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The contest is not supposed to be political but Russia’s entry was booed – nothing to do with its teenage twin contestants and everything to do with its policies on Ukraine and gay rights. There was again disappointment for Britain and Molly Smitten-Downes who came 17th – and especially for France who finished last. But the night belonged to Conchita Wurst – whose triumph gives Austria its first Eurovision victory since 1966.

Finished last? Does it simply mean became last winner ?

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Finished last means finished the contest in last place. It does not imply winning. If the contest were a foot race, then finished last means the runner who finished last, crossed the finish line last or after every other runner crossed the line.

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