatia's entry wore this outfit, and people were concerned that she had ordered a couple of sizes too big.

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This girls lost a lot of weight since the dress fitting #Eurovision

I'd like Croatia to win because it is so much fun to say in French 'Crow-ah-see, douze points ' #Eurovision

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14. Her song included some really deep lyrics.

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15. Russia's contestant took some inspiration from The Notebook for his staging.

"if you're a bird, i'm a bird" – me #eurovision

(His song was amazing though, so we can forgive him for the ridiculous staging.)

16. Spain's threw herself on the floor in the middle of her performance and the entire arena went black. It was uncertain whether this was intentional or not.

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(It turned out it was.)

17. She also danced like your dad at a wedding.

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18. Even though Georgia's group weren't ~that~ exciting, they did give us the sweetest moment of the night.

😭
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😭

19. There was a really, really random appearance from Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, who said what we were all thinking.

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20. Then even more randomly (or probably because America is watching Eurovision for the first time this year), Justin Timberlake showed up.

He was there promoting his new movie, Dreamworks' Trolls.OK, JUSTIN.
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He was there promoting his new movie, Dreamworks' Trolls.

OK, JUSTIN.

21. People took the piss.

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22. Before the voting could be announced, this year's presenters decided to do something completely unprecedented. They performed a song about the best ways to win Eurovision.

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Seriously, it was truly phenomenal.

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23. Then this woman came onstage, playing the character of "Lynda Woodruff", and she made some weird jokes.

Don't make me repeat them. Just take my word for it.
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Don't make me repeat them. Just take my word for it.

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24. After that, we thought the voting would start. But NOPE, first we were treated to a documentary about how Eurovision was created.

This is a vicar baptising a baby with the name "Katrina and the Waves". Yeah, idk either.
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This is a vicar baptising a baby with the name "Katrina and the Waves". Yeah, idk either.

25. The voting FINALLY began, and Iceland's representative was holding a dog, because why the hell not?

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26. Then Malta gave the UK 12 points, which is basically completely ridiculous.

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27. But the most WTF moment of the night was UNQUESTIONABLY the crazy amount of time when it looked like Australia was going to win the goddamn Eurovision Song Contest.

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Only for Ukraine to win at the absolute last second.

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Eurovision 2016: Potentially the most WTF Eurovision Song Contest of all time.

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And there's that iconic zoom, just one last time.