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Eurovision 2018: Israel Wins

Written by on May 11, 2018

Israel’s Netta has won the Eurovision song contest 2018. 

It was a night filled with drama, including the tense moment a man invaded the stage during UK entry SuRie’s performance and grabbed the mic to shout about “Nazis” and the “UK media”.

Watch the stage invasion during GB SuRie Storm

After the night’s jury votes, it seemed the competition was down to two of the night’s charmers, Austria’s Cesár Sampson and Sweden’s Benjamin Ingrosso.

However, the public vote changed all that: the favour shifted first to Israel and Cyprus’ Eleni Foureira, with Netta finally triumphing with her bright, bonkers pop anthem ‘Toy’.

“Thank you for celebrating diversity. Thank you! I love my country! See you in Jerusalem!” she said in her acceptance speech, as a member of the crowd waved their stuffed Pikachu in triumph, referencing the song’s lyrics.

You can check out all the action as it happened below:

The Independent Newspaper Online

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