Eurovision 2019: Netherlands wins 2019 Eurovision Music Contest

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The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence has received the 2019 Eurovision Music Contest along with his tune Arcade.

He had been the bookmakers’ favorite to win, and got here via to the highest of the leaderboard with 492 factors after the general public vote.

The UK’s Michael Rice got here backside, after getting simply three factors from the general public vote, and a complete of 16 factors.

Laurence stated: “Here is to dreaming huge, that is to music first, at all times.”

The final time The Netherlands received was 1975. The viewers joined in as Lawrence carried out the monitor once more on the finish of the present.

Italy completed second with 465 and Russia third with 369 factors.

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Madonna additionally carried out simply earlier than the voting outcomes had been introduced.

Her efficiency was felt by some, to be a bit, effectively, flat.

Capital Breakfast presenter Roman Kemp was additionally unimpressed, calling for autotune to come back to the rescue.

A piece of her efficiency wherein her backing dancers displayed Israeli and Palestinian flags was not an accepted a part of the act, organisers stated.

Eurovision stated: “Within the dwell broadcast of the Eurovision Music Contest Grand Closing, two of Madonna’s dancers briefly displayed the Israeli and Palestinian flags on the again of their outfits.

“This aspect of the efficiency was not a part of the rehearsals which had been cleared with the EBU and the host broadcaster, KAN. The Eurovision Music Contest is a non-political occasion and Madonna had been made conscious of this.”

It wasn’t simply the Queen of Pop who was apparently breaking the foundations both.

‘Penalties’ to be mentioned

The organisers stated Iceland’s Eurovision act might face punishment after displaying Palestinian flags throughout the dwell broadcast.

Through the dwell closing, the band members held up Palestinian flags whereas their public vote was being introduced.

In an announcement, Eurovision stated the “penalties of this motion” might be mentioned by the competition’s govt board”.

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