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In pictures: Eurovision Song Contest

Alexander Rybak

Norway's Alexander Rybak was the runaway winner at the Eurovision Song Contest, held in the Russian city of Moscow.

Denmark's Brinck

Denmark's entry was written by Ronan Keating, and singer Brinck certainly called on inspiration from the Boyzone singer for his performance.

Iceland's Yohanna

Iceland's Yohonna finished in second place, beating stiff competition from Azerbaijan and Turkey.

Alex Swings Oscar Sings! with Dita Von Teese

Germany's Alex Swings Oscar Sings! act was joined by burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese, who was ordered to cover up for the family audience.


Malta's Chiara was making her third Eurovision appearance. But finishing in 22nd place it was her worst, having previously come second and third.

Portugal's Flor-de-lis

Portugal's Flor-de-lis drew on traditional Portugese music styles for its entry, which finished 15th.

Urban Symphony

Estonia's entry, Urban Symphony, finished just outside the top five.

Anastasia Prikhodko

Russia's Anastasia Prikhodko performed with a backdrop of herself crying throughout her song.

Armenia's Inga and Anush

Armenia's Inga and Anush are often mistaken for sisters but have known each other since they were children. The duo came in tenth place.

Jade Ewen and Andrew Lloyd Webber

The UK's entry Jade Ewen was accompanied by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who wrote the song. She ended a dismal spell for the UK by finishing fifth.

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