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#Eurovision 2017

By Alice Berverton-Palmer

The highs and lows, the wows and LOLs - Twitter came alive on Saturday night for the final of the #Eurovision Song Contest, generating around 8 million Tweets over the course of the evening.

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The evening’s conversation peaked at the very moment that Portugal were confirmed as winners, with a huge spike of 58K Tweets per minute (TPM).

Not far behind though was that moment when an excitable fan crashed the stage during one of the interval performances, triggering 52K TPM.

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Here’s the top 5:

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Portugal might have taken the crown, but it was their neighbours Spain who - despite a middling result in the voting - seemed to dominate the Twitter conversation.

Not only was Manel Navarro (@ManelNMusic) the most-discussed performer on the night, but the most-Retweeted Tweet also related to the Spanish representative:

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These were the top 5 most-mentioned performers:

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Working closely with @Eurovision, once again we launched a bespoke set of Twitter emojis, giving fans the chance to add a bit of flair to their Tweets:

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Going one better, this was the first year a collection of Twitter Stickers went live. Fans could kit out their #Eurovision Tweets by adding the Eurovision trophy, a microphone and much more:

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Before we say goodbye for another year, let’s remind ourselves of the funniest moments from #Eurovision 2017.

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@alice

Alice Berverton-Palmer

‎@alice‎

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