After a very exciting voting, the winner of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was revealed – Italy’s Måneskin with the song “Zitti e buoni”!
After all the songs have been performed, the jury results were revealed country by country – Switzerland’s Gjon’s Tears took the lead, followed closely by France’s Barbara Pravi in second place, and with Malta’s Destiny Chukunyere in third. Italy’s Måneskin were in fourth place, only two points behind Malta. United Kingdom failed to impress the juries across Europe, and failed to receive a single point.
In a rather shocking start of the televoting reveal, four countries failed to score any points across Europe and Australia – three of the “Big Five” countries: United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, as well as this year’s host – The Netherlands. This meant that the United Kingdom finished in last place with 0 points in total.
Måneskin won the televoting well ahead of second placed Go_A from Ukraine, and third placed Barbara Pravi from France. The jury favorite – Switzerland, only came 6th in televoting, whilst the jury’s third place – Malta, failed to impress the public across Europe and Australia, and only finished in 14th place.
After all the votes were put together, Italy emerged as this year’s winner, followed by France in second place, and Switzerland in third. This is also the first time since 1998 that the top three songs are all entirely performed in the countries’ national languages.
Give a listen to the winning song “Zitti e buoni” right here: