After a very exciting voting marathon Azerbaijan was the clear winner of the 56th Eurovision Song Contest. The song with the best stage illumination and atmosphere received the highest votes both from juries and televoting. “Running scared” is a wonderful, dreamy ballad which has the chance being the summer hit of the year, a nice radio song as well. After the announcement of the lucky winner the audience in the arena has not been too excited anymore, the majority of German citizens expected Germany to win again. Lena made the 10th rank after all, but the biggest surprise of the year that Italy came back after 13 years of absence and immediately made the 2nd rank with Raphael Gualazzi “Follia d’Amore”. Sweden came 3rd with Eric Saade and “Popular”. The last place went to Switzerland, but at least not with zero points, but 19. Therefore the 57th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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