Piers Morgan slams Eurovision as a rigged farce after Ukraines incredible win

Piers Morgan has branded Eurovision a "rigged farce" after Ukraine won the 66th song contest on Saturday night.

Ukraine's entry Kalush Orchestra stole the hearts of Europe on Saturday night (May 14), and won a whopping 631 points – of jury and viewer votes combined.

Fans of the show were overjoyed when Ukraine took home the gong, as was TalkTV's Piers, although he couldn't resist a sly dig.

Taking to Twitter he aired his views by penning: "The world’s most absurd, pointless, politically-motivated ‘contest’ excels itself.

"Ukraine could have sent one of its heroic bomb-sniffing dogs to bark the national anthem and still won.

"Happy for them, but please let’s stop calling #Eurovision a contest… it’s a rigged farce."

Some of Pier's followers couldn't help but disagree with the controversial broadcaster, with many replying to his social media post.

"Oh so now we shouldn’t be showing solidarity for the Ukraine then? We all realise that the UK should have won but is that really important in the current climate?

"Yes the competition is a farce and always has been but for once it was nice for us all to be on the same page," said one Twitter user.

Another added: "See, this is what I don’t understand. The overwhelming majority of people who watched last night found it absolutely joyful. Nobody cares that it wasn’t a ‘contest’ (subjective in any case). People are just delighted. Why is that annoying to you?"

While a third penned: "There was nothing rigged about it. Public chose to vote Ukraine to show support."

And a fourth chimed in: "Couldn't you just have stopped at 'happy for them'?"

It seems that Piers hasn't yet twigged that Serbia's entry revolved around Meghan Markle and her incredibly "healthy hair".

This came after Ukraine won the coveted competition, and in a rare turn of events the United Kingdom's entry Sam Ryder came in second place with 466 points – marking a huge shift in our Eurovision stature.

Had TikTok star Sam nabbed the coveted gong with his popular hit Space Man, it would have been the UK's first Eurovision win since 1997.

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