The contest was won by singer Loreen from Sweden with the song “Euphoria” — written by Thomas G:son and Peter Boström, the song scored a total of 372 points. Jedward did little better for Ireland, garnering 46 points and finishing 19th with their energetic performance of Waterline, featuring an on-stage fountain. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 was the 57th annual contest of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Eurovision 2012 Grand Final was viewed by millions of people all around the world. Subscribe to Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror newspapers. 23:45, 26 MAY 2012; Updated 11:04, 1 MAY ... Eurovision results: From Sweden's win to Norway's wooden spoon, where did your favourite finish? The show, watched in the Crystal Hall by 20,000 people, started at midnight local time, finishing in the early hours of the morning. It took place in Baku, Azerbaijan, following Ell & Nikki’s win at the 2011 contest in Düsseldorf, Germany with the song “Running Scared” — marking the first time that the country had won the contest. There was a UK link to another act as jazz musician Jamie Cullum wrote the German entry, Standing Still. She took an early lead as the scores started coming in and never looked like being caught, eventually finishing with 372 points. See how your favourite got on in the full results below: Eurovision wasn't the only big TV event this weekend though - check out all the winners from the BAFTAs here. Eurovision News; Eurovision 2012: Results of the Running Order Draw. The lead-up to the contest was met with political concerns and protests surrounding the host country, including its human rights record and allegations by advocacy groups that Baku was carrying out forced evictions in the construction of the contest’s venue, along with objections to the contest’s presence by Iranian officials—who felt that the event was anti-Islamic because it was, according to them, a “gay parade”. Questions will be asked about the decision to hand the Eurovision Song Contest baton to a 76-year-old, leading to one of the worst outcomes for the UK. The telephone lines were opened right after the last performance. Instead it was Loreen who came out on top as her song Euphoria found favour across the continent. What did you think of this year's Eurovision? Eurovision results: From Sweden's win to Norway's wooden spoon, where did your favourite finish? After winning Loreen told her fans: "I love you so much. Phil explains Eurovision 2012 – 1st to 5th, Phil explains Eurovision 2012 – 15th-11th. And Ireland also had disappointment as Jedward could not match the eighth place they managed last year, finishing instead in 19th. Speaking after his performance, he said: "I had a great time, a very wonderful time. Humperdinck's song was written by Sacha Skarbek - who teamed up with James Blunt to compose You're Beautiful - and record producer Martin Terefe. The Eurovision Song Contest is organized by the European Broadcasting Union, the world's foremost alliance of public service media, representing 116 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 34 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. Eurovision as it happened: Engelbert Humperdinck, Jedward and Sweden's triumph. 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