The Eurovision Song Contest was one of the most searched TV shows around Europe in 2015 according to figures released by Google.
The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the longest running TV shows in the world and nearly 60 years since it began, it continues to capture the imagination of the audience, featuring prominently in search engine rankings released by Google.
In Russia, the Eurovision Song Contest was the number one trending event of the year whilst singer Polina Gagarina, who finished second in the Grand Final, was the second most searched name in both Russia and Belarus.
In the UK the Eurovision Song Contest was the number one trending TV show beating ratings winners Strictly Come Dancing and Game of Thrones whilst in Ireland, not only was it the most searched TV show, it was also the fifth trending news moment of 2015.
The Eurovision Song Contest also featured in the top ten trending search terms in Belarus, Belgium, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Spain and perhaps unsurprisingly, Sweden.
Eurovision Song Contest winner, Måns Zelmerlöw, was the most searched artist in Sweden whilst his song Heroes was among the top five trending songs. Melodifestivalen, the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest was number two in the list of trending TV programmes with the Eurovision Song Contest following in fourth place.
The Eurovision Song Contest was not the only trending search term however, many of the participants featured prominently in Google's rankings. Loïc Nottet, who finished 4th in the Grand Final for Belgium with Rhythm Inside, was the number one trending person in his home country whilst the Israeli entry, Golden Boy, was the number two trending song in Israel.
In Italy, San Remo, the contest which is used to select the country's Eurovision Song Contest entry, ranked fifth in search trends whilst in Denmark the national selection, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, featured in the top ten most searched items of the year.
These results show that despite serious competition, the Eurovision Song Contest remains one of the most prominent television shows of the year.