Ukraine's Jamala Wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest #Eurovision

Ukraine's Jamala has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest, held in Stockholm, Sweden!

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The country scored 534 points with its song 1944, about Stalin, Crimea and claims of ethnic cleansing.

Australia finished second with 511 points with its song Sound of Silence performed by Dami Im, while Russia - which was the favourite going into the competition - was third with 491 points with You Are the Only One, performed by Sergey Lazarev.

Joe and Jake, who represented the UK with their song You're Not Alone, finished in 24th place with 62 points.

The Eurovision Song Contest introduced a new voting system in a bid to create more exciting TV and keep the suspense right until the end.

Under the new system, professional juries and the public for each country awarded a separate set of points. In previous years, both of their votes were combined.

Next years Eurovision Song Contest, Eurovision Song Contest 2017, will be held in Ukraine.

Sources: BBC News, Wikipedia (I, II)


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