Eurovision 2019: The Netherlands crowned winner with Arcade after success in Tel Aviv as UK finish bottom

Natasha Sporn
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Eurovision 2019: UK's dismal score is LOWERED after voting blunder

Eurovision 2019: UK's dismal score is LOWERED after voting blunder

Duncan Laurence propelled the Netherlands to Eurovision 2019 victory after a triumph in Tel Aviv on Saturday night.

The Dutch singer lifted the trophy up high in Israel after topping the table with 492 points. He beamed as he received the microphone from last year's winner Netta.

As he held the glittery microphone, Duncan said: "This is too dreaming big. This is to music first always. Thank you."

Italy finished second with 465 points while Russia claimed third with 369.

Final results: The 2019 results are in! (BBC)

Hartlepool-born Michael Rice had a disappointing finish with 16 points, leaving him rock bottom. He received only three points from the public vote.

Earlier in the evening, fter singing his track Bigger Than Us, Rice thanked the audience for their support before saying that he was "living his dream".

Winner: Duncan Laurence with the Eurovision trophy (REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

Madonna wowed the audience with a two-song performance during the half-time interval while the votes were cast and counted, having previously defended her decision to perform at the show.

The 60-year-old headlined Saturday night's singing spectacular with her 1989 hit Like A Prayer and her latest single Future.

Her performance came days after Eurovision Song Contest executive finally confirmed Madonna as part of the schedule after weeks of speculation.

There were also performances from last year's winner Netta, Israeli musician Idan Raichel and the Idan Raichel Project and illusionist Lior Suchard.

Also gracing the stage were past Eurovision favourites including Conchita Wurst and Verda Serduchka who took part in a mash-up of songs from previous years, some of which won.

You can catch the 64th Eurovision Song Contest in full on BBC iPlayer.