Hardly had the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 final kicked off in Rotterdam on Saturday, when Twitter saw a tsunami of reaction from people who enjoy the show online and are sharing thoughts - and memes - fresh from the oven.
As musicians from different countries continued to take over the Ahoy stage, people flocked to Twitter to discuss how Lady Gaga might sue the music contest, how "charismatic" the Russian singer, Manizha, is, and what Teletubbies have to do with one of the performances - along with many other jokes and memes.
With 26 countries delivering songs in the final, there is time left for people to make up their minds about their favourite, but some people seem to have already made a decision. Others have invented their own Eurovision bingos - and you are free to join the game.
We're...five...songs in. 🇪🇺#Eurovision2021 pic.twitter.com/xCzkKLryLT— Dr. Nicoletta Fala (@nifaflies) May 22, 2021
Some have suggested that there were similarities between one participant's song and the music of Lady Gaga, prompting a wave of speculation that the American pop diva might feel critically toward it.
Lady Gaga watching Cyprus #Eurovision #Eurovision2021 pic.twitter.com/9JmE9dx9Xe— Jack Ryan Miller (@jackryanmiller) May 22, 2021
When you buy Lady Gaga on AliExpress#Eurovision #Eurovision2021 #cyprus pic.twitter.com/rPDpObmTvE— Corrado Francke (@corradofr_) May 22, 2021
Lady Gaga watching Cyprus #Eurovision2021 pic.twitter.com/HbrEgpObCY— anneC (@Carbs999) May 22, 2021
Lady Gaga when she hears El Diablo and realises Cyprus has just ripped off Bad Romance #Eurovision pic.twitter.com/8Na2meopr5— James (@James_Bren_) May 22, 2021
Many people enjoyed the performance by Manizha, the Russian contestant, for the song "Russian Woman". While praising the strong message of the song, users also came up with memes based on Manizha's creative outfit for the performance.
When you want to go back out to the club but also want keep socially distanced...#Eurovision2021 pic.twitter.com/tpGlZ9wu04— Frankie Stanford (@frankiestanford) May 22, 2021
What a strong message 💜✨— Terry Reintke (@TerryReintke) May 22, 2021
THIS ANGER. THIS ENERGY. THIS POWER.
Manizha has my vote.
Such a strong fighter for women’s rights and LGBTI* rights.
A true inspiration.
Love this 😘😘😘#Eurovision #RUS
So this year my mum dressed up as Manizha and unleashed her inner Russian Woman, what do you all think? :) pic.twitter.com/nV7HezVyG3— Sam 🇸🇲 🇫🇷🇷🇺🇺🇦🇦🇱 (@SamMarinoESC) May 22, 2021
Manizha's performance even inspired a trending hashtag #WeAreRussianWomen.
this trend tonight after manizha’s performance #eurovision— 𝔳𝔦𝔠𝔱𝔬𝔯𝔦𝔞 (@groupiesluv) May 22, 2021
🤍 💙 ❤️ pic.twitter.com/5AA2eqwwTH
Some particularly enjoyed the performance by the Greek singer, which was stuffed with fascinating special effects, but viewers also could not help but compare it to... the Teletubbies.
Greece's entry was a blast from the past #Eurovision #Eurovision2021 pic.twitter.com/SpcudMWoNi— Cormac Clare (@Cormacclare) May 22, 2021
Tinky winky had a hell of a makeover to represent Greece #Eurovision pic.twitter.com/A14zmxDHgk— Adam Jacobs (@Run_lumpy_Run) May 22, 2021
producers: how much green screen do you want?— simone (@simonemalec) May 22, 2021
greece: yes#Eurovision pic.twitter.com/Ao7iXavLGj
The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 was postponed from the year 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. The final show, taking place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, will decide the fate of next year's contest, set to take place in the winner country.