Greece earns top 10 finish as Italy take home Eurovision trophy

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Greece has finished equal-tenth in the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, as Italy took home the trophy.

It’s Italy’s first win after returning to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 was the first victory for a band since 2006.

Italy scooped up a massive 318 points from the public vote, putting the rock song above national jury winners Switzerland, France and Malta. “Rock and roll never dies,” the winning band, Måneskin, proclaimed when taking the stage to perform their winning song Zitti E Buoni again.

The show took place in Rotterdam, in front of a limited capacity of 3,500 fans, and had all the thrills and spills you’d expect.

In the top 10 was Italy, France, Iceland, Ukraine, Finland, Switzerland, Malta, Lithuania, Russia and Greece and Bulgaria on an equal score.

Greece placed equal 10th in the competition. Photo: Eurovision Song Contest.

The UK’s James Newman finished last, with zero points, being the first time a zero point score has been given from both the professional juries and the public of Europe.

Stefania’s Last Dance captivated the crowd with her stunning visual tricks used with the background of her performance. Her Eurovision entry was written by a team of Eurovision veterans including Dimitris Kontopoulos (You Are The Only One and Shady Lady), Greek production team Arcade and Sharon Vaughn (Scream and Waterline).

Cyprus finished 16th in the competition.

More to come…

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