As expected by the polls, Denmark wins the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.
Although many speculated that Denmark would win by one of the largest margins ever, perhaps even betting the Norway 2009 record for most points earned, Denmark was in the lead for most of the voting.
Some other items of interest with tonight’s finish:
Azerbaijan continues its top-5 streak by finishing 2nd.
Azerbaijan had 10 12-points whereas Denmark received 8 12-points.
Ukraine, Norway, Greece return to form after last year’s low placings by finishing 3rd, 4th, and 6th. Ukraine had 5 12-points; Norway have 3 12-points; Greece had 2 12-points.
Russia comes in at 5th. Russia had 2 12-points.
Malta last finished in the Top 10 in 2005. Tonight, they returned to the top 10 by finishing 8th.
After returning to the finals for the first time since 2004, the Netherlands finishes 9th.
Hungary also last finished in the Top 10 in 2007. Tonight ByeAlex finished 10th.
Also making a strong return to the finals is Belgium which finished a respectable 12th. A nice showing for a song that many speculated would not even qualify to the finals. They even got 12-points from the Netherlands
Favorites Georgia and Germany flopped and finished 15th and 21st.
Ireland sang last, and finished last.