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Olaf Yohansson is a Eurovision hit as he tries to award 12 points to Jaja Ding Dong

The presenter, better known as the Play Jaja Ding Dong guy, stole the show.

Published: Saturday, 22nd May 2021 at 11:49 pm

The Eurovision 2021 final was everything we hoped for – glitzy, glamorous and, in true Eurovision style, bizarre.


The votes have been counted, with Italy being crowned the Eurovision 2021 winners. But, as much as we love Maneskin (who doesn't?) it was one presenter who stole the show tonight, being named by many on social media as this year's real winner.

Olaf Yohansson (the character played by Hannes Óli Ágústsson in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga) announced Iceland's votes in a fisherman's jumper and appeared to have zero regard for the competition's rules as he called to award points to a song that wasn't even one of this year's entries: Jaja Ding Dong.

In addition to requesting that the hosts play Jaja Ding Dong, Yohansson also attempted to award Iceland's jury's 12 points to the song from Will Ferrell's Netflix movie Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga.

His comment went down a treat with viewers, of course.

"Iceland giving the people what they want," The Chase's Jenny Ryan tweeted, along with a clip from the Jaja Ding Dong scene.

Before Italy had been crowned winner, some viewers joked Iceland had already won based on Yohansson's appearance alone.

"Iceland wins most iconic moment of the night," another fan posted.

Another viewer added: "I LOVE ICELAND SO MUCH," echoing a sentiment shared by many, even if Iceland couldn't perform live tonight and finished fourth on when the Eurovision 2021 results were finalised.

"Iceland's always on point," added another viewer.


The Eurovision final airs Saturday at 8pm on BBC One. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide. Visit our Entertainment hub for all the latest news.


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