Eurovision Song Contest 2015 First Semi-Final

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is held in the capital of Austria, Vienna. It is the second time in history the city hosts the contest. The right for hosting the contest came when Conchita Wurst brought home the trophy with her Rise Like A Phoenix from Copenhagen the year before.

Vienna was announced as the host city already in August last year, with the Wiener Stadhalle taking the honour of being the arena for the contest. While, just a while before that, the official Eurovision Song Contest logo evolved. See how the country-specific logos look like!

The big announcements

Just a few months after this was settled, the official theme artwork was released and in just some weeks later we found out who the shows would be hosted by and why. But this was not it - then we also announced how many countries would compete for the victory of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.

The year ended with the new official vignette being presented, see it below!

In January, Vienna became officially the host city and all the Semi-Finalists were drawn into their respective shows. In addition to that, the pre-qualified Finalists were drawn to vote in either of the two Semi-Finals.

However, when Australia joined, then the shows the pre-qualified contestants would vote ended up as:

First Semi-Final

  • Spain
  • Austria
  • France
  • Australia

Second Semi-Final

  • Germany
  • Italy
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia

It was not until the end of March when all the Semi-Finals got their running order.

But the story continues... stay tuned!

Facts & Figures

Date

Tuesday 19 May 2015

Location

Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria

Qualifiers

Broadcaster

ORF

Hosts

Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer, Green Room by Conchita Wurst

EBU Executive Supervisor

Jon Ola Sand

Executive Producer

Edgar Böhm

The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Moldova
Flag of MoldovaTRM
Eduard Romanyuta I Want Your Love 041 11
02 Armenia
Flag of ArmeniaAMPTV
Genealogy Face The Shadow 077 07
03 Belgium
Flag of BelgiumRTBF
Loïc Nottet Rhythm Inside 149 02
04 The Netherlands
Flag of The NetherlandsAVROTROS
Trijntje Oosterhuis Walk Along 033 14
05 Finland
Flag of FinlandYLE
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät Aina Mun Pitää 013 16
06 Greece
Flag of GreeceERT
Maria Elena Kyriakou One Last Breath 081 06
07 Estonia
Flag of EstoniaERR
Elina Born & Stig Rästa Goodbye To Yesterday 105 03
08 F.Y.R. Macedonia
Flag of F.Y.R. MacedoniaMKRTV
Daniel Kajmakoski Autumn Leaves 028 15
09 Serbia
Flag of SerbiaRTS
Bojana Stamenov Beauty Never Lies 063 09
10 Hungary
Flag of HungaryMTV
Boggie Wars For Nothing 067 08
11 Belarus
Flag of BelarusBTRC
Uzari&Maimuna Time 039 12
12 Russia
Flag of RussiaC1R
Polina Gagarina A Million Voices 182 01
13 Denmark
Flag of DenmarkDR
Anti Social Media The Way You Are 033 13
14 Albania
Flag of AlbaniaRTSH
Elhaida Dani I'm Alive 062 10
15 Romania
Flag of RomaniaTVR
Voltaj De La Capat/ All Over Again 089 05
16 Georgia
Flag of GeorgiaGPB
Nina Sublatti Warrior 098 04

Scoreboard

Participant Albania Armenia Australia Austria Belarus Belgium Denmark Estonia F.Y.R. Macedonia Finland France Georgia Greece Hungary Moldova Romania Russia Serbia Spain The Netherlands Points Place
Moldova Moldova
26551085 41 11
Armenia Armenia
57127587411245 77 7
Belgium Belgium
61866121061212561057871012 149 2
The Netherlands The Netherlands
1675132233 33 14
Finland Finland
12424 13 16
Greece Greece
1286433142343365626 81 6
Estonia Estonia
451085828434822102128 105 3
F.Y.R. Macedonia F.Y.R. Macedonia
1032112 28 15
Serbia Serbia
51274112412447 63 9
Hungary Hungary
32544127610284 67 8
Belarus Belarus
7312386 39 12
Russia Russia
7101012128108810107121271210710 182 1
Denmark Denmark
24117117513 33 13
Albania Albania
3101076101636 62 10
Romania Romania
8318276368155121382 89 5
Georgia Georgia
412721025635861047151 98 4

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