Denmark's Emmelie de Forest could hardly contain herself. She won the Eurovision Song Contest with 281 points, leaving her competitors closely behind. In second and third place were Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
The in-joke in the Swedish music industry is that its composers are as successful as Ikea. Not only is the Scandinavian country a multiple European Song Contest title-holder, it also provides other countries with hits.
On May 18, the 58th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Malmö. The organizers like to bill the pan-European contest as a pure entertainment show. However, it has never been completely apolitical.
Deutsche Welle's Berlin columnists - all native English-speakers who have lived in the German capital for many years - bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.
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