Eurovision breaks Twitter record as Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst wins for 2014
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.
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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
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The Eurovision Song Contest is the longest-running annual international TV song competition, held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union since 1956.Find out more