Emmelie de Forest on stage in Malmö with the trophy. Photo: Sander Hesterman (EBU)
Malmö, Sweden -

It was an exciting evening at the Malmö where in front of thousands of people in the arena and millions of people on TV, Emmelie de Forest from Denmark won the 2013 edition of Europe's Favourite TV Show with her song Only Teardrops!

What an evening it has been!! 26 wonderful acts sang their hearts out on stage, competing for the ultimate prize; the title of winner of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

However, there could be just one winner and that was Emmelie de Forest from Denmark who stormed to victory with 281 points!

Here is Emmelie's winning performance on stage in Malmö during the Grand Final:

She was closely followed by Azerbaijan with 234 points and Ukraine with 214 points.

Here are some pictures of Emmelie de Forest on stage after her victory:

Emmelie de Forest also won the first Semi-Final

Ahead of her victory tonight, we can also reveal that Denmark also won the first Semi-Final with 167 points followed by Russia with 156 points and Ukraine with 140 points.

See the results of the Grand Final here

See the results of the First Semi-Final here

See the results of the Second Semi-Final here

Malmö's message to the world - We Are One

Sweden and the city of Malmö have proven to be worthy hosts of Europe's favourite TV show with a wonderful evening of entertainment put on by host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT). The show was opened with an Olympic style flag march where the artists entered the arena to the anthem We Write The Story, written by none other than ABBA's Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.

The interval act was equally impressive, featuring the winner of last year's contest in Baku, Loreen and an impressive performance of The Winner Takes It All by Sarah Dawn Finer. We also took a self-ironic look at what it is to be Swedish, including a brief appearance by Carola Häggkvist, who won the competition in 1991 with Fångad av en stormvind.

The broadcast was hosted by Petra Mede who was eager to welcome the millions of viewers to Malmö for tonight's show!

This is how Europe decided

The final outcome was decided by a 50:50 split between professional juries and televoting from all 39 participants. The jury votes were decided during the Jury Final last night and the televotes decided during tonight's show. The 26 finalists were made up of 20 qualifiers from the first and second Semi-Finals held on the 14th and 16th of May and six automatic qualifiers including the Big 5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and the host country Sweden.

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  • Posted on 2 November 2013 at 00:29
    Denmark clearly had the best song and it deserved to win. Ajerbaijan was good and deserved second place. I think that this is the first winner about teardrops! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 5 August 2013 at 16:19
    congratulations Denmark .Very nice song!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 May 2013 at 17:43
    Now Eurovision is a Song Contest of Plagiarism! Thank you Organizers! Good Luck! I'll never see your "Show" again and suggest everybody do the same! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 25 May 2013 at 13:30
    Emmelie, if you read this, i have a question. :) Can you send me an autograph card? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 24 May 2013 at 14:06
    Congratulation Emmelie you are the best :), greeting from Slovakia :)))) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 May 2013 at 23:50
    Shame on you, Emily!(( You are not a Winner! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 May 2013 at 22:33
    congratulations Denmark and Azerbaijan.. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 May 2013 at 20:26
    Good Song but seems Identical to the song of another band from same country K-Otic - I Surrender report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 May 2013 at 19:50
    The breakdown of the jury vote will come soon. Don't worry. We need juries. They saved ESC. Before that always the Balkans and ex-USSR and Turkey always in the final or doing well, now they struggle while more independent nations like Holland get a chance. It's made for great diversity both in results and, most importantly, songs!! Before the jury, ESC was becoming too much a joke with cheap songs and gimmicks. The jury gives other "serious" songs a chance. Bravo. My only suggestion is number points increase from 10 lots to 15. When ESC was only 10 or so countries, 10 was enough. Now it's 26. The scoring has not moved with the times. I mention more in this blog: report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 May 2013 at 17:19
    Won according to which voting?! Show the break down of the jury and televoting please. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 May 2013 at 21:25
    Congratulations also to Denmark,and Emilly De Forest,who won,even if we all know that they would be the winners before even the semifinal !
    Well done to Azerbaijan(only for the greek composing,I didn't like the song),and for Russia(I voted it !)
    All we greek eurofans,were expecting few points from Italy,Spain and Serbia,who finally gave us THE ABSOLUTE NOTHING !
    Anyway,I hope that the next year in Denmark will be a much better organisation.I mean,the voting order of the countries in the final and the running order of the songs should be random and drawn,as well as any other year.Also,the winner sould be announced after the voting of all countries,not before !
    Anyway,I hope the best for the next year,if our financial problems let us to participate !
    Bye bye ! :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 May 2013 at 21:13
    Congratulations also to Denmark who won,even if it was already known before the show.
    I agree both with eurofans who tell that the voting order should be random(by draw) and with them who tell that Denmark was presented as a winner before ALL voting countries vote.
    I was really surprised when I saw that neither Spain,France or Italy,nor Serbia gave us a point.It was a situation that we here in Greece didn't expect.
    Anyway,I hope we'll go better next year even if our song did very well with the 6th place !
    Next mission:Copenhagen ! Bye bye :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 May 2013 at 20:57
    Well done Geece ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 22 May 2013 at 00:04
    Too bad about all the sore losers, please get over it, it's only music of twelve notes not science and especially in pop music these days everything sounds the same. I think it's being inspired rather than copying. Also, Azerbaijan tried to buy votes, how's that for fair play. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 May 2013 at 20:21
    Said they would win from the moment I heard that song! Was very good:) report to the moderator