Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst spoke of an overwhelming "gold shower" during the moment the result was announced.
The bearded drag queen told a press conference after the win: "I was crying the whole time and suddenly there came this gold shower, this flitter, and I said to my agent Rene - 'say it - did I win?' and he said 'yes you did'!"
Austria was ridiculed for sending a drag queen to Eurovision but Conchita Wurst, previously Tom Neuwirth, won for the first time since 1966.
UK hopeful Molly Smitten-Downes had been among those tipped to place highly, but the night was for Austrian drag-queen Conchita Wurst.
The UK has had some embarrassing disasters at Eurovision, from out-of-tune twins to dubious experiments with rap.