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Ukraine has won the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, beating out Australia with the help of the public vote.
Ukraine's winning entry was "1944", performed by Crimean Tatar singer Susana Jamaladinova, known as Jamala.
Australia appeared to be the favourite of the national juries, but once the public vote was added to the scores, Ukraine rose to the top of the leaderboard.
The UK's entry - 'You're not alone' sung by Joe and Jake - came in at number 24.
The UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest have performed in Stockholm.
Joe and Jake performed 'You're Not Alone', a song co-written by Siva Kaneswaran of The Wanted.
Both singers rose to fame after performing in The Voice, and have already secured a music deal with Sony Music UK - the same label One Direction were signed under.
Their opening montage saw them perform at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, a venue made famous by the Beatles, before playing football in a stadium and lighting red and blue flares in the countryside.
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Graham Norton has paid an emotional tribute to late broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan during the Eurovision Song Contest.
Sir Terry was the BBC's Eurovision commentator for almost 35 years, and as Sweden's entry took to the stage for the ninth song, Mr Norton - who took over the job in 2009 - said the contest was a "bittersweet" moment, as it was the first since Sir Terry's death.
He said: "Eight years ago, when I was lucky enough to get this job of commentating, Sir Terry very kindly and graciously phoned me, and the only bit of advice he had for me was 'Don't have a drink before song nine'."
"So while the crowd here in the Globe Arena cheer on their home boy, I would urge you back in the UK at home to raise a cup, a mug, a glass, whatever you have in front of you, and give thanks for the man who was, and always will be, the voice of Eurovision, Sir Terry Wogan. Sir Terry, this is song nine," he added.
Fans have been gathering in Stockholm ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest.
The competition takes place in the city's Globe Arena, following Måns Zelmerlöw's win last year.
Organisers are expecting a global audience of 200 million viewers to tune in - from Australia and New Zealand to China and the United States, where the final is being broadcast live for the first time in both countries.
There are 26 finalists this year and include the UK entry 'You're Not Alone', by Joe and Jake.
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