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UK's Eurovision singer Sam Ryder 'wins' before final starts after 'fake vote'

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Sam Ryder has been called as winner of the Eurovision, but sadly it was during a rehearsal for Saturday's final. Tonight at 8pm GMT, millions of Eurovision watchers will get to view all 25 countries in this year's final.

By the time fans around the world sit down to watch the Eurovision Song Contest, acts will have endured countless rehearsals.

More importantly, contestants will have taken part in the jury show - when each act performs for the juries from each participating country.

But the legendary song contest is well known for its suspenseful reveals, which is why some found it odd that UK entrant Sam Ryder was called a "winner" during a rehearsal on Friday afternoon.

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