Eurovision 2017 gets Tweeters Talking!
This year's Eurovision Song Contest final generated a phenomenal amount of Twitter activity – topping both the Broadcast and 24/7 Leaderboards for Saturday, more Tweets were sent about Eurovision than the General Election!
Portugal emerged victorious, with a poignant love song performed by Salvador Sobral. Portugal's offical hashtag for the competition, #por, appeared in 1.1% of Total Tweets as the Twitterverse debated the song. Graham Norton also featured consistently in Twitter activtiy across the final, with his witty narration aggregating 14,361 mentions.
Key Twitter moments throughout the show included Croatia's 'popera' performance which sparked over 19,500 Tweets in just two minutes!
Lucie Jones generated 45,760 Tweets in the five minutes after her performance for the UK, and was mentioned in 1.9% of Tweets across the whole day too. Croatia's artistic performance caused the highest spike in tweets across the whole programme, but the unexpected stage invasion came in at a close second.
Overall, with an average of 780 Tweets per minute across the entire day, Eurovision generated 1.1M Total Tweets, 22.3% of which contained Positive Sentiment!
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