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Sweden wins the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest
Sweden wins the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest
Photo by: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Posted 23 May 2015 at 23:30

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.
@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.
@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
@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. 
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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!
@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
@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.
@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.
@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.
@21:59 It is song number 10, Heroes, with Måns and his little friend in the projections
@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!
@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!
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@22:31 And she rules that stage dressed in a black one piece singing Black Smoke.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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.
@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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Sweden wins the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest
Photo by: Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Contributors
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Jakov I. Leon