Awesome: Eurovision Song Contest

  • Any rock song. It's just so rare to have a rock song in Eurovision.
  • According the the judges, Fairytale by Alexander Rybak In 2009, it was given the highest score ever even if others would disagree.
  • The flash mob of 2010 managed to outshine every single entry in that show.
  • "Hello Millstreet, Sarajevo calling". The Bosnian judges phoning in from the middle of a literal warzone just to give their votes live. The audience seemed to think so too. This also doubles as a serious Heartwarming Moment, thanks to the warm applause the audience gives.
  • France's entry in 2009, Et s'il fallait le faire by Patricia Kaas. Only one person on stage, hardly any light or stage show, just 2 minutes and 45 seconds of singing followed by a tiny bit of dancing. Listen to the audience reactions.
  • In 2006, Lordi (Finland) won the contest. Cue Eurovision 2012 with Lordi as the spokeman for Finland.
  • In 1982, a German girl named Nicole won with a sweet ballad about world peace. On the winner's reprise she then switched between four languages in under three minutes.
  • The butterflies used to show each country's flag 2013 were beautifully made and just plain epic; they would fly in, land were the country's flag should be right before the country performed their song, and fly away off-screen.
    • The butterflies were also used to present which countries that qualified for the final. There would be a shadow resembling a butterfly, and when a country was revealed, the country's butterfly would appear on that spot. Just see it for yourself.
  • 2014's winner, Gender Bender and The Cutie Conchita Wurst, using her victory moment to deliver a short but powerful speech — “This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom. You know who you are — we are unity and we are unstoppable.”
  • Even before Conchita Wurst, 1998 winner Dana International. At the time of her entry of the contest, there had been no (out) LGBT representatives to the contest before, making her, a transgender woman, a landmark. When she won on the final vote, it suddenly became all the more evident that the LGBT community and Eurovision went hand in hand, and her victory allowed for more LGBT contestants to enter in the years to come.
    • Actually, there had been LGBT artists representing in Eurovision for years and years before Dana came around, but they all performed without any hints of their sexuality. The first time a sexual minority was visible onstage was Norway's 1986 entry "Romeo" by Ketil Stokkan, where a drag queen from a local troupe performed backup dancing.