Eurovision song contest: Watch hosts steal the show with perfect Eurovision song, 'Love Love Peace Peace'

Hosts Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw performed the show-stopping track, 'Love Love Peace Peace', packed with references to past years

Clarisse Loughrey
Sunday 15 May 2016 09:53 BST

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Louise Thomas

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How awkward is it that we couldn't even vote for what was clearly the best song of the night?

Yes, all entrants were soon forgotten when hosts Sweden came on to perform the ultimate interval act, somehow even upstaging Justin Timberlake himself with a song they claimed combined all the elements of previous winners.

The titled "Love Love Peace Peace", as performed by hosts Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw, turned out to be the ultimate dream for any Eurovision fan; packed with references to the most bizarre, sublime entrants of past years.

We had battle horns, epic violin players, Russian grandmothers baking bread, a man in a hamster wheel, a burning piano, sexy butter churners, and heavy metal monsters. Does Eurovision get any better than this?

That said, the night's winner turned out to be the surprisingly normal, and sincerely felt, Ukranian entry. Jamala's "1944", about the mass deportation of Tatars under Josef Stalin, moved voters across Europe to earn her first place with 534 points, forcing Dami Im's "Sound of Silence" for Australia and Sergey Lazarev's "You Are The Only One" to miss out on victory with 511 and 491 points respectively.

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