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Euphoria wins ESC250 for the seventh straight year



The annual ESC250 countdown is over for another year and Loreen and 'Euphoria' has taken out the crown yet again!

With 6113 points she beat Eleni Foureira's 'Fuego' who was a gallant runner-up with 4631 points and 2017 Eurovision winner 'Amar pelos dois' was in third with 2988 points.

The countdown is the top 250 Eurovision songs of all time and broadcast live by online station ESCRadio. It is based on the votes of thousands of Eurovision fans worldwide.

In one shock result, this year's winner 'Toy' could only finish 23rd with 1355 points. The last three Eurovision winners have finished 2nd, 4th and 5th.

Australia's Dami Im moved up 11 places to 19th, still not as high as her peak of no.13 in 2016. Jessica Mauboy with 'We Got Love' finished a respectable 127th and Guy Sebastian kept his four year run of making the list in 213th. Isaiah Firebrace unfortunately didn't make the 250.

Australian Gina G who represtented the UK in 1996 came 78th with 'Ooh aah... Just a Little Bit'.

The contest was also hit by a number of suspected 'troll' entries, but these were confined to the 250-150 area.

The top 40 were:

1. Euphoria - Loreen (Sweden)

2. Fuego - Eleni Foureira (Cyprus)

3. Amar pelos dois - Salvador Sobral (Portugal)

4. 1944 - Jamala (Ukraine)

5. City Lights - Blanche (Belgium)

6. Grande Amore - Il Volo (Italy)

7. Rhythm Inside - Loic Nottett (Belgium)

8. Quedate Conmigo - Pastora Soler (Spain)

9. Everyway That I Can - Sertab Erener (Turkey)

10. Nocturne - Secret Garden (Norway)

11. Waterloo - ABBA (Sweden)

12. Fairytale - Alexander Rybak (Norway)

13. Molitva - Marija Serifovic (Serbia)

14. We Could be the Same - manGa (Turkey)

15. Goodbye to Yesterday - Elina Born and Stig Rasta (Estonia)

16. You Are the Only One - Sergey Lazarev (Russia)

17. Heroes - Mans Zelmerlow (Sweden)

18. Rise Like a Phoenix - Conchita Wurst (Austria)

19. Sound of Silence - Dami Im (Australia)

20. Calm After the Storm - The Common Linnets (The Netherlands)

21. My Number One - Helena Paparizou (Greece)

22. If Love Was a Crime - Poli Genova (Bulgaria)

23. Toy - Netta (Israel)

24. Occidnentali's Karma - Francesco Gabbani (Italy)

25. Dinle - Sebnem Paker & Grup Ethnic (Turkey)

26. A Monster Like Me - Morland and Debrah Scarlatt (Norway)

27. Love Injected - Aminata (Latvia)

28. Randajad - Urban Symphony (Estonia) 29. Non mi avete fatto niente - Ermal Meta and Fabrizio Moro (Italy) 30. Only Teardrops - Emmelie de Forest (Denmark)

31. Color of Your Life - Michal Szpak (Poland)

32. Undo - Sanna Nielsen (Sweden)

33. LoveWave - Iveta Mukuchyan (Armenia)

34. Lane moje - Zeljko (Serbia)

35. Dum Tek Tek - Hadise (Turkey)

36. I Feed You My Love - Margaret Berger (Norway)

37. Mall - Eugent Bushpepa (Albania)

38. Is it True? - Yohanna (Iceland)

39. Lejla - Hari Mara Hari (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

40. La Forza - Elina Nechayeva (Estonia)

You can see the full 250 at: https://songfestival.be/top-250-2018/luister-vandaag-naar-de-esc250/

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