From Geri Halliwell to Paloma Faith to Aiden Grimshaw, every single UK Eurovision rumour seemed to originate on Twitter. So now that we finally know who will be flying the Union Jack in Copenhagen, we decided to dip into the Twittersphere to judge the general reaction. 

Many were optimistic

Some drew comparisons

Others have already jumped the gun

Most were a bit more restrained but positive nonetheless

Certain people already consider it a favourite

Of course there are always sceptics…

Although they can be converted

A lot were just glad for some modernity

There were plenty offering advice and support

And the news is even being used to gain recruits to the Euro-fandom

Does it have a hidden meaning?

It’s always nice to see neighbours supporting each other

And not forgetting the main lady herself

Padraig Jude contributed this report from Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PadraigJude. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

Photo: Molly Smitten-Downes