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Ukraine Are The Winners Of Eurovision 2016

But for a while it looked like it would be Australia.

Ukraine's contestant Jamala has won the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.

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She won with this emotional ballad, "1944", the lyrics of which she said were very personal to her.

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The lyrics of the song referred to Stalin's rule, the war in Crimea, and ethnic cleansing in Ukraine.

The results announcement was insanely tense. It looked like Australia was going to win for a very, very long time.


Which people weren't all that happy about, tbh.

Everyone in the UK watching Australia in #Eurovision

It ended up being a race between Russia and Ukraine.

So? Who's going to win? Will it be Russia? Or Ukraine? Or Russia? Or Ukraine? Or Russia? #eurovision

Even J.K. Rowling was in support of Ukraine!

And ultimately, they won!

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Everyone was majorly surprised – and slightly relieved.

When everyone thought Australia was going to win for a moment then Ukraine came out like... #Eurovision

Huge congrats to Ukraine, and here's until next year! πŸ’™πŸ’›

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