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Why Ariana Grande, Cristiano Ronaldo and Angelica Hale Are TV’s Social Media MVPs of the Week

A pop star, a soccer legend and a 9-year-old singer had viewers talking passionately on social media over the past week

The Wrap has partnered with Canvs, the emotion analytics company, for a weekly look at some of the characters and personalities that have TV viewers the most worked up on social media. The data below covers May 31 through June 6 and is drawn from the most emotionally reacted-to television shows, including broadcast, cable, streaming and PPV.

Last Saturday, Real Madrid faced off against Juventus in the Union of European Football Associations Champions League final, broadcast on Fox (114,924 Emotional Reactions, or ERs). Madrid soccer forward Cristiano Ronaldo earned high praise, scoring two goals that not only helped propel his team to victory, but secured his spot at the top of the Champions League scorers table (overtaking Lionel Messi) and also marked his 600th career goal.

Canvs is still processing the total ER count surrounding the One Love Manchester concert — the simulcast across multiple networks plus the continuing views of the archived livestream means the reactions to the show are still rolling in — but it’s clear that Ariana Grande, who organized and headlined the benefit concert, has been a dominant force in broadcast-related ERs over the period measured. There was an outpouring of love for the singer throughout the show, with fans expressing appreciation for her performance and applauding her positive attitude in light of the tragic Manchester attack.

NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” is back, and viewers were glued to the screen for the second auditions episode, which received 22,868 ERs. During the show, 9-year-old Angelica Hale gave people goosebumps with her rendition of “Rise Up” by Andra Day. The performance earned her a standing ovation and four yeses from the judges — and thousands of messages of congrats, love and wonder from those watching at home.

In case you missed it, here’s Hale’s powerful performance: