Emmelie, the winner. Next year's Eurovision will come from Denmark!
It was a clear contender, a clear winner really, the moment it started. A worthy Eurovision winner.
Emmelie takes to the stage to sing the winner's song, with the drums and the piper.
12 points to Azerbaijan, and they are a comfortable second.
The final votes come from Lithuania, and before he hands out the vote he says: "I love you Bonnie Tyler." I mean, break my heart.
Switzerland's red dress hands out eight points to Greece, ten points to hipster Hungary, and the full 12 points to Italy.
Croatia's presenter has a sparkly black dress on. 10 points to Denmark. Not that it matters now. 12 points to Ukraine.
Cyprus give their points, a man in a very traditional suit. 12 points to Greece.
Dress changes colour!
All very weird!
The Denmark act are making their way to the stage now, but we are going back to the final votes.
Odd scenes at the Eurovision now. The presenter gave up taking the votes and stood up - her dress turned into the colours of the Danish flag.
Their lead is unstoppable now, just four more countries left and Denmark are too far in front!
Eight points to Norway, ten points to Italy, and the big twelve to Denmark.
Next up, FYR Macedonia. Another nice man.
Georgia are up next, and it's a more conservative red dress this time. Eight points to the Ukraine, ten points to Armenia, and the big twelve to Azerbaijan.
12 points from Slovenia to Denmark.
I was distracted by the glasses, but he has a text scrolling LED display on his lapel. That's different to your traditional handkerchief!
The Slovenians are up next, this guy has some rather fabulous red glasses on, and it's one point for the UK.
12 points from Montenegro to Azerbaijan.
We're hearing an epic echo with this one, and it's the worst blue screen ever. She has blue leaking around her arms.
Points from Montenegro now - red/pink dress.
Ukraine and Azerbaijan are both on equal points in second - 174 points each.
12 points from Denmark to fourth place Norway.
Next up is Denmark though. So they won't be getting any points this time.
12 points from Ireland to Denmark.
Embarrassingly, we only gave Ireland 1 point. They have three altogether.
Seven points from Ireland! We shall not invade them!!
Ireland next, and that's Nicky from Westlife! OMG!
12 to Azerbaijan.
Denmark are given 7 points, so who will get the 12?
Yellow with black bits on it. It looks like some kind of life form is growing out of the dress and consuming her a bit.
Greece are ready to hand out their votes. This is a dress I can't quite explain.
12 points from France to Denmark.
No points for the UK though. Should we invade?
France are up next. Beautiful glowing Eiffel Tower behind her.
12 points from Iceland to Denmark, they are increasing their lead.
27 of 39 votes now, it's Iceland.
10 points go to Denmark. 12 points to Hungary. That was the hipsters! Lena messed up that, saying 10 points to Norway and hurriedly correcting herself. That's the last we'll see of Lena!
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It's still super close at the top, it must be said. 13 countries left.
12 points from Estonia to Russia.
Rolf from Estonia. He's nice.
That's 13 points for Bonnie, we've beaten 2012's total!
Five points from Malta to the United Kingdom!
12 points from Russia to Azerbaijan.
Russia voting next.
12 points to the Netherlands. That was the really depressing song, so that gives you an insight into Belgium there.
Black glittery dress for Belgium. No points for the UK here. And they gave a point to Engelbert last year.
Next up, Barbara from Belgium.
Ten points to the Ukraine to help them catch up to Denmark a little. 12 points to Azerbaijan.
Technical issues resolved, Bulgaria are up next. Pink dress for this one.
Oop, a technical failure, but we have emergency VT. Looking at the top three.
A mini-break there, but it's back to the voting now. Nineteen votes still to pour in.
That's sort of the halfway point. 20 of 39 voting countries.
12 points from Latvia to Russia.
The United Kingdom are up to eight points now, by the way.
Our Latvian host is clutching some flowers like a bride.
They gave just one point to leaders Denmark, and 12 to Ukraine which moves them past the century mark.
Points from Belarus, a green dress this time. I'm not so convinced by the green.
12 points from Spain to Italy, the sharp-suited man seems underwhelmed though. He was hoping for more.
However, they have given us four points, four points to the UK, so she can wear what she likes!
The woman from Spain appears to have a split dress, and the two sides don't seem to meet in the middle.
Ten points from Finland to the hipsters of Hungary. 12 points to Norway, moving them up to third.
Finland are up next, handing out their votes. "The land of ding-dong calling." Indeed.
12 points from Italy to Denmark. Denmark are still the only country to top 100 points so far.
Italy are up next, and our presenter has a black and red dress. It's still red. I need red.
12 points to the Ukraine. Denmark lead from Azerbaijan, with Ukraine third now.
The Armenian hosts starts off with a song. He also has a vivid yellow cardigan on with a bright blue shirt. That's... a look.
12 points to hosts Sweden.
Tom Cruise is handing out the points from Norway. Epic tan, white smile and bow tie from this host.
12 points to the Ukraine again.
Only Estonia have zero points now. That was the five-month baby bump shrouded in a white dress.
Ooh, missed that Romania gave us three points. Bonnie Tyler is up to four points! 12 is the aim from last year.
13 of 39, and it is Azerbaijan's turn. Baku are back!
Moldova also have a red dress. 12 points from Moldova to Ukraine.
Romania are handing out their votes next, another startling red dress. I feel like I need a red dress. 12 points to Moldova.
Tweet from @KateRobbins: Bonnie Tyler has un point... so not holding out for a zero #Eurovision
12 points to Belarus.
Jonathan Creek is handing out the points from the Ukraine. Striped suit, curly hair. Bless him.
Serbia are voting next. 12 points to Denmark, who move 18 points into the lead.
12 points from Israel to Azerbaijan - the guy in a box.
Three countries on nil points at the moment - Lithuania, Estonia and Georgia.
The seventh country to vote is Israel. This guy looks like an accountant who has stayed late at the office. He's got an Abba joke up his sleeve though "Thank you for the music."
12 points from the UK to the fabulous Denmark.
UK voting. That would be Scott Mills!
Azerbaijan - the man in a box!
Austria's 12 points go to Azerbaijan, which... I can't remember which one that was. Oh, Vienna.
I've just noticed a progress bar at the bottom right of the screen. 5 of 39 countries voting.
A shockingly red dress from Austria. "Vienna calling."
12 points to the young Belgian.
The votes from the Netherlands are coming from the high street. Buses going up and down behind our presenter. No landmarks of note there?
12 points from Albania and the tie-die shirt to Italy, the suave dude in the suit.
I missed it, but the UK have one point already. That steers us clear of a nil points result. Phew.
Albania up next. Great hat, and... is that a tie-die shirt?
12 points to Norway, which was that late Europop entry.
Sweden's votes appear to come from an anime character.
Cute bow-tie gives their 12 points to Greece! That's the one with the tiny guitar and the high-kicking kilts!
He's got a beautiful bow-tie on, the San Marino chap.
The votes are coming in now. San Marino first! There used to be an F1 race there.
A third dress for Petra, although she did have to change for her entertainment stint just now.
We've got a cover of The Winner Takes It All now. "The loser has to fall." That'll be 25 of the artists we've seen this evening.
Eric is very fond of hashtags. "Hashtag Eurovision!" "Hashtag results!"
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The "green room" guy is a participant from two years ago. He did the Popular song, with breakable glass.
For a moment, I thought they were going to show us some actual Eurovision history, but this appears to be more of a skit.
I tell you what, those ten minutes each year are the only time I feel nostalgic for Riverdance.
That appears to be some dancing meatballs. I'm not sure how much wine I have drunk.
Can we vote for Petra?
It doesn't look like she's singing live though. Not that she has to, she's not in competition.
Our lovely host Petra is doing a song now, it's all quite musical and hard to describe. I see recycling bins.
We're seeing a montage of Bonnie Tyler doing what she does in the build-up. Cue brilliant Welsh accent: "My voice is always husky but I think it's getting worse and worse."
The voting lines are closed! That's it. The winner has been decided, now we just need to spend an age finding out who it is.
Oooh, Petra has changed outfits! It must be vote results time!
Another recap through the songs. There's Spain in their yellow. And baby-face Roberto from Belgium.
There it is. Euphooooooria!
It's more entertaining than watching last year's winner singing "new material".
Right, Mr C and I have chosen and voted. Have you? Do it, do it.
That recap is so handy. Forgot quite a lot of those early entries.
Mr C and I have a vote each. We're busy mulling it over. Who will you vote for?
Denmark was awesome, clearly. But they don't need my vote.
They're doing a recap of the songs now. I'm swaying between Malta, because it was fun. Spain, because it's her. Hungary, because of the hipsters.
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All songs complete!
"Cos in the end, only love survives." Not if you do that heart gesture at me, it doesn't.
Look at his massive drums!
Bring back Jedward.
The backing singers are doing that irritating hand heart shape thing.
The song itself has a couple of guys shirtless beating some traditional Irish drums. Ryan himself has leather/satin/PVC/some kind of shiny trousers and jacket on.
The pre-song video had Ryan chasing some kids about a house. Presumably his.
Song #26 - Ireland
Artist: Ryan Dolan
Song: Only Love Survives
The final song!
Steven Roy: I love that the women get those fabulous dresses and then have a big square lump on their backsides where the radio pack is
They've got pretty sparks coming down from the ceiling so that helps.
For the penultimate song, this is about as forgettable as they come. Something about waterfalls.
Ooh, our first (and only?) duet with a chap in a suit and a lady in a fancy dress.
Song #25 - Georgia
Artist: Nodi Tatishvili and Sophie Gelovani
Amy: Bored by Norway. Borway?
This one is pretty divisive, but she's belting it out and gets a huge cheer from the crowd as it ends.
It's a skin-tight dress for Berger, bit futuristic, to go with the hard-hitting beats of the song. And by hard-hitting beats, I mean noise, obviously.
I Feed You My Love, by someone called Berger. Get it?
Bit of ice hockey footage in the Norway pre-song video.
Song #24 - Norway
Artist: Margaret Berger
Song: I Feed You My Love
The song is quite nice, pleasant, traditional. He's just standing and singing though, and whilst his suit is nice, it's not that captivating.
As you might imagine, it's an incredibly sharp suit that Marco is wearing.
Whatever that means.
Graham Norton fact: Marco is one of the biggest popstars in Italy at the moment, and the song debuted at number one and has already gone multi-platinum.
An Italian called Marco! Shocking.
Song #23 - Italy
Artist: Marco Mengoni
Song: L'essenziale (The essential)
Voice of Celine Dion, face of Shania Twain.
Some backing singers appear out of the ground, as the dry ice flows in.
Zlata arrives on stage in the arms of a big ogre-like chap. There's manual camera-shake as he takes steps and puts her down.
Song #22 - Ukraine
Artist: Zlata Ognevich
The band, in their kilts, are now jigging about shouting "Alcohol is free". It is beautiful. Awful. Incredible. Terrible. All of the above.
Cynics would say Greece aren't that keen on winning anyway.
One of the band is playing his trumpet like a guitar. He's confused, I'm confused, but it's so much fun.
The beat kicks in and now it is suddenly high-octane folk!
Oooh, they're a folk band! Amazing. The lead singer is older than we've seen, grey beard with a tiny little guitar type thing.
Song #21 - Greece
Artist: Koza Mostra featuring Agathon Iakovidis
Song: Alcohol is Free
Man in a box and on a box.
It's an okay song, but the staging is incredibly (awesomely) distracting.
By huge, I mean it has a long red train, rather than go-go-gadget dress.
He's jumped off the box, and after a bit of mirror dancing, a woman has arrived with a huge dress.
He's like the Milk Tray man but turning upside down and all which ways.
A better shot shows there is someone inside the glass box that he's standing on. They are doing odd performance art underneath him.
He's crouching on a box, as he starts singing. You can see his hand shaking, but he's doing okay.
Song #20 - Azerbaijan
Artist: Farid Mammadov
Song: Hold Me
Last year's hosts, Azerbaijan, are up next. Their video shows the singer doing back flips on the beach and falling over ski-ing.
Despite his long hair, Eythor has a very traditional black suit on, complete with waistcoat chain and everything.
This one sounds a bit like Hallelujah.
It's just one man, his voice and a piano. Moving but not catchy... yet.
Mark: IT'S THOR!
This lead singer has epic long hair and beard.
Graham Norton fact: The first time in 15 years a song has been sung in Icelandic.
Song #19 - Iceland
Artist: Eythor Ingi
Song: Ég á líf (I am alive)
Tweet from @RyanGault44: Overriding feeling that it's just a song that sounds like it has already won. #eurovision
There are dummers and pipers, but it's actually quite a good rousing song.
Emmelie is sitting on the stage as she starts the song, but up she gets as the beat kicks in. Bare feet as well.
Song #18 - Denmark
Artist: Emmelie de Forest
Song: Only Teardrops
Steven Roy: The guitarist looks like he couldn't decide between two hairstyles so he had one side of his head done in each
I'm also not a fan of the lead singer's über-skinny jeans.
It's very gentle, the song. Simple and underdone. The guitarists odd mohican-style hair is worrying me though.
It's hard to tell if they're trying to be hipster or trying to be cool, but the beat of the song is actually quite infectious.
Three people on stage, one guitarist starts the song, and the singer begins. He's wearing a beanie and oversize black glasses.
This is the Zoohacker Remix.
Song #17 - Hungary
Song: Kedvesem (My darling)
Robin shouts a huge Thank You at the end and the crowd goes wild.
It's a good little pop song, all things considered.
This guy looks like he's stepped right out of One Direction.
A brief glimpse of Bonnie, doing her bit for the UK.
Sticky up hair for Robin, and a heap of dancers around him.
The home act, but the fact goes that no-one has ever won from 16th place in the running order.
Song #16 - Sweden
Artist: Robin Stjemberg
Bonnie's heading out to that stage in the midst of the crowd. She looks a bit wobbly now though! Big breaths, Bonnie!
Bonnie has a nice black number on and belts out the chorus "Believe in me." I'm just not sure I do! It was a shaky start but it's getting there.
This is awkward, because I want to be patriotic, but there is almost nothing redeeming about this one.
Song #15 - United Kingdom
Artist: Bonnie Tyler
Song: Believe in Me
Graham Norton: "Cezar there. Proving just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should."
There's a bit of a dubstep breakdown in here too. Dubstep, opera, Bee-Gees falsetto, why stick to one genre when you can have several?
It's a heck of a falsetto.
The dancers just have small shorts on too, so that from a distance they appear to be naked.
He's gone super-high and operatic too!
This guy is terrifying, he looks just like Mighty Ming the Merciless from Flash Gordon!
Song #14 - Romania
Song: It's My Life
The crowd give a big cheer, and some orange flags are waved, but I'm not sure how well that will do.
It sounds a bit like a Bond theme.
That's a new take on cats and dogs.
"Birds falling down the rooftops, out of the sky like raindrops."
This is a pretty downbeat number, it must be said.
Anouk is relatively dressed down in black trousers and top. No go-go-gadget dress here.
This song has apparently already been number one in the charts in Netherlands.
Song #13 - Netherlands
Our host Petra is back with her bright pink dress on. Not heaps of outfit changes for her then!
I'm not sure if it is a comedy film, actually. I'm not really getting it. Bring back the songs!
There's a short break now, and there is some kind of comedy film on.
Not only are the flames back, they're also criss-crossing around in a, frankly, terrifying manner!
The flames are on again.
Thinking about it, this guy looks just like Kevin from the Backstreet Boys. They are winners, then, clearly.
This is pure boyband. Long-haired lead singer with a goatee, a couple of guitarists, one with sunglasses on, and far too much denim all round.
Why he is writing for Armenia, we don't know. Born and bred in Birmingham.
This song is composed by Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi!
Song #12 - Armenia
Song: Lonely Planet
She's also come amongst the crowd, a bit more stamping and pointing, but she's engaging the audience and the camera well.
She came down the stairs! Respect.
"We are glo-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh."
This is very much a dance number, but she doesn't seem to be doing too much dancing. More stamping.
The Glorious refrain of the title is sung just like last year's winning Euphoria.
Our singer is on a platform in a glittery dress. There are steps leading off the platform, if she's taking them in those heels, I am concerned.
Song #11 - Germany
I'd say this one is using lights in objects to distract from the fact there is very little to like about the song.
Oh maybe they are dancers. Two of the men are now throwing their balls around.
She's been joined on stage by four random people. I think they are backing singers, but they remain in the dark and don't appear to have microphones.
She's singing away, quite a forgettable song, but there are big balls on stage with her, all lit up.
Song #10 - Russia
Artist: Dina Garipova
Song: What If
Gianluca is also actively engaging the crowd, high fives all round. It's so much more relaxed than those that have gone before.
In fact, the entire band seem to have been to smiling school.
The lyrics are appearing on the big screen behind him too - providing his own subtitles, this one.
The song opens with a ukelele, and this sounds very twee and cute. Gianluca is a smiling cheeky chappy too.
Gianluca's film clip shows him at work as a doctor. Well, it shows him being a doctor, he was mostly just opening curtains and putting a stethoscope around his shoulders.
Song #9 - Malta
I quite like this, except that she is saying "Where the sun is shining on ya" to rhyme with cha-cha.
One of our backing dancers has done a back-flip! Finally!
Some more rather strange choreography with this one, but some good accents in the song to make it memorable. Cha-cha!
She comes out of a giant glitterball in the middle of the stage, with a very short tassel dress on.
Another Alyona takes to the stage. Less moon with this one.
Song #8 - Belarus
Artist: Alyona Lanskaya
Birgit is very smiley, but she's got a bit of a tendency to sway to the music.
Decent song, quite traditional, plenty of dry ice wafting across the stage.
She has a big floaty white dress on, which covers what is apparently a five-month old baby bump.
Birgit takes to the stage, as the television goes black and white to begin with. She's singing in Estonian, and as we get to the chorus, the colour returns!
Song #7 - Estonia
Song: Et uus saaks alguse (So there can be a new beginning)
18 years old, that Roberto. How many loves has he had killed in that short time, I wonder?
Whilst he looks quite natty in a black suit, the backing dancer ladies are in their little black dresses which are not so appropriate for their Steps style dance moves.
Bellarosa is the youngest singer this evening, but he doesn't look too nervous as he sings the refrain "Love kills over and over." Charming, that is.
A question from the comments, the countries that didn't have to qualify: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
I've also just realised these in-between videos actually have the artists themselves doing things. I am quick on the uptake this evening.
Song #6 - Belgium
Artist: Roberto Bellarosa
Song: Love Kills
The ex-Mrs Alonso!
The pyrotechnics kick in as the chorus arrives and the tempo picks up.
Some bagpipes open this song, and it's a yellow dress and a wind machine for our singer.
Song #5 - Spain
Song: Contigo hasta el final (With you until the end)
The singer kissed one of the backing singers at the end. Not quite sure why, perhaps just for attention!
This is quite catchy, and it has the perfect Eurovision kitsch to it. "Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, ding dong."
Blond singer in a sort of trashy/fluffy wedding dress, with hot pink platform shoes.
Song #4 - Finland
Artist: Krista Siegfrids
Song: Marry Me
Just noticed, the butterflies featured in the in-between video montages are the colours of the country's flag. Genius.
Pat: Go-go-gadget really tall dress
Aaand she's rising upwards too. She didn't miss a beat either.
Ooh, the white dress is changing colour!
Songwise, this is a bit warbling.
The dress looks like something is going to happen with it. She's not moving around very much, and it's huge.
Lovely grand piano, all in white. Lots of dry ice as well. That's quite the quiff Aliona is rocking.
Aliona Moon. Moooon!
Song #3 - Moldova
Artist: Aliona Moon
Song: O mie (A thousand)
Seems like he's getting into it now, relaxed a bit. Just in time for the end!
"Because of my shoes I'm wearing today, one is called love, the other is pain." You'd think he'd be wearing matching shoes!
I think that lyric was "because of my shoe I'm wearing today". Make of that what you will.
Another song beginning with guitars, but this time we've got a chap in a leather jacket. He's reasonably good looking, but he also looks a bit nervous.
Song #2 - Lithuania
Artist: Andrius Pojavis
Graham Norton tells us the producers decided the running order today, rather than luck of the draw.
It ended with a bit of screaming, but it was a good strong opener. Not necessarily memorable though, particularly this early on.
This is one of the few songs sung not in English. We're enjoying some French lyrics. I think she just said classique.
Our blonde-haired singer takes to the stage, black tassly dress on, heavy eye-makeup. It's quite rocky!
Song #1 - France
Artist: Armandine Bourgeois
Song: L'enfer et moi (Hell and me)
But now it begins!
The scores this evening come half from judges opinions (based on the dress rehearsal last night) and viewer votes later.
There's a shout out for Australia, as they're watching live at 5am!
Our host is Petra Mede, and I think she's doing it all by herself this evening too. I suppose she must speak lots of languages then!
Our host arrives, she's wearing an incredible pink coat style dress, with bonus pink boots!
Big flags waving across the stage, and they actually managed to do that all in time. Very good from the flag people.
Today I have learnt that Abba sometimes write their names with a backwards B. Like ᗅᗺᗷᗅ.
A big walkway descended across the crowd, and all the upcoming singers are walking across and waving. It's so very Olympics!
A choir are on stage to open the show. They're singing something written by the chaps from Abba.
The caterpillar has turned into a butterfly! That'll make the journey a bit quicker.
Our opening film shows a cute little green caterpillar making his way from Baku to Malmö via lots of European landmarks.
Last year, Sweden won (obviously), with Russia second and Serbia third. The UK picked up 12 silly little points to finished second to last. No one scored nil points.
Here's some facts about Malmö for you - it's the third largest city in Sweden, nearly half the population are under 35, and in the 1600s, it belonged to Denmark.
You may have heard some of the songs already, or you may have been steering clear. I've heard the less-than-stellar British song and the Spanish one (of course).
There have been two semi-finals already, but we're focusing on the Grand Final, brought to us live from Malmö, Sweden.
Just kidding, it's all about the songs this evening, as we celebrate all that's terrible and brilliant about European music.
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