So it was finally a victory with announcement in Tel Aviv, the bookmakers had 25-year-old Laurence with his melancholy ballad "Arcade" of a lost love for a long time at No. 1. Yet the field was relatively widely spread this year.
Italy's rapper Mahmood came in second with his "Soldi" – with 462 points, 27 behind the Netherlands with a total of 492 points. And Russia's Sergey Lazarev also did it on the podium with the figure "Scream" – but with 369 points already with a respect distance.
"I have no words – I can't put it in words I can't write a song about it, Laurence said after his victory. The 25-year-old Dutchman kept on his official winning conference his victory trophy always tightly snapped: "I will never leave her side." For him it was clear tonight: "My dream has become true."
After the announcement of the jury's vote, it did not look after the dream was still fulfilled. Sweden with 239 points was slightly ahead of the surprising runners in northern Macedonia with 237 points as winner, but John Lundvik succeeded only with sixth overall thanks to a weak audience rating, while Northern Macedonia's Tamara Todevska ("Proud") had to settle for 8th place. In the jury, the netherlands had reached third place with 231 points.
Last place, Britain's Michael Rice ended with "Bigger Than Us" with only 16 points, followed by Belarus with 31 pounds. ng and Germany with 32 points, the German women's duo S! Sters took the final place in the public vote with 0 points.