Fans from across the globe were treated to a Eurovision Song Contest feast in Liverpool.
The winners of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, Kalush Orchestra performed on stage at the start of the final.
UK entry Mae Muller took part in the flag parade as the proceedings began, and Marco Mengoni carried the Pride flag as well as the Italian one.
Alesha Dixon, Julia Sanina, Hannah Waddingham and Graham Norton were all on stage for the start.
Mimicat representing Portugal, Teya and Salena for Austria, Loreen from Sweden and Andrew Lambrou for Cyprus were among the first performers.
Czechia entrant Vesna’s braids drew attention, as did the performance of Finland’s Kaarija.
Ukraine, last years winners, were represented by TVORCHI. Let 3 from Croatia had a controversial performance.
The UK’s Mae Muller was the final act.
Duncan Laurence and other past Eurovision acts joined the presenters on stage after the performances.
Loreen hears that she has won after a tense voting count.
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