Last night the 2014 Eurovision song contest dominated Twitter generating more than 5.3 million tweets, peaking at the victory of the crowned winner – Austrian, bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst. Wurst's performance of the song 'Rise like a Phoenix' triggered a storm of enthusiasm from viewers who flocked to Twitter to show their support, clocking up an average 47,136 tweets per minute, according to the micro-blogging site. In total there were a 5,384, 678 tweets sent - smashing last year's total of 3.76 million across Europe - which at the time made it the most tweeted-about TV show of 2013, excluding sport, according to Twitter.
Last Day of this fantastic Journey. Because of YOU i live my Dream! Thank you so so much!! We are unstoppable!— conchita wurst (@ConchitaWurst) May 10, 2014
WE ARE NOT WORTHY! pic.twitter.com/REyDvRSks4— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 10, 2014
Anyone elses timeline basically look like this? pic.twitter.com/18W3n16fw8— dan barker (@danbarker) May 10, 2014