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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Serbia wins Eurovision

Eurovision Song Contest '07

Folks, Europe's most ambitious and prestigious song contest was held on saturday in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. It was watched by over 100 million TV viewers from throughout the world and about 12,000 spectators at a ice-hockey stadium.

The winner was Marija Serifovic from Serbia, with a ballard, Molitva ( Prayer). She beat contestants from 23 other countries, scoring 268 points from telephone voters in 42 countries.

Ukraine was second and third was Russia.

The photos are below.

It was 23-year-old Marija Serifovic from Serbia who won the contest, scoring 268 points with her ballad, Molitva. (Above)

And Swedish group The Ark failed to do as well as fellow countrymen Abba, who won Eurovision with Waterloo in 1974. (Below)

Scooch "flew the flag" for the UK, in the words of their song, but ended up in joint second-last with just 19 points. (Above). All AFPpics.