Ukraine wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

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Stockholm, May 15, AZERTAC

Ukraine's Jamala has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden. The country scored 534 points with its song 1944.

In second place was the favourite of the juries Australia with 511 points, Dami Im's Sound Of Silence, and Russia came third with 491 points, You Are The Only One sung by Sergey Lazarev.

The new voting system brought one of the most thrilling finishes to the contest, as Australia had stormed into the lead with the jury votes, but the public televoting overturned that and edged Ukraine into a 23 point lead, and not even the televoting favourite Russia could overtake either of them. Azerbaijan ranked 17th with 117 points.

The show was broadcast to some 50 countries around the world, including the USA and China.

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