Brits hilarious reactions to UK’s record-breaking Eurovision performance as Ukraine wins song contest
We truly must be living in the multiverse because the UK somehow managed to come second in last night's Eurovision song contest, just behind winners Ukraine.
This, lets be honest - astonishing - turn of events marks our best performance in Eurovision in over 20 years and it's all thanks to TikTok star and singer Sam Ryder and his performance of "Space Man".
You can listen to the track below:
It was Ukraine that took the top spot, with rap-folk act Kalush Orchestra nabbing first place with 631 points - and people on social media were rightly beyond happy for the country which has defied the odds to win the competition despite battling ongoing aggression from its neighbour Russia.
However we're not going to lie, people in the UK were also a little beside themselves at the fact that we scored so highly on the night.
Cut to Sunday morning and 'We came second' is still trending highly on Twitter while users continue to share their thoughts fresh from their recently-blown-minds.
The idea of British people being sent into space seems popular in Europe #Eurovision
— Frankie Boyle (@frankieboyle) May 14, 2022
So Ukraine won the Eurovision Song Contest and England came second !!!! Is there anyone, anywhere who is in any doubt whatsoever that we are living in a pantomime?
— Laura Hamilton (@LauraHa35555477) May 15, 2022
WOW WE CAME SECOND AND NOT LAST??? OKAY THATS RLLY COOL THO
— THE RIVER SAW TØP (@RIVERISONMARS) May 14, 2022
Meanwhile, some just seemed earnestly happy that we managed to avoid so many 'nul points' results for a change.
To people who said we can’t win/will always come last, I hope we have changed that narrative. I’m so bored of the chat of people will never vote for us because of politics/brexit etc. Send a good song and act, Quite a lot of votes really.. be proud that we came second tonight ❤️
— Scott Mills (@scott_mills) May 15, 2022
i cannot believe this
we came second
the best result for the uk since 1998. the first top 3 since 2002. the first left hand side since 2011.
sam ryder, thank you SO much!
— liv ❤️🔥 (@liv_liv_liv__) May 14, 2022
Can we love and appreciate that everyone from the UK is speaking so positively about how we came second
At a time where we’d usually be slagging off every country we have come to say we are so proud of our entry
It may only be words and a feeling but we are all here for Ukraine
— Oley (@OliverWatchThis) May 14, 2022
In the time since Ukraine won, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has spoken out and offered his congratulations to his country's Eurovision champions.
Posting to Facebook, he said: "Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers Europe!"
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