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Ukraine wins 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine has been crowned the winner of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with the song '1944', performed by Jamala.

Australia, invited to appear in the competition for a second time having appeared in 2015 as a "one-off", came second, with Russia taking third place.

The UK came in 24th place, out of 26, with 'You're not alone' sung by Joe and Jake.

This year's competition took place in Stockholm and was watched by millions of viewers around the world.

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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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