Who won Eurovision 2019? From the Eurovision winner 2019 to the last placed finisher, here’s all you need to know.
Commented on by Graham Norton and broadcast live on BBC One, the qualifying acts from the semi-finals plus performers from hosts Israel, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom, performed in the grand final of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday live from Lisbon.
Michael Rice represented the UK with his song Bigger Than Us, written by Laurell Barker, Anna-Klara Folin, John Lundvik and Jonas Thander.
He finished in 26th spot – aka last place – once the scores were tallied in full, with a total of 16 points from the juries and public of other countries.
But who won and where did everyone else rank?
Eurovision 2019 results: Who won?
The Eurovision 2019 winner of the competition was The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence and his song Arcade, which scored 231 points from juries and 261 points from viewers, including 4 from the UK.
They were the favourites from the outset and so their victory was not much of a surprise.
Italy finished second with 465 and Russia third with 369 points.
Meanwhile, for the UK, Michael had a total of 8 points from the juries but just 3 points from viewers, leaving her last in the rankings.
Originally the UK scored 16 points but this was later dropped after a voting error involving the Belarusian jury votes.
It was a quite the big drop in points from last year, where SuRie and her song Storm scored 48, although she managed to do only trivially better on the final leaderboard in 24th place.
It’s now been ten years since the UK made it to the Top 10 and more than two decades since we last won in 1997.
However, proving that it can happen, before last night the previous time the Netherlands won was in 1975.
In the Grand Final, juries and viewers from all 41 participating countries voted after the 26 finalists performed.
Once the voting window closed, the presenters called upon spokespersons in all 41 countries and ask them to reveal their jury points live on air.
Next, viewers’ points from all 41 countries were added up, and revealed from the lowest to the highest, to complete the final leaderboard.
Eurovision airs in the UK on BBC One.