Friday 2 December 2016

Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest as singer Jamala calls for 'peace and love'

Published 14/05/2016 | 00:06

Ukraine's Jamala celebrates after winning the Eurovision Song Contest (AP)
Ukraine's Jamala celebrates after winning the Eurovision Song Contest (AP)
Ukraine's Jamala performs the song 1944 during the Eurovision Song Contest final in Stockholm (AP)
Joe and Jake perform You're Not Alone during the Eurovision Song Contest final in Stockholm (AP)
US singer Justin Timberlake at the Eurovision Song Contest final in Stockholm (AP)

The UK's hopes of a Eurovision Song Contest triumph were dashed as Ukraine was crowned winner of the competition.

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Jamala won for her political song 1944 and pleaded for "peace and love" as she collected her trophy.

Australia came second while Russia came third.

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