Eurovision 2019: Netherlands wins track contest


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Media captionThe competition’s highlights – from singing within the bathe and flexible poles to the Netherland’s triumph.

The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence has received the 2019 Eurovision Tune Contest together with his track Arcade.

He had been the bookmakers’ favorite to win, and got here by 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 for Larger Than Us.

Laurence stated: “This 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 Laurence carried out the monitor once more on the finish of the present.

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

The ceremony additionally noticed final 12 months’s winner Netta carry out, whereas singers from earlier contests additionally sang one another’s songs.

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Conchita Wurst, Mans Zelmerlow, Gali Atari, Eleni Foureira and Vjerka Serdjucka sang one another’s songs

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Madonna additionally carried out simply earlier than the voting outcomes had been introduced. She kicked off her set with a model of Like A Prayer, with backing dancers dressed as monks.

She went on to sing Future, her new single that includes the rapper Quavo.

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Media caption‘Boring’ winner…? ‘Unbelievable ambiance’? Followers within the area share their views

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

“A barely muted response to Madonna there,” stated BBC One’s commentator Graham Norton.

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

A bit of her efficiency through which her backing dancers displayed Israeli and Palestinian flags was not an authorized a part of the act, organisers stated.

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

“This component of the efficiency was not a part of the rehearsals which had been cleared with the EBU and the host broadcaster, KAN. The Eurovision Tune 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 principles both.

The organisers stated Iceland’s Eurovision act may face punishment after displaying Palestinian flags through the reside broadcast.

Throughout the ultimate, the band members held up Palestinian flags whereas their public vote was being introduced.

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

Alongside the competition, there have been clashes in central Jerusalem as ultra-orthodox Jews protested in opposition to Eurovision.

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Media captionExtremely-orthodox Jews in Jerusalem are indignant that the competition was scheduled on the Jewish Sabbath

They objected to the scheduling of the Eurovision Tune Contest on the Jewish Sabbath, leading to indignant scenes as demonstrators clashed with police.

At one level, a small variety of girls held a counter protest, exhibiting their bras.

There have been different protests in Tel Aviv over Israel’s occupation of the West Financial institution, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

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There have additionally been campaigns on-line.

The Palestinian Marketing campaign for the Educational and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) has been utilizing social media to oppose holding the competition in Israel due to its therapy of Palestinians.

It accuses Israel of making an attempt to whitewash (“artwash”) discrimination, which it likens to apartheid, the system of racial segregation as soon as utilized in South Africa.

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