26 delegations performed on the Rotterdam Ahoy stage in the Grand Final of Eurovision 2021. It was an incredible show but only one country could come out victorious and take home the glass microphone trophy, sought after by every artist who graces the Eurovision stage.
The night started with the traditional Flag Parade!:
After a show that lasted around 4 hours, Italy with the song Zitti E Buoni by Maneskin was crowned Eurovision Song Contest 2021 champion in Rotterdam and have earned the right to host the contest in 2022.
After the Jury vote finished, which makes up for 50% of the overall vote, this is what the table looked like with Switzerland leading the way:
The country with most votes from the viewers at home, the televote winner was Italy with 318 televote points.
The overall winner is calculated by adding up both the Jury points and the Televote points and Italy came out on top and won this years contest with a total of 524 points:
The final table, with both Jury and Televote points looked like this:
To see the reaction here is the post show press conference:
If you want to re-live the Grand Final all over again, here it is for you:
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