The official results of the final and semi-finals have just been published. Click on the link for more details.
Sweden won the final by a landslide; congratulations to Loreen. It’s an excellent result for the contest: ‘Euphoria’ looks likely to be a commerical hit. She beat the Russian Babushki and Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic in a top three that mirrored bookmakers’ lists on the day of the contest.
In the first semi-final, Russia beat Albania into second with Romania third. Hungary beat Switzerland by a point for the final qualification place. In the second semi-final, Sweden beat Serbia with Lithuania a surprise third. Norway’s Tooji tied for tenth with Bulgaria and got the last qualification place on countback.
I hope all our commenters managed a winning return; it was my most profitable contest yet, and for that you guys were invaluable. Hope to see you in Stockholm next year.