In May Eurovision fans rejoiced when “Love Love Peace Peace” finally hit the iTunes store.

And today the song’s author Edward af Sillén gave fans even more reason to smile by re-imagining the lyrics following Eurovision 2017 in a post on his Facebook page.

Built around the over-the-top tricks and playful flourishes countries deploy in the hope of winning, the new lyrics draw on the thrills and spills of the contest in Kyiv.

From DiHaj’s dancing horse to Francesco Gabbani’s monkey, and from Slavko’s hair plait to Sunstroke Projects’ bridesmaids, it’s a lovely walk down memory lane — and one lined with the WTF moments we all know and love.

There are also references to Russia’s banned singer Julia Samoylova (“Just stay away from Krim and you will be the best”), a Croatian ego-maniac and Jamala’s streaker.

Love Love Peace Peace – 2017 Version (lyrics)

Let the song begin with power
Even if you can’t go on.
Then on stage you take a shower,
with a man dressed like a swan.

Look into the tv-camera
So the audience will know
That you’re lovable, not desperate
L.E.D begins to glow.

Fill the stage with light
As monkeys will join us
The expectations grow
It’s time for the chorus!

Love love peace peace
And a horse head on a ladder
Peace peace love love
And a man with a giant plait!

Love peace peace love
Just stay away from Krim and
you will be the best,
And win the Eurovision Song Contest

Now we’ll enjoy a song,
it’s beautiful,
from Ukraine’s Jamala!
She’s all alone up there,
until a man
jumps on the stage at last!
And shows his ass!

Love love peace peace
And a wedding from Moldova
Peace peace love love
And a treadmill for the Swedes

Love peace peace love
The Romanians are yodeling!
Bring your saxophone!!

Love love peace peace
A Croatian ego-maniac
Peace peace love love
More twerks in the monkey suit!

Love peace peace love
And we can guarantee
That you will be the best
And win the Eurovision Song Contest
And win the Eurovision Song Contest!

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LOVE LOVE PEACE PEACE: HOW TO WIN EUROVISION

Hilarious, insightful and performed with pizzazz, “Love Love Peace Peace” is the most well-received Eurovision interval act of recent memory.

Written by beloved Swedish scriptwriter Edward af Sillén and performed by Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw and comedienne Petra Mede, it was a riotous guide on how to create a winning Eurovision song. Including obscure traditional instruments and wearing outré costumes helps. But it’s most important to sing about love and peace. The original lyrics highlights these elements.

(1) “A powerful majestic start — maybe a battle horn of some kind.”

(2) “Drums — there has to be drums. It doesn’t hurt if the drums are played by gorgeous topless men. Alternatives? use a grandmother.”

(3) “Show the viewers your country’s ethnic background by using an old traditional folklore instrument that no one has ever heard of before.”

(4) “Nothing says winner like a violin. Trust us: Bring a violin.”

(5) Make it current “by adding a DJ who pretends to scratch.”

(6) “Costumes — you need to be memorable, something the viewers will notice.”

(7) “The song. Everything else might be important, but the song is essential. Let it be about something everyone can connect to. Love works. Peace is also a popular way to go.”

(8) “Go for it and don’t look back!”

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Fatima
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Fatima

I would love to see the Sobrals cover this in Lisbon

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

I can see Eurovision being held in Sweden again in another couple of years time! 😉

Anuarí
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Anuarí

He needs to do this every year. This truly shows the highlights of Eurovision 2017.

Jo
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Jo

Some very iconic elements this year: the gorilla, the horse head man on the ladder, yodel, the brides, “my friend” …

Emma
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Emma

This is brilliant, and absolutely hilarious. I hope they do this every year!

amanda
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amanda

Oh boy! This new version kills me! Lets hope Edward will do this every year xD

CJGE
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CJGE

“And shows his ass!”

OH GOSH THIS KILLED ME SO BAD HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Zebb
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Zebb

During contest was fun to watch his insta-stories along with Norma John’s one (too much gimmicks on their though).
Fun reference to Krim, I already sense this flavour of russsssophobia, perhaps Byredo flaska now.

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