An error with SBS's official Eurovision voting system during Sunday's grand final meant a large number of Australian votes weren't received.
Kate Aubusson Eurovision organisers took the unprecedented precaution of installing anti-booing technology to protect the Russian contestant copping anti-Russian sentiment.
Stephanie Bunbury In a classic Cannes moment, a renowned French director took the stage with a Tamil refugee while crowd-favourite Blanchett missed out.
Michael Idato Guy Sebastian's Tonight Again is, like most good Eurovision songs, elegantly simple. Musically, lyrically and in terms of staging, it isn't over-baked. And perhaps that is the trick.
Michael Idato "We were hoping to not finish last because that would have been a bit embarrassing. Top 10 we thought was going to be amazing. To go top five, we're pumped."
David Dale Todd Sampson says his new show is more about learning to deal with fears on a day-to-day level than taking extreme risks.
Scott Ellis Now you see them - now you don't.
Craig Mathieson WOMAN IN GOLD
Sandra Hall Nerds unite in a convoluted attempt to reshape the world's future prospects into a more promising form in this confusing folly of a film.