The Eurovision Song Contest Is The Original Reality Singing Show

The song contest has been going since 1956 and it pits European countries against each other to see who can write the best and most infectious tune. Celine Dion, France Gall, ABBA, and Katrina and the Waves are all past winners. Today, the final prize went to Loreen of Sweden with “Euphoria,” but decide for yourself whether she deserved it…

1. Euphoria - Loreen

This is the winning song. What do you think?

2. Loreen accepts her trophy,

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3. kisses her mother,

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4. and kisses the trophy, too.

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6. Second place goes to…

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Russia’s group ‘Buranovskiye Babushki’ (Buranovo Grannies)

Buranovskiye Babushki’s “Party For Everybody” represented Russia and came in second place.

8. Some of the other competitors:

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Italy’s Nina Zilli

Nina Zilli of Italy’s entry “L’Amore È Femmina (Out Of Love)”

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Pasha Parfeny of Moldova

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Norway’s Tooji

“Stay” by Norway’s Tooji

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Spain’s Pastora Soler

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Romania’s Mandinga

Romania’s Mandinga with “Zaleilah”

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Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Maya Sar

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Denmark’s Soluna Samay

Denmark’s Soluna Samay: “Should’ve Known Better”

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Greece’s Eleftheria Eleftheriou

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Turkey’s Can Bonomo

“Love Me Back” by Turkey’s Can Bonomo

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Germany’s Roman Lob

Roman Lob’s “Standing Still” represented Germany

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Malta’s Kurt Calleja

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Ireland’s duo Jedward

Ireland’s Jedward: “Waterline”

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Engelbert Humperdinck of the United Kingdom

“Love Will Set You Free” - the UK’s entry by Engelbert Humperdinck

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Ivi Adamou of Cyprus

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Iceland’s duo Greta Salome and Jonsi

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Lithuania’s Donny Montell

Lithuania’s “Love Is Blind” by Donny Montell

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