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Eurovision 2018: The night in pictures

May 12, 2018
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It was a night of many memorable performances and moments – here is a selection of some of them.

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Israel’s Netta Barzilai was greeted with her prize by last year’s winner Salvador Sobral, who handed the glass microphone over with a smile – despite having previously said the song was “horrible”.

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Netta was evidently delighted with her win…

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As were her many fans – she stormed the final vote at the last minute.

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Hot favourite Eleni Foureira, singing for Cyprus, ended up in second place.

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Austria’s Cesar Sampson came a very respectable third place, drawing comparisons with Rag’n’Bone Man.

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SuRie was widely praised for her calm handling of a stage invader in the middle of her performance. The man was arrested and held in custody by police.

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If ever there’s a night to wear an outrageously huge dress, this is it. Estonia’s Elina Nechayeva was happy to oblige.

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Lithuania’s Ieva Zasimauskaite competed in Eurovision as part of the junior song contest when she was 14, returning aged 24.

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A very perky Benjamin Ingrosso sang for Sweden this year, but despite some solid scores he ended up in seventh place out of the 26 acts.

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The Netherlands’ Waylon was a crowd-pleaser with Outlaw in ‘Em.

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Claudia Pascoal performed O Jardim for Portugal, but after the country’s victorious performance last year, she came bottom of the leaderboard – with just 39 points.

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