Euro­vi­sion win for Ukraine

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Ukrainian singer Ja­mala’s melan­cholic tune about Soviet dic­ta­tor Josef Stalin’s 1944 de­por­ta­tion of the Crimean Tatars was crowned the win­ner of the 2016 Euro­vi­sion Song Con­test early yes­ter­day, an un­usual choice for the kitschy pop fest. Su­sana Ja­mal­adi­nova, a 32-year-old trained opera singer who uses the stage name Ja­mala, re­ceived the high­est score of 534 points for her song 1944, af­ter votes from ju­ries and TV view­ers across Europe were tal­lied fol­low­ing per­for­mances on Satur­day night by the 26 fi­nal­ists at Stock­holm’s Globe Arena. Aus­tralia’s Dami Im was sec­ond with 511 points, fol­lowed by Rus­sia’s Sergey Lazarev in third with 491. The show was broad­cast live in Europe, Asia, Aus­tralia and the US.

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