If you're not familiar with Eurovision, the insane, gigantic, international singing and songwriting competition that has overtaken Europe every year for the past six decades (and a sizable online audience in the U.S recently) think of it like this:
Take The Voice, American Idol and America's Got Talent, combine them all with the Super Bowl (except, this is Europe, so, something with soccer?) and inject it with a dose of fierce nationalistic rivalry and geopolitics. That is the Eurovision Song Contest, a TV event that drew an estimated 180 million viewers for its finale last night.
A total of 37 countries competed, and basically, you either watch it because you sincerely believe it's the best thing ever, or you think it's terrible and want to laugh at how horrible the songs are. Whichever your reason is, you're right.
This year's winner is Austrian drag queen, also known as the "bearded lady," Conchita Wurst, who stole the show with her Bond-esque ballad, "Rise Like a Phoenix."
“This is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and freedom,” Wurst said when she took her trophy.
Almost immediately, Twitter blew up with people calling for the magnificently bearded Wurst to sing the theme for the next James Bond movie, with thousands of tweets in support of it. Does Adele need to look out?
Now if you're ready for a laugh, here's an example of the worst Eurovision has to offer.