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25 Of The Most Ridiculous Moments Of Eurovision 2017

Dancing gorillas and Australian nudity.

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1. The fact that Eurovision's theme this year is "CELEBRATE DIVERSITY" but the hosts were three white men.

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And the two on the right clearly forgot to mention the sequin dress code to the poor guy on the left.

2. Belarus did a full impromptu snog at the end of their song.

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3. And then the dude from Romania obviously didn't want to be left behind but uhhhh, it probably was not rehearsed.

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4. Poland had this weird lyric that was mildly concerning.

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5. And Norway followed with this equally worrying lyric that called for us to reach for our phones to call the cops before voting even began.

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6. No really, is everyone in Europe okay?

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7. Still, not as ridiculous as Romania and their romantic rap/yodel combination, accompanied by a glitter cannon in peak Eurovisionness.

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8. Croatia won the spotlight when he basically sang a duet with himself.

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Get you a man who can do both.

9. Austria performed with a giant moon that resembled the DreamWorks logo.

Wanna feel old? This is what the Dreamworks kid looks like now. #eurovision

10. Azerbaijan had a horse going up a stepladder for some reason and it was basically not acknowledged at all???

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11. And the internet really had fun with the chalkboard she brought along.

12. This sketch halfway through was weird AF but reminded us what Eurovision is really about: hot men.

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13. Italy had a literal dancing monkey with a rainbow bow tie centre stage in their performance.

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14. And Italy's performance was generally just peak Italian.

When you're Italian and singing at #Eurovision #ITA

15. Moldova's performance revolved around some truly fancy footwork.

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16. And they kinda looked charmingly similar to a gang of penguins.

Moldova looking like the Penguins of Madagascar #Eurovision

17. Moldova's epic sax man, who also performed in 2010, returned with pretty much the greatest glow-up of all time.

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18. Then the Netherlands performed and their backdrop included what may have honestly been a cry for help.

When someone asks how I am doing #Eurovision

Twitter: @TechnicallyRon

19. Sweden's song involved running on treadmills while singing "I can't go on", which was kinda contradicting, but OK.

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20. And obviously it couldn't quite live up to this legendary performance.

21. During interval this man literally mooned on stage with an Australian flag, which was a bit unexpected.

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Graham Norton then quickly apologised.

22. And then during the points, Katrina from the UK mentioned winning Eurovision in 1997. Then a host presenter responded that 1997 was the year he was born.

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23. Salvador of Portugal reacted hilariously literally every time he received any votes.

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24. Portugal was swiftly proclaimed the winner, and obviously Salvador's reaction was obviously really, really sweet.

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BBC / Courtesy of EBU

25. Which he followed with a really heartwarming rant about the importance of ~feeling~ in music.

"Music is not fireworks, music is feelings" #Eurovision

so close but so far away #Eurovision

Till next year, Eurovision. Thank you for 2017.

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The performer in 3 were from Romania. An earlier version of this article said they were representing Belgium.

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