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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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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.

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