Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Grand Final

The 60th Eurovision Song Contest was held in May 2015 in the capital of Austria, Vienna, the first time Austria has hosted the event since 1967. The right to host the contest came when Conchita Wurst brought home the trophy with her Rise Like A Phoenix from Copenhagen the year before. In order to mark the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, Australia was invited to take part in the Grand Final for the very first time achieving a respectable 5th place. The winner was Måns Zermelöw with his song Heroes providing Sweden with its sixth victory in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Wiener Stadhalle. The the official Eurovision Song Contest logo was refreshed, for the first time since it was launched in 2004.

Building Bridges

The slogan for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest was Building Bridges. The theme artwork featured spheres and wave-shapes, symbolising unity as well as diversity. The colours reflected individualism and at the same time building musical bridges, the diversity of the artists, variety of songs and the diverse audience. Australia made its debut whilst Ukraine withdrew from the contest due to the on-going conflict in the country.

The Grand Final

27 countries competed in the Grand Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, the largest number ever. 10 qualifiers from each of the Semi-Finals, the so-called Big Five as well as hosts Austria and special guest Australia all took to the stage. The voting was tense with the three big favourites, Russia, Sweden and Italy battling it out for victory. Sweden's Måns Zermelöw took the trophy with his song Heroes meaning that the Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted by Sweden for the second time in three years.

Facts and figures

  • There was considerable interest in hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria and three cities were short-listed; Vienna, Innsbruck and Graz.
  • Over 200 million watched the live shows in 2015
  • Both Germany and Austria scored zero points - Austria became the first host country ever to do so
  • The top two countries were the exact same as the top two in 2012; Sweden and Russia
  • Results from FYR Macedonia and Montenegro were based on full televoting - this did not affect the results
  • This is the sixth time that Sweden has won the Eurovision Song Contest, only Ireland has won more times; seven in total.

Facts & Figures

Date

Saturday 23 May 2015

Location

Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria

Winner

Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden

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 Slovenia
Flag of SloveniaRTVSLO
Maraaya Here For You
Raay, Marjetka Vovk Charlie Mason, Raay
039 14
02 France
Flag of FranceFrance 2
Lisa Angell N'oubliez Pas
Michel Illouz / M. Albert Laure Izon / M. Albert
004 25
03 Israel
Flag of IsraelIBA
Nadav Guedj Golden Boy
Doron Medalie
097 09
04 Estonia
Flag of EstoniaERR
Elina Born & Stig Rästa Goodbye To Yesterday
Stig Rästa
106 07
05 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Electro Velvet Still In Love With You
David Mindel & Adrian Bax White
005 24
06 Armenia
Flag of ArmeniaAMPTV
Genealogy Face The Shadow
Armen Martirosyan Inna Mkrtchyan
034 16
07 Lithuania
Flag of LithuaniaLRT
Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila This Time
Vytautas Bikus Monika Liubinaitė
030 18
08 Serbia
Flag of SerbiaRTS
Bojana Stamenov Beauty Never Lies
Vladimir Graić Charlie Mason
053 10
09 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Mørland & Debrah Scarlett A Monster Like Me
Kjetil Mørland
102 08
10 Sweden
Flag of SwedenSVT
Måns Zelmerlöw Heroes
Linnea Deb, Joy Deb, Anton Hå...
365 01
11 Cyprus
Flag of CyprusCyBC
John Karayiannis One Thing I Should Have Done
Mike Connaris
011 22
12 Australia
Flag of AustraliaSBS
Guy Sebastian Tonight Again
Guy Sebastian, David Ryan Harr...
196 05
13 Belgium
Flag of BelgiumRTBF
Loïc Nottet Rhythm Inside
Loïc Nottet Beverly Jo Scott
217 04
14 Austria
Flag of AustriaORF
The Makemakes I Am Yours
Jimmy Harry and The Makemakes
000 26
15 Greece
Flag of GreeceERT
Maria Elena Kyriakou One Last Breath
Efthivoulos Theocharous, Maria... Vangelis Konstantinidis, Eveli...
023 19
16 Montenegro
Flag of MontenegroRTCG
Knez Adio
Željko Joksimović Marina Tucaković & Dejan Ivan...
044 13
17 Germany
Flag of GermanyNDR
Ann Sophie Black Smoke
Michael Harwood, Ella McMahon,...
000 27
18 Poland
Flag of PolandTVP
Monika Kuszyńska In The Name Of Love
Kuba Raczyński Monika Kuszyńska
010 23
19 Latvia
Flag of LatviaLTV
Aminata Love Injected
Aminata Savadogo
186 06
20 Romania
Flag of RomaniaTVR
Voltaj De La Capat/ All Over Again
Calin Gavril Goia, Gabriel Con... Calin Gavril Goia, Gabriel Con...
035 15
21 Spain
Flag of SpainTVE
Edurne Amanecer
Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Peter B...
015 21
22 Hungary
Flag of HungaryMTV
Boggie Wars For Nothing
Áron Sebestyén / Boglárka C... Sára Hélène Bori
019 20
23 Georgia
Flag of GeorgiaGPB
Nina Sublatti Warrior
Nina Sublatti, Thomas G:son Nina Sublatti
051 11
24 Azerbaijan
Flag of Azerbaijanİctimai
Elnur Huseynov Hour Of The Wolf
Nicolas Rebscher, Nicklas Lif,... Sandra Bjurman, Nicolas Rebsch...
049 12
25 Russia
Flag of RussiaC1R
Polina Gagarina A Million Voices
Gabriel Alares, Joakim Björnb...
303 02
26 Albania
Flag of AlbaniaRTSH
Elhaida Dani I'm Alive
Arber Elshani, Kristijan Lekaj... Sokol Marsi
034 17
27 Italy
Flag of ItalyRAI
Il Volo Grande Amore
Ciro Esposito / Francesco Boccia
292 03

Scoreboard

Participant Albania Armenia Australia Austria Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia F.Y.R. Macedonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Latvia Lithuania Malta Moldova Montenegro Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland The Netherlands United Kingdom Points Place
Slovenia Slovenia
381263441151 39 14
France France
31 4 25
Israel Israel
5227263155815344712614355 97 9
Estonia Estonia
43647226210227132683132172334 106 7
United Kingdom United Kingdom
113 5 24
Armenia Armenia
432331216 34 16
Lithuania Lithuania
1237764 30 18
Serbia Serbia
25331023126511 53 10
Norway Norway
443444410452523666427103 102 8
Sweden Sweden
77127610121010121051287104101210101212101085121288878128121012 365 1
Cyprus Cyprus
101 11 22
Australia Australia
3112644855275885765364108248327128810 196 5
Belgium Belgium
14658767717126871242474767557105436102123 217 4
Austria Austria
- 26
Greece Greece
1058 23 19
Montenegro Montenegro
682412102 44 13
Germany Germany
- 27
Poland Poland
4312 10 23
Latvia Latvia
271557354667463571241242810252121745427 186 6
Romania Romania
512151245 35 15
Spain Spain
15112311 15 21
Hungary Hungary
181144 19 20
Georgia Georgia
10110314123655 51 11
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
1210283833 49 12
Russia Russia
81210812121058101268105128638810107107261010105106766 303 2
Albania Albania
612610 34 17
Italy Italy
12681081812753726831226612811276571212121078128678 292 3

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