Eurovision Song Contest 2011 Final
For the first time since 1983, Germany is the proud host of the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011. It's the city of Düsseldorf that won the internal contest in the country to have the event in the beautiful and modern city.
The voting during the show
Citizens of each country vote by telephone or SMS, and professional juries in all 43 participating countries judge the songs. The country's 10 favourites are awarded 12, 10, then 8 through 1 points based on votes. Juries and televoters will each have a 50% say in the outcome of every country's points.
All 43 countries presented their awarded points, the country with the highest amount of points won the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest - Azerbaijan's Ell/Nikki triumphed, followed by Italy's Raphael Gualazzi and Sweden's Eric Saade.