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Last Updated: Sunday May 21 2006 11:33 GMT

In pictures: Eurovision 2006

Lead singer of the winning Finish entry, Lordi.

The Finnish entry Lordi turned out to be a real monster Eurovision hit - and their hard rock, scary kit and firework show earned them first place

Greece's Anna Vissi performs her song Everything.

Greece were hosting the 51st song contest, with 18,000 fans packing an Athens arena to watch the unique spectacle, including the Greek singer, Anna Vissi, who came ninth

The UK's entry Daz Sampson sings Teenage Life.

The UK's Daz Sampson didn't pull in the votes, coming 19th with just 24 points so it was more like Teenage Strife than Teenage Life

Germany's entry perform No No Never.

There was a range of musical style, with Germany going for a country and western feel, complete with cut-out cacti

Latvia's entry Cosmos perform I Hear Your Heart.

Latvia gave one of the most memorable performances - without any music and strangely featuring a metallic puppet!

Lt United perform We Are The Winners for Lithuania.

Lithuania's song was called We Are Winners but they came in sixth place - still they seem to have enjoyed themselves!

Sweden's Carola performs Invincible.

And Sweden's song was Invincible but they took fifth place - with a dramatic number featuring lots of wind and a detachable dress!

Russia's Diman Bilan performs Never Let You Go.

Russia had a ballerina popping out of a piano - and Diman Bilan managed second place with Never Let You Go

Armenia's Andre performs his song Without your love.

And Armenia's dancers performed with weird elastic bands, catapulting them into eighth place!

The winning Finish entry, Lordi.

But it was Lordi's night and their victory means the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Helsinki next year

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