The Eurovision Song Contest resulted in victory for Sweden and Mans Zelmerlow last night, beating Russia’s Polina Gagarina with the song ‘Heroes’.
The UK finished in 24th out of the 27 countries participating, as swing-influenced act Electro Velvet picked up only five points on the final scoreboard.
The competition was held this year in Vienna, following Conchita Wurst’s winning song in 2014’s competition, ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’.
Zermerlow was the favourite to win the song contest in the run-up to the competition and followed through to complete Sweden’s sixth Eurovision win, guaranteeing that the event will be hosted in his country next year.
UK act Electro Velvet said: "Obviously it is disappointing to finish on the right hand side of the board, but we have had the most amazing, brilliant, unforgettable time being part of this unique competition in this special year.
"We put our hearts and souls into representing our country and would like to thank everyone back at home and around the world that got behind us.
"It really means a lot and of course we also want to congratulate Sweden and Mans Zelmerlow on their well-deserved victory."
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