Eurovision 2018: The night in photos

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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 Netta Barzilai was received with his award by last year’s winner, Salvador Sobral, who gave him the microphone crystal with a smile – despite having already said that the song was “horrible”.

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Netta was obviously delighted with his victory…

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As were many of her fans, she broke in the final vote at the last minute.

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Favorite Eleni Foureira, singing for Cyprus, finished in second place.

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

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

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

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Lithuania Ieva Zasimauskaite competed in the Eurovision song contest as part of the junior song contest when he was 14 years old, going back 24 years.

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

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

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Claudia Pascoal performed Or Jardim for Portugal, but after the victory of the country’s performance last year, he reached the bottom of the league table with just 39 points.

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