Eurovision 2016 – This is it! After a long season and a very nerve-breaking vote, Jamala has won the contest for Ukraine with 1944! This is the 2nd victory for the country! It won with 511 points!
You can rewatch the winning entry from its final performance here:
The rest of the results are as follow: Australia is 2nd, Russia 3rd, Bulgaria 4th, Sweden 5th, France 6th, Armenia 7th, Poland 8th, Lithuania 9th and Belgium 10th with Netherlands 11th, Malta 12th, Austria 13th. The interesting thing is, Ukraine came only 2nd in both voting system, as Australia came 1st with a landslide victory with juries and Russia won, by a small margin, over Ukraine in televote! Rare are the countries that did get top 10 from both lists, besides the top 4 and France and Lithuania.
Big disagreement, Malta was 4th in juries and bottom 5 in televote! Poland was one-before last in juries but 3rd in televote! Also Austria, bottom 5 with juries, was top 10 in televote!
In some interesting facts, Bulgaria has gotten its best placing ever in Eurovision, and its only second top 10. For Lithuania as well it was their second time in the top 10! Belgium got two Top 10 in a row for the first time since 77-78 considering their format of changing broadcaster every year. It’s France’s best placing since 2002. For the second year of France 2 taking back the contest over France 3, a good sign? Australia signs its second top 5 in a row in two editions. A likely winner soon? Netherlands confirms a third result in the top 11 in four years.
Czech Republic finnished last in televote with 0pt, after the kiss of death in the draw. However, Germany is the one who snatches the last place for the second year in a row. It was last with juries with only 1pt when televote had it in bottom 5 adding only 10 points. Uk, Spain and Germany were all bottom 5 in televote.
Ukraine has hosted the contest once before, in 2005 in the capital Kiyv. Will they host it again next year?