Happiness is to be found when in pursuit of it, in the soothed expectation, on the way, not only upon the arrival. Accepting detours, just going the way, which is anyhow not this obvious to anyone.
Thomas Bettinelli

Happiness is just a hairflip away.
Chris Crocker


"The way the system works now, you see the clothes, within an hour or so they're online, the world sees them. They don't get to a store for six months. The next week, young celebrity girls are wearing them on red carpets. They're in every magazine. The customer is bored with those clothes by the time they get to the store. They're overexposed, you're tired of them, they've lost their freshness".
Tom Ford


...and the winner is : ?

The winner of the contest was Ukraine, which won with Jamala's "1944". This was the first time since the introduction of the jury votes in 2009 that the eventual winner won neither the jury vote (won by Australia's Dami Im) nor the televote (won by Russia's Sergey Lazarev), placing only second on both. It was the first time a song with Crimean Tatar lyrics won the contest.
For almost the entire time the results were being announced, it looked as though Australia were going to romp home. That was because the jury votes from each country were given first, and the juries clearly felt Australia had performed by far the best out of all the acts. But when it came to the televote, things were turned completely upside down : Poland's Michał Szpak became a wildcard, who hadn't performed well with the juries (last place), but stormed the public vote (3rd place). Announcing the results in this way did away with the problem seen in recent years, where the runaway winner has been clear well before all of the countries had given their points. It does remain to be seen, however, whether or not the actual voting system of dividing points between televotes and juries can stay. When the juries' verdicts are so different from those of the public, what does that say about what really makes a great Eurovision song ?
Although a full breakdown of jury and public votes is yet to be released and calculated using the old system, some fans have speculated whether it would have meant a different result.

...and the winner is : ?
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