Dima Bilan from Russia was one of the favorites and finally won the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest in Belgrade. He already participated 2006 and came 2nd with “Never let you go”. This time he topped himself. Congratulations to Russia!
There will many discussions about this result and the voting. Of course, it can only be one winner, so it's a bitter pill for the rest. The United Kingdom came last, the were rumors that the UK will withdraw if there won't be a better result in future, and if that happens Eurovision will die. Unbelievable that Sweden came only 18th and Portugal 13th, those were really highly favorised and failed completely. Through the voting procedure it also came out that all the mirgrant workers voted for their home country, so the result is always similar. Many people think it's time to have the juries back to receive a fair voting. The EBU must rethink the voting procedure, otherwise the contest will lose interest in the Western European countries. How can this be that the Big 4 countries always end up in the low positions?
Here are the final results: 1. Russia (272 points), 2. Ukraine (230 points), 3. Greece (218 points), 4. Armenia (199 points), 5. Norway (182 points), 6. Serbia (160 points), 7. Turkey (138 points), 8. Azerbaijan (132 points), 9. Israel (124 points), 10. Bosnia & Herzegovina (110 points), 11. Georgia (83 points), 12. Latvia (83 points), 13. Portugal (69 points), 14. Iceland (64 points), 15. Denmark (60 points), 16. Spain (55 points), 17. Albania (55 points), 18. Sweden (47 points), 19. France (47 points), 20. Romania (45 points), 21. Croatia (44 points), 22. Finland (35 points), 23. Germany (14 points), 24. Poland (14 points) and 25. United Kingdom (14 points).
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About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.