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    Israel wins respect at Eurovision 2010

    Israel's representative to the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, "Milim" or 'words' by Harel Skaat, reached 14th place in Saturday evening's final in Oslo, Norway with 71 points. This year's big winner was Germany with the punchy pop ballad "Satellite" sung by 19-year-old Lena, the second German to win the extravagant talent contest in its 55-year history. Skaat said after the show, "I am proud and thrilled with over representation and performance. We brought artistic respect to Israel. It was a fun experience and I enjoyed every minute of it." Israel received the highest score from Finland and Holland, which gave Skaat 10 points each. Slovakia gave him eight points. Skaat and the song's writes could find some comfort in the fact that "Milim" won three awards handed out by the contest's creators, journalists and commentators. This was the first time in the history of the Eurovision that one country wins all three awards.