Eurovision Song Contest: The best Twitter reactions to UK entry Joe and Jake

The best shot the UK have had at Eurovision glory in years? Quite possibly

Jess Denham
Saturday 14 May 2016 21:48 BST
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Joe and Jake were selected by the UK public to represent us at Eurovision 2016
Joe and Jake were selected by the UK public to represent us at Eurovision 2016

Joe and Jake have given Eurovision 2016 their best shot in Stockholm, Sweden, storming the arena with the catchy "You're Not Alone". But have they done enough to break the UK's tradition of, well, waving goodbye to the contest from the bottom or near bottom of the results table?

Viewers have been reacting to the boys' performance on social media, flooding Twitter with overwhelming praise for their efforts. Sure, there were some catty remarks about the bland, generic nature of the song, but there's no denying it was a Eurovision-friendly effort. Here are some of the funnier snippets of feedback sent across the internet tonight:

Graham Norton has been providing yet more wonderfully sarcastic commentary on the performances and results, while you can follow our live blog here.

Russia remain the favourites to win despite a history of booing at Eurovisin on account of the country's poor gay rights and the Ukraine crisis. Australia's Dami Im, returning to represent the nation's second chance at victory, is also a hot bet with the bookmakers, followed by France's upbeat club tune "J'ai Cherche".

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Norton paid tribute to the late Sir Terry Wogan during song nine, which was when the legendary broadcaster told him it was alright to start drinking. He encouraged viewers to raise a glass as the hosts, Sweden, performed.

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