The 2021 Eurovision Song Contest has just wrapped up on a Sunday morning, Aussie time. That means we now know the winner, ahead of the SBS rebroadcast at a more appropriate time on Sunday night.
This article does what it says on the tin: it’s gonna spoil Eurovision by telling you who won.
So if you’re keen to maintain the suspense and watch the full thing in the evening, click away now. You’ve been warned.
Still with us? Good.
The winner of the 2021 Eurovision song contest is… Italian rock band Måneskin with their song “Zitti E Buoni”.
Måneskin were among the favourites to win, so this doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Still, it’s always nice to see a total banger come out on top.
“We just want to say, to the whole of Europe and to the whole world, rock and roll never dies!” the band’s lead singer said after taking the gong.
Australia’s 12 jury points, announced by Joel Creasey, went to Maltese singer Destiny and her song “Je me casse”.
Our 12 points from the public vote went to Icelandic band Daði og Gagnamagnið and their song “10 Years”.
Sadly our own Montaigne got knocked out of the comp in the semi-finals. Travel restrictions meant she couldn’t perform live in Rotterdam, which probably didn’t help her chances.
Quite a few countries flopped during the public vote, but he UK got zero points from both the public and the juries. Ooft.
The Netherlands hosted Eurovision this year after last year’s event fell victim to the coronavirus pandemic.
This meant that meant a few artists returned, albeit with different songs, while other countries chose different contestants altogether.
The contest was hosted by three Dutch TV personalities plus beauty YouTuber NikkieTutorials.
— Eurovision Song Contest (@Eurovision) May 22, 2021
Anyway, now that you have this knowledge, please don’t be that person who spoils it for everyone else who’s waiting to watch the full thing tonight.
Instead, just vent quietly among those of us who were obsessed enough to wake up at 5 AM to watch it live.
Thank you Europe.