The German entry “Satellite,” performed by Lena Meyer-Landrut, won the Eurovision Song Contest with 246 points last night, while the Icelandic entry, “Je ne sais quoi” with Hera Björk Thórhallsdóttir, ended up in 19th place with only 41 points.
Turkey placed second with 170 points and Romania third with 162 points. The least popular song was the UK’s entry, which bottomed-out with only ten points, ruv.is reports.
Better results had been predicted for Iceland and Thórhallsdóttir herself had announced that she was aiming for first place. “It was out of our hands after the semi-final. We were like heroes on stage, we did everything we had to do and had our best show so far. This is just the way it goes,” the singer told mbl.is.
Thórhallsdóttir said she wasn’t especially surprised by the results. “We were of course aiming for the top and were geared-up for that. But we are also happy about this.”
“It is difficult to say what happened there, whether it’s politics or whether we overestimated things. But it was nonetheless a lot of fun and we owned the room. Everything went crazy when we showed up,” she added.
The Icelandic team will return home today.
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