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Ukraine wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

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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.

UK entry perform at the Eurovision Song Contest

Joe and Jake perform 'You're Not Alone' at the Eurovision Song Contest Credit: BBC / Eurovision

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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