Following Ukraine’s win at Eurovision 2016, the reactions came thick and fast. Russia’s famed composer Filip Kirkorov called for jury reform, noting that 21 of 42 juries blanked the Russian performer. Russian MP Elena Drapeko suggested Russia’s third-place finish was the result anti-Russian sentiment: “This is partly a consequence of the propaganda war of information that is being waged against Russia…There is a general demonisation of Russia – that we are all evil, that our athletes are doping, that our planes violate airspace.”

The nail-biting voting segment really upped the drama and left all of us on the edge of our seats. The team from wiwibloggs weren’t thinking about politics or nation branding, but rather the singer and the fact that two weeks (and many months!) of Eurovision blogging were finally reaching a grand climax. As you can see below, we let it all out — whoops, cheers, voices jumping three octaves and people climbing chairs. Please note: This is celebrating Jamala’s victory — it is not celebrating Sergey’s loss.

The video captures the confusion that many viewers felt. When Ukraine came second in the televote (around the 1:00 mark), many mistakenly thought that Russia had won overall. But owing to the new voting presentation, it was still unclear until producers revealed Sergey’s total points and displayed the result. As you can see in the video, wiwiblogger William managed to do the math in his head a bit more quickly (around 1:57) and starts shrieking before the masses. When the result is confirmed the press room lets rip and it’s just so adorable!

Ukrainian fans watch Jamala’s performance in the press room

Jamala’s reaction at her winner’s press conference

#eurovision winner @jamalajaaa is very excited. #eurovision2016 #cometogether

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karminowe.usta
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karminowe.usta

sonic0201, I totally agree with you. I also calculated all and I know Sergey couldn`t win. Jury hurt him so much. 404 points – it`s impossible. If all juries gave him 1-3 points he could win. But it not happen. Sergey is my personal winner. His performance are very exciting furthermore I love his voice. I can listen his songs all day:)

karminowe.usta
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karminowe.usta

In my opinion Ukraine isn`t good choice. Jamala`s song is good but not winner. In my opinion Jamala deserved for third/fourth place. Sergey and Dami Im were better.

ADmir
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ADmir

This winner of the Eurovision Song Contest is Sergei and Dami, but not exactly Jamala

Oxana
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Oxana

power b.
ooh, your opinion is very important for us!
do you know that meme? 🙂

an esc fan
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an esc fan

Sorry but in my opinion, the song 1944 has no positive purpose.
Why put the blame and guilt upon ordinary people that live today.
Ukraine is not an example of respecting human rights today, and
I am not talking only about LGBT, but also about etnic minorities
that are caught in the middle of your war and are even tortured.

eurana
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eurana

I hated Eurorovision Song Contest this year. I hated it !

power b.
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power b.

Oksana, I told you before in Russian, I am gonna repeat in English to make it clear, please read my lips: f*ck you and your opinion. Thanks.

Oxana
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Oxana

power b.
“too bad you didn’t show how they were screaming nationalist slogans”

that “nationalist slogan” as you call it is our greeting. haven’t you seen how our pretty Zlata announced points from Ukraine and said “Slava Ukrayini’ istead of “hello”? you should stop using Russian leaflets and look around. No one cares about neutral greeting while you making an issue out of it. also they shouted “Jamala you’re the best, we love you” at the press conference. extreme nationalism at its worst 🙂

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

What are some people in that video wearing? It’s a major event, and as accredited press, at least be business casual, although wearing the company attire is OK too.

Even some in the audience, wearing tank tops, come on, the arenas get cold!

power b.
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power b.

too bad you didn’t show how they were screaming nationalist slogans at press centre

sonic0201
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sonic0201

@Oxana
Well, I see the irony factor behind it, but I don’t really want to get into this Ukraine vs. Russia conflict more.

Oxana
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Oxana

sonic0201
“Sergey needed 404 points”

you know, it must be best joke that has been pulled on Russia regarding math.
do you know how Russian call Ukraine after they invaded it?
Country 404
looks like someone over the clouds have great sense of humor. it can also explain why Jamala is not 1st for jury or televoters, but can be a winner in total. It’s called justice. Only higher powers can pull that trick.

Oxana
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Oxana

fikri
“i hope all of ukraine can sleep soundly at night knowing they’ve robbed russia and australia of their rightful victory”

that’s hard for us. excitement and joy torments us to the extent that we can’t sleep or even feel ashamed for harming poor Russia. Yesterday we tore all of our garmoshka’s while celebrated, do you have any to sell us, so we can keep play it and dance? 🙂

Paul
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Paul

I’m just wondering about the amounts of alcohol ingested in that press room.
Anyway, the press room looked like another public viewing in Europe 😛

Rock Me
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Rock Me

Jamala won.Sergey was 5th with the juries & Australia was 4th in televoting so Jamala scored the most points.
END OF STORY.

Schmuck
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Schmuck

Ukraine ist the worst song ever, the noise is like when you step on a cat for 3 minutes (I know is my opinion and so worthly like any other opinion). They just won because of the political reasons, one of the most seen shows of the year world wide against Putin. Something that I found not bad, but it was enough having this noise in the final, it didn´t have to win to face Putin’s Politics. This is something that should be solved my NATO and not by Eurovision.
Winners: *****HUNGARY*****SPAIN******BULGARIA******AUSTRALIA*****

sonic0201
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sonic0201

Sergey needed 404 points from televoting. That looked immedietly impossible to me. No one ever has scored higher than 400, and considering 2nd Ukraine also scored over 300, Ukraine already has taken away lots of 12 and 10 points.

Still
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Still

@fikri and how exactly did Russia and Australia BOTH get robbed? You are ridiculous. Sergey respects Jamala’s win, as Dami Im does. Get over it. They have to most right to complain, and they don’t. Maybe you could learn something from them.

Danish
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Danish

Ukraine won. Fairly.

And these comments actually start making me wonder if they were not supposed to get lower score due to judging how Europe is ‘supposed’ to vote.

fikri
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fikri

@esc 2016: yeah, keep telling yourself that, boo boo. <3

Marco
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Marco

Has anyone noticed how cute Edd and William were sitting and watching there together? 😀 gotta love team Wiwi

esc 2016
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esc 2016

Jamala was and is the right winner

an esc fan
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an esc fan

Do you remember when Marija Serifovic (serbian winner 2007) and Samra
went to dinner a few weeks ago and Marija said : ”The winner will be a girl,
do you want to bet ?”
Everybody said that it is impossible, because at that time the favourites were
all men, but it seems that Marija was right.
I’m not saying that is something wrong involved, but I have just remembered
that and I don’t know if it was just a lucky guess, or she is very clever.
Anyway Jamala was not my favourite, I liked many others.

fikri
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fikri

i hope all of ukraine can sleep soundly at night knowing they’ve robbed russia and australia of their rightful victory. 🙁