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Azerbaijan, Baku, May 16 / Trend, T.Hajiyev /
The winners of
Eurovision 2011 song contest, Azerbaijani duo Eldar and Nigar returned to Baku this night.
Winners were enthusiastically welcomed at Heydar Aliyev International Airport by thousands of people.
Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal (Ell&Nikki) with the song "Running Scared" took first place in the song contest with 221 points.
The second place was taken by Italy's Raphael Gualazzi with the song "Madness Of Love" (189 points), and the third place was taken by Sweden's Eric Saade with the song "Popular" (185 points).
The highest points - 12 - were given to Azerbaijan by Russia, Turkey and Malta.