The Grand Final of the 61st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest at the Globen Arena just finished declaring as the  big winner Ukraine with Jamala’s song 1944.

JURY VOTES

Jamala achieved a big win gathering a total of 534 points leaving behind the favorite of juries Dami Im from Australia and her song Sound of silence with 511 points . Russia came third with 491 points, You Are The Only One sung by Sergey Lazarev

 

The votes were delivered in two turns, first the juries votes which were determined at last night’s jury show, according to which Australia with 320 points won first place  followed by Ukraine with 211 points, France with 148 points Malta with 137 and at fifth place Sergey Lazarev with 130 points.

 

However when the public vote was added the situation in the top change. Ukraine getting nominated with 2nd place according to the viewers votes won the contest though Russia’s first place in the public vote (361 points) wasn’t enough to pass Ukraine’s total points.

 

finalIt was an exciting evening  in Stockholm where in front of thousands of people in the Globen arena and millions of people on TV, and the final winner wasn’t known only until the two hosts Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede announced the last points according to the public voting. The excitement become greater  as everybody expected to see if the last points of Sergey’s Lazarev first position in the public voting were enough to surpass Jamala’s overall points. The 361 points awarded to Sergey from the public weren’t enough and combined with the jury votes, it was Jamala from Ukraine who won the competition , receiving a total of 534 points.

Tonight, we also enjoyed Justin Timberlake as a special guest performing two songs, including an exclusive live performance of his latest song Can’t Stop This Feeling. 

There was also the ultimate Eurovision song… Love Love Peace Peace performed by hosts Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede, with cameo appearances from former winners Alexander Rybak and Mr Lordi.

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