‘This is not a sketch!’: Graham Norton pokes fun at the UK’s second place Eurovision success and ‘what is happening’ starts trending… as the nation shares collective shock after YEARS of ‘nul points’
Graham Norton hilariously poked fun at the UK’s after the nation came in second place at the Eurovision final, while viewers frantically took to social media to share their collective shock.
The UK incredibly came in second place during the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, with Ukraine clinching victory after winning a stomping 439 points from the public tele-vote, giving them a grand total of 631.
Britain had stormed to the top of the leaderboard after the jury vote with 283 points, and earned an extra 183 points from the public, putting them in second place with 466.
Wow! Eurovision viewers frantically took to social media to share their collective shock over the United Kingdom’s success following years of ‘nul points’
Despite the UK’s poor Eurovision history in recent years, Sam Ryder, 32, proved he could break the trend with his popular performance of Space Man, bucking the ‘nil point’ trend.
And Graham Norton couldn’t help but express his surprise as he humorously insisted that it was ‘not a glitch’ or a ‘sketch’ as the UK kept creeping up the leaderboard during scoring.
Responding to his success on the jury leaderboard, Sam Ryder gushed: ‘Thank you so much… there’s so much gratitude sitting around in this green room… what an experience.’
Thrilled: The UK stormed to the top of the jury leaderboard at Saturday’s final Eurovision Song Contest after Sam Ryder represented the nation
And viewers were equally as shocked by the UK’s popularity, as ‘what is happening’ quickly began trending on Twitter as the tension increased during the final.
One person tweeted: ‘I love the fact that WHAT IS HAPPENING is trending because the whole of the UK is collectively losing their minds about us not being complete pariahs in #Eurovision.’
Another wrote: ‘FRANCE GAVE THE UK 12 POINTS? WHAT IS HAPPENING?! IS EVERYONE OK? #Eurovision’
A third added: ‘What is happening????? did we somehow end up in the multiverse?? why is everyone giving the uk points??’
Thrilled: Despite the UK’s poor Eurovision history in recent years, Sam proved he could break the trend and performed well in the competition, bucking the ‘nil point’ trend
Amazed: Viewers took to Twitter to share their shock as ‘what is happening’ began trending on Twitter as the nation couldn’t believe the UK received so many voter
And a fourth said: ‘I DON’T KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING, BUT I’M LIVING!!! #UnitedKingdom #EUROVISION.’
It comes after Sam was placed as second-favourite to win the song contest after bookies stacked him at 8/1 for the win.
It was a huge improvement since the 69/1 odds when the bookies first opened up their bets.
Popular: Sam, 32, left viewers impressed with his incredible rendition of Space Man and saw him earn a staggering 283 votes from the jury