AUSTRALIA 🇦🇺 If you check thee Aussie Tweets for Jessica Mauboy’s performance and result you can inly say one thing: the Aussies feel robbed especially by the UK who didn’t vote for them. Obviously they didn’t notice thee dreadful dress of their signer nor heard the out of notes sining performance throughout here three minutes on stage.
Graciously and quite suspiciously the juries boosted the Australian entry in there voting while the European public only gave 9 points to the country, ranking Australia as 26th in the public voting.
Of course Australians blame the politics (although those politics ranked them in thee top fiver recently and twice). ‘The Brits did not give Australia any points. Republic now!’ one person demanded while another tweeted ‘Australia is not your toy Europe, you stupid boy’.Several celebrities even got in on the mix with Adam Hills telling his followers that he’d be voting for the Aussie icon: ‘Just dawned on me I can actually vote for. I’m on it, Jess!’ he wrote.
A gracious Mauboy took the loss in her stride, telling fans that she gave it her all. ‘I really, honestly felt like I gave my all and sung my heart out as much as I could,’ Mauboy said. ‘To think Australia is now part of [this], we’re representing each other, we’re competing, we get to write and deliver songs on that stage. Getting to the final was all I could think about … and I felt like I won anyway to be there. I am so happy. Thank you so much. Thank you for supporting diversity,’ she said as she took the stage after her win was announced. Mauboy said she realised the Israeli singer would be the front-runner after meeting her in Tel Aviv at a fan party in April.
‘Netta deserves it, I met her in Israel and I knew then she was such a strong woman,’ Mauboy said. ‘To see her up there so empowered, as a female artist and musician, it was really, really gorgeous.’
The competition was saturated with other controversies. Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira, who had been tipped by bookmakers to win with her fiery number that heavily featured sequins, won second place which devastated fans.
And a stage invader grabbed the microphone from the United Kingdom’s Eurovision performer SuRie mid performance. Before he was tackled by security the protester appeared to say: ‘Nazis of the UK media, we demand freedom.’ Australian commentator Joel Creasey was widely applauded for calling SuRie’s stage invader ‘some absolute c**khead’ on live TV. Included in those accolades was a tweet from J.K.Rowling who said Creasey’s response proved Australia deserved to be in the competition.