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Grand Final

Graham Norton introduces and commentates on live coverage of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest, held in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine.


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MUSIC: Te Deum - Marc-Antoine Charpentier

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This is it. The waiting is over. Good evening to everybody back in

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United Kingdom. May I bid you a warm welcome to the grand final of the

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62nd Eurovision Song Contest. We're coming to you live from Ukraine. I

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should tell you, those aren't balls that boy is throwing, no, that's a

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load of old beads. Traditional Ukrainian beads. They are bouncing

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around the country showing you all the different sorts of people who

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live in this place, because the theme this year is celebrate

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diversity. That's where we are. Kiev. It's

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chicken Kyiv. I had some for my dinner tonight. I feel like I've

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drunk a pint of butter. We can promise you a cracking Eurovision

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tonight. There are some classic moments. In the last few years the

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semifinals have weeded out some of the Euro lunacy. But not this year!

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And there they are. Nine and a half thousand fans inside the

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International exhibition Centre in Kiev. It's a grey, damp night

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outside, so there is a slight smell of wet dog in the arena. This is a

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new tradition, the flag procession. Where all the countries present

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themselves before they perform. 26 countries will perform this evening.

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Selected from the semifinals. Tonight, they are performing for

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your votes at home. But if you remember from last year, they've

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introduced this new way of delivering the results, which makes

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it much more exciting. The jury is around Europe watched... The man is

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talking... The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest. I told them

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that, they know what we're watching. Here we go... And there is the

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first. IMRI for Israel. The professional juries have already

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scored the songs. For the UK our jury

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members were Mary Hammond, Roxanne Heydaree,

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Jay London, Kipper Eldridge, We thank them for their time,

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patience and expertise. The phone vote will be tallied separately and

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added to the jury vote. Two different ways. Jury vote first,

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then everything can change as the popular vote is added. There is a

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short video on the BBC website that explains how it all works a lot

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better than I just did. There is a whole world of Eurovision on the

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website. You can also follow the action with us on Twitter and

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Facebook. Let us know what you're up to so I can give you a shout out

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later. Either way, for anyone partying and playing along, there is

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a scorecard for tonight's final, which you can print off, on our

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website. Everyone's been really delighted by

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the atmosphere here in Kiev, because it was quite a tens lead up to this

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contest this year. Quite political. Of course, it ended with Russia

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deciding to withdraw from the competition. You can see where their

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votes go. That is Francesco Gabbani from Italy, he was the bookies

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favourite, slightly skipping down the odds now. There were also

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technical difficulties putting the show won, but they seem to be

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overcome. It's actually a really slick show tonight, as you can see,

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the staging is spectacular. Salvador from Portugal. Who is the new

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bookies favourite. I'll tell you more about him later.

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Croatia! That's a Eurovision moment right there. I've seen quite a few

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union Jacks in the crowd. There is the BBC delegation. Hello!

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Australia! Isaiah from Australia, one of three performers just 17

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years old. That Ukrainian producers have decided the running order

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tonight. And the good news is the UK are performing in 18th spot, which

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actually is really good, I think. And remember, 1997 was when we last

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won this. 20 years, what a lovely way to celebrate that anniversary.

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No pressure, Lucie. Talking of Lucie, she is up next. There's our

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girl, Lucie Jones. She has done a terrific job for us out here this

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week. She's won herself so many fans and after every performance, every

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rehearsal, the bookies odds have been cut and cut. I think she's

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really in with a shout... Lets say top ten, not dream too high. Working

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that camera. She's good, isn't she? There is the BBC delegation again.

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Germany! Belgium! Now, the Ukraine will be

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walking out last night as hosts, but the producers of the show decided

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the performance order and picked Ukraine's position out of a hat.

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They got 22, which is a very good position. What a lucky hat that

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turned into. Another one of the 17-year-olds. France! Tonight that

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will be some 26. But last out of the gates are the home team. Ukraine! A

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mighty cheer goes up for them. Well, that's it.

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Those are the 26 countries performing tonight. Please welcome

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your hosts... The theme is celebrating diverse city, so let's

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see who they've chosen to host. Oh, it's three white men. Well done.

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These guys are... Good evening Ukraine, Europe and

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beyond! Welcome friends near and far

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to the Grand Final of That's Vova. Alex is in the middle,

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he's very Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk, and Timur

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Miroshnychenko. Or as we say in Ukraine -

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Dobryi vechir! It is truly an honour to be hosting

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this magnificent event, live Tonight is a celebration

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of music's power That's Timur, he is a personality

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powerhouse, Timur. Tonight we are proud

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to welcome you to Ukraine, and we hope you will love it

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He said Vova. I can't mock the jackets because I've worn worse.

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Last year the mighty Ukrainian singer Jamala wowed Stockholm and

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has brought Eurovision here to Kiev for the first

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I can't believe that was 12 years ago.

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But even back then, the three of us were

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Certainly as cool... What? Oh no, oh my god. The quality of the comedy...

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Is what you'll be getting the rest of the evening.

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I think you're forgetting millions of people

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in America, China and everyone watching on the

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Timur is our Eurovision fact machine.

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That's like a love machine, but for facts.

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Tonight I'll be with the performers in the green room,

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bringing you closer to the artists - sharing the fun, excitement and

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Okay guys, see you on the other side!

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A well earned round of applause for Timur, he's been sparkling thus far.

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Tonight is the climax of a remarkable

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It began with a song, and it ends on this stage.

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But they're in the right place - because Eurovision has the best

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performers the ultimate international music prize.

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That's why you need to call in and vote for your favourites.

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The numbers you need are on screen now.

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Half of the votes tonight will come from the national juries,

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You can vote up to 20 times, but not for your own country and

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Chaque chanson a son propre numero de

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That's right, lines would open until after the last song has been

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performed. When the time comes, UK viewers

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will not be able to vote by We have 26 acts

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waiting to deliver the But you have heard enough of our

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voices - now it's time to hear There's just one thing

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left for us to say... Let the Grand Final of the

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Eurovision Song Contest They are excellent at speaking at

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the same time, they've cracked that. The countdown to the vote is

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excellent. I should remind people many of tonight 's performances

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contain flashing images and strobe effects. So let's get this party

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started. First up, it Israel. His name is IMRI and he's singing a song

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called I Feel Alive. These postcards are designed to tell something about

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the act. IMRI goes to the gym. I would not have guessed that. This is

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a big night for IMRI. He was a backing singer only last year and

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tonight he is front and centre. It's actually a really fun, upbeat song.

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He's a very engaging, charismatic performer. But I fear performing

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first he may get lost. Here we go, first song of the Israel.

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# The secret of my life is never giving up

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# Walking through the stars brings me to the start

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# I was waiting way too much for something good to come

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# Was waiting way too much, it's like an hourglass

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# I wanted you to know that every piece broke from you

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# The years I've been alone far away from home

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# Baby, I can now escape away with you

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# I was waiting way too much for something good to come

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# I wanted you to know that every piece broke from you

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# Alive, alive, alive, oh

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# I wanted you to know that every piece broke from you

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It has begun. Some number one. IMRI representing Israel.

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Verka herself will be making an appearance later. So, to the dreaded

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second position, no-one has ever won in this position. Can Kasia Mos

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change this? She is representing Poland with her song, Flashlight.

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She has a dog shelter. She's also a pussy cat Dolman, with a burlesque

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show in Poland. This is her father, who is a conductor and I think her

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brother's a violinist, her mother is a violinist. They're all very keen

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with the fiddling. Her brother will be fiddling with her on stage

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tonight. Song number two for Poland.

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# They try to tell us that we don't belong

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# Creeping round at the depth of night

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# Just two shadows in love we were ghosts

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# When we're together, we're untouchable

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# It's like a flashlight burning in our eyes

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# You call the dogs off, I got them hypnotized

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# You never catch us, take us by suprise

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# Running faster at the speed of light

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# Falling deeper, got you in the sight

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# We're shadows in love, we were ghosts

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# Fire, like a burning desire

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# It's like a flashlight burning in our eyes

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# You call the dogs off, I got them hypnotised

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# You never catch us, take us by suprise

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# Running faster at the speed of light

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# Falling deeper, got you in our sight

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# Bringing down your eyes in the sky #.

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# Yeah # Oh, no, no.

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# Hey... # CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Kasia Mos representing Poland. She looks exhausted. Thank you so much,

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I love you. That's good to know. No-one has won in the second

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position. Of course, being Poland it may change things. They have this

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huge diaspora, nearly 20 million Polish people live outside the

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country and can vote for Poland. Like last year they only got seven

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votes from the juries, but from the popular vote, they got 222. Quite

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the difference. This is Belarus. The band are

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Naviban. The song is Story of My Life. It's one of my favourites in

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the competition. It's a bit Mumford the competition. It's a bit Mumford

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Sons. Whoever has done the stage, however, oh, dear. For some reason,

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they're dressed like hippies at a wedding and someone stuck them in a

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boat. I fear they may sink without trace.

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Song number three for Belarus. # Kol'ki dzyon

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kol'ki spatkannyaw # Sherah padzei

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nas pakidaye # Historia mayho zhytstsya

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Budze svyatsits' yashche yarchei # U nashai kryvi sontsa zaygraye

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Usya pryhazhosts' tvaikh vachei # Dze bydzesh ty - ya adshukayu

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Yarkia momanty znoidzem khutchey # Sennyashni dzen'

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stane pachatkam # Novykh zhadannyaw

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lepshykh idei # Historia mayho zhytstsya

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Budze svyatsits' yashche yarchei # U nashai kryvi sontsa zaygraye

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Usya pryhazhosts' tvaikh vachei CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Oh, that wasn't there before, ladies and gentleman. I can apologise.

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Forget the strobing lights. She nearly went overboard. Oh, could

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they be from Britain. Possibly. What a happy crowd. I do like that song.

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It's a really good song. You never know, it might do well. It's already

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three years since Conchita Wurst won. Can Nathan Trent do the same.

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He's performing a song called Running on Air. Nathan Trent is his

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stage name. His real name is very difficult. A few people have been in

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touch. Alex, Kelly, and Eva, Robbie, Bev and Ann and the kids in Kent.

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And west Hollywood no less. And all the family in Ashford. Right now.

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Let's listen to song four, for Austria.

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# And I'll keep running as fast as I can

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# Hey now, if you push me down I'll get up again

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# Hey now, if you let me drown I'll swim like a champion

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# I'm sure there'll be good times, there'll be bad times

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# But I don't care 'cause I'm running on air

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# All pretending that their life's a mess

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# 'Cause whatever you want, whatever you need

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# And I'll keep running as fast as I can

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# Hey now, if you push me down I'll get up again

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# Hey now, if you let me drown I'll swim like a champion

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# I'm sure there'll be good times, there'll be bad times

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# But I don't care 'cause I'm running on air

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# Hey now, if you push me down I'll get up again

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# I'm sure there'll be good times, there'll be bad times

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# But I don't care 'cause I'm running on air #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Nathan Trent there got the memo that

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more people have won wearing white than anybody else. All smiles now.

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But tomorrow he's got to lug that moon back to Vienna. Song number

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five is Armenia. The performer is called Artsvik. The song is Fly with

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Me. Armenia nearly always in the top ten, but they have never won.

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Tonight could change that. It's a real build of a song and she has got

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an extraordinary voice and real stage presence.

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# Take it from my heart it's gonna be your beat

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# Take it from my soul it's gonna be your heat

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# Over deeps, over hills

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# She casts her wings and now it feels

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# A sun whosE love and light's the same

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# Fly with me high, oh, high, with me high, oh, high

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# Never stop believing that love will take us high

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# Fly with me high, oh, high, with me high, oh, high

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# Never gonna stop believing that love's for you and I

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# Fly with me high, oh, high, with me high, oh, high

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# Never stop believing that love will take us high

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# Fly with me high, oh, high, with me high, oh, high

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# Never gonna stop believing that love's for you and I #.

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APPLAUSE CHEERING

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I think that might do well. Really sincere passion and performance, it

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might just cut through in the way that Jamala did last year for

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Ukraine. Hope you're enjoying the show. You can get in touch on the

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BBC Eurovision social feeds, Twitter and Facebook. I should tell you the

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union Jack just fell off the war in the commentary booth. I hope it's

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not an omen. Time for song six. The Netherlands. These three girls form

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under the name OG3NE, it's written more complicated than that but

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that's how you say it. The song is Lights and Shadows. They are three

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sisters, two twins and the other one. Good game everyone. See if you

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can spot who's the other one. I got it wrong. A real family affair.

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Their father co-wrote the song and it's dedicated to their mother, who

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has been suffering from ill health. Some six, lots of close harmonies

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for the Netherlands. # It won't reach the corner

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where you strongly fight # At this place

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they know the game # Outside the world will turn

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and feel the same # Than the one who carries

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all the burden # I can only hope

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once you fly you'll be free # Cry no more,

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feeling all alone and insecure # You have been

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going through these stages # It lightens up the space

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but no-one knows # Is a double feeling

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when you cannot be # Than the one who lifts us

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on your shoulders # I can only hope

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once you fly you'll be free # Cry no more

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feeling all alone and insecure # You have been going through

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these stages # You got the biggest score,

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you're heaven-sent # No-one will doubt

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that you're an angel # Cry no more,

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feeling all alone and insecure # You have been going through

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these stages Great vocal there from OG3NE. To

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stop you are giving the non-twin is the tall blonde on the right. -- to

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stop your are doing. Netherlands fans in the audience. Look,

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they're's Vova... Oh, and Alex. Let's meet somebody. Yeah, let's

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meet somebody. Where do you come from? Austria, Vienna. Make noise

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Austria. Are you a massive Eurovision fan? I've been there

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times already. I start singing a song, you continue. This is the most

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popular Eurovision song ever... #... Volare, cantare nothing has

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gone wrong, this was planned. 200 million people. Can Vova top that?

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We have fans from the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, all over the world.

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Guys, everyone should now tell me who is Ukrainian Brummie or you? So

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sits down... We will do the traditional Ukrainian dance...

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Three, two, one... Bug can do something, checked that out! Oh my

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God, thank you so much. Thanks for chatting, guys. It was a great chat,

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it really was. Now a performance from Sunstroke Project.

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As the evening goes on I think those forays into the crowd are going to

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get more and more intense. Real crowd favourite now, song seven.

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Sunstroke Project are representing Moldova with their song Hey Mamma.

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If they look familiar it's because you may have seen them before, they

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represented Moldova in 2010. Back then they limped home in 20 Second

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Place but I think they might go a lot better tonight. It's a very fun,

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upbeat song. If they look like a wedding band it's because they more

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or less are. They do attract brides. There is a good costume thing in

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this which so far has never gone right. If you think my job's easy,

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check out the guy pretending to play the saxophone for three minutes.

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Song seven, Moldova. # You will never hide

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what you think of me # Know, you worry,

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but it don't meant to be # It's your girl

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and maybe should sleep at home # She will disappear

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tonight with me. # Do

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what other guys did before. # It's your girl

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and maybe should sleep at home # She'll be back

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home till sunrise #. APPLAUSE

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CHEERING That is one rough wedding. Leave it,

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Shelley! You've had a lovely day! The crowd loving it, though. Big

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happy song for Moldova. Song seven. We move on to Joci Papai, singing a

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song called Origo. Representing Hungary. By the way, don't worry, he

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hasn't brought his mother 's ashes on stage with him. It is, in fact, a

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mini milk churn, which, who knew, can double as a musical instrument.

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Well, I say musical... By the weather hasn't been a stage

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invasion, the woman is a fully trained dancer, she is meant to be

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there. # Engem negyevesen

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megszolitott az Isten # Egy igazi fegyvert

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adott a kezembe # Tobbet gyakoroltam vele mint

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egy szamuraj # Benne bizhatok,

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mindig az igazat mondja # Ez egy olyan szovetseg,

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ami marad orokke # Fel nem aldozhato,

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o a legfobb kincsem # Sejtelmes erok laknak

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a gyerekben # A hurjaim tamadnak,

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sirnak a testekbe # Hiaba is veded ki,

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mereg a hangszerbe # Nagy tomegeket itattam at vele

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# Hallod a Dallamom, # Ezrek konnyei folynak

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a gitaromon The dancer trying to hide there. I

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wouldn't blame her. Song eight for Hungary. Next up is a song and nine.

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Last year we started a mini tradition. If you have a drink in

:45:00.:45:01.

front of you, be it wine, vodka, beer, cocoa, T, just a glass of

:45:02.:45:08.

water, why not raise it with me now and toast the memory of the late,

:45:09.:45:13.

great Sir Terry Wogan. The man who was and always will be the voice of

:45:14.:45:20.

Eurovision. Song nine is Italy. Francesco Gabbani. Occidentali's

:45:21.:45:26.

Karma is the title. It was absolutely the bookies favourite, it

:45:27.:45:29.

was going to win no doubt about it, because it had been a big radio hit

:45:30.:45:32.

all across Europe and tens of millions of YouTube hits on the

:45:33.:45:37.

music video. And it is a great, catchy song, however, they made the

:45:38.:45:40.

decision to include this... A gorilla. Inside Beckerman is Italy's

:45:41.:45:44.

leading choreographer. It is catchy. # Contemporaneo come

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l'uomo del neolitico # Nella tua gabbia

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2x3 mettiti comodo # Soci onorari al gruppo

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dei selfisti anonimi # Quando la vita si

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distrae cadono gli uomini CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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There it is. Will it be the winner? It might well be. If you're going to

:48:55.:48:58.

get someone to dress as a gorilla, at least get a decent outfit. That

:48:59.:49:04.

looked like a couple of old car seats sewn together. The crowd loved

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it. That song has been played all over Europe. Just a reminder that a

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number of tonight's performances contain flashing images and strobing

:49:15.:49:22.

effects. Next up, Denmark. Her name is Anja. She's the second Australian

:49:23.:49:29.

performing this evening. Anja was born and raised there and moved to

:49:30.:49:36.

Denmark, suspiciously recently. A few more shout out, Solihull, Renee

:49:37.:49:43.

in ox stead. Mark, Bailey and Madge in Wapping. And Andrew and Sebastien

:49:44.:49:49.

in southern France celebrating a wedding anniversary. Will Anja be

:49:50.:49:55.

celebrating later? Song ten for Denmark.

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# Always around, you're never holding me down

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# Putting up my walls so that I last better

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# Don't know why I do it because were together

:50:26.:50:27.

# Always holding back from you its on my mind

:50:28.:50:30.

# Tonight I'm gonna try for you real harder

:50:31.:50:33.

# Show you all the love I've held inside

:50:34.:50:35.

# Show you all the love I've held inside

:50:36.:50:38.

# Tonight I'm gonna hold you closer than before

:50:39.:50:58.

# Tonight I'm gonna hold you closer than before

:50:59.:51:37.

# Putting up my walls so that I last better

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# I don't know why I do it because where together

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# Tonight I'm gonna try for you real harder

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# Show you all the love I've held inside

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# Tonight I'm gonna hold you closer than before

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE We know where you are. We'll be in

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touch. Thank you Anja. That was Denmark. Song ten. Next up is

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Portugal. Now Portugal have never won and have been waiting 53 years,

:53:09.:53:16.

longer than any other country. But tonight, it is extremely likely that

:53:17.:53:22.

may change. This young man is called Salvador Sobral and the song is Amar

:53:23.:53:28.

Pelos Dois. It really is Marmite. It's not everyone's cup of tea. But

:53:29.:53:31.

the people who like it, absolutely love it. In a night of bells and

:53:32.:53:38.

whistles and gizmos and gimmicks, this is something completely

:53:39.:53:43.

different. It is very simple. It's a sort of nostalgic tune, like

:53:44.:53:47.

something from La La Land. He appears to be completely unfazed, a

:53:48.:53:53.

boy in his bedroom, singing a song written by his sister. Portugal,

:53:54.:53:54.

song 11. # Ouve as minhas preces

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# Peco que regresses # Ouve as minhas preces

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# Peco que regresses CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Big reaction here. Is it endearing. Is it charming? Is

:55:49.:57:03.

it annoying? I Veer between the two. He's a lovely boy, Salvador Sobral.

:57:04.:57:07.

He's had a lot of health problems, but he could be tonight's champion.

:57:08.:57:12.

Just a quick thank you for our Eurovision fans. There is so much

:57:13.:57:20.

love in this room. Not for you Alex. We will come down to say hi to you

:57:21.:57:24.

very soon. Don't touch Alex's hair, it took nine hours to make it.

:57:25.:57:30.

Actually nine half. Stop! Here is one of our favourites. Dean says, I

:57:31.:57:34.

can't believe that in just a few hours, it will all be over and we

:57:35.:57:38.

will be wondering what to do with our lives. So will we. But for now.

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Yes you will. I wouldn't read all those tweets.

:57:47.:57:53.

Now it's Azerbaijan with Skeltons Yes, song 12, Dihaj and Skeltons.

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Azerbaijan always do very well. I'm sure they will tonight. The

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stageling, well, answers on a post card please. I read the lyrics to

:58:12.:58:14.

see if they would help me, they didn't. There's a chalk board, a

:58:15.:58:19.

ladder and a man with a horse's head on top of the ladder. You keep

:58:20.:58:22.

thinking, oh, this will make sense in a moment. No. It's three minutes.

:58:23.:58:28.

Really can't figure it out. I'm sure they will get lots of votes. Song

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12, Azerbaijan. # Standing in a mirror lane

:58:38.:58:53.

wondering what to do # Another day and gravity's got,

:58:54.:58:58.

got another hold of me # I never dreamed that this could be

:58:59.:59:03.

happening, not to me # But if he came falling down

:59:04.:59:08.

falling so hard, I started believing # (I can only

:59:09.:59:14.

trick you once, bad boy) # (Talk is cheap, don't speak

:59:15.:59:39.

in tongues, bad boy) # Drum drum

:59:40.:59:45.

drum, bring out the guns # (Drum drum drum, bring

:59:46.:59:49.

out the guns, bad boy) # The world is spinning

:59:50.:59:51.

faster by the minute # This bittersweet sensation got a,

:59:52.:00:04.

got another hold of me # Talk is cheap don't

:00:05.:00:12.

speak in tongues, bad boy # Drum drum drum, bring

:00:13.:00:44.

out the guns, bad boy # Talk is cheap, don't

:00:45.:00:51.

speak in tongues, bad boy # (Drum drum drum, bring out

:00:52.:01:06.

the guns, bad boy) # Fuss and fight won't

:01:07.:01:11.

get you tons, bad boy # (I can only

:01:12.:01:16.

trick you once, bad boy) # (Talk is cheap don't speak

:01:17.:01:20.

in tongues, bad boy) # (Drum drum drum, bring

:01:21.:01:25.

out the guns, bad boy) Azerbaijan, song 12. Answers on a

:01:26.:01:52.

postcard. She kindly gave us some personal chalk. I'll be bringing

:01:53.:01:57.

that home with me. Ladies and gentlemen if anyone's in the kitchen

:01:58.:02:05.

or upstairs, call them now. This is a classic moment of Eurovision Song

:02:06.:02:11.

Contest. His name is Jacques Houdek and his representing Croatia. When I

:02:12.:02:16.

heard the song on the CD I assumed it was a slightly mismatched do it.

:02:17.:02:20.

But, ironically for a man singing a song called My Friend, he doesn't

:02:21.:02:26.

appear to have any. So he's thingy it all himself. It is something to

:02:27.:02:31.

behold. I've seen it now about six times, I am not tired of it yet.

:02:32.:02:33.

It's genius. Song 13 for Croatia. There are only two ways to live your

:02:34.:02:58.

life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though

:02:59.:03:00.

everything is a miracle. # I pray you'll see the light

:03:01.:03:02.

and find your way # I pray you'll see the light

:03:03.:03:43.

and find your way Yes! You're watching the Eurovision

:03:44.:05:49.

Song Contest... I love that. You know he's done a version where he's

:05:50.:05:54.

half man half drag, he must have, surely! We are halfway, ladies and

:05:55.:06:03.

gentlemen, that was song 13 of 26. Song 14 is Australia, let's not get

:06:04.:06:08.

into it... His name is Isaiah and the song is Don't Come Easy. Now,

:06:09.:06:15.

this is a big deal for Isaiah, he's only 17 years old. He's never been

:06:16.:06:23.

to Europe before and this must be an intimidating experience for a young

:06:24.:06:30.

man like him. It's a catchy pop ballad. My one tip would be, don't

:06:31.:06:36.

start looking at his eyebrows or you won't be able to stop. Australia,

:06:37.:06:39.

song 14. # I can tell by your eyes

:06:40.:06:42.

you want more than this # But can we be much

:06:43.:06:48.

more beyond these sheets # I used to move in

:06:49.:06:52.

fast to erase my past # But it never works

:06:53.:07:37.

No it never lasts no # In my mind I gotta

:07:38.:07:44.

get things right APPLAUSE

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CHEERING Thank you so much, Europe. Thank

:09:47.:09:52.

you. That's Isaiah. I wish we could see more of Alex and Vova, we need

:09:53.:09:57.

some more. The incredible Isaiah

:09:58.:10:02.

Firebrace from Australia. Still to come,

:10:03.:10:06.

a giant head, glittery cannons and a conveyor

:10:07.:10:10.

belt full of Swedes! Is saying Swedes, not sweets. Timur!

:10:11.:10:26.

I know what you're thinking, why am I in a hot tub of the future? This

:10:27.:10:31.

is the green room. The books are equipped with comfortable seating,

:10:32.:10:45.

nibbles... The contest began with seven nations. Give yourselves a

:10:46.:10:47.

cheer. Did they? It's sort of blank verse,

:10:48.:10:51.

it's rather beautiful. I hope you have some

:10:52.:11:04.

good karma tonight! And here is the Netherlands -

:11:05.:11:07.

Can OG3NE's perfect harmonies

:11:08.:11:09.

win them the perfect We'll see. Anyway, girls, good luck.

:11:10.:11:16.

Tonight we have some Eurovision firsts. Belarus... They are singing

:11:17.:11:24.

in Belarus for the first time in Eurovision history. Thank you guys

:11:25.:11:31.

for flying in to see us. And here is the first Roma to represent Hungary.

:11:32.:11:37.

Good luck to you, Joci Papai. Here everyone is free to cut loose and

:11:38.:11:41.

express themselves however they wish, they don't even have to wear

:11:42.:11:44.

shoes, there have been five barefoot winners in Eurovision history. It's

:11:45.:11:49.

all about exposure. In 1981 the UK act boxes stunned viewers with their

:11:50.:11:58.

rip away skirts. Heap mispronounced that in rehearsal, I was set to

:11:59.:12:07.

apologise. -- Bucks Fizz. I don't know what they are paying Timur,

:12:08.:12:12.

it's not enough. He's really working hard. We've already enjoyed 14 act

:12:13.:12:18.

that the Eurovision grand final. The standard has been incredible. Such a

:12:19.:12:25.

wonderful crowd in here tonight! Especially the amazing energy coming

:12:26.:12:28.

from you guys in the front row. Really! So now, please put your

:12:29.:12:32.

hands together for the enchanting Demy from Greece! Kumar shout outs.

:12:33.:12:46.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester himself and his lady may arrest are enjoying

:12:47.:12:49.

Eurovision. Lauren, Lloyd and the gang are

:12:50.:12:59.

cheering on Lucie. This lady is Demy, representing Greece with her

:13:00.:13:05.

song This is Love. It's a great big... Well, sort of disco ballad.

:13:06.:13:11.

It's got lots of things that you row fans will enjoy. Beautiful singer

:13:12.:13:19.

must Tom King disco beat. -- Eurofans. And 2/2 naked men

:13:20.:13:26.

splashing around in a paddling pool. Song 15, Greece.

:13:27.:13:33.

# Holding on to what we had can be so complicated

:13:34.:13:40.

# Could be time to move along

:13:41.:13:42.

# Watched the river running dry

:13:43.:13:50.

# How I want you here for ever and ever

:13:51.:14:19.

# You and me as one everywhere

:14:20.:14:34.

# Holding on to what we had can be so self-destroying

:14:35.:15:02.

# Remember how we laughed and played around

:15:03.:15:04.

# How I want you here for ever and ever

:15:05.:15:32.

# You and me as one everywhere

:15:33.:15:51.

# You and me as one everywhere

:15:52.:16:22.

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Oh, poor thing. I think nerves may

:16:23.:16:33.

have got to her. She's certainly performed it better than that in

:16:34.:16:39.

rehearsal. But still it's a big old stomping dance number. Maybe it

:16:40.:16:42.

won't affect her votes. The next of the big five. They are of course,

:16:43.:16:48.

Italy, Spain, France, and the UK. And Germany. They get an automatic

:16:49.:16:55.

pass into the Grand Final. In this case it's probably quite lucky. His

:16:56.:17:02.

name is Manel Navarro. The song is Do It For Your Lover.

:17:03.:17:08.

It's a kind of relaxed siesta, cute song. They've given it a Californian

:17:09.:17:14.

beach feel, which doesn't quite seem to fit. Song 16, Spain.

:17:15.:17:32.

# A veces cuesta decir todo lo que uno piensa

:17:33.:17:37.

# A veces la vida causa estragos sin que te des cuenta

:17:38.:17:42.

# A veces parece que es como una melodia

:17:43.:17:48.

# Frustrada y perdida no nos deja ver la luz del dia

:17:49.:17:53.

# Do it for your lover, do it for your lover, baby

:17:54.:17:57.

# Do it for your lover, do it for your lover, baby

:17:58.:18:02.

# Do it for your lover, do it for your lover

:18:03.:18:10.

# Do it for those you ever care and love

:18:11.:18:17.

# Do it for your lover, do it for your lover, baby

:18:18.:18:56.

# Do it for your lover, do it for your lover, baby

:18:57.:19:01.

# Do it for your lover, do it for your lover

:19:02.:19:06.

# Do it for those you ever care and love

:19:07.:19:16.

# Just do it, just do it, just do it for your lover

:19:17.:19:39.

# Do it for your lover, do it for your lover, baby

:19:40.:19:49.

# Do it for your lover, do it for your lover

:19:50.:19:55.

# Do it for those you ever care and love

:19:56.:20:11.

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Some dodgy notes in there. I wonder

:20:12.:20:37.

if there's something going wrong technically. Or maybe he's just not

:20:38.:20:41.

great. If he's got a lover and she's a music fan, yeah, maybe single now.

:20:42.:20:46.

If you just joined us, you haven't missed Lucie Jones yet. She's flying

:20:47.:20:51.

the flag for the UK in one song's time. This is song 17, Norway. JOWST

:20:52.:21:07.

is the name of the singer. He stepped into the breech when the

:21:08.:21:15.

original singer came to his senses. He's wearing a mask on stage.

:21:16.:21:21.

Alexander is singing it. The song is called Grab the Moment. We just have

:21:22.:21:25.

to get through this and then we have Lucie. All right, hold hands, deep

:21:26.:21:28.

breaths. Here we go. # They read me

:21:29.:21:39.

like a book that is open # While punching on a

:21:40.:21:41.

bag and I'm choking # I'm looking for a sign

:21:42.:21:43.

while they're stepping on my mind # But I hide behind

:21:44.:21:46.

a simpleminded notion # Feeling like a fool

:21:47.:21:48.

that was chosen # Really need to get

:21:49.:21:52.

that good vibe going # I'm gonna kill that

:21:53.:21:58.

voice in my head # I'm gonna kill that

:21:59.:22:12.

voice in my head # Getting kinda heavy

:22:13.:22:21.

on my shoulders # Try to stand straight

:22:22.:22:39.

but I'm boneless # Got a pocketful of prose

:22:40.:22:41.

while I'm walking on my toes # And I'm coping with

:22:42.:22:44.

a map that is roadless # I'm quiet in a corner

:22:45.:22:46.

seeking action # I wanna be bold but

:22:47.:22:50.

I'm only getting old # I need to stop drowning

:22:51.:22:52.

in distractions # I better get

:22:53.:22:55.

that good vibe buzzing # I'm gonna kill that

:22:56.:23:00.

voice in my head # I'm gonna kill that

:23:01.:23:07.

voice in my head # There's a calling

:23:08.:23:16.

for that leap # There's a fire

:23:17.:23:44.

in my soul # I'm gonna kill that

:23:45.:24:01.

voice in my head # I'm gonna kill that

:24:02.:24:05.

voice in my head CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

:24:06.:24:30.

Thank you so much Europe. I love you. Thank you. That went well in

:24:31.:24:39.

the hall. Oh. Just when we were enjoying ourselves.

:24:40.:24:42.

So Vova, we have hosted two semifinals

:24:43.:24:43.

and now we are going into the Grand Final.

:24:44.:24:46.

I can't believe it is going this well.

:24:47.:24:50.

Not bad if you consider that three weeks ago, I was trying

:24:51.:24:53.

to learn English by watching Friends.

:24:54.:24:59.

And Timur took lessons from Vitali Klitschko.

:25:00.:25:02.

Yes, that is the real Vitali Klitschko. He's the mayor of Kiev.

:25:03.:25:13.

It came from a multi-talented Eurovision

:25:14.:25:17.

star, a man so cool he makes James Bond seem shy and awkward.

:25:18.:25:20.

Comedy alert, ladies and gentleman: Eurovision Song Contest, we are now,

:25:21.:25:32.

welcome peoples of the world. That's really good television presenting.

:25:33.:25:43.

Mans, what are you doing here? As the host of the highly successful

:25:44.:25:48.

2016 Eurovision Song Contest. I wondered if you guys wanted any

:25:49.:25:52.

tips.. Thanks, we got this. Sure, sure. Presenting a live show to over

:25:53.:25:58.

200 million viewers, interacting with 42 countries while dealing

:25:59.:26:07.

with... The unexpected. Whilst still smiling and delivering factual

:26:08.:26:09.

information. It's easy. You don't need me. Mans, maybe a few tips

:26:10.:26:25.

wouldn't hurt. Good morning Europe, whatever happens a Eurovision host

:26:26.:26:30.

must always stay happy and positive. Your house burned down. That's

:26:31.:26:36.

brilliant. OK. Keep the action going even if you're in pain. Work on your

:26:37.:26:40.

cover laugh. LAUGHTER

:26:41.:26:46.

So much to do. You're strong, reliable, you're the world's best

:26:47.:26:56.

friend. You're dancers. There is nothing you don't know about

:26:57.:27:00.

Eurovision. Now the perfect Eurovision host understands the

:27:01.:27:05.

power of the dramatic pause. Vova? Yeah. What's in your pocket? The car

:27:06.:27:11.

keys. Good. Now ask me what's in mine. OK, what is in your pockets?

:27:12.:27:19.

Shhh. CHEERING

:27:20.:27:42.

A wallet. Wake up! Show time. You have ten seconds to hit the stage.

:27:43.:27:49.

Go, go. Don't wait for me. We are a team. Month man left behind. Final

:27:50.:27:56.

lip you get it. Eurovision is about working together. Welcome to Kiev,

:27:57.:28:04.

Ukraine. To the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. You're ready. They

:28:05.:28:11.

seem about the same to me Mans. Perhaps if you'd stayed a bit longer

:28:12.:28:13.

in boot camp. We couldn't have

:28:14.:28:16.

done it without you. There's Mans and Edward just down

:28:17.:28:24.

the hallway from me. Voting does not start until after we've seen all 26

:28:25.:28:26.

songs, don't try just yet. Mirror, mirror on the wall -

:28:27.:28:29.

who's up next? The beautiful Lucie Jones

:28:30.:28:31.

from the United Kingdom. Yes, here she is. Lucie Jones,

:28:32.:28:38.

representing the United Kingdom with her song Never Give Up On You.

:28:39.:28:46.

She has been doing wonderful work all week. After every performance,

:28:47.:28:56.

every rehearsal, the bookies' odds have been cut again and again. It's

:28:57.:29:01.

popular with the fans in the hall. The staging is stunning. I think

:29:02.:29:05.

you'll be really pleased with it. Hopefully, there'll be dancing in

:29:06.:29:11.

the streets of a little village just outside Cardiff in Wales, where

:29:12.:29:15.

Lucie is from. Her mum and dad, her brother and fiance are in the hall.

:29:16.:29:18.

There's the BBC delegation, cheering her on. Good luck, Lucie Jones! .

:29:19.:29:24.

Song 18 for the United Kingdom. # Tell me your secrets,

:29:25.:29:27.

I'll keep them safe # No sign of weakness,

:29:28.:29:30.

it's a sign of a faith # You're not defeated,

:29:31.:29:32.

you're in repair # Don't have to call me

:29:33.:29:43.

I'll always be there # If you could see

:29:44.:29:46.

how far you've walked # Together we'll dance

:29:47.:29:57.

through this storm # Together we'll dance

:29:58.:30:17.

through this storm # I'm right beside you,

:30:18.:30:35.

you're never alone # If you could see

:30:36.:30:42.

how far you've walked # Together we'll dance

:30:43.:30:53.

through this storm # Now you can see how

:30:54.:31:13.

far you've walked # The mountains climbed,

:31:14.:31:45.

the oceans crossed # Together we'll dance

:31:46.:31:56.

through this storm # Together we'll dance

:31:57.:32:06.

through this storm #. APPLAUSE

:32:07.:32:27.

CHEERING Flawless. Surely one of the best

:32:28.:32:34.

vocals of the night, and an amazing ovation. Not just from the Brits,

:32:35.:32:38.

from everyone in the stadium tonight. Listen to that, Lucie Jones

:32:39.:32:45.

must be thrilled with herself. I'm sure everyone watching at home is,

:32:46.:32:49.

too. That has to be one of our strongest entries in the last few

:32:50.:32:56.

years. Hopefully, hopefully that is reflected in the votes later on.

:32:57.:33:00.

What a terrific performance. Really emotional, soaring, beautifully

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staged. I thought it looked stunning. This next song is Cyprus,

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his name is Hovig and he's singing Gravity. This is a very nice, catchy

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pop song, but following on from the United Kingdom it kind of

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disappears. See what you think. Song number 19.

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# I can be the cure, oh

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# Let me be your heart and your company

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# I'll let you be the one who can lean on me

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# I'll catch you when you fall, when you're fallin' free

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# Let me be your wings when you're flying high

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# I'm gonna raise you up till you touch the sky

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# I'll catch you when you fall, when you're fallin' free

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# Let me be your wings when you're flying high

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# I'm gonna raise you up till you touch the sky

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# I'll catch you when you fall, when you're fallin' free

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# I'll catch you when you fall, when you're fallin' free

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# Let me be your wings when you're flying high

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# I'm gonna raise you up till you touch the sky

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# I'll catch you when you fall, when you're fallin' free

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# I'll catch you when you fall, when you're fallin' free

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Thank you! That's Hovig. Lots of support here in the convention

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centre. For Cyprus. Now, it's time for another bit of Eurovision Magic

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ladies and gentlemen. So 20 is Romania. This is Ilinca ft. Alex

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Florea. Now, if I say this song is wrap meets yodelling you may think

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that sounds awful, but, in fact, it's... Well, no, I'm sticking with

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it, it's not, I really like it. It's very fun, it's very silly, but a

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real crowd pleaser and a floor filler. It's very different and it

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might do very well. It's called Yodel It!. Enjoy!

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Hey, hey! Want to sing a song? Sing it!

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# You never show the spark that makes you glow

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# You always say no to the right things

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# Don't try to hide the light inside of you

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# Today might be the day when you will make it, baby

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# If you never try, you'll never be alive

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# You are gonna miss out on this ride

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# Yodelei, yodelei, yodelei, yodeleio

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# Yodelei, yodelei, yodelei, yodeleio

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# Yodelei, yodelei yodeleio

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# Now what's the use of being so confused

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# Of doing all this work you really don't want to be doing?

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# But you'll be fine, it's time to feel alive

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# Don't stop from reaching for the stars and keep on moving

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# So bring it on, bring it on, I'm a dreamer

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# If you don't believe it, come and see me, I will teach ya

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# If you never try, you'll never be alive

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# You are gonna miss out on this ride

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# Yodelei, yodelei, yodelei, yodeleio

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# Yodelei, yodelei, yodelei, yodeleio

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# Sitting alone at my desk on a nine-to-five program,

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# Get another coffee, get another one to make it through

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# Don't you hide that light inside of you

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# Come and show me what you wanna do

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# If you're stuck in a place feeling incomplete

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# If you wanna run, feeling like a misfit

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# Come on sing along, come on sing this song

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# Yodelei, yodelei, yodelei, yodeleio

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APPLAUSE CHEERING

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. I'm no expert, that yodelling sounded amazing. Ilinca claims to be

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the only yield lower in Romania, probably because the others don't

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talk about it. Maybe that is the first rule of yodelling club. -- she

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claims to be the only person who can yodel in Romania. Another of the big

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five now, this is Germany. Her name is Levina and her song is Perfect

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Life. She splits her time between Berlin and London, so if you think

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you know her, maybe you've seen her in the street waiting for a bus or

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something. The song was written by Lindy Robins, who wrote Amy Lovato's

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skyscraper. Judging by the song, she is quite a fan of Sia. Hello to

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Johnny Wu and everybody up the glory club.

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Nearly there, this is song 21 to Germany.

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# Sometimes it's wrong before it's right

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# That's what you call a perfect life

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# Gathering thorns from the stems of a thousand roses

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# Weathering storms on the long way home

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# I look for the sweet in every bitter moment tasted

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# In every last mistake I see the other side

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# Sometimes it's wrong before it's right

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# That's what you call a perfect life

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# Sometimes it's wrong before it's right

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# That's what you call a perfect life #.

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APPLAUSE CHEERING

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. Thank you so much. Dyakuyu. Levina representing Germany. Some very

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happy people. OG3NE from Netherlands enjoying it. Timur! Eurovision 's

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fan the wait for the competition to arrive again is a long one. It's a

:44:57.:45:01.

year, Timur. This year there is another special event for your

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calendar, a brand-new competition is searching for the best choir in

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Europe. They will descend on Riga in July to compete for the title of the

:45:10.:45:14.

Eurovision choir of the year. I'm distracted by Lucie Jones over his

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shoulder. What is this now? This sounds good. July? Enrique? Amateur

:45:20.:45:25.

choirs! All over Europe? Well, that's a date for the diary!

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July sorted. Get ready to cut loose. Some local

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heroes are taking the stage. The style is rock. The country is

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Ukraine. A mighty roar goes up. These are the home boys. They're

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representing Ukraine with a rock number called Time. As I say we have

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had a wonderful time in Kiev. They are put on a really slick,

:46:17.:46:21.

technically perfect show. I think the city's enjoyed hosting the

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competition, having all the visitors here. But judging by this song, I'm

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guessing they don't want to have us back again next year.

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Just the sense I'm getting. The song is called Time. The

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question you ask is - how can three minutes be this long? Song 22.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Something for everyone. Jokes aside,

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because it is the only rock number in the contest this year, that could

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end up doing very well for Ukraine. A few more shout out, the we love

:50:05.:50:09.

pop boys in Glasgow are watching, cliff, Ross, James, Shaun, Johnny,

:50:10.:50:16.

Jono, Joff. There is a party in bell size park and Rhona walker is

:50:17.:50:20.

watching too. This young lady is a young lady. Her

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name is Blanche and she is another one of the contestants who is only

:50:26.:50:30.

17. She's representing Belgium, with her song City Lights.

:50:31.:50:35.

It is a song that's been a big radio hit across Europe, so the crowd will

:50:36.:50:39.

react when the music starts. They know this song. It's a very credible

:50:40.:50:45.

pop song. The problem is, I think she's so young, she is sort of

:50:46.:50:49.

overwhelmed by this experience. Hopefully she can try and enjoy her

:50:50.:50:53.

performance tonight. It's song 23 for Belgium.

:50:54.:50:56.

# Let's put some light into our lives

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# But keep the storm that's in your eyes

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# Let's put some light into our lives

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# To lose it all. # To lose it all.

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE It is a cracking pop song. But I

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just hope she's enjoying it a little more than she appears to. I think

:53:54.:54:00.

she's happy it's over at least. Just so vulnerable, just only 17. Still

:54:01.:54:02.

great job Blanche. New jackets. An outstanding

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performance from Blanche. Yes, I have the power to make

:54:07.:54:07.

the audience download the Eurovision app with my

:54:08.:54:12.

authentic TV host smile. They're good at doing things

:54:13.:54:16.

together. That's the nicest freaking thing

:54:17.:54:26.

anyone's ever said to me. And now it's Sweden's Robin

:54:27.:54:34.

freaking Bengtsson. That word appears a lot in the lyric

:54:35.:54:43.

of this song. This young man couldn't be more

:54:44.:54:48.

different from Blanche from Belgium. He is a, yes, he's quite a confident

:54:49.:54:57.

performer. His name is Robin Bengtsson. This song is a sub-Bruno

:54:58.:55:02.

Mars affair. Sweden really have this down to a tee now. This is such a

:55:03.:55:08.

slick performance. They've thrown everything at it, for no discernible

:55:09.:55:13.

reason they start back stage. What they get on stage, there's tread

:55:14.:55:18.

mills, lights. Yeah, this will do well, I'm sure. Being song 24, I'm

:55:19.:55:28.

sure it will help them. Robin Bengtsson, I Can't Go On.

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# With just one look you make me shiver

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# When you look this freakin' beautiful

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# I can't go on I can't go on

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# When you look this freakin' beautiful

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# I can't go on I can't go on

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# When you look this freakin' beautiful

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# When you look this freakin' beautiful

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# I can't go on I can't go on

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# When you look this freakin' beautiful

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# I can't go on I can't go on

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# When you look this freakin' beautiful

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# I can't go on I can't go on

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# When you look this freakin' beautiful

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# I can't go on I can't go on

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# When you look this freakin' beautiful

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Thank you, Europe! That is Sweden. They know what they're doing. They

:58:25.:58:47.

can butt these things together. And it's the last of our 17-year-olds.

:58:48.:58:54.

This is song 25, Bulgaria. That boy, it is a boy, Kristian Kostov is his

:58:55.:59:01.

name. The song is Beautiful Mess. He is literally just turned 17. He was

:59:02.:59:07.

born in this century. He's the only performer tonight to be able to

:59:08.:59:14.

claim that. This might be a winner as well. Again, it's been a big

:59:15.:59:21.

radio hit around Europe. Compared to some of the other youngsters, this

:59:22.:59:26.

guy is so at home on stage. He loves performing. Here's Kristian Kostov

:59:27.:59:30.

for Bulgaria. # And the lights all fade

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to black again APPLAUSE

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CHEERING Kristian Kostov. I do think it's

:01:10.:02:38.

remarkable such a young performer is that amount of poise and an event

:02:39.:02:43.

such as this and on a stage like that. When you see him backstage, I

:02:44.:02:47.

mean out of that sort of androgynous garb, he is just a kid. He doesn't

:02:48.:02:52.

look old enough to be here. We've done it ladies and gentlemen, this

:02:53.:02:57.

is song 26, our final song of the evening. The last of the big five,

:02:58.:03:03.

France. Her name is Alma and the song is Requiem. It was doing quite

:03:04.:03:12.

well with the bookies. Performing last is always going to be

:03:13.:03:13.

difficult. Terrific graphics, though. Mind you

:03:14.:03:28.

if you're looking at the graphics something's gone terribly wrong,

:03:29.:03:32.

hasn't it? But they are good! It's the last one, song 26 for France.

:03:33.:03:37.

# Les siecles passent et disparaissent

:03:38.:03:41.

# Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes

:03:42.:03:56.

# Fais-moi sourire au beau milieu d'un requiem

:03:57.:04:01.

# Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes

:04:02.:04:05.

# Fais-moi danser jusqu'a ce que le temps nous reprenne

:04:06.:04:09.

# You take my smile and make it bright

:04:10.:04:18.

# On pleure mais on survit quand meme

:04:19.:04:27.

# Les etincelles deviennent des flammes

:04:28.:04:32.

# Les petites filles deviennent des femmes

:04:33.:04:34.

# On pense qu'elles ont de l'importance

:04:35.:04:43.

# Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes

:04:44.:04:51.

# Fais-moi sourire au beau milieu d'un requiem

:04:52.:04:56.

# Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes

:04:57.:05:00.

# Fais-moi danser jusqu'a ce que le temps nous reprenne

:05:01.:05:04.

# You take my smile and make it bright

:05:05.:05:14.

# On pleure mais on survit quand meme

:05:15.:05:23.

# Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes

:05:24.:05:54.

# Fais-moi sourire au beau milieu d'un requiem

:05:55.:06:00.

# Embrasse-moi, dis-moi que tu m'aimes

:06:01.:06:02.

# Fais-moi danser jusqu'a ce que le temps nous reprenne

:06:03.:06:07.

# Embrasse moi, tell me that you love me

:06:08.:06:14.

# Embrasse moi, tell me that you love me

:06:15.:06:23.

Thank you. Great finish to the show. The crowd really like that, they

:06:24.:06:41.

wanted to party. There are some French fans cheering her on. That's

:06:42.:06:47.

it, all 26 countries have performed. We have heard our winner, ladies and

:06:48.:06:52.

gentlemen. We have seen the last act. For us they are all winners.

:06:53.:06:55.

For us, they are all winners, but there is own one trophy.

:06:56.:06:58.

Voting will open shortly and remain open for approximately 35 minutes.

:06:59.:07:06.

Please don't vote yet as your vote will not count and you may still be

:07:07.:07:10.

charged. Remember UK viewers cannot vote by text, calls cost 15p plus

:07:11.:07:15.

access charge. You can also vote with the Eurovision app, votes made

:07:16.:07:19.

via the Apple cost 15p from a mobile. The winner will be decided

:07:20.:07:24.

by 50-50 combination of jury and public vote. For full conditions go

:07:25.:07:29.

to the website. Here are the numbers you will need when the vote opens...

:07:30.:07:30.

To vote from your landline... It's a serious moment in this

:07:31.:07:53.

contest and be honouring it with Eurovision royalty. Ladies and

:07:54.:07:58.

gentlemen, please welcome the extraordinary Verka Serduchka! With

:07:59.:08:05.

her ma'am. Yes, she came second in 2008 but she's still living off the

:08:06.:08:10.

glory here in Ukraine. Verka and her mother. Hello everybody. I think

:08:11.:08:15.

it's the same mother she had in 2008. We can't be sure. She's quite

:08:16.:08:29.

a loose cannon. Sieben sieben ay lulu... Sieben sieben ay lulu...

:08:30.:08:34.

We already know who's... She has already started drinking tonight,

:08:35.:08:46.

so... I can believe that. We have a very special moment, would you be so

:08:47.:08:50.

kind as to join us in starting the voting. Please! Verka, please.

:08:51.:08:55.

Please! She's been rehearsing. Europe...

:08:56.:09:13.

Start voting now! Finally. Thank you, Verka. Yes, the lines are open

:09:14.:09:18.

and will be open for approximately 35 minutes. So if you'd like to vote

:09:19.:09:23.

for Israel, dial the number followed by 01.

:09:24.:09:34.

If Poland's your favourite, that's the number plus 02.

:09:35.:09:49.

If Belarus is getting your vote, dial the number and add 03.

:09:50.:10:03.

If you want Austria to win, dial the number plus 04.

:10:04.:10:19.

To vote for Armenia, it's the number plus 05.

:10:20.:10:34.

If you think the Netherlands deserves to win, dial the number and

:10:35.:10:38.

add 06. To vote for Moldova is the number

:10:39.:10:47.

plus 07. If you're voting for Hungary you'll

:10:48.:11:05.

need the number plus 08. Is Italy your favourite? Dial that

:11:06.:11:18.

number plus 09. To vote for Denmark dial the number

:11:19.:11:35.

followed by ten. If you're voting for Portugal, it's

:11:36.:11:51.

the number plus 11. If you want Azerbaijan to win, dial

:11:52.:12:05.

that number and add 12 at the end. To vote for Croatia, it's the number

:12:06.:12:20.

plus 13. If Australia get your vote, it's the

:12:21.:12:36.

number plus 14. Is grease your favourite? Then dial

:12:37.:12:59.

the number with 15 at the end. -- Greece.

:13:00.:13:05.

To vote for Spain dial the number followed by 16.

:13:06.:13:18.

If you want to Norway to win, dial the number plus 17.

:13:19.:13:33.

Song 18 is Lucie Jones for the United Kingdom. Sweet that you might

:13:34.:13:39.

want to but viewers in the UK cannot vote for Lucie Jones. Nothing clever

:13:40.:13:44.

or interesting happens, just don't bother doing it. Good luck, Lucie,

:13:45.:13:51.

hopefully other people are dialling. Back to someone you can vote for.

:13:52.:13:57.

Cyprus. Dial that number followed by a 19.

:13:58.:14:04.

It's near your favourite? If it is, you'll need that number plus 20. --

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is Romania your favourite? To vote for Germany, dial the number

:14:11.:14:19.

followed by 21. To vote for the Ukraine, it's the

:14:20.:14:34.

number followed by 22. Is Belgian your favourite? You'll

:14:35.:14:48.

need the number plus 23. To vote for Sweden it's the number

:14:49.:15:05.

plus 24. If you think Bulgaria deserve the

:15:06.:15:24.

crown, it's that number followed by 25.

:15:25.:15:31.

And finally, if you think France should win, then dial that number,

:15:32.:15:39.

followed by 26. Remember, UK viewers cannot vote by

:15:40.:15:45.

text don't try to text. So those are all the numbers.

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One of our brightest stars, the creator and the biggest-selling

:15:50.:15:53.

Ukrainian album of all time and a former Eurovision winner.

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I'm delighted and honoured to introduce, Ruslana.

:15:57.:16:01.

It's Ruslana. If zombies did aerobics, it would look a bit like

:16:02.:16:07.

this. Ruslana there. Five, six, seven,

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eight. Stick with it. The next part of this act is pretty special. It's

:20:06.:20:09.

really rather good. There's going to be a recap of all the songs in a

:20:10.:20:13.

moment. You know the drill by now, to vote for your favourite dial the

:20:14.:20:23.

number or to vote by your mobile then followed by the number of the

:20:24.:20:25.

country you want to vote for tonight. UK viewers cannot vote by

:20:26.:20:36.

text or for the United Kingdom. Go to bbc.co.uk/Eurovision for full

:20:37.:20:42.

terms and conditions. Johnny is throwing a party for the cast of

:20:43.:20:48.

Cats. Nicki, Will, Dave, Jade as well. Ben and papa are there. Matt,

:20:49.:20:56.

Cameron, Peter, Tim, are stuffing chickens. Kiev? Paul, Rachel, James

:20:57.:21:02.

and Amy, oh, Amy about to have a baby. There's excitement. Morgan

:21:03.:21:08.

having a party in Vauxhall and Andy and knell are watching in Suffolk.

:21:09.:21:16.

Tim, Gaby, Craig, Jamie and Marvin, plus golda are watching in Soho.

:21:17.:21:23.

Barry, Martin, Ken, they're in Dulwich. Then Stuart, Shaun and

:21:24.:21:29.

Chris are on the South Bank. Malcom, Peter, Monica, Chris, Adam, Richard,

:21:30.:21:35.

they're in London. Also Emma, Sam, Maggie and Pindi, is that a dog or

:21:36.:21:40.

person? You're partying in Potter's Bar, where else. Go Lucie, I'm with

:21:41.:21:44.

you. I do hope people are picking up the phone across Europe and voting

:21:45.:21:48.

for Lucie. Please, please, please give a shout out to your Belgian

:21:49.:21:54.

fans Chris, Julia and Bo, following you in Belgium. I feel Belgium are

:21:55.:22:00.

going to do very well tonight. Young Blanche that was the best she's

:22:01.:22:04.

done. It really stands out that song. Shout out to the UK's largest

:22:05.:22:11.

Eurovision party, euro glitz, 80 members of the UK family at the City

:22:12.:22:17.

cinema in York. Emma is looking forward to this night. Please shout

:22:18.:22:22.

out to Sophie and Charlotte. Sophie starts her GCSEs on Monday, I

:22:23.:22:28.

offered her a nice meal out, she said no, "It's Eurovision. Are you

:22:29.:22:32.

regretting that now Sophie? James, Tricia and Hamish watching on a make

:22:33.:22:38.

shift projector pretending we are there, cheering from Glasgow. Craig

:22:39.:22:43.

and Matt at a party with Matt, Sarah, Chris and John in Worcester

:22:44.:22:48.

attempting to make Ukrainian dishes, lovely honey cake I believe and the

:22:49.:22:57.

buttery Kiev. The bunting is hung, the Bucks Fizz is popping, euro

:22:58.:23:03.

buffet will be laid with everything from the chicken dippers to gravlax.

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This is from Suffolk, Karen. Barry in Dorset. And just a reminder UK

:23:10.:23:21.

viewers you can't vote for Lucie, much as you want to, you can't.

:23:22.:23:25.

Nothing interesting or clever happens, you just can't. Hopefully

:23:26.:23:32.

other people are. Julie and John are having a dance-off with their dog

:23:33.:23:38.

Hattie. What a fab evening. Cassie, and Dean are watching surrounded by

:23:39.:23:42.

a lot of flags and an international themed buffet. Nothing better. Henie

:23:43.:23:49.

in London are preparing for a 10 k race in the morning. Wow. Preparing

:23:50.:23:56.

with a large cheese board. Mark is 30, and Nathan is 27. They're having

:23:57.:23:58.

a Eurovision party in Edinburgh tonight. This is Peter in Belfast.

:23:59.:24:06.

He's got 12 friends crammed into his house watching TV. Cheering on

:24:07.:24:12.

Lucie. Having food and drink for family and friends. 26 courses with

:24:13.:24:16.

each dish related to the country performing at the time. Hectic but

:24:17.:24:21.

great fun. A lot of washing up, Steve from Liverpool. Nina in

:24:22.:24:25.

Chipping Norton, crazy party, 20 people in a room the size of a shoe

:24:26.:24:30.

box. We love Eurovision and have been doing parties for the last ten

:24:31.:24:35.

years. Last one for a while, Jen, Eurovision party tonight will be

:24:36.:24:38.

Eurovision themed outfits, food, games and a sweepstake. We'll be

:24:39.:24:42.

enjoying all evening with our friends in Manchester. OK. It's onto

:24:43.:24:49.

the next part of the interval acts. Stick with this. It gets very good.

:24:50.:24:58.

Now it's time for a truly unique performance, bringing together

:24:59.:25:00.

contemporary sounds and the musical heritage of Ukraine,

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Please put your hands together for Onuka featuring NAONI,

:25:03.:25:04.

It's a slow start, but it really builds to something special.

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Enjoy. APPLAUSE

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CHEERING Thank you! That it in the middle was

:31:45.:31:52.

really stern. A stunning performance

:31:53.:31:53.

from the very unique Onuka. Time now to meet some more

:31:54.:31:57.

of Eurovision's amazing fans. I'm here with Luc Spencer-Gardner,

:31:58.:32:04.

who has travelled to Welcome to Kiev. I can imagine it

:32:05.:32:16.

was a long trip. Only 24 hours. Not so long.

:32:17.:32:17.

It's been awesome. This is just an amazing experience, great artists,

:32:18.:32:26.

great performers, it's just been great. Great. Is it your first live

:32:27.:32:34.

Eurovision show? My drift. Kiev, Stockholm, Vienna, Malmo and

:32:35.:32:43.

Dusseldorf. The Golden collection of Eurovision! Great. Now I've noticed

:32:44.:32:49.

a cheeky Eurovision T-shirt. 200 million people... Are watching this.

:32:50.:32:57.

200 million of us. I love that! Actually, it's from...

:32:58.:33:00.

Eurovisionfanhouse.com, a new online place where Eurovision

:33:01.:33:03.

I wonder if this is like QVC in Ukraine, it probably is. What are

:33:04.:33:16.

you expecting? I have no idea. It's not an easy call. I'm going for the

:33:17.:33:23.

UK. Yes! Well done, sir, whoever you were. I wasn't listening to your

:33:24.:33:27.

name but I'm thrilled you're here now, saying things like that.

:33:28.:33:31.

As many of you will know, Eurovision has a younger relative,

:33:32.:33:34.

the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for singers aged nine to 14.

:33:35.:33:36.

The winner was a hugely talented Mariam Mamadashvilii from Georgia.

:33:37.:33:45.

There is a proud mother in the wings. There she is! Now this little

:33:46.:34:18.

princess is next to me. Give it up for Mariam Mamadashvilii! The

:34:19.:34:25.

rapport between these two is really special. Thank you for having me

:34:26.:34:27.

here, I hope to see everybody in Georgia in November. What month was

:34:28.:34:37.

that? The 12th of never did you say? It's an 26th of November in to

:34:38.:34:39.

police it. That's great. We will visit in

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November this year, that's great. Welcome. As a performer I should ask

:34:47.:34:55.

you this question. Do you hope to sing at Eurovision 1-dayer? Actually

:34:56.:35:00.

I was thinking about it because when I won Junior Eurovision I

:35:01.:35:03.

experienced a lot of things and I want to experience again. That's

:35:04.:35:10.

great. We'll see. But now... Conversation really flows, he's

:35:11.:35:15.

great with kids. Why don't you try hosting for example? I'd love to.

:35:16.:35:21.

Couldn't get much worse. You'll be posting the Eurovision Song Contest.

:35:22.:35:26.

Here you go. Cue card. The red light. Applause!

:35:27.:35:33.

Ladies and gentleman, I think you'll agree,

:35:34.:35:35.

all of our performers have dazzled, entertained and amazed.

:35:36.:35:39.

But this is a competition and only one act can win.

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Vote with your hearts, but most importantly, your fingers.

:35:43.:35:51.

And now, a reminder of this year's Eurovision stars.

:35:52.:35:57.

You know the drill by now... You convert by text. Details on the

:35:58.:36:16.

screen, full terms and conditions on the website. Jared Watts to people

:36:17.:36:23.

watching. The Matthews on holiday in Dorset celebrating two 16th

:36:24.:36:27.

birthdays but they will be watching Eurovision. Charlotte, Carmen,

:36:28.:36:31.

Laura, Lauren, Vicky, Chloe and Emma will be watching on a big screen in

:36:32.:36:35.

Liverpool followed by an Abba tribute band. Quite the night. Shout

:36:36.:36:43.

out to Gwen, David, Alex, Hannah and Emily and having a pizza party. The

:36:44.:36:48.

bubbly is flowing. Good luck to Lucie. Yes, good luck. It was good

:36:49.:36:53.

that Australia man at least mentioned the United Kingdom, people

:36:54.:36:59.

are aware we're here. The Hill family hosting their annual

:37:00.:37:03.

Eurovision party, they had to cut into the Ukrainian honey cake. It

:37:04.:37:06.

sounds delicious. We are celebrating our silver wedding anniversary

:37:07.:37:10.

watching Eurovision tonight, quality entertainment, go Lucie. Ian, Rob,

:37:11.:37:15.

Daniel and everybody else at the Maidenhead Eurovision party. They've

:37:16.:37:23.

dressed as European countries. The partygoer who dressed as Switzerland

:37:24.:37:27.

brought Toblerone. Other chocolates are available. Sweden...

:37:28.:37:32.

Switzerland... You can get them in Sweden, too. Say hello to Sam and

:37:33.:37:39.

his dog, Toby. And mum Stella and friends Caroline and Mary in

:37:40.:37:43.

Cornwall. Hello from the Murrays in Aberdeen. Cat, Duncan, Fox will be

:37:44.:37:53.

watching. Gareth and the crew in Cardiff having a big party dressed

:37:54.:37:57.

as different countries and using different cuisines from around

:37:58.:38:03.

Europe. It's quite the thing. The Barcelona budget enjoying a

:38:04.:38:04.

Eurovision party in Stratford tonight. Ella is watching with her

:38:05.:38:09.

son, Vincent. In Southampton. Dinesh, Paul and their bulldog

:38:10.:38:23.

tucking into a cheese and pineapple her job. There was a lot of love for

:38:24.:38:27.

Lucie but will there be votes? Soon we'll find out. Nym and Dan watching

:38:28.:38:33.

the show in their best Eurovision outfits. Detachable Bucks Fizz

:38:34.:38:44.

skirt. I'm watching with my friend Kristin and Tracey.

:38:45.:38:52.

And of course a reminder you can't vote for Lucie. People in the United

:38:53.:39:03.

Kingdom cannot. That was Tracey Emin Kirsten in Bristol. Hen party

:39:04.:39:10.

weekend for Bryony. She's at the Stirling with all her girls watching

:39:11.:39:13.

it. Well done, Bryony, have a nice wedding. A lonely Brit camping it up

:39:14.:39:19.

in Tokyo getting ready for Eurovision. We start watching at

:39:20.:39:23.

4am. Champagne on the chilled ready to go. That Keith Grant. Please say

:39:24.:39:30.

hello to big con and Lauren watching in Belfast. Soon the phone lines

:39:31.:39:39.

will be closing and then we will be getting the jury vote followed by

:39:40.:39:46.

the popular vote. A lot of people asking about Brexit and the effect

:39:47.:39:49.

it might have on the United Kingdom. I have just say no one out here has

:39:50.:39:54.

mentioned it, not a peep out of them. It's as if people don't care

:39:55.:39:59.

that we are leaving the EU. I suppose a lot of these countries

:40:00.:40:04.

aren't in the EU and those that are are concerned with their own

:40:05.:40:09.

business, not ours. So... Also not to be too blunt, we can't do much

:40:10.:40:14.

worse, so hopefully there will be a Brexit effect. That is a reminder of

:40:15.:40:20.

all 26 songs. Now onto the last part of the interval.

:40:21.:40:23.

And now, it's time to remind ourselves of the reason why

:40:24.:40:26.

Last year, she stunned Stockholm with a majestic performance that won

:40:27.:40:35.

We present a world exclusive, the first ever television

:40:36.:40:41.

It is our very great honour to present the shining jewel

:40:42.:40:45.

Please show some love for the incredible Jamala!

:40:46.:40:57.

And she is really a massive star here. There's posters all over town,

:40:58.:41:03.

she is doing a big series of concerts.

:41:04.:41:05.

You may have witnessed a bare bottom earlier in this performance. We

:41:06.:43:13.

apologise if that offended you. Back to Jamala.

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Jamala. I like her. She's like your aunt who's had a glass of wine.

:43:20.:44:31.

Thank you so much for this amazing show. Thank you, Kiev! Tribute to

:44:32.:44:41.

Verka. Lots of union Jacks. Well, it's nearly time for the phone lines

:44:42.:44:50.

to close. It's like choosing a chocolate from a box, it's really

:44:51.:44:53.

difficult to do because they are all very delicious.

:44:54.:44:56.

But if you think one special act deserves the win,

:44:57.:44:58.

then this is your last chance to vote.

:44:59.:45:01.

The final 60 seconds of voting begins now!

:45:02.:45:10.

We're not doing the countdown from 60... We're not.

:45:11.:45:14.

Update your profiles later and use your phones to vote.

:45:15.:45:16.

There are just a couple of seconds left.

:45:17.:45:18.

A moment on your phone could win your act the Eurovision throne.

:45:19.:45:21.

All the numbers you need are on the screen now or you can

:45:22.:45:24.

It was about them and now it's about your rewarding them with one

:45:25.:45:32.

of the most treasured prizes in music.

:45:33.:45:37.

Will you give them your vote and change their lives forever?

:45:38.:45:43.

This is quite torturous. Very long minute.

:45:44.:45:54.

Seven, six, five, four, three, two, one...

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Thank you Alex and Vova. That is it. The lines are closed. Please do not

:46:04.:46:14.

call or use the app, your vote will not count and you may still be

:46:15.:46:16.

charged. Very soon we will hear from the

:46:17.:46:25.

spokespersons of all 42 national juries. They will award half of the

:46:26.:46:32.

total points. After that, we will see how you, our wonderful audience,

:46:33.:46:36.

have decided to award the decisive second half of points.

:46:37.:46:42.

First we need to check if the jury voting has gone according to the

:46:43.:46:46.

rules. I smell aries moo. We must consult with the smartest person in

:46:47.:46:54.

this room. Now he is, the grand wizard, our very own Gandalf, but

:46:55.:47:00.

without the beard and the pointy hat, so please welcome, the

:47:01.:47:04.

executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, Mr Jon Ola

:47:05.:47:10.

Sand. Is he here, have we managed to get him?

:47:11.:47:15.

Thank you Vova and Alex for your very creative introduction.

:47:16.:47:18.

I can confirm that we have processed all the votes

:47:19.:47:21.

I saw him earlier. I didn't speak to him. I thought it best not to.

:47:22.:47:36.

That means we are now ready to take that special journey around

:47:37.:47:39.

First we'll be hearing from last year's host country, Sweden.

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Good evening Europe, and good evening Kiev!

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What a night, you've done such a great job. Good luck to the

:48:14.:48:20.

contestants tonight. May we have your 12 points. Of course. 12 points

:48:21.:48:25.

from the Swedish jury go to... Portugal. He's the bookies'

:48:26.:48:31.

favourite. And Australia are getting ten points straight off the bat.

:48:32.:48:36.

Thank you very much for this amazing show. It was really lovely. Like

:48:37.:48:56.

most of Azerbaijany men watching on TV, I would like to be in Kiev

:48:57.:48:59.

tonight as well, just to support. But unfortunately, I have to be here

:49:00.:49:04.

in the studio... Sounded creepy. I'm not quite sure what he's saying.

:49:05.:49:12.

Please may we have your 12 points. Our 12 points go to... Belarus.

:49:13.:49:19.

And now to San Marino and Lia Fiorio.

:49:20.:49:31.

I'm so happy to break a record this year by commenting 24 ESC shows

:49:32.:49:45.

Look at me, I've totally missed that we have six points. We're not going

:49:46.:49:59.

home empty handed. May we have your 12 points.

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Look at us, on the left-hand side of the scoreboard. Portugal 12 points.

:50:06.:50:11.

Another four for us. Thank you Latvia.

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Greetings from Latvia, thank you for fantastic sleepless nights. What, it

:50:33.:50:37.

kept awe wake? We'll let you get back to bed in a minute. Our 12

:50:38.:50:44.

points go to... Romantic Pop Idol from Portugal.

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Remember, these are only the juries' votes. So maybe across the board,

:50:50.:50:53.

the juries' experts they liked the song, they liked the performance.

:50:54.:50:57.

But we don't know what the popular vote thought.

:50:58.:51:02.

From Israel, we have Ofer Nachson, who has been announcing the Israeli

:51:03.:51:05.

This is IBA channel one calling frommier use legal. For the past 44

:51:06.:51:30.

years, Israel has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest, winning

:51:31.:51:40.

three times. But tonight is our final night. Shortly, IBA will shut

:51:41.:51:46.

down its broadcasting forever. So on behalf of all of us here in IBA, let

:51:47.:51:54.

me say thank you Europe for all the magical moments and the beautiful

:51:55.:52:02.

years. That is very sad. And hopefully we shall meet again in the

:52:03.:52:07.

future. Now, the result from the Israeli vote.

:52:08.:52:15.

This is looking like a clean sweep for Portugal with the juries. But

:52:16.:52:26.

only with the juries. Next up is Montenegro,

:52:27.:52:31.

where there's a party going on. Welcome to the party. Good evening

:52:32.:52:39.

Ukraine. It was an amazing show and we wish good luck to all finalists.

:52:40.:52:45.

Now, let's see how Montenegro has voted. Well 12 points go to...

:52:46.:52:55.

Nice corner of the city they've chosen. Thank you guys for the

:52:56.:53:19.

wonderful evening tonight. Congratulations. Thank you very

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much, may we have your 12 points. Of course. Our 12 points go to Italy.

:53:25.:53:39.

So far it's Portugal the juries are enjoying.

:53:40.:53:44.

Now to lovely Valletta, where Malta's Miss Universe 2016,

:53:45.:53:46.

Martha Fenech, is ready to give us her country's points.

:53:47.:53:48.

Steady Vova. She's ready to give us her phone number... Sorry, her

:53:49.:53:56.

country's points. Good evening Kiev, good evening

:53:57.:54:01.

Europe. Are you ready for our 12 points? Yes, we are. Please tell us.

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Portugal just getting a ten. Malta's 12 points go to... Italy.

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That was a shame. Last year they gave us 12 points in the jury vote.

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But not tonight. Tonight it goes to Italy.

:54:24.:54:25.

Let's hear from Illiya in the former Yugoslavian republic of Macedonia.

:54:26.:54:28.

Hey there, Illiya, any message for the Eurovision world?

:54:29.:54:30.

Three points for us, thank you very much. Looks like he's just stopped a

:54:31.:54:37.

magic show. Just doing this in interval.

:54:38.:54:43.

Europe dance, never mind if you are alone

:54:44.:54:45.

Great show, Kiev. Thank you very much. Hopefully I'm not here alone.

:54:46.:54:56.

May we have your 12 points. Again ten for Portugal. The 12

:54:57.:55:00.

points goes to... Bulgaria. Thank you so much. That's clearly

:55:01.:55:09.

Copenhagen behind her. Please reveal the winner

:55:10.:55:38.

of your 12 points. The jury of Denmark sends 12 points

:55:39.:55:40.

to... Sweden. No surprise there. Over to Austria now and Kristina

:55:41.:55:54.

is joining us live from Vienna. Quite a foggy night there. Have we

:55:55.:55:58.

got a point, thank you. I'm very excited to announce the

:55:59.:56:12.

points of the Austrian jury. Here we go. Our 12 points go to... The

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Netherlands. The three sisters from the

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Netherlands. To Norway now and two

:56:28.:56:31.

young men who are huge stars in their own right,

:56:32.:56:33.

hello Marcus and Martinus. Very late for them to be up, isn't

:56:34.:56:45.

it? Apparently they're huge Popstars. Hello Europe, and hello

:56:46.:56:51.

Ukraine! Welcome to the party. We are happy to take part in this

:56:52.:56:56.

amazing evening that gathers so many countries and so many people of all

:56:57.:57:00.

ages. Yes, we are really excited to share the Norwegian votes with all

:57:01.:57:06.

of you. Please do it. May we have your 12 points. Oh, we got points.

:57:07.:57:12.

Thank you. Yes, 12 points from Norway goes to... I like it, like

:57:13.:57:21.

it, Bulgaria. Only about a year younger than him.

:57:22.:57:23.

Probably will be here next year. And now we welcome Nievs,

:57:24.:57:27.

speaking to us from beautiful I hope she's going on afterwards.

:57:28.:57:29.

Vova calm down. Good evening Europe,

:57:30.:57:37.

good evening Kiev. Congratulations for this amazing

:57:38.:57:45.

evening. We really enjoy. It Still haven't finished that cathedral. May

:57:46.:57:51.

we have your 12 points. Portugal possibly? Yes of course.

:57:52.:57:58.

Now, the 12 points from the Spanish jury go to... Portugal! There you

:57:59.:58:02.

go. Over to Finland, which is

:58:03.:58:08.

currently celebrating 200 Hello Europe. Two for us. Yes so far

:58:09.:58:30.

we have won just one. But we promise to win again within the next 100

:58:31.:58:38.

years! And now please your 12 points. Our 12 points goes to:

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Sweden! Congratulations. Again, no surprises there.

:58:50.:58:53.

We are still on the left side of the scoreboard. The Eiffel Tower,

:58:54.:59:03.

goodness. Do you think she gave the other half of that jacket to your

:59:04.:59:06.

man from Croatia. Three points for us.

:59:07.:59:11.

Thank you all for this incredible show, celebrate the diva city, what

:59:12.:59:13.

a wonderful message of love. Thanks and you're welcome in Paris

:59:14.:59:28.

any time. Oh, thank you very much. So just leave your phone and we'll

:59:29.:59:33.

call you, a bit later. May we have your 12 points. This is like an

:59:34.:59:36.

international version ever first date.

:59:37.:59:38.

Sure. Les 12 points de la

:59:39.:59:41.

France son attribues a... Portugal! Well, Salvador is

:59:42.:59:57.

certainly captured the imagination of the jury is across Europe, doing

:59:58.:59:58.

very, very well. Greece's spokesperson has a long

:59:59.:00:00.

Eurovision history, having appeared Good evening, Constantinos

:00:01.:00:02.

Christophorou. I thought it was a falling star.

:00:03.:00:16.

It's those light up things you can buy. Thank you for your nice words,

:00:17.:00:20.

we did it the Greek way into cows and five.

:00:21.:00:23.

Helena Paparizou, and our first ever win in the contest.

:00:24.:00:27.

You are our lucky charm. The 12 points of the Greek jury go to...

:00:28.:00:38.

Such a nice name for me to pronounce... Cyprus. Aww. No

:00:39.:00:42.

surprise there. Now don't boo him. Let's go to Lithuania, where Egle

:00:43.:00:49.

is waiting to speak to us. Vilnius looks lovely this time of

:00:50.:01:00.

year. Good evening, Eurovision family, what a glorious night. Lots

:01:01.:01:08.

of love from Vilnius. I won't forget to say...

:01:09.:01:15.

Lithuania's jury has voted. And our 12 points go to that magical song

:01:16.:01:24.

and voice... Portugal. Another 12 points. What's great about this is

:01:25.:01:35.

we have no our dear -- idea how the viewers have voted. Everything could

:01:36.:01:45.

change. That's the best bit of talent they could find? Thanks,

:01:46.:01:48.

Australia. I take it all back. He looks lovely. Was there a power cut?

:01:49.:01:57.

Thank you so much for a great show and congratulations to all of the

:01:58.:02:01.

contestants, you didn't beautiful job. Don't sound so excited. Can we

:02:02.:02:11.

have your 12 points? Yes, I'm very happy to say that the Estonian jury

:02:12.:02:19.

gave its 12 points to... Bulgaria! Still in the game. When the jury

:02:20.:02:25.

votes come in I guarantee you countries like Azerbaijan and

:02:26.:02:27.

Croatia will do much better. Good evening, Kiev! First of all, I

:02:28.:02:42.

want to thank you for this wonderful show, you did a great job, really.

:02:43.:02:48.

Very handsome hosts in Ukraine. Thank you very much, by the way,

:02:49.:02:54.

Moldova has very nice and beautiful spokesperson. May we have your 12

:02:55.:02:58.

points? Get a room, this is embarrassing. Of course, here are

:02:59.:03:04.

the results from Moldova. Our 12 points go to... Romania! Romania!

:03:05.:03:16.

The yodelling. I expected them to do well but the popular vote, I didn't

:03:17.:03:24.

expect jury to like it that much. A second dancing fountain. Four points

:03:25.:03:27.

for us, thank you very much, Armenia.

:03:28.:03:28.

We go now to Iveta Mukuchyan in Armenia, who represented her

:03:29.:03:31.

country at Eurovision 2016 with the song Love Wave.

:03:32.:03:35.

Good evening Kiev and hello to the whole Eurovision family. Guys, I

:03:36.:03:42.

miss you all so much. We miss you, too. I hope you did.

:03:43.:03:51.

Armenia has voted, our 12 points go to... Portugal.

:03:52.:04:03.

What an extraordinary thing to happen to this young man.

:04:04.:04:07.

So we have had almost half of the national jury points.

:04:08.:04:10.

Let's have a look at how the leaderboard is shaping up.

:04:11.:04:18.

In third place it in Italy. In second place its Bulgaria. In the

:04:19.:04:28.

first place, Portugal. With 186 points. Spare a thought for Spain

:04:29.:04:32.

and Germany, we've been there, we know how it feels. Good job Lucie

:04:33.:04:37.

Jones, she's on the left-hand side of the scoreboard. And long may she

:04:38.:04:38.

stay there. This is getting very serious right

:04:39.:04:46.

now, Alex, I think we need to remind ourselves that this is a party. And

:04:47.:04:52.

perhaps we need a little, you know, like fun break. Just a thing. #

:04:53.:04:58.

DANCING LASHA TUMBAI. How about Verka? Ladies and gentlemen, Verka

:04:59.:05:03.

Serduchka! Yes, this is as simple as it seems.

:05:04.:05:16.

It's just Verka working the audience. For quite a long time.

:05:17.:05:23.

About two or three minutes. Timur has got in there with Alma. #

:05:24.:05:28.

DANCING LASHA TUMBAI they are going into the crowd. Good luck, Verka.

:05:29.:05:40.

# DANCING LASHA TUMBAI. It's as if they didn't know these moments were

:05:41.:05:57.

coming up. I suppose you can overthink these things. Filling

:05:58.:06:01.

telly, isn't it? Well, that's all we have time for.

:06:02.:06:41.

We can continue now. Let's continue our journey around the world to get

:06:42.:06:47.

those jury votes. Right now we're going to Bulgaria. Welcome to the

:06:48.:06:56.

party! It's quite quiet in Sofia tonight, isn't it? Dubstep back.

:06:57.:07:00.

Looks like you're having a lot of fun over there. Wish I could have

:07:01.:07:04.

been able to see the performances live but somebody had to announce

:07:05.:07:08.

the points for Bulgaria. Without further ado, 12 points go to

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Austria. Austria 12 points! Let's go to Bo

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Halldorsson in Iceland. He sung for his country in 1995

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and is also the proud father Thanks for a wonderful show. May we

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have your 12 points? You sure can. 12 points go to Portugal! I mean, he

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was tipped to do well but I think even he looks a little

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shell-shocked. That he's doing this well the jury 's.

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Now it's Serbia, where Sanja is speaking to us from Belgrade.

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Dobryy vechir, good evening Europe, hello Eurovision. This is Serbia

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calling, greetings from Belgrade. Guess what... I have the voting

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results. May we have your 12 points? If courts. And the 12 points from

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the Serbian jury go-to... Portugal! Congratulations! Portugal 12 points.

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This really is extraordinary. The juries are not being very political

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at all. Here we go... Good evening to you. Thank you very

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much for having us. Hello world. And to Kiev, a very special good evening

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of course. It's fantastic to be participating again this year.

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Australia is up early this morning and our jury has voted. May we have

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your 12 points? Our 12 points go to the United

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Kingdom! United Kingdom 12 points. I'm so happy for her! Lucie Jones

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and the rest of the delegation delighted. That Emmelie de Forest

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sitting beside her. One of the writers of the song.

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And now we can go to Guilia in Italy, who is ready to tell us

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Hello. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share our good karma

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with you. Thank you for being with us this evening. Please can we have

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your 12 points right now? Of course. Italy's 12 points go to...

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Azerbaijan! Azerbaijan 12 points. The song Skeletons. It's Barbara.

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Six for us, thank you, Germany. Good evening, this is Hamburger calling!

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We Celebrating Diversity here thousands of fans. Barbara's having

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quite the evening. We really like your energy and your audience. Give

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it up for Germany right now everyone here! CHEERING

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May we have your 12 points? Barbara smiling, despite the fact Germany

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have nothing. Our 12 points go to Norway. To JOWST. And now we

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travelled to Portugal. Now we travel to Portugal,

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where we are joined by Filomena, who is herself a former

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Eurovision host. Congratulations to all the

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Eurovision production team, congratulations Alex and Vova.

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A message for Salvador, who is in the lead so far. 12 points going

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begging, who gets them? Our 12 points goes to... Azerbaijan.

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Azerbaijan, interesting. Switzerland is up next with Luka

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delivering their verdict. Good evening, Switzerland. Nothing

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there. Good evening Europe Switzerland calling, thanks for

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Celebrating Diversity tonight. We try to do our best. May we have the

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12 points? Of course. Here are the results of the Swiss jury and our 12

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points go to... Portugal! But a points.

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Over to the Netherlands now and another former

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Eurovision participant, Douwe Bob Posthuma.

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Aww. Five points for us, thank you very much. Good evening Kiev and

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good evening all you beautiful people out there, how are you guys

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doing? Great, what is the name of this beautiful dog? This is Tammy,

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the most wonderful girl in the world. That's great. This is getting

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stranger and stranger. You or the beautiful dog tell us your 12 points

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please. Our 12 points go to... Portugal. Another 12 for Portugal.

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It really obviously resonated with juries across Europe.

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Next, we have Ireland and Nicky Byrne, known to millions

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of you as a member of the hugely successful band Westlife.

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What Ireland didn't make it to the semifinals. Might we get 12 from

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there? Dobryy vechir, Kiev, Dublin calling. Congratulations on a

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fantastic show for Europe and Australia tonight. Thank you, what

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about your 12 point? Yeah, what about them? Come on, Ireland. Sure,

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the jury have voted and 12 points from Ireland go to... Belgium! What?

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Say what now? I mean, I like the Belgians on, too, but...

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To Georgia now, where former Eurovision singer

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Does he no he's on television? Is he on a very tall cherry picker?

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Thanks for an amazing evening. Thank you, you seem to be very enjoyed

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right now. Can we have your 12 points right now? Our 12 points go

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to... Portugal. D Portugal 12 points.

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Off to Cyprus next. Five points for us.

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Good evening. Hello Kiev from Paphos,

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the European Capital of Culture. I know everybody's pretty thrilled

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to find out how Cyprus voted, so one thing I should do, pun intended, is

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to give our 12 points to Greece. Congratulations. Just phone it in.

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Oh, let them. Over now to Belarus

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and Alyona Lanskaya, who represented her nation

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at Eurovision in Malmo 2013. So great to be here

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with you tonight. Yeah, go on.

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Our 12 points go to... Bulgariana. Still in the game actually. They

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keep the 12s going to Portugal. But Bulgaria has been scoring

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consistently along the way. Hello and I have no idea how the

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Hungarians voted but I surely know how the Romanians voted. So hello

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Europe, good evening Kiev, what a pleasure to see you in such a great

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mood tonight. Six for Portugal. Here in Bucharest, we are yod eling for

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joy, fun and excitement for your great show, thank you. Thank you

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too. Now the essential, 12 points go tonight to... The Netherlands.

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That's their second 12 of the evening.

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Let's see how the good people of Hungary voted.

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Three points for us. Thank you for this beautiful

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evening. We enjoyed the show. It was fantastic. Great show and great

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mood. Thank you very much. And may we have

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your 12 points. Please. Hungary gave 12 points to... Portugal.

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Oh, ten points for us! Thank you so much. That is a fantastic result.

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This is Slovenia calling. That bodes well for the public vote. We're all

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nervous and impatient. Here are the votes of the jury: 12 points, our

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top mark go to... Portugal. United Kingdom 87 points, that's

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already well in excess of what Joe and Jade got last year. She's done

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very well already, Lucie Jones. Two points for United Kingdom.

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They're flying in now. THEY SPEAK FRENCH Our 12 points go

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to... Sweden. Germany now have some points and

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Spain still nothing for Spain. I'm not sure the popular vote will

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help them much. Very glamorous and they've given us

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five points. Thank you very much. Good evening Kiev. Hello from Poland

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and greetings to our neighbours. What about your 12 points, did you

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get it? Yes, Poland sends 12 points to Portugal.

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Next we have Katrina from the United Kingdom,

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well known to Eurovision fans as lead singer of former winners

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I see we've given ten to Australia. Netherlands did well and Bulgaria.

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It's fantastic to be part of this spectacular event.

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It brings back wonderful memories of when I won for the UK in 1997.

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Don't remind us. Thank you, 1997, the year you were

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born. Yeah. Katrina's going to love that. May we have your 12 points.

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The 12 points, from the United Kingdom go to... Portugal.

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Yes the UK jury agreed with the rest of Europe and gave 12 points to

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Portugal. Now let's hear from

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Ursula in Croatia. Quite the dress. When it's finished

:21:19.:21:20.

at least, stunning. Police reveal whom you would like to

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send your 12 points. Seven Portugal. So... 12 points from the Croatian

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national jury go to... Hungary. Only two more countries to vote. Can

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we get over 100 before we head into the popular vote?

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Greetings to all of you from Czech Republic.

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It's a big honour to be part of this great event again.

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Oh, 99 and 12 for Portugal. Sorry, I'm focussing on the UK. We need one

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more point, if we get a point from the Ukraine...

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Now it's time to hear our home result, as we go to Eurovision

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star Zlata, who is right here in the beautiful city of Kiev.

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That is not the weather outside, I tell you that now.

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Ten for Portugal. Nothing for us so far.

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I'm terribly excited about tonight's show and this

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is the world of music, peace and love.

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Please tell us your 12 points. Finally, our 12 points go to...

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Belarus. Story of my life. So that is the

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jury vote completed. We have 99 points, we're on the left-hand side

:23:17.:23:20.

of the scoreboard. This is going quite well. So far.

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We have heard from our national juries.

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We are now halfway through the voting and it's really exciting.

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The juries watch a different performance. They watched last

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night. So Vova, how does the televotes

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points system work? In each country, the public vote

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for their favourite song and those votes are converted into a second

:23:50.:23:51.

set of one to eight, The points from all the different

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countries are then added together and we announce who got

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what starting with the country Countries can't vote

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for themselves, we all know that. So the most points a song could win

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from the audience vote is 492. That would be if 41 countries gave

:24:09.:24:15.

the same song 12 points. Now Timur is having the ultimate

:24:16.:24:21.

Eurovision nerd experience, sitting at the Scrutineers' desk

:24:22.:24:26.

with our executive supervisor. So let's find out if all those

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televotes have been I feel like I'm getting to sit next

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to the captain on a plane. They're like the Muppets with

:24:38.:24:50.

accents. So this is only the second time

:24:51.:25:00.

in Eurovision history that the national jury votes

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and audience votes have been That's correct and as we saw

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in Stockholm, it made These two personalities coming

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together like this, it is electric (! )

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So Mr Sand, have the televotes been calculated correctly?

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Yes, we have the televotes from all 42 countries,

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which have been counted and pooled together.

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I can confirm that the scores are 100% correct.

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That means it's time to reveal those points,

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Yes. Then I will hand back to Alex and Vova for an exciting end to the

:25:37.:25:42.

show. I think this is the bit

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where you say... That was quite painful. This is the

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exciting bit. This is quite quick. And soon we will know who has won.

:25:57.:26:06.

They're doing this... In first place, it is Portugal. Will Portugal

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hold onto the lead? There are a lot more points to come.

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We will now reveal the points starting with the country

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It has been an incredible journey and this is it.

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Time to see who will be crowned the winner of the 2017

:26:37.:26:42.

There is Jamala bringing the trophy onto the stage. With zero points, it

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is Austria. With two points, it is Australia.

:26:56.:27:08.

Three points, it is Germany. Five points, it is Spain. With the

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same amount of five points, it is, Israel. This is good. The longer

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they don't say... With eight points, it is Denmark.

:27:25.:27:36.

12 points to the United Kingdom. 15 points to the Netherlands. 21

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points to Armenia. 24 points to Ukraine. With 29 points, it is

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Greece. With the same amount of points of 29, it is Norway. Very bad

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for them with the popular vote. With 32 points, it is Cyprus. With 33

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points, it is Belarus. With 41 points, it is Poland. With 42

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points, it is Azerbaijan. Now, as you can see Portugal is still in the

:28:39.:28:44.

lead with 382. Now can we stay on the left-hand side? It is possible.

:28:45.:28:51.

There's everything to play for and now, we are about to find out which

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song you thought was the best one. The country that has got the tenth

:28:59.:29:04.

highest score from the televotes is... With 90 points, it is...

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France. I fear we will end up on the right-hand side of the scoreboard.

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But very high on it. Congratulations. So close to the

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left. The country that received the ninth highest score from the

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televotes with... 103 is... Croatia. The nation that has got the eighth

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high score with 126 points is... Sweden.

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So Sweden haven't won but Bulgaria could still win and it could be

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Portugal. With 152 points its... Hungary! Well done, congratulations.

:30:29.:30:36.

Of course Italy were favourites all along. They could still do it. So

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the country with the sixth highest score with 208 points is... Italy!

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That's it, they are doomed. So, it's Portugal or Bulgaria. Depending on

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how the viewers thought about it. Both of those countries have done

:31:08.:31:14.

very well. With 224 points is... Romania.

:31:15.:31:24.

We will be just edged off the left-hand side. In the lead we have

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Portugal with 382, followed by Sweden and Italy with 334. But still

:31:32.:31:42.

more points... I wonder if Belgium could do it if they really scored

:31:43.:31:47.

highly, Belgium could also do it. Or Moldova. I love this new system,

:31:48.:31:53.

it's great. Let's do it... Only four countries left, that has not

:31:54.:31:57.

received their points of your telephone yet. These four countries

:31:58.:32:12.

are... Portugal, they've been waiting 53 years, they've never won.

:32:13.:32:19.

Is tonight their night? Bulgaria. 17 years old, he must be so nervous.

:32:20.:32:29.

Moldova. Hey Mamma was a big crowd favourite. And Belgium. Who will

:32:30.:32:37.

take the Eurovision trophy? Another 17-year-old. Let's find out right

:32:38.:32:42.

now. The country that received the fourth highest score from your

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votes, with 255 points is... Belgium! So they haven't done it.

:32:52.:33:04.

Still it was not enough to pass the leader. Currently Portugal is in

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first place with 382 points. But still more points to come. Moldova

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must have done incredibly well. Only three countries left to receive

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votes from you, our wonderful audience. And these countries are...

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Portugal, Bulgaria, and Moldova. The country given the third highest

:33:39.:33:47.

score, with 264 points, is... Moldova! They haven't won. So this

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is it. Bulgaria or Portugal. Portugal is still in the lead. For

:33:59.:34:04.

others it was our best result since 2011 when Blue were our entry, so

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Lucie can be very proud, but right now it's about the winner. Only two

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countries left to receive their points for your telephone. The two

:34:18.:34:23.

top songs according to the telephone at... The exhibition centre is

:34:24.:34:28.

chanting Portugal. Portugal and Bulgaria. Well they get enough

:34:29.:34:35.

points right now is Jim Mark and who will win the contest this year? So

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the country with the second highest score, with 337 points is...

:34:43.:34:58.

Bulgaria. It's all over. And this actually means that we have our

:34:59.:35:09.

winner. Tonight. We still have 376 points for Portugal. Wow, what an

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amazing result for this unassuming young man with his gentle ballad. Oh

:35:21.:35:29.

my God! They've been waiting 53 years to win this competition. So

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there's hope for us all, ladies and gentlemen. We've only been waiting

:35:35.:35:42.

20. This is Portugal! Salvador Sobral. In a night of flashing

:35:43.:35:52.

lights and dancing guerrillas people responded to a very gentle ballad.

:35:53.:35:59.

Quickly we'll show you how you voted in United Kingdom. We give one point

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a hungry ONUKA NAOFI to Italy, three to Belgium, four to Sweden,

:36:04.:36:07.

five to Croatia, six to Moldova, seven to Romania, eight to Portugal,

:36:08.:36:11.

ten to Poland and our 12 points, interesting, went to Bulgaria, not

:36:12.:36:20.

Portugal. We wanted Bulgaria to win. But Portugal have. A resounding

:36:21.:36:21.

victory it is. Who is that man? So he's making his way to the stage.

:36:22.:36:52.

He looks as nonplussed now as he has throughout this competition. Here he

:36:53.:36:56.

is meeting Jamala, last year's winner. There he is holding the

:36:57.:37:02.

trophy. The winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Salvador Sobral.

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I'll tell you now, that there us. It's been a little tense all evening

:37:12.:37:15.

and that's just pushed us over the edge. Indoor fireworks everyone.

:37:16.:37:18.

Relax. Salvador Sobral is now being led

:37:19.:37:36.

over to the main stage where he'll perform the song again. It should be

:37:37.:37:42.

said that after he was elected in Portugal he had to have several

:37:43.:37:45.

operations for hernias and he has an ongoing heart condition, which means

:37:46.:37:51.

he's often unwell. He missed several rehearsals. But he's smiling

:37:52.:37:54.

tonight. Salvador. It's really hard to say

:37:55.:38:06.

even something, but I would like if you want to say, even a message for

:38:07.:38:10.

those who voted for you, now it is time to do this. OK... I want to say

:38:11.:38:17.

that we live in a world of disposable music, fast-food music

:38:18.:38:20.

without any content, and I think this could be a victory for music

:38:21.:38:24.

with people that make music that actually means something. Music is

:38:25.:38:28.

not fireworks, music is feeling. So let's try to change this. And bring

:38:29.:38:33.

music back, which is really what matters. Seems like a losing battle

:38:34.:38:40.

at Eurovision, but in the rest of the world, you're quite right, sir.

:38:41.:38:46.

Once more, you're winning song. Thank you so much, thank you. He's

:38:47.:38:50.

trying to get his sister to the stage. Getting ready to perform once

:38:51.:38:56.

again. His sister performed for him at some of the rehearsals when he

:38:57.:39:00.

was unwell. She composed the song as well. The first win in the

:39:01.:39:10.

Eurovision Song Contest, first time ever, congratulations. Huge

:39:11.:39:13.

congratulations from Ukraine, from the whole world, for you, the

:39:14.:39:18.

ultimate winner. And now you know that the amazing year comes to an

:39:19.:39:23.

end. And it's time for us to say goodbye, unfortunately. Goodbye! No,

:39:24.:39:27.

they are still going. If you want more Eurovision, log on to the

:39:28.:39:33.

website. Thank you everyone for watching us, thank you Eurovision

:39:34.:39:36.

for this opportunity to show Ukraine, because we love Ukraine, we

:39:37.:39:40.

love our motherland, really. That is very sweet. We're a modern and very

:39:41.:39:46.

open country, we welcome you and thank you very much for being with

:39:47.:39:52.

us. And thank you to all the acts, they were incredible this year.

:39:53.:39:57.

Let's say thanks to all the fans who have visited Kiev. We hope you will

:39:58.:40:02.

come again. Friends, will you? So yes, Kiev is actually a beautiful

:40:03.:40:07.

city, I have to say. It's very attractive. They have put on a great

:40:08.:40:16.

show tonight. One more time... Give it up for Portugal! I'm sure we'll

:40:17.:40:21.

see you again. This is it. The winner of the Eurovision Song

:40:22.:40:30.

Contest 2017. That his sister. This is the longer stint of any

:40:31.:40:34.

Eurovision Song Contest song ever. 18 seconds. -- longest intro.

:40:35.:40:39.

Huge congratulations to Portugal. The first time they've won in 53

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years. There is his trophy. Hold it high. We must also say, a huge thank

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you and congratulations to Lucie Jones. Lucie Jones, who did the UK

:43:33.:43:38.

proud. She came 15th which is perfectly respectable. A big thank

:43:39.:43:42.

you to her from everyone on the BBC delegation. I'm sure everyone back

:43:43.:43:46.

in the UK. Representing us brilliantly. Hope you enjoyed it.

:43:47.:43:52.

See you again next year in Lisbon. And Graham Norton, a very good night

:43:53.:43:55.

to you from Kiev.

:43:56.:43:57.

Graham Norton introduces and commentates on live coverage of the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest, held in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Representing the United Kingdom is 26-year-old musical theatre star Lucie Jones, who performs Never Give Up on You, which was co-written by former Eurovision winner Emmelie de Forest.