Five Million Tweets for #Eurovision 2014

By Dan Biddle

The Eurovision Song Contest Final drew massive audiences and over 5 million Tweets as Europe came together to witness @ConchitaWurst’s victory.

The glamour, glitz and glorious camp of #Eurovision delivered on its annual promise of a must-tweet spectacle, generating a massive 5,384,678 Tweets sent around the broadcast.

The peak of Twitter activity came when Austria’s @ConchitaWurst was announced as the winner, with 47,136 Tweets per minute (TPM). That moment was followed closely by Conchita’s performance, generating 42,660 TPM.

And the third most tweeted about moment came as France’s @TwinTwinOhYeah unleashed #Moustache on the world (39,353 TPM).

Despite being the third most tweeted about moment of the evening, France achieved the fewest number of votes in the final, coming last with only two points.

@ConchitaWurst won not only Eurovision 2014, but also gained a massive number of followers on Twitter.

Five Million Tweets for #Eurovision 2014

The Twitter conversation lit up Europe all night. Click the image below to explore the interactive animation of the Twitter activity. 

Five Million Tweets for #Eurovision 2014

Click on map to interact with it. Map created with CartoDB.

The night belonged to Conchita, with Twitter users from across the UK lending their support…

And her victory was celebrated across Twitter:

With Austria’s win inspiring some dangerous talk of stars aligning…

Once again, the Eurovision Song Contest proved itself to be a grand unifier across Europe’s living rooms, with Twitter at the heart of the connected television experience that Eurovision has come to exemplify.

It was a night of grand spectacle and big Tweets. But the last word should go to the popular winner: