18/07/2013 18:46 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

PICS: This Is Why We Love Eurovision

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The Eurovision Song Contest - depending on who you ask - is either a huge source of national embarrassment or the single best night of the year.

As you can probably guess, we think it's the single best night of the year.

To convince you that this is indeed the case we made a photo gallery featuring some of our favourite inexplicable, baffling, be-costumed or just plain joyously daft photos from the past few contests. Enjoy!