Eurovision: The Happy, The Unhappy, The Jamala

With Eurovision 2016 wrapping up last night, Twitter is still on fire. Here's what everyone's talking about.

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Jamala sings 1944 [image source:]

With Eurovision 2016 wrapping up last night, Twitter is still on fire. The bottom line is that 72,915 tweets were flicking out per minute just after the winner, Ukraine’s Jamala, was announced. However, the content of those tweets ranges from massively excited to downright ticked off.

Australians are unhappy that Dami Im, their sequinned representative, was way ahead with the judges but let down by public vote.

Russians are unhappy that Jamala’s song, 1944, is pretty darn anti-kremlin.

J.K. Rowling is unhappy that her husband voted for Poland’s Michal Szpak.

And both the UK and the US are just happy Justin Timberlake was involved.

See the winning song below:

What did you think about Eurovision 2016? Massive success? Or a bit of a judging disaster?

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Sam Ferrante is a poet, editor, facilitator, and writer born on Long Island, college-fed in Western New York and Paris, and then poetically raised in Buffalo, NY; Ireland; and Australia. A former member of the Pure Ink Poetry team in Buffalo and a regular competitor in Dublin's Slam Sunday, Sam was a Co-Creative Producer at Melbourne-based Slamalamadingdong in addition to serving on the Melbourne Spoken Word Committee. Sam has been published in Ghost City Press, Blowing Raspberries, and The Dirty Thirty Anthology and has been featured at The Owl & Cat Session, La Mama Poetica, Girls on Key, and White Night 2016 among others. Her debut book of poetry, Pick Me Up, got rave reviews from her Mom. She is currently the Editor of CrowdInk.