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Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest

9:26am IST - 01:22

Sweden wins the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, as fans celebrate the results in Stockholm. Yiming Woo reports.

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It's official -- Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest for the sixth time. Their entry to the world's biggest international music show had been the bookmaker's favourite. This year, the competition was held in Vienna, where Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow performed the song "Heroes". (SOUNDBITE) (English) SWEDISH SINGER MANS ZELMERLOW SAYING: "It was absolutely amazing. I didn't hear it when they first said it, so Christa had to tell me ten seconds after, that 'they've just said that you've won'. I couldn't believe it. I really thought that either Russia or Italy was going to win." He says he got a bit emotional at one point during the vote count. (SOUNDBITE) (English) SWEDISH SINGER MANS ZELMERLOW SAYING: "When we passed Russia the first time, and the whole arena exploded, I actually shed a couple of tears." Back in Stockholm, many Swedes are visibly ecstatic. (SOUNDBITE) (English) EUROVISION FAN, MALIN, SAYING: "It's amazing, it's amazing, we deserved it so much, we really deserved it. Sweden will host the contest next year and is just one victory away from matching Ireland's record for the highest number of wins.

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Sweden wins Eurovision Song Contest

9:26am IST - 01:22