Gogglebox is still going strong with the Channel 4 TV programme currently on its seventh series. Couples, friends and families across Britain spent the past week watching television shows, resulting in various reactions and sometimes hilarious commentary. One of the show’s main topics on Friday evening was the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest.

After co-hosts Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlöw took the stage, attention turned to the size and scale of the contest and Sweden as hosts.

Sandra from London

Steven and Christopher from Brighton

Baasit Siddiqui from Derby

The programme then focused on the bookies’ favourite — Russia’s Sergey Lazarev with “You Are The Only One”. “It is by far the best song in this Eurovision”, says Christopher.

As soon as Sergey interacts with the wings on the LED screen, it took the Michael family by surprise whilst the Malone family were quick to praise its clever staging.

Shortly afterwards, some of the viewers were dancing to the chorus. Sergey then climbs up the LED wall and lays down, which left Scarlett Moffatt baffled.

As the performance comes to an end, June from Liverpool pointed out on whether people will vote for Russia based on its staging rather than the song itself. “Yes, it’s ridiculous”, replied Leon.

Scarlett Moffatt from County Durham

Sergey Lazarev at Eurovision 2016

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power b.
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power b.

Oksana, since 2008, there is an alternation on broadcast and selection, with Russia-1 on even years, and Channel One on odd ones.

Oxana
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Oxana

power b
why they have 2 rival channels and rival artists then whey have to work on best result? any ideas?

aha, see, me witch knew there will be post about Jamala now 🙂

power b.
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power b.

Oksana, in case you didn’t know, Philip is a long time partner with channel Russia One, so no wonder he’s not going to contribute for next years entry cuz it’s the First channel turn to choose a performer, of course if they are going to send delegation in Ukraine.

power b.
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power b.

Instead of copy-pasted never ending posts
https://youtu.be/i-NHgQ8rSFw

Oxana
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Oxana

Maru fr,
unlike you, I’m not asking wiwi to “banish” all cottonheads or just mean people. I’m not a crybaby like you
worry not, wiwi will upload nice video about Jamala soon. hold your wig, honey 🙂

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Oxana, Wiwi won`t listen to you. You should go to comments of YouTube!
Wiwi, please write article about Jamala for Oxana! She so suffers that she are forced to be here!

Oxana
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Oxana

Rissians, you’re funny. it’s not 15th century to banish smth, it’s 21st when you can ban (now always, and more likely not in this case, technically speaking)
I dislike you too. Maybe I should ask wiwi to ban you? 🙂

Oxana
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Oxana

update:
Philip Kirkorov said that he won’t participate in the upcoming contest in 2017. Tho it’s still 1 year, he said he won’t have time during whole year because of his concert tour and overall busy schedule.

Alenka
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Alenka

Dear wiwiblogs, please banish Oxana from here for god’s sake. She’s insane. All her comments towards Russia sound disrespectful and full of hatred.

P.S. Sergey will always be a true winner of ESC 2016 in my heart. Greetings from Belarus.

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Banish Oxana please! She has run away from psychiatric hospital, obviously.

David Who
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David Who

This comments thread is absolutely appalling. The amount of personal attacks is unacceptable. If readers would like Wiwibloggs to continue to have a comments thread in the future, you must not personally attack one another.

Plum
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Plum

Ella,
Neither do I understand…

ella
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ella

And what does it have to do with Eurovision?

Oxana
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Oxana

read it carefully, Russians and Daan
who need to visit doctor is you, shameless liars!

Sydney law firm LHD Lawyers has filed the claim against the Russian Federation and President Vladimir Putin in the European Court of Human Rights.
The 3500-page claim makes its case based on the violation of passengers’ right to life, and the violation of protection from torture
http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/10m-sought-for-each-mh17-passenger/news-story/e78e08440480deff167182885ccc15cb

Plum
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Plum

Oxana,
You must have a rest and visit a doctor. You are worn out by this strange struggle, it’s clearly seen.

Oxana
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Oxana

Daan,
listen, jerk, Australian attorneys filled a lawsuit AGAINST PUTIN and they ask for $300 mln for MH17 victim’s relatives. do you think they are THAT stupid to fill lawsuit against Russian leader if it is Ukraine who killed these people?
you’re the same disgusting as your Russian friends.
STOP SPREADING LIES ABOUT JAMALA AND UKRAINE you bitches!

Daan van Wissen
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Plum, don’t worry, to me Russia will always be the winner of both 2015 and 2016. Oxana is just desperate and EXACTLY the stereotype of what is wrong with Ukraine: Hate. Every thread, she spews her hatred on everything what has to do with Russia and tries to go on with Propoganda for Ukraine. She isn’t able to see the problems in her country and the propoganda political war going on. I won’t believe Ukraine won fair. They must have pulled an Azerbaijan in my opinion. NOONE I spoke in Sweden, nor here in Netherlands, understands that this.. woman who… Read more »

Plum
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Plum

@Oxana, I’m only the reader and not the wrter here but… I’ve lost patience and I wd like to ask you… WHAT are you??? What the hell is your part here? Jamala is “the winner”, isn’t she? Sergey is “the looser”, isn’t he? So what makes you so concerned unhappy? Do you want me to publish the pictures of Sergey watching the contest results personnally for you here once again? These pictures and videos are available widely and you’ve already had every opportunity to enjoy them, and it’s out of doubt that you’ve enjoyed them much more than once or… Read more »

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Oxana, WHAT we had done? And WHO exactly? Reporter? Ok.
I don`t read the similar press. Therefore I can`t answer nothing about it.
I personally don`t respect authors of these articles.
But why are you so aggressive to all Russians? You accuse and offend all of us. Nobody of simple people hate Jamala! PEACE!

ella
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ella

@Oxana

You can judge by the content. There are dirty articles about Lazarev in the Russian media too. Why to pay attention to them? Why to boost ratings of such media.

Oxana
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Oxana

what about Ren TV? they claim that Jamala is man too! it’s legal TV channel accessible in every Russian house. are you saying they’re also “yellow press”? what about thousands of people who started to share this ‘sensation’? you’re disgusting and lost any sign of human beings!

ella
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ella

@Oxana

You are right, “Komsomolskaya Pravda” is a a yellow press too.

Oxana
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Oxana

all of your Russian propaganda press is yellow, do you have any mass media who say truth? nah. what about your stinky reporters who slept and ate at Jamala’ parents house to share “sensation” the next day? ah, let me guess, they are from Bulgaria too. why you’re so coward to admit what you have done? do you have self respect after that you did to Jamala?
what about your honest Russia 1 who said during translation that 1944 is about people who “moved from their land to find better future”? even your broadcaster lied about winning song twice!

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Zebb, “Such a dull song” – likely you speak about Jamala!

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Oxana, haha… It`s a yellow press!!! lol
Really you`re so silly that you consider it seriously!
Calm down, monkey!!!

Leksy
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Leksy

Wiwibloggs, thank you for this article. Its always intresting to see how ordinary europeance react on Eurovision perfomances =)
Sergey is great! Iloved his perfomance, his song, his voice and him as a singer =)

ella
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ella

It’s not too smart to collect info from tabloids. Moreover, the source of this article is Bulgarian tabloid. Why don’t you complain about them too?

Oxana
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Oxana

just look at that! they photoshoped her neck and say she’s a man!

http://vsluh.net/show-9751-dzhamala-okazalas-muzhchinoy.html
and therefore she’s not a valid winner! that’s their claim. have you ever seen such treatment to other ESC artists ever?

Oxana
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Oxana

pig, do you have any idea why people can be angry besides lack of sex and diarrhea? or it never happened to you to be angry with others? you always tried to compensate it with sex activities? hah. no wonder why Russia is most populated country in Eurasia with lowest intelligence.
what is that? you Russian pigs said Jamala appeared to be a man who got surgery in 2006. wtf??? are you going to say it is fake? you animals have to pay for your sick imagination!
http://vsluh.net/show-9751-dzhamala-okazalas-muzhchinoy.html

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Oxana, Hi my darling!!! How long you didn`t have sex?
You`re such angry! I`m afraid of you…

ella
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ella

This is not a political forum.

Oxana
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Oxana

anka and alike, to everyone who supports Russian song as respective winner I sincerely wish to your next artist to get the same pressure and lies as our Jamala got from Russia this year. I wish your artist’s private life being distorted, his family members deceived and bullied, I wish your jury to get thousands of angry calls and promises to harm them like our jury got from Russians this year. I wish you everything that our Ukrainian ESC delegation experienced during its way to victory. I want to laugh in your face when it happens. yeah. just like you… Read more »

Oxana
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Oxana

see these crazy Russians?
next year Russia will win ESC, you have no power to prevent it. they even won this year 🙂 everything you read or see with your own eyes is a lie, the only truth is that Russia won and will remain eternal winner of the ESC.

wiwi, you can close this site now, we’ll read name of Russian participant to vote for in the news.

anka
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anka

It is just hilarious how Oxana tries to convince people that only Russians voted for Sergey. Even under the article here that talks about the program in the UK and genuine British TV viewers’ reaction. The program was entirely devoted to Sergey performance. Still Oxana believes and wants you all to believe that it was an honest victory by the Ukraine (hahahahaha), that you, people, are stupid not being able to overlook the forgery in the jury voting, that if she collects all the puny dirt from her Ukrainian propaganda websites and brings it here she would finally be able… Read more »

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Where is William? I miss him…

QwertyUser
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QwertyUser

Oxana, shut up. Stop their Ukrainian propaganda. Half of your words – fake

ella
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ella

Thanks for this article Wiwibloggs. The video of an elderly woman asking, “Where is he going?” is hilarious :). I’ve never been a fan of Sergey in the past. But I’ve gained a lot of interest in him as an artist and as a person after Eurovision . I wouldn’t mind new info about him. Also, would love to read about my other favorites Bulgaria and Poland 😉

ella
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ella

@karminowe.usta

It’s from Jamala’s interview to Ukrainian press. She thought Sergey had a strong performance. Backstage they stood next to each other. He approached to her first and wished her good luck. She wished him good luck too. She saw that later Sergey was under so much pressure that it was difficult for him even to greet her when they passed by. She always shouted greetings to him loudly and laughed. I love that despite all the political arguments around the result, neither Jamala or Sergey said a bad word about each other. I respect them for this very much.

Oxana
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Oxana

oh, I forgot to mention that Russian asked Jamala to change citizenship, became Russian and move to Crimea if she’s so concerned about her parents.
she refused, but what was that? someone tried to snatch a girl who won ESC to attribute this victory to Russia? they must be desperate.

Oxana
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Oxana

Rebel555, of course! signed by Russians, 2 petitions to DQ Jamala, in addition various attempts to discredit her. to name only a few outrageous attempts for the last week – Russian media said that Jamala is not female, that Crimean Tatars angry with her song, Russia registered trademark “Jamala 1944” to sell goods and to make tourist tours to Crimea (whatta heck?). and finally, Russian propagandons stalked parents of Jamala for long time, then pretended to be someone else, eat and sleep and parent’s house and recorded what they heard. this is outrageous and I really hope Russia will be… Read more »

Rebel555
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Rebel555

@Oxana the petition who points the disagreement with the victory of Ukraine has more than 380 thousands signatures now… Ring any bells?

karminowe.usta
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karminowe.usta

In my house Sergey is absolutely number one. We voted for him because his performance is great.

Sergey touch my heart and I think he deserved to international career:)

I read comments below this article. What do you speak about Sergey-Jamala interaction? This topic interested me.

YoungsterJoey
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YoungsterJoey

@ESCaddict

There was no political bias in the juries. They simply knew it was an outdated song that would have worked (and even won) between 2004-2009 or were not fans of the staging that was basically Sweden 2015 (multiplied by 5), therefore lacked originality. It was too soon to do similar staging.

ESCaddict
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ESCaddict

Thanks, William. Keep adding stories as you see fit, including more in Sergey.
It is interesting to see how viewers (they are the ones who ESC is made for & the ones that keep ESC alive), loved Sergey.
The political bias of the juries have destroyed their credibility. They must go.

power b.
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power b.

Oh I loved it! Thanks for sharing William

Oxana
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Oxana

Maru fr, I’ll repeat my last action, I’ll ignore you again, piggy 🙂 you’re not even in first thousand here who wanted me to vanish, BUT, I stay, because of you /Gabriella, Cz Rep/ and what a coincidence, Gabriella, what is so political in my last comments in this thread? do you know what that strange word means? are you sure you do? or everything that you don’t like is “political” a priori? I wont ask why you mentioned diarrhea, I’m not that nosy to ask people about their private problems. But you can share what is politic as you… Read more »

Maya
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Maya

@Oxana
Same thing happened last year with Il Volo because they won the televote as well. The artist that wins the televote will always get a lot of attention obviously.

Gabriella
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Gabriella

Oxana, Are not you tired under each news about Sergei shed their dirt on it , and Russia? Go on political forums and there leave the diarrhea

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Hello And her husband voted for Poland!

Maru fr
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Maru fr

Oxana I`ll repeat – WHY are you HERE???
GO home chicken!!! lol