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Google Australia top ten searches from the past week - 20th May 2016

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Here’s Google’s top ten list of the stories most searched by Australia in the past week.

Dami Im

The 2013 X Factor Winner was finally able to shake off the “reality TV music star” tag, coming a respectable second place in the Eurovision song contest. Im scored well and won the judges vote, however her entry, Sound of Silence fell well short of the popular vote.


Eurovision 2016

Ukrainian singer Jamala, has been crowned the ‘unexpected’ winner of the 2016 Eurovision song contest, leaving many to believe Australia’s Dami Im was robbed of the crown.

Jamala’s rendition of 1944 a song about war-time deportations of ethnic Tatars from Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula by Soviet dictator Stalin was a winner in the voters eyes.

She fought-off tough competition including hot favourite, Russia.


Azealia Banks

American rapper AzealiaBanks has apologised for her racist rant directed at former One Direction star Zayn Malik.

The singer reportedly used a series of sledges targeting Muslims in a post aimed at Malik via Instagram.

She accused the ex-One Direction member, who has now launched a solo career, of copying her style and said he was the only a member of the band to “draw brown attention.”



People are losing their minds over the launch of the latest instalment in the classic shooter franchise ‘Doom’ for PC, PlayStation4 and Xbox.

It’s been a long wait for ‘Doom’ fans with the previous game (Doom 3) released a staggering 12 years ago.

So it’s safe to say the new instalment has come leaps and bounds and has evolved in myriad ways.


Players Championship

World number one Jason Day drew comparisons with Tiger Woods after an emphatic four-stroke victory at the Players Championship in Florida on Sunday.

Day was never seriously tested in the final round en route to his seventh victory in his past 17 starts, a hot streak that few other than Woods can boast in the modern era.

He displayed a stellar putting touch to card 71 and finish at 15 under par 273.


Duncan Storrar

Duncan Storrar, the man who appeared on Q&A and pressed questions about tax thresholds, has thanks Australians for their support.

Mr Storrar was portrayed as a villain in the media following the appearance and said he was still attacked despite warning journalists he had mental health concerns.

A GoFundMe campaign has since raised more than $60,000 for Mr Storrar which he says will go towards his daughters’ education.


False killer whale

Incredible drone footage shows a false killer whale hunting down a baby shark off Sydney’s coast.

A Brazilian-born photographer captured for the footage and said it’s believed the marine mammals are actually false killer whales (Pseudorca Crassidens) due to their colouring.

The species is the third largest member of the dolphin family.


Four Loko

A US mother accidently packed popular alcoholic drink, Four Loko, in her teenage daughter’s lunch box.

Four Loko, once popular among college students, is also known for its energy boosting properties.

Mother McKenzie Strange, tweeted the hilarious mishap and said she thought it was “just an energy drink”.

Petra Mede

Petra Mede, co-host of the Eurovision song contest, gained more attention than the contestants themselves after changing outfits more times than Beyoncé during a concert.

Mede also appeared on stage alongside fellow host Mans, to perform their own song called Love Love Peace Peace. 


Gamers also went into overdrive after leaked vision surfaced online of the axed PSP game Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.