SWEDEN WINS 2012 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

SWEDEN WINS 2012 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Loreen on stage after winning. Photo: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Baku, Azerbaijan -

It was an exciting evening at the Baku Crystal Hall where in front of thousands of people in the arena and millions of people on TV, Loreen from Sweden won the 2012 edition of Europe's Favourite TV Show with 372 points!

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 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

However, there could be just one winner and that was Loreen from Sweden who stormed to victory with 372 points.

Here is Loreen's winning performance on stage in Baku during the Grand Final:

Russia and Serbia missed out on the top spot with 259 and 214 points respectively after a hard fought battle on the scoreboard.

Here are some pictures from Loreen on stage after her victory:

Loreen also won the second Semi-Final

Ahead of her victory tonight, we can also reveal that Loreen also won the second Semi-Final with a total of 181 points compared to Serbia and Lithuania who came second and third respectively.

The winner of the first Semi-Final was Russia with 152 points followed by Albania and Romania.

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

Europe lit its fire with Baku

Azerbaijan and the city of Baku have proven to be worthy hosts of Europe's favourite TV show with a wonderful evening of entertainment put on by host broadcaster Ictimai Television. The show was opened in a very impressive fashion with a stunning fireworks display around the hall and amazing night time vistas of the Azerbaijani capital. This was followed by a very impressive display of Azerbaijani dancing in the hall after which last year's winners Eldar and Nikki performed their winning entry Running Scared.

The interval act was equally impressive, featuring Azerbaijani superstar Emin who kept the audience and viewers entertained whilst the votes were being verified.

The broadcast was hosted by Nargiz, Eldar and Leyla who were all eager to welcome the millions of viewers to Baku 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 42 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 22nd and 24th of May and six automatic qualifiers including the Big 5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom) and the host country Azerbaijan.

Check out our coverage from the winner's press conference, which was held shortly after the show.


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  • Posted on 20 December 2012 at 12:11
    Yeeah Euphoria was the best song in this year, report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 November 2012 at 21:36
    I'm gutted about UK not doing very well. I congratulate Loreen although I voted for the russia grannies.

    See you in Malmo! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 26 November 2012 at 11:59
    Looking forward to seeing your performance in the final of Eurovision 2013 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 21 June 2012 at 15:43
    I'm proud of you Loreen!!! Bravo Sweden! Beautiful voice and cute singer! She's fantastic.
    EUPHORIA was one of my potential favs! ♥

    Hey! This is my personal TOP 10 (Not in specific order)

    SPAIN, SWEDEN, ROMANIA, FYR MACEDONIA, CYPRUS, NORWAY, DENMARK, RUSSIA, ICELAND, ITALY. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 June 2012 at 17:27
    Thank you for all that voted for us for 2012 Eurovision Winners it was great to perform along side of other great artist. See you all in Sweden next year. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 3 June 2012 at 00:30
    Now that ESC is finished and Loreen won nicely, when will EBU reveal separated scores from jury and televote? I'm looking forward to know it! Is interesting to analyse that! :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 June 2012 at 00:51
    I think sweden song is stolen. you listen aynur aydın - headphones. I THINK report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 June 2012 at 16:57
    Loreen, you're great! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 June 2012 at 10:03
    I´m still Euphoric about our victory. Congratulations Loreen, i hope you have a long and great career. Sverige älskar dig:). report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 June 2012 at 09:52
    CONGRATULATIONS SWEDEN !
    ALSO I LIKE SONGS OF MALTA AND ROMANIA ! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 31 May 2012 at 18:00
    Whats the big deal about Spain yes she was a good singer and the song was also good but still there were countries way better than her report to the moderator
  • Posted on 31 May 2012 at 17:55
    Is Loreen ever gonna come to Ireland i hope she does she is brilliant report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30 May 2012 at 18:09
    ongratulations sweden!!! love your song and love loreen but I think Spain had to win too report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30 May 2012 at 16:08
    i love you LOREEN report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30 May 2012 at 14:21
    @ Diellza

    M not swedish. It doen't matter which nationality i have. I love Loreen's song and performance. Why can't you say that One directions has stolen Loreen's song instead? I still cannot find any similarity with these two songs. It's enough to complain about it. If Loreen did steal the song, so I think One direction has the rights to sue her. But they do nothing. So, what is the problem? report to the moderator