The Last Of Us star Bella Ramsey declared “nobody loves Eurovision more than me” when answering questions about the Song Contest on Twitter.
The self-confessed Eurovision superfan “set the record straight” about the international competition during a segment for Eurovision’s official Twitter page called: “Why you’re wrong about Eurovision with Bella Ramsey”, in which the 19-year-old responds to tweets about the show.
Ramsey, who rose to fame playing Ellie in HBO’s adaptation of the acclaimed video game The Last Of Us opposite Pedro Pascal after a break-out role in Game Of Thrones, began by responding to a message which stated that the user did not understand the point of Eurovision.
— BBC Eurovision (@bbceurovision) May 9, 2023
The British actress said: “The point is unbridled joy, deep happiness, meeting your co-workers the next day and talking about why you preferred Finland to Sweden.
“We’re sharing the music of other cultures. It’s education. That is the point.”
The teenage star also responded to a comment about Eurovision being “overrated”, saying: “Eurovision gets over 160 million TV viewers and this comment got like one like. Just saying.”
Ramsey also asked where singer-songwriter Sam Ryder, who represented the UK and came second in last year’s competition, is when reading a comment that said: “Europe just hates the UK.”
“I’m going to need him to take this one, please,” she said.
The video also features the Briton singing Eurovision winner Abba’s 1974 anthem Waterloo when asked: “Why do you listen to Eurovision artists?”
She also said if America was allowed to enter Eurovision it would probably enter Beyonce “and then we’d all just have to go home”.
When asked why the UK does not send British superstar Adele to Eurovision, she said: “Firstly, I think Adele is probably busy. Secondly, I think it would be a harsh reminder to the juries of why their last relationship failed.”
Ramsey also seemingly reacted in anger to a tweet that said Eurovision “isn’t a serious competition”.
Concluding the segment, she said: “Next time you have something to say about the greatest show on earth, just @ me. I probably won’t reply but you should @ me anyway. Peace out.”
Ramsey “burst” into 2011 Irish duo entrant Jedward’s song Lipstick before finishing the Eurovision video.