Loreen wins 2012 Eurovision song contest© REUTERS/ David Mdzinarishvili
Zeljko Joksimovic© RIA Novosti. Valery Melnikov
BAKU, May 27 (RIA Novosti)
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Sweden’s Loreen won the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest with 372 points, a RIA Novosti correspondent reported on Sunday.
During the annual contest of 42 countries, held this year in Baku, Azerbaijan, the singer performed her hit Euphoria.
Russia’s folk group Buranovskiye Babushki (Buranovo Grannies) came second, securing 259 points with Party for Everybody.
The colorful grannies, with some of them over 70 years old of age, do not speak English and their folk style performance includes own songs and covers of many international music hits. They mostly sing in Russian and Udmurt.
The Buranovskiye Babushki sextet comes from the village of Buranovo in the Urals republic of Udmurtia. The band first tried for the Eurovision contest in 2010, but lost in the selection round. The oldest member of the band has turned 86.
Serbia’s Zeljko Joksimovic won 214 points with his song Nije Ljubav Stvar (Love is not a Thing) to take the bronze.
Azerbaijan, Albania, Estonia, Turkey, Germany, Italy and Spain made the first top ten.
The Eurovision 2012 contest was held in the Azeri capital on May 22-26.
Last year’s Eurovision winner was the Ell & Nikki duet from Azerbaijan. Russia finished 16th at Eurovision-2011.
Next year’s Eurovision will take place in Loreen’s country, Sweden.
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