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Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest with 'Heroes'

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By Euronews
Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest with 'Heroes'

<p>Sweden have won Eurovision for the sixth time thanks to Måns Zelmerlöw’s performance of Heroes.</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/5sGOwFVUU0I" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>His passionate rendition, combined with the most extensive use of computer graphics won over the public as well as the press corps.</p> <p>“The biggest applause of the night in the press centre was when Sweden overtook Russia to take the lead,” noted Euronews correspondent Andrea Hajagos.</p> <p>Not everyone was taken by the electronic backing to the performance however:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Great Powerpoint deck, mate. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SWE?src=hash">#SWE</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Eurovision2015?src=hash">#Eurovision2015</a></p>— Matthew Horton (@matthewjh) <a href="https://twitter.com/matthewjh/status/602202659643330560">May 23, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>And in an interview with Euronews on the day before the competition final, the head of Sweden’s delegation even suggested that he might prefer not to win.</p> <p>The spiralling cost of the competition means it can become a “burden”, <a href="http://www.euronews.com/2015/05/23/eurovision-must-keep-olympic-spirit-but-lose-olympic-cost/">Christer Björkman said</a><br /> Russia claimed second place, on an emotional night for Polina Gagarina </p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GVJW9ImpiWc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">These pictures appear together in the Reuters feed. Not sure how to interpret them <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/eurovision?src=hash">#eurovision</a> <a href="http://t.co/KC7W2zRjeE">pic.twitter.com/KC7W2zRjeE</a></p>— Duncan Hooper (@DuncanHooper) <a href="https://twitter.com/DuncanHooper/status/602239417651208193">May 23, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>See below to relive how the evening unfolded:</p> <p><iframe src="//embed.scribblelive.com/Embed/v7.aspx?Id=1243174&ThemeId=19970" width="600" height="1000" frameborder="0"></iframe></p>