Sweden wins the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest
Sweden wins the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest
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The Grand Final live from Vienna!

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Did you watch the Grand Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, one of the biggest and most spectacular television events in the world this time broadcast live from Vienna, Austria? Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden is the winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest! Surprised with the outcome? You can watch the show on Eurovision.tv again and on our YouTube Channel. But you can also join us and follow our live story!

Who is your favourite? Who would you like to win? Let us know.

The Grand Final running order
The 27 songs in contention will perform in the following order.


  1. Slovenia: Here For You sung by Maraaya
  2. France: N'oubliez Pas sung by Lisa Angell
  3. Israel: Golden Boy sung by Nadav Guedj
  4. Estonia: Goodbye To Yesterday sung by Elina Born & Stig Rästa
  5. United Kingdom: Still In Love With You sung by Electro Velvet
  6. Armenia: Face The Shadow sung by Genealogy
  7. Lithuania: This Time sung by Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila
  8. Serbia: Beauty Never Lies sung by Bojana Stamenov
  9. Norway: A Monster Like Me sung by Mørland & Debrah Scarlett
  10. Sweden: Heroes sung by Måns Zelmerlöw
  11. Cyprus: One Thing I Should Have Done sung by John Karayiannis
  12. Australia: Tonight Again sung by Guy Sebastian
  13. Belgium: Rhythm Inside sung by Loïc Nottet
  14. Austria: I Am Yours sung by The Makemakes
  15. Greece: One Last Breath sung by Maria Elena Kyriakou
  16. Montenegro: Adio sung by Knez
  17. Germany: Black Smoke sung by Ann Sophie
  18. Poland: In The Name Of Love sung  by Monika Kuszyńska
  19. Latvia: Love Injected sung by Aminata
  20. Romania: De La Capat/ All Over Again sung by Voltaj
  21. Spain: Amanecer sung Edurne 
  22. Hungary: Wars For Nothing sung by Boggie
  23. Georgia: Warrior sung by Nina Sublatti
  24. Azebaijan: Hour Of The Wolf sung by Elnur Huseynov
  25. Russia: A Million Voices sung by Polina Gagarina
  26. Albania: I'm Alive sung by Elhaida Dani
  27. Italy: Grande Amore sung by Il Volo


@20:30 Ready for the moment we've been all waiting for? The Grand Final of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will start at 21:00 CET.

@20:39 Tonight's broadcast will be hosted by Arabella Kiesbauer, Alice Tumler and Mirjam Weichselbraun with last year's winner Conchita hosting the Green Room. Together with broadcaster ORF and the EBU, they are eager to welcome all viewers to the Vienna for what promises to be a wonderful show starting at 21:00 CET.

@20:45 The atmosphere in the Wiener Stadthalle is amazing. There are 11,000 inside waiting for the show to begin. Where are you watching the Grand Final? Let us know.

Our beloved contestants are already in the Green Room
Our beloved contestants are already in the Green Room © Andres Putting (EBU)

@20:51 Sneak peek in the Green Room, where you can already see the contestants. As soon as the show starts they will join the hosts on the Eurovision stage and greet all the fans and viewers around the globe.

@20:55 All set in the commentary booth!

@21:00 Ready or not the Grand Final is on! It starts with a spectacular opening.  don't miss it and don't forget to enjoy!

@21:02 First some sights of Austria, then Conchita actually rising like a Phoenix.

@21:04 The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra playing Te Deum and the Ode to Joy at the Schönbrunn gardens.

Our three lovely hosts and Conchita
Our three lovely hosts and Conchita © Andres Putting (EBU)

@21:06 A tribute to Udo Jürgens and then a gathering onstage between the four hosts, the Vienna Boys' Choir, the multinational Suparar Choir and the Austrian rapper Left Boy, accompanied by the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra this time singing the Building Bridges theme

Conchita's big entrence
Conchita's big entrence © Thomas Hanses (EBU)

@21:07 What a fantastic opening to our show

@21:08 Now it's time for all of the artists to join the crowd on the stage. The 27 finalists and there's virtually not room for anybody else!

@21:10 And after that it's time for the Building Bridges video, which is played to the soundtrack of Russia's 2013 entry What If, by Dina Garipova.

@21:13 That’s what we love about Eurovision - the whole world is participating! And to keep this world the great place it is, we are hosting this Song Contest as a Green Event! Millions of families and friends in 45 countries are watching together ... like this very big family of 10,000 people right here. Where are you watching tonight's show?

@21:15 The audience seems so happy in arena. Although being part of Eurovision is actually hard work! Because it’s your job to decide who’s going to be the big winner tonight! So, make a choice! Have an opinion!  Shout it out loud! In short: act like a woman! And vote!

@21:18 You can vote by calling the phone number shown on your screen. For example, if you want to vote for song number five – just dial the phone number and add zero-five at the end. You can also send a text message. Or for the easiest and most fun way to vote: download our official Eurovision app via your app store right now. You can vote up to 20 times for any of these countries except your own. 

Slovenia
Slovenia © Andres Putting (EBU)

@21:20 A visit to the Lipizzaner breeding farm in Piner introduces the Slovenian duo Maraaya, fresh from last night's Semi-Final who get to perform as song number 1 in tomorrow's Grand Final with the song Here For You.

France
France © Andres Putting (EBU)

@21:24 Lisa Angell from France comes next in her postcard she is photo shooting with Jiro Shimizu at a tea service. She is a Sissi lover after all.

@21:26 A touching performance from Lisa surrounded by an impressive post-war backdrop and drummers.

Israel
Israel © Andres Putting (EBU)

@21:29 Complete change of pace with song number three as Israel's Nadav Guedj takes on the stage

@21:31 The 16 year old Golden Boy and his backing dancers and singers fill the Wiener Stadthalle with energy and oriental beats.

@21:33 It's time for the long-boarding at the Mattsee in Salzburg postcard featuring Stig Rästa and Elina Born.

Estonia
Estonia © Andres Putting (EBU)

@21:34 They made Estonia qualify from the first Semi-Final on Tuesday with Goodbye to Yesterday.

@21:36 A magical light dance with bright drones introduces the UK duo Electro Velvet.

The UK
The UK © Thomas Hanses (EBU)

@21:39 And quite fitting as their performance of Still In Love With You involves a lot of lightnng effects and even on their outfits!

Armenia
Armenia © Thomas Hanses (EBU)

@21:43 It's time for a visit to the Vienna Prater with Genealogy, the Armenian group who perform at number 6 in the Grand Final.

@21:45 The six international artists give another moving performance of their message song Face The Shadow.

@21:47 It's always exciting to see again the Lithuanian duo doing a bungee jump in their postcard

Lithuania
Lithuania © Thomas Hanses (EBU)

@21:48 But here they come safe and ready on the stage Monika and Vaidas and their already legendary kiss. They qualified from last night's second Semi-Final with the song This Time.

Serbia
Serbia © Thomas Hanses (EBU)

@21:50 Bojana from Serbia loves fabrics above all and sews most of her clothes herself, and so we can see that on her postcard Serbia performs at number 8 in the Grand Final with mid tempo turned disco stormer Beauty Never Lies.

Norway
Norway © Andres Putting (EBU)

@21:54 Time for Norway next. Mørland and Debrah Scarlett qualified from last night's Semi-Final with the dark ballad A Monster Like Me and their one-shot camera work

@21:56 The Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest is apparently also a big party! And we are now in the area with the most dedicated Eurovision Fans. So many handsome men, Mirjam! - Alice said. I told you! It’s paradise, isn’t it? Still nobody so far has asked for my phone number! Which is sad - Mirjam replied.

@21:58 The Swedish artist Måns Zelmerlöw is presented with a ticket to Mars in his postcard! But he is actually going down a cave in Austria.

Sweden
Sweden © Andres Putting (EBU)

@21:59 It is song number 10, Heroes, with Måns and his little friend in the projections

Cyprus
Cyprus © Andres Putiing (EBU)

@22:02 We just realised that it's not a dress rehearsal for all, as some of the artists are not in costume but that's not the case with Cyprus' John Karagiannis, as he is wearing his suit on stage while performing his emotional and simple ballad One Thing I Should Have Done as number 11.

@22:04 Do you already have a scoreboard for tonight? You can find one here. Download, print out and share some points!

Australia
Australia © Thomas Hanses (EBU)

@22:06 Australia is next! At number 12 the downunders will make their Eurovision Song Contest debut, and who knows if they'll be back again next year?

@22:08 Guy Sebastian "only" needs to win this year with Tonight Again, a brassy number with a very uplifting performance!

Belgium
Belgium © Thomas Hanses (EBU)

@22:10 Right after, at number 13 comes Belgium with the young talent Loïc Nottet and his original number Rhythm Inside, qualified from the first Semi-Final.

Austria
Austria © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@22:13 The host country, Austria, is up next, right in the middle of the Final show with the young rock band The Makemakes.

 @22:15 Obviously their fellow countrymen are giving them a very warm welcome on the stage where they compete as #14 with the feel good ballad I'm Yours.

Conchita
Conchita © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@22:18 Oh those boys from Austria, the MakeMakes! I love their song, but - they really need to shave! - Conchita said after the performance of their entry. "I found out something about you! Last year was not your first time in Eurovision! Watch this," Anabella continued. A short clip of French entry from 2008 was shown where the backing vocalists have long hair and beirds.

Greece
Greece © Elena Volotova (EBU)

 @22:22 After the break comes Greece with the ballad One Last Breath performed by Maria-Elena Kyriakou looking stunning in her silver and black dress as number 15.

Montenegro
Montenegro © Elena Volotova (EBU)

 @22:25 It is time for some fish and grill with Knez from Montenegro. He stated at the winners' press conference that he is having his absolute best time of his artist life here in Vienna.

@22:27 And so he shows on stage while singing Adio, penned by Eurovision veteran Željko Joksimović.

@22:29 It is time for Germany at number 17. Ann Sophie is in a ski-jump training in a wind tunnel in her postcard.

Germany
Germany © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@22:31 And she rules that stage dressed in a black one piece singing Black Smoke.

Poland
Poland © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@22:34 Now we're taken to a confectionery in Demel, Vienna where Monika from Poland is baking a cake

@22:36 And seconds after we see her on the stage of the Wiener Stadthalle to sing her self penned ballad In The Name Of Love.

Latvia
Latvia © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@22:39 In her postcard Aminata is shown enlivening the architecture of Salzburg's old town with unusual body sculptures.

@22:41 As unusual and original it's her performance on stage at the Eurovision Song Contest as well. Love Injected made Latvia qualify last night for the first time in seven years.

Romania
Romania © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@22:43 And from the first Semi-Final come the Romanian band Voltaj and their song De la Capat with the very clear message "Don't leave your children behind".

@22:45 It's addressed to the thousands of Romanians emigrants all over the world that go abroad to work while their families stay at home in Romania.

Spain
Spain © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@22:47 Number 21 is the slot assigned to Spain. In her postcard Edurne is seen in the Kitzbühel Alps welcomed by husky dogs and sledding herself through the beautiful winter landscape.

@22:49 Edurne has a costume change through her performance and looks stunning in a green-gold dress that weighs more than 8 kilograms! The Spanish song is called Amanecer which means Break Of Day.

Hungary
Hungary © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@22:52 Right after comes Hungary, which qualified in the first Semi-Final with the peace message Wars For Nothing performed by Boggie and friends.

Georgia
Georgia © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@22:54 #23 is the number for Georgia, our only "Warrior" in contention now.

@22:56 Her name is Nina Sublatti and she's wearing the black short dress with feathers from last Tuesday.

Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan © Andres Putting (EBU)

@22:58 Their neighbours Azerbaijan are also next to them in the running order in this Grand Final, at number 24.

@22:59 It is the Hour Of The Wolf, the howling from the land of fire in the voice of Elnur Huseynov and his two dancers.

Russia
Russia © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@23:02 Three more songs to go in this first general rehearsal and it's Russia's turn with A Million Voices.

@23:03 The message of unity and hope performed by Polina Gagarina who qualified from the first Semi-Final.

@23:05 Two songs of Italian interest perform last in the Final, first is the winner of The Voice Italy, Elhaida Dani, who represents her native Albania with the song I'm Alive.

Albania
Albania © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@23:08 Elhaida has changed her dress, but we cannot guarantee that this new black long dress will be the one she wears tomorrow night.

 @23:11 In the Italian postcard we see the guys of Il Volo playing wheelchair basketball with the pros of the Austrian team.

Italy
Italy © Elena Volotova (EBU)

@23:12 Grande Amore is the last song in the Final and the first ever song to be performed at number 27 in a Eurovision Song Contest Final. Il Volo display a taste of their bel canto styled singing to close the competition this year.

@23:20 While you are waiting, here's a sneak peek in the backstage.

@23:22 As you might know, here in Austria music is very important! I Austria is the “Sound-of-Music” land, the famous movie that no Austrian has ever seen, but the rest of the world has.  But there is much more diversity and variety in Austrian music. And tonight we have an outstanding musician to build bridges between all of those traditions. And there are many! He is one of the world’s most famous percussionists - and he's Austrian. Ladies and gentlemen - Martin Grubinger and the Percussive Planet Ensemble! So, enjoy!

@23:28 The voting is still going on! And the contestants in the Green Room are still counting on you!
Keep in mind the competition might be very close, so even a single vote can make a huge difference! Have a very last look at all of the songs and numbers again!

@23:39 ... 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Europe and Australia stop voting now!

@23:41 While we are waiting for the results, let's enjoy Conchita's new songs You are Unstoppable and Firestorm. What do you think about her new tracks?

@23:50 Arabella: I'm wondering how tonight's winner's face will look. But first let's see the face of the Executive Supervisor of the EBU, Mr. Jon Ola Sand – it looks to me that he has something to say. Jon Ola Sand: And I am very proud to announce that because this fantastic event is still going strong after 60 years, the Eurovision Song Contest was added to the Guinness Book of Records for the longest running TV-music competition!"

@23:54 And here we are. The first points are coming up: Montenegro gives 12 points to Serbia!

@23:56 Next to join us is Malta. They are giving 12 points to Italy.

@23:57 Finland is about to announce their points. 12 points go to Sweden.

@23:58 Greece sharing the points next. 12 points go to Italy.

@00:01 Romania is next. They gave 12 points to Italy.

@00:03 Let's hear the points from Belarus. 12 points go to Russia.

@00:03 Albania announcing the votes. 12 points go to Italy.

@00:04 You see all the points on the screen coming from Moldova. They gave 12 points to Romania.

@00:05 Azerbaijan is next. 12 points go to Russia.

@00:06 Next to share the votes is Latvia. 12 points go to Sweden.

@00:09 Serbia is next. 12 points go to Montenegro.

@00:10 12 points from Denmark go to Sweden. At the moment Russia is in a lead, followed by Sweden and Italy.

@00:12 More votes coming up, this time from Switzerland. 12 points go to Sweden.

@00:12 Belgium gave 12 points to Sweden.

@00:13 Next is France. 12 points go to Belgium. First 12 for Loic.

@00:14 Amernia gave 12 points to Russia.

@00:16 Let's here the points from Ireland. 12 points go to Latvia, first for Aminata.

@00:17 Sweden is next. 12 points go to Australia, first for Guy Sebastian.

@00:18 Here are the points from Germany. 12 points go to Russia.

@00:19 Australia is voting (for the very first time). 12 points go to Sweden.

@00:20 Russia is still in the lead, followed by Sweden and Italy.

@00:23 Next to announce the votes is Czech Republic. 12 points give to Azerbaijan.

@00:24 Going to Spain next. Let's have a look at their points. 12 points go to Italy.

@00:26 Austria decided to give 12 points to Australia.

@00:27 F.Y.R. Macedonia give 12 points to Albania.

@00:28 Next is Slovenia. 12 points go to Sweden.

@00:30 Hungary gives 12 points to Belgium.

@00:31 The UK is about to announce its points. 12 points go to Sweden.

@00:32 Let's see the votes from Lithuania. 12 points go to Latvia.

@00:34 Going to the Netherlands. 12 points go to Belgium.

@00:35 Poland is next. 12 points go to Sweden.

@00:36 At the moment Sweden is leading, Russia is second and Italy third.

@00:37 Israel gave 12 points to Italy.

@00:38 Russia is announced its votes. 12 points go to Italy.

@00:39 Let's hear the votes from San Marino. 12 points go to Latvia.

@00:41 Going to Rome. Italy gave 12 points to Sweden.

@00:42 From Rome we go to Reykjavik. Iceland gives 12 points to Sweden.

@00:43 Cyprus is next. 12 point go to Italy.

@00:44 WE ALREADY KNOW HOW WON THE 2015 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: It's Måns Zelmerlöw from SWEDEN!

@00:45 Still, let's have a look at the results from Norway. 12 points go to Sweden.

@00:46 Next is Portugal. 12 points go to Italy.

@00:48 Estonia is next. 12 points from Tallinn go to Russia.

@00:49 Let's go to Georgia. 12 points go to Armenia, first for Geneology.

Måns Zelmerlöw
Måns Zelmerlöw © Måns Zelmerlöw

@00:50 So, that's it. Now we know that SWEDEN won with 365 points, RUSSIA is second with 303 points, third is ITALY - 292 points.

@01:00 Stay tune for more Eurovision news. Coming up: the Winners Press Conference.

@01:10 Soon we will have the scoreboard with all the results!

2015 Final Scoreboard
2015 Final Scoreboard © Unknown

@01:19 'I was the last one to realize that I won the Eurovision Song Contest," Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden told Eurovision.tv. An interview with the winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be online soon!

Gallery: Sweden wins the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

@01:42 Winner's Press conference is about to start, you can watch it live HERE.

Måns from Sweden
Måns from Sweden © Eurovision.tv

@01:46 "It was absolutely amazing. I didn't even realize what happened. I really thought that Russia or Italy are going to win. My feelings are all over the place now. I'm so proud, full of joy, excited, happy," Måns said at the beginning of the Press conference int he Wiener Stadthalle.

@01:55 "I think that Melodifestival has a high quality, but I also think that Eurovision is big. We have here 40 nations. I don't think I would win this contest with my previous songs. So, I would say that winning the Eurovision is harder," he added.

@02:00 "If the opportunity arises yes I would like to be a TV presenter next year for the Eurovision Song Contest," Måns replied to a question would he like to host the Eurovision next year in Sweden.

@02:14 The EBU has just revealed thefull split results of the 2015 Eurovision song Contest, which you can find the first Semi-Final,second Semi-Final and Grand Final here.  There has also been an announcement made by the EBU concerning the voting in two countries.

@02:20 That would be all for tonight. But you can join us tomorrow again. Don't forget that you can watch all the show again, here on Eurovision.tv or on our YouTube channel.

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