Azerbaijan wins Eurovision Song Contest

May 14, 2011 3:59:48 PM PDT
A pop duo from Azerbaijan has won the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in which finalists from 25 countries took the stage Saturday night.

Nigar Jamal and Eldar Gasimov, who go by the name Ell/Nikki, earned the most points in Saturday night's grand final for their classic pop ballad with a catchy refrain, "Running Scared."

It was the first time that Azerbaijan has won the contest in the songfest's 56-year history. This year's contest had entries from 43 countries.

Gasimov says he's "the happiest man in the world right now" after receiving the trophy from Germany's Lena Meyer-Landruth, who sought to defend her title.