The Eurovision Song Contest Kicks Off This Week!


It’s here … the Eurovision Song Contest kicks off this week! We all know that Ireland is the most successful Eurovision country, winning a total of seven times – from ‘Hold Me Now Johnny’ to ‘Why Me Linda’ and winning three years in a row back in the glory days of the nineties.

Millions of us across Europe and the rest of the world will be glued to our TV screens for the semi-finals and grand finale, but in addition to that, Twitter is the perfect place for people to enjoy the banter with like-minded fans. A little over 5 million Tweets were sent in 2015, by 2016 this figure had already risen to around 7 million, and in 2017 around 11.5 million Tweets were shared across Eurovision week.

No matter where you are you can always #JoinTheEurovisionParty on Twitter! To mark this, Twitter has launched a special emoji, which depicts a glittering disco ball – a perfect representation of the Eurovision party spirit.



With the hashtag #JoinTheEurovisionParty people share their best Eurovision moments, comment live on what’s happening and make their own contribution to the biggest Eurovision party on Twitter. Eurovision becomes one big party on Twitter that everyone’s invited to.

See Eurovision for more details.