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ESC VIENNA 2015 (60ª)

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  • Dates – Grand Final: Saturday, 23 May 2015 – 21:00 CEST
  • Host – Venue & Location: (Halle D), Wiener Stadthalle (Hall D, Viennese City Hall), Vienna, Austria
  • Presenter (s): Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler, Arabella Kiesbauer & Conchita Wurst (Green Room)
  • Musical Director:
  • Director: Kurt Pongratz
  • Executive Producer: Edgar Böhm
  • Executive Supervisor: Jon Ola Sand
  • Multicamera Director: Kurt Pongratz
  • Host broadcaster: Österreichischer Rundfunk (ÖRF) 
  • Opening Act: “Building Bridges”, performed  by Mirjam, Alice, Arabella, Conchita Wurst and Left Boy, with the Superar Children’s Choir, Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Peter Pejtsik.
  • Interval Act: Martin Grubinger and The Percussive Planet Ensemble, “You Are Unstoppable” and “Firestorm” performed by Conchita Wurst.
  • Motto: Building Bridges (Brücken bauen)
  • Participants – Number of entries: 40: Final 27 [🇫🇷 France (55ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (34ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (9ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (18ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (8ª)🇮🇹 Italy (38ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (55ª)🇭🇺 Hungary (13ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (17ª)🇬🇧 United Kindom (54ª), 🇪🇸 Spain (51ª), 🇳🇴 Norway (51ª), 🇲🇪 Montenegro (7ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (18ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (52ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (20ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (47ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (34ª), 🇪🇪 Estonia (20ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (16ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (9ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (32ª), 🇦🇺 Australia (1ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (54ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (15ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (8ª), 🇦🇱 Albania (12ª)]; First Semi-Final 16 [🇧🇪 Belgium (54ª), 🇪🇪 Estonia (20ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (18ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (53ª), 🇲🇩 Moldova (11ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (9ª), 🇦🇱 Albania (12ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (46ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (34ª), 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia (15ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (9ª), 🇭🇺 Hungary (13ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (44ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (17ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (8ª),  Belarus (12ª)]; Second Semi-Final 17 [🇲🇹 Malta (27ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (34ª)🇳🇴 Norway (51ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (16ª), 🇮🇪 Ireland (46ª), 🇸🇲 San Marino (6ª), 🇲🇪 Montenegro (7ª), 🇵🇹 Portugal (45ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (4ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (15ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (8ª), 🇮🇸 Iceland (28ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (52ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (54ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (32ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (20ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (18ª)]
  • Debuting countries: 🇦🇺 Australia () (ospite)
  • Return: 🇨🇾 Cyprus (32ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (9ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (4ª)
  • Non-returning countries: 🇺🇦 Ukraine (12ª)
  • Vote – Voting system: Each country/jury awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to their top 10 songs.
  • Nil Points: 🇦🇹 Austria (4ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (3ª)
  • Winning song: 1f3c6 “Heroes” – Måns Zelmerlöw – 🇸🇪 Sweden (6ª)

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About/Overview. The 60th Eurovision Song Contest was held in May 2015 in the capital of Austria, Vienna, the first time Austria 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. This content is unfortunately no longer available.

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 would 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. 

Finale:

  • Dates – First Semi-Final: Tuesday, 19 May 2015 – 21:00 CEST
  • Host – Venue & Location: (Halle D), Wiener Stadthalle (Hall D, Viennese City Hall), Vienna, Austria
  • Presenter (s): Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler, Arabella Kiesbauer & Conchita Wurst (Green Room)
  • Musical Director:
  • Director: Kurt Pongratz
  • Executive Producer: Edgar Böhm
  • Executive Supervisor: Jon Ola Sand
  • Multicamera Director: Kurt Pongratz
  • Host broadcaster: Österreichischer Rundfunk (ÖRF) 
  • Opening Act: “Rise Like a Phoenix” performed by Conchita Wurst with ORF Radio-symphonieorchester Wien, conducted by Peter Pejtsik.
  • Interval Act: Video: “Pets in Vienna”.
  • Motto: Building Bridges (Brücken bauen)
  • Participants – Number of entries: 40: Final 27
  • [🇫🇷 France (55ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (34ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (9ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (18ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (8ª)🇮🇹 Italy (38ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (55ª)🇭🇺 Hungary (13ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (17ª)🇬🇧 United Kindom (54ª), 🇪🇸 Spain (51ª), 🇳🇴 Norway (51ª), 🇲🇪 Montenegro (7ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (18ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (52ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (20ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (47ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (34ª), 🇪🇪 Estonia (20ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (16ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (9ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (32ª), 🇦🇺 Australia (1ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (54ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (15ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (8ª), 🇦🇱 Albania (12ª)]; First Semi-Final 16 [🇧🇪 Belgium (54ª), 🇪🇪 Estonia (20ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (18ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (53ª), 🇲🇩 Moldova (11ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (9ª), 🇦🇱 Albania (12ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (46ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (34ª), 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia (15ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (9ª), 🇭🇺 Hungary (13ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (44ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (17ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (8ª),  Belarus (12ª)]; Second Semi-Final 17 [🇲🇹 Malta (27ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (34ª)🇳🇴 Norway (51ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (16ª), 🇮🇪 Ireland (46ª), 🇸🇲 San Marino (6ª), 🇲🇪 Montenegro (7ª), 🇵🇹 Portugal (45ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (4ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (15ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (8ª), 🇮🇸 Iceland (28ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (52ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (54ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (32ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (20ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (18ª)]
  • Debuting countries: 🇦🇺 Australia () (ospite)
  • Return: 🇨🇾 Cyprus (32ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (9ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (4ª)
  • Non-returning countries: 🇺🇦 Ukraine (12ª)
  • Vote – Voting system: Each country/jury awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to their top 10 songs.
  • Nil Points: 🇦🇹 Austria (4ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (3ª)
  • Winning song: 1f3c6 “A million voices” – Polina Gagarina – 🇷🇺 Russia (2ª)

About/Overview. The 60th Eurovision Song Contest was held in May 2015 in the capital of Austria, Vienna, the first time Austria 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. This content is unfortunately no longer available.

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 would 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. 

First Semi-Final[Q] – Qualifiers

  • Dates – Second Semi-Final: Thursday, 21 May 2015 – 21:00 CEST
  • Host – Venue & Location: (Halle D), Wiener Stadthalle (Hall D, Viennese City Hall), Vienna, Austria
  • Presenter (s): Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler, Arabella Kiesbauer & Conchita Wurst (Green Room)
  • Musical Director:
  • Director: Kurt Pongratz
  • Executive Producer: Edgar Böhm
  • Executive Supervisor: Jon Ola Sand
  • Multicamera Director: Kurt Pongratz
  • Host broadcaster: Österreichischer Rundfunk (ÖRF) 
  • Opening Act:
  • Interval Act: “Funny moments in the Eurovision voting history”.
  • Motto: Building Bridges (Brücken bauen).
  • Participants – Number of entries: 40: Final 27
  • [🇫🇷 France (55ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (34ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (9ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (18ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (8ª)🇮🇹 Italy (38ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (55ª)🇭🇺 Hungary (13ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (17ª)🇬🇧 United Kindom (54ª), 🇪🇸 Spain (51ª), 🇳🇴 Norway (51ª), 🇲🇪 Montenegro (7ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (18ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (52ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (20ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (47ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (34ª), 🇪🇪 Estonia (20ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (16ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (9ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (32ª), 🇦🇺 Australia (1ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (54ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (15ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (8ª), 🇦🇱 Albania (12ª)]; First Semi-Final 16 [🇧🇪 Belgium (54ª), 🇪🇪 Estonia (20ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (18ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (53ª), 🇲🇩 Moldova (11ª), 🇦🇲 Armenia (9ª), 🇦🇱 Albania (12ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (46ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (34ª), 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia (15ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (9ª), 🇭🇺 Hungary (13ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (44ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (17ª), 🇬🇪 Georgia (8ª),  Belarus (12ª)]; Second Semi-Final 17 [🇲🇹 Malta (27ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (34ª)🇳🇴 Norway (51ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (16ª), 🇮🇪 Ireland (46ª), 🇸🇲 San Marino (6ª), 🇲🇪 Montenegro (7ª), 🇵🇹 Portugal (45ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (4ª), 🇱🇻 Latvia (15ª), 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan (8ª), 🇮🇸 Iceland (28ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (52ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (54ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (32ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (20ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (18ª)]
  • Debuting countries: 🇦🇺 Australia () (ospite)
  • Return: 🇨🇾 Cyprus (32ª), 🇷🇸 Serbia (9ª), 🇨🇿 Czech Republic (4ª)
  • Non-returning countries: 🇺🇦 Ukraine (12ª)
  • Vote – Voting system: Each country/jury awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to their top 10 songs.
  • Nil Points: 🇦🇹 Austria (4ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (3ª)
  • Winning song: 1f3c6 “Heroes” – Måns Zelmerlöw – 🇸🇪 Sweden (3ª)

About/Overview. The 60th Eurovision Song Contest was held in May 2015 in the capital of Austria, Vienna, the first time Austria 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. This content is unfortunately no longer available.

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 would 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. 

Second Semi-Final[Q] – Qualifiers

I finalisti della Seconda Semifinale furono: Lituania, Montenegro, Norvegia, Israele, Lettonia, Azerbaigian, Svezia, Cipro, Slovenia e Polonia. 

Missed participation

• 2015 | 🇦🇱 Albania: “Diell / Të kërkoj” (Sun) (Albanian) – Elhaida Dani. The song was originally going to represent Albania in Vienna. The entry would’ve been performed by Elhaida Dani, and was written by Aldo Shllaku, Viola Trebicka and Sokol Marsi, however on 23 February 2015 the songwriters decided to withdraw the song and Dani will perform something else at Eurovision. The following day it was revealed that Dani will perform “I’m Alive”.

• 2015 | 🇩🇪 Germany: “Heart Of Stone” (English) – Andreas Kümmert. The song was originally chosen to represent Germany in Vienna. Unser Song für Österreich (Our Song for Austria) was the competition that selected Germany’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Eight artists participated in the competition with two songs each; seven of the participants were established artists, while the eighth participant was selected from a club concert wildcard round for new talents (1.213 entries were received). Ten artists were selected to compete and the winner of the wildcard round, Ann Sophie with “Jump the Gun”, was determined solely by public televoting. The national final featured eight competing artists performing their song entries. The selection of the winning entry was to occur over three rounds with public televoting determining the results for each round. The first round reduced eight artists to four (each artist performed one of the two songs they had selected to perform first), the second reduced four artists to two (each artist performed one of the two songs) and the third round, public televoting determined the winning entry. Andreas Kümmert was announced as the winner, however he declined the opportunity to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest and Ann Sophie and her song “Black Smoke” was declared the German representative.

Participation map

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Transmitirá a 2º semifinal noutro horário. Participating countries Transmitirá a Final em direto. Did not qualify from the semi final Transmitirá a 1º semifinal em direto. Countries that participated in the past but not in 2015

ESC 2015 Scoreboard Grand Final Ι Detailed voting results:

Final:

Scoreboard - Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Final

ESC 2015 Scoreboard First Semi-Final Ι Detailed voting results:

First Semi-Final:

Scoreboard - Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Semi-Final (1)

ESC 2015 Scoreboard Second Semi-Final Ι Detailed voting results:

Second Semi-Final:

Scoreboard - Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Semi-Final (2)

The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Vienna, Austria, following the country’s victory at the 2014 contest with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix” by Conchita Wurst. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), the contest was held at the Hall D of the Wiener Stadthalle and consisted of two semi-finals on 19 and 21 May, and a final on 23 May 2015. The three live shows were presented by Austrian television presenters Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer, while the previous edition’s winner Conchita Wurst acted as the green room host.

Forty countries participated in the contest, with Australia making a guest appearance. Cyprus and Serbia returned, after their one-year absence, while the Czech Republic returned after their last participation in 2009. Meanwhile, Ukraine announced their non-participation due to financial and political crises related to the Russo-Ukrainian War.

The winner was Sweden with the song “Heroes”, performed by Måns Zelmerlöw and written by Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb and Linnea Deb. This was the country’s second win in just three years, having also won the 2012 edition. It also marked the shortest gap between two wins for the same country since Ireland’s 1994 and 1996 victories. Russia, Italy, Belgium and Australia rounded out the top five. This was the first time since the juries were reintroduced alongside the televoting in 2009 that the winner did not place first in the televoting; Italy was the televote winner, while Sweden was the jury winner. Further down the table, Montenegro achieved its best result since its independence, finishing thirteenth.

For the first time, the top four of the contest all scored 200 points or better. Russia’s entry “A Million Voices” became the first non-winning Eurovision song to score over 300 points. Austria and Germany became the first countries since 2003 to score no points in the final, with Austria also becoming the first host country to score no points.

The EBU reported that over 197 million viewers worldwide watched the contest, beating the 2014 viewing figures by 2 million.

1.Location.

Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna – host venue of the 2015 contest

1.1.Venue. The event took place in Vienna, Austria, with the venue being the Hall D of the Wiener Stadthalle, after Austria won the right to host this edition of the Eurovision Song Contest after winning the 2014 edition with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix”, performed by Conchita Wurst. The Wiener Stadthalle hosts the annual Erste Bank Open tennis tournament, along with many concerts and events throughout the year and has a capacity of approximately 16,000 attendees.

1.2.Bidding phase. After Austria’s victory in the 2014 contest, their delegation revealed the possibility of hosting the contest either in the capital city, Vienna, or in Salzburg. Vienna, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Lower Austria, Graz, Upper Austria, Burgenland, and Vorarlberg were all reportedly interested in hosting the contest; Salzburg pulled out of the bidding phase as the city was not able to meet the cost of the venue and promotion.

Vienna, considered the front-runner, had two venues in the phase: Wiener Stadthalle and the trade fair centre, Messe Wien, with capacities of up to 16,000 and 30,000 attendees respectively. Also in the race were Stadthalle Graz and Schwarzl Freizeit Zentrum, both located in the second largest city of Austria, Graz. With a maximum capacity of 30,000, the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt also joined the race; however, it would require the construction of a roof for the contest to be hosted there. Innsbruck also joined the race with Olympiahalle, which hosted ice hockey and figure skating at the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. A fifth city, Linz, joined the race with Brucknerhaus, although the venue would not be big enough for the contest. Being geographically close to Linz, Wels showed desire to host the event as well. Oberwart, with the Exhibition hall, and Vorarlberg, with the Vorarlberger Landestheater, were the latest cities to declare an interest. 

On 29 May 2014, Austrian host public broadcaster ORF and the EBU released some requirements and details about the venue. ORF requested interested parties to respond by 13 June 2014.

  • The venue must be available for at least 6 to 7 weeks before the contest and one week after the conclusion of the contest.
  • The venue must not be open-air, but an air-conditioned building with a capacity of at least 10,000 and a minimum ceiling height of 15 metres (49 ft), insulated for sound and light.
  • The Green Room should be located in the arena or as near it as possible, with a capacity of 300.
  • An additional room at least 6,000 square metres (65,000 sq ft) in area, to house 2 catering stands, a viewing room, make-up rooms, wardrobe, and booths for approximately 50 commentators.
  • Separate offices to house the press centre, open between 11 and 24 May 2015, at least 4,000 square metres (43,000 sq ft) in area, with a capacity of at least 1,500 journalists.

After the deadline on 13 June 2014, ORF announced 12 venues interested in hosting the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest: ORF announced on 21 June 2014 that 3 cities (Vienna, Innsbruck, and Graz) had been short-listed in the final stage of the bidding process. On 6 August 2014, ORF announced the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna as the host venue. The contest was provisionally set to take place on 12, 14 and 16 May 2015, but the dates were later pushed back a week in order to accommodate the candidate cities.

Key  Vienna  Host venue  Graz  Shortlisted

City Venue Notes
Coat of arms of Graz Graz Stadthalle Graz Graz Hosted the 2010 European Men’s Handball Championship.
Coat of arms of Innsbruck Innsbruck Olympiaworld Graz Hosted the figure skating and ice hockey events at both the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympic Games.
Coat of arms of Klagenfurt am Wörthersee Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion Wels Served as host for some matches of UEFA Euro 2008.
Coat of arms of Oberwart Oberwart Messezentrum Wels
Coat of arms of Vienna Vienna
Schönbrunn Palace Wels
Wiener Stadthalle, Hall D Vienna Hosts the annual Erste Bank Open tennis tournament and many events throughout the year.
Vienna International Airport, Parking C Wels
Heldenplatz Wels
New All-round Concert Hall in Neu Marx Wels
Marx hall Wels
Trabrennbahn Krieau Wels
Coat of arms of Wels Wels Messe Wels Wels

1.3.Inclusive traffic lights in Vienna. The city of Vienna introduced temporary new traffic signals for pedestrians on some streets, featuring same-sex couples holding hands or hugging. They were introduced as part of events connected to the theme of tolerance and inclusion in the lead-up to the Eurovision Song Contest.

Traffic lights of the same – copyrighted – design of the kind “Ampelpärchen” (couples for traffic lights) followed before Christopher Street Days in June 2015 in Salzburg and Linz. In Salzburg the initiative SoHo and social democrate mayor Schaden promoted the change of the shape of the LED-lamps. The faceplates in Linz has been financed by sponsors driven by a Facebook-based initiative, but have been removed – without consent – by the new traffic minister of Linz of the party FPÖ in early December 2015.

Måns Zelmerlöw

2.Format. The competition consisted of two semi-finals and a final, a format which has been in use since 2008. The ten countries with the highest scores in each semi-final qualified to the final where they joined the host nation Austria, the five main sponsoring nations (known as the “Big Five”): France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, and Australia which was invited this year to commemorate the contest’s 60th anniversary. Each participating country had their own national jury, which consisted of five professional members of the music industry. Each member of a respective nation’s jury was required to rank every song, except that of their own country. The voting results from each member of a particular nation’s jury were combined to produce an overall ranking from first to last place. Likewise, the televoting results were also interpreted as a full ranking, taking into account the full televoting result rather than just the top ten. The combination of the juries’ full ranking and the televote’s full ranking produced an overall ranking of all competing entries. The song which scored the highest overall rank received 12 points, while the tenth-best ranked song received one point. In the event of a televoting failure (insufficient number of votes or technical issues) or jury failure (technical issue or breach of rules), only one of the methods was used by each country.

The 2015 contest was the last time that the scoring system introduced in 1975 was used, before the format was modified the following year.

2.1.Organising team formation. During an initial meeting between the host broadcaster ORF and the EBU in late May 2014, the representatives of the core organising team were selected. Edgar Böhm, who is the Head of Entertainment at ORF, was announced as the executive producer.

2.2.Graphic design. On 31 July 2014, the EBU released a new and revamped version of the generic logo as a celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest’s 60th anniversary. On 11 September, the slogan for the 2015 contest was revealed to be “Building Bridges”. The graphic design of the contest was revealed by the EBU on 25 November. The theme art depicts a wave made up of spheres which symbolise diversity, the bridging of connections and people’s experiences.

The postcards of this year’s contest was also based on the slogan “Building Bridges”. Each postcard starts with a drive-by scene of the contestants’ capital city, before showing every contestant receiving an invitation to Austria, where the contestants take part in a local activity. The postcards end with a picture of their activity plastered onto a billboard, placed in different locations across Vienna.

For this year’s contest, all hashtags for the participating countries incorporated IOC country codes which were displayed onscreen alongside the main country names.

The presenters of the 2015 contest (from left) Arabella Kiesbauer, Mirjam Weichselbraun and Alice Tumler.

2.3.Presenters. Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer were the hosts of the 2015 contest; the all-female trio was the first in history to host the contest. The previous edition’s winner Conchita Wurst was chosen as green room host.

2.4.Semi-final allocation draw. The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 26 January 2015 at the Vienna Rathaus and hosted by Andi Knoll and Kati Bellowitsch. The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists (host country Austria, the “Big Five” and Australia), were split into five pots, based on voting patterns from the previous ten years. The pots were calculated by the televoting partner Digame and were as follows:

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5
  • 🇦🇱 Albania
  • 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia
  • 🇲🇹 Malta
  • 🇲🇪 Montenegro
  • 🇷🇸 Serbia
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia
  • 🇫🇮 Finland
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland
  • 🇱🇻 Latvia
  • 🇳🇴 Norway
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden
  • 🇦🇲 Armenia
  • 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan
  •  Belarus
  • 🇬🇪 Georgia
  • 🇮🇱 Israel (34ª)
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania
  • 🇷🇺 Russia
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus
  • 🇬🇷 Greece
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland
  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands
  • 🇸🇲 San Marino
  • 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
  • 🇭🇺 Hungary
  • 🇲🇩 Moldova
  • 🇵🇱 Poland
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal
  • 🇷🇴 Romania

2.5.Opening and interval acts. The EBU ident’s accompanying “Te Deum”, which opened the broadcasts, was performed by the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra from the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace for the final. The overture featured violinist Lidia Baich, winner of the Eurovision Young Musicians 1998, who performed live on stage an excerpt of Austria’s 1966 winning song “Merci, Chérie” in tribute to Udo Jürgens. The ESC Vienna All-Stars, consisting of Conchita Wurst, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, multinational Suparar Children’s Choir, rapper Left Boy, and the contest’s presenters, then jointly performed the official anthem of the contest, “Building Bridges”, accompanied by the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Peter Pejtsik. The twenty-seven finalists later took to the stage during the flag parade via a walkway through the audience from the green room.

The interval act was provided by percussionist Martin Grubinger and his band, the Percussive Planet Ensemble. The nine-minute performance, based on classical themes of major Austrian composers, included forty instrumentalists as well as the Grammy Award-winning Arnold Schoenberg Choir. Wurst later performed “You Are Unstoppable” and “Firestorm”, both from her self-titled debut album.

3.Participating countries. On 23 December 2014, thirty-nine countries were initially announced to be participating in the 2015 contest. Cyprus and Serbia returned after one-year absences, the Czech Republic returned after a five-year absence, while Ukraine did not enter. Australia was later announced to be making its debut as a guest participant. The deadline to apply for participation was 15 September 2014. Countries that applied had until 10 October 2014 to withdraw from participation without financial consequences.

3.1.Invitation of Australia. On 10 February 2015, the EBU announced that in honour of the 60th anniversary of Eurovision, it had invited Australia to participate in the final of the contest, represented by Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). SBS had been a long-time broadcaster of the event, which has had a large following in Australia. The Australian entry was placed directly in the grand final. Although it was considered a one-off event, if Australia were to win, SBS would have co-hosted the 2016 contest in a European host city of its choice. The EBU considered the possibility of similarly inviting countries to participate in future editions of the contest. Australia’s participation brought the number of the finalists up to 27, the highest number of entries in a final in the contest’s history.

3.2.Returning artists. Inga Arshakyan, who was part of Genealogy in 2015, represented Armenia in 2009, collaborating with her sister as part of Inga and Anush. Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini both previously represented San Marino at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest: Perniola took part in 2013, and Simoncini took part in 2014. Amber, who represented Malta, was a backing vocalist for the Maltese entry in 2012. Uzari, who represented Belarus, was a backing vocalist for the Belarusian entry in 2011. Elnur Hüseynov, who was Azerbaijan’s debut representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, as part of the duo Elnur and Samir, was internally selected to represent the nation for a second time. Raay, who is a part of the Slovene duo Maraaya, was a backing musical performer for the 2014 entry of Slovenia. Hera Björk, who previously represented Iceland in 2010, returned as a backing singer for Iceland’s entry. Nicolas Dorian, part of Witloof Bay, Belgium representatives in 2011, was part of the backing vocalists of Loic Nottet.

3.3.Semi-final 1. 16 countries took part in the first semi-final. Australia, Austria, France and Spain voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

3.4.Semi-final 2. 17 countries took part in this semi-final. Australia, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final. The highlighted countries qualified for the final.

3.5.Final. As in the 2014 contest, the winner was announced as soon as it was mathematically impossible to catch up. In this case, the winner had been determined by the 36th vote, which came from Cyprus. 27 countries participated in the final, which is the most in any contest ever.

3.5.Participants and results. 

3.6.All the national selections for Eurovision Song Contest 2015: 

• National Selections in 2015:

COUNTRY EVENT WINNER
🇦🇱 Albania Festivali i Këngës #53 Elhaida Dani – “I’m Alive” / “Diell”
🇦🇹 Austria Wer singt für Österreich? The Makemakes – I Am Yours
 Belarus (Belarusian Selection 2015) Uzari & Maimuna – “Time”
🇨🇾 Cyprus Eurovision Song Project Giannis Karagiannis – “One Thing I Should Have Done”
🇩🇰 Denmark Melodi Grand Prix 2015 Anti Social Media – “The Way You Are”
🇪🇪 Estonia Eesti Laul 2015 Elina Born & Stig Rästa – “Goodbye to Yesterday”
🇫🇮 Finland Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2015 Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät – “Aina mun pitää
🇬🇪 Georgia (Georgian Selection 2015) Nina Sublatti – “Warrior”
🇩🇪 Germany Unser Song für Österreich Ann Sophie – “Black Smoke”
🇬🇷 Greece Eurosong 2015 Maria Elena Kyriakou – “One Last Breath”
🇭🇺 Hungary A Dal 2015 Boggie – “Wars for Nothing”
🇮🇸 Iceland  Söngvakeppnin 2015 María Ólafsdóttir – “Unbroken”
🇮🇪 Ireland  Eurosong 2015 Molly Sterling – “Playing with Numbers”
🇮🇱 Israel  HaKokhav HaBa (artist selection) [l]  Nadav Guedj – “Golden Boy”
🇮🇹 Italy Sanremo 2015 Il Volo – “Grande amore
🇱🇻 Latvia Supernova 2015 Aminata – “Love Injected”
🇱🇹 Lithuania Eurovizijos Atranka 2015 Vaidas Baumila & Monika Linkytė – “This Time”
🇲🇹 Malta  MESC 2015 Amber – “Warrior”
🇲🇩 Moldova O melodie pentru Europa 2015 Eduard Romanyuta – “I Want Your Love”
🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia Skopje Festival 2014 Daniel Kajmakoski – “Autumn Leaves” / “Lisja esenski” 
🇳🇴 Norway Melodi Grand Prix 2015 Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – “A Monster Like Me”
🇵🇹 Portugal  Festival da Canção 2015 Leonor Andrade – “Há um mar que nos separa
🇷🇴 Romania  Selecția Națională 2015 Voltaj – “De la capăt
🇷🇸 Serbia Odbrojavanje za Beč Bojana Stamenov – “Beauty Never Lies” / “Ceo svet je moj”
🇸🇮 Slovenia EMA 2015 Maraaya – “Here for You”
🇸🇪 Sweden Melodifestivalen 2015 Måns Zelmerlöw – “Heroes”
🇨🇭 Switzerland ESC 2015 – Die Entscheidungsshow Mélanie René – “Time to Shine”

• Internal Selections in 2015:

🇦🇲 Armenia Genealogy – “Face the Shadow” / “Don’t Deny”
🇦🇺 Australia Guy Sebastian – “Tonight Again”
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Elnur Hüseynov – “Hour of the Wolf”
🇧🇪 Belgium Loïc Nottet – “Rhythm Inside”
🇨🇿 Czech Republic Marta Jandová & Václav Noid Bárta – “Hope Never Dies”
🇫🇷 France Lisa Angell – “N’oubliez pas
🇲🇪 Montenegro Knez – “Adio” (Адио)
🇳🇱 The Netherlands Trijntje Oosterhuis – “Walk Along”
🇵🇱 Poland Monika Kuszyńska – “In the Name of Love”
🇷🇺 Russia Polina Gagarina – “A Million Voices”
🇸🇲 San Marino Michele Perniola & Anita Simoncini – “Chain of Lights”
🇪🇸 Spain Edurne – “Amanecer
🇬🇧 United Kindom Electro Velvet – “Still in Love with You”

3.7.Connections:

4.Detailed voting results.

4.1.Semi-final 1.

Split results of semi-final 1
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1 🇷🇺 Russia 182 🇷🇺 Russia 167 🇷🇺 Russia 151
2 🇧🇪 Belgium 149 🇧🇪 Belgium 151 🇪🇪 Estonia 136
3 🇪🇪 Estonia 105 🇬🇷 Greece 99 🇧🇪 Belgium 124
4 🇬🇪 Georgia 98 🇬🇪 Georgia 95 🇬🇪 Georgia 97
5 🇷🇴 Romania 89 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 70 🇷🇴 Romania 96
6 🇬🇷 Greece 81 🇭🇺 Hungary 70 🇦🇲 Armenia 90
7 🇦🇲 Armenia 77 🇷🇴 Romania 67 🇷🇸 Serbia 86
8 🇭🇺 Hungary 67  Belarus 66 🇦🇱 Albania 66
9 🇷🇸 Serbia 63 🇪🇪 Estonia 66 🇬🇷 Greece 61
10 🇦🇱 Albania 62 🇦🇱 Albania 61 🇫🇮 Finland 55
11 🇲🇩 Moldova 41 🇩🇰 Denmark 58 🇭🇺 Hungary 50
12  Belarus 39 🇦🇲 Armenia 54 🇲🇩 Moldova 48
13 🇩🇰 Denmark 33[a] 🇷🇸 Serbia 47  Belarus 32
14 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 33[a] 🇲🇩 Moldova 46 🇩🇰 Denmark 23[b]
15 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 28 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 42 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 23[b]
16 🇫🇮 Finland 13 🇫🇮 Finland 1 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 22
Detailed voting results in semi-final 1
Voting procedure used: [1] 50% jury and televote, [2] 100% jury vote
Total score
Republica Moldova Armenia Belgia Țările de Jos Finlanda Grecia Estonia Republica Macedonia Serbia Ungaria Belarus Rusia Danemarca Albania România Georgia Australia Austria Franța Spania
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🇲🇩 Moldova 41 6 5 5 5 2 8 10
🇦🇲 Armenia 77 4 12 5 7 7 7 12 5 1 8 5 4
🇧🇪 Belgium 149 5 1 12 12 6 10 6 7 10 6 8 12 6 7 5 8 6 12 10
🇳🇱 The Netherlands 33 6 3 5 1 7 1 3 2 2 3
🇫🇮 Finland 13 4 4 2 1 2
🇬🇷 Greece 81 3 8 3 6 2 1 4 6 3 3 5 12 6 4 6 4 3 2
🇪🇪 Estonia 105 2 4 5 8 8 4 2 2 8 8 10 8 2 3 5 10 4 12
🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 28 1 2 12 10 3
🇷🇸 Serbia 63 5 7 4 2 12 4 4 4 1 12 7 1
🇭🇺 Hungary 67 4 4 7 12 8 2 4 3 10 2 5 6
 Belarus 39 8 7 3 6 3 12
🇷🇺 Russia 182 7 10 8 10 10 12 8 8 10 12 12 10 7 12 7 10 12 10 7
🇩🇰 Denmark 33 2 1 3 1 1 7 7 5 4 1 1
🇦🇱 Albania 62 6 10 10 10 1 3 6 3 7 6
🇷🇴 Romania 89 12 3 7 2 6 5 3 3 5 2 1 6 8 1 1 8 8 8
🇬🇪 Georgia 98 10 12 2 1 5 8 6 3 1 6 10 7 5 4 4 7 2 5

4.1.1.12 points. Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semi-final. Countries which gave the maximum 12 points apiece from both the professional jury and televoting to the specified entrant are marked in bold.

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5 🇷🇺 Russia 🇦🇹 Austria,  Belarus, 🇬🇷 Greece, 🇭🇺 Hungary, 🇷🇴 Romania
4 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇫🇷 France, 🇳🇱 The Netherlands
2 🇦🇲 Armenia 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇷🇺 Russia
🇷🇸 Serbia 🇦🇺 Australia, 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia
1  Belarus 🇬🇪 Georgia
🇪🇪 Estonia 🇪🇸 Spain
🇬🇪 Georgia 🇦🇲 Armenia
🇬🇷 Greece 🇦🇱 Albania
🇭🇺 Hungary 🇪🇪 Estonia
🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia 🇷🇸 Serbia
🇷🇴 Romania 🇲🇩 Moldova

4.2.Semi-final 2. 

Split results of semi-final 2
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1 🇸🇪 Sweden 217 🇸🇪 Sweden 208 🇸🇪 Sweden 195
2 🇱🇻 Latvia 155 🇱🇻 Latvia 155 🇮🇱 Israel 157
3 🇮🇱 Israel 151 🇳🇴 Norway 144 🇱🇻 Latvia 116
4 🇳🇴 Norway 123 🇮🇱 Israel 114 🇵🇱 Poland 114
5 🇸🇮 Slovenia 92 🇲🇹 Malta 84 🇳🇴 Norway 104
6 🇨🇾 Cyprus 87 🇸🇮 Slovenia 84 🇱🇹 Lithuania 98
7 🇱🇹 Lithuania 67 🇮🇪 Ireland 84 🇸🇮 Slovenia 95
8 🇵🇱 Poland 57[c] 🇨🇾 Cyprus 76 🇨🇾 Cyprus 80
9 🇲🇪 Montenegro 57[c] 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 67 🇲🇪 Montenegro 58
10 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 53 🇱🇹 Lithuania 52 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 51
11 🇲🇹 Malta 43 🇲🇪 Montenegro 47 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 37
12 🇮🇪 Ireland 35 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 34 🇲🇹 Malta 32
13 🇨🇿 Czech Republic 33 🇵🇹 Portugal 23 🇵🇹 Portugal 24
14 🇵🇹 Portugal 19 🇨🇭 Switzerland 15 🇮🇸 Iceland 21
15 🇮🇸 Iceland 14 🇮🇸 Iceland 15 🇸🇲 San Marino 16
16 🇸🇲 San Marino 11 🇵🇱 Poland 10 🇮🇪 Ireland 14
17 🇨🇭 Switzerland 4 🇸🇲 San Marino 6 🇨🇭 Switzerland 6
Detailed voting results of semi-final 2
Voting procedure used: [1] 50% jury and televote, [2] 100% jury vote
Total score
Lituania Irlanda San Marino Muntenegru Malta Norvegia Portugalia Cehia Israel Letonia Azerbaidjan Islanda Suedia Elveția Cipru Slovenia Polonia Australia Germania Italia Regatul Unit
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🇱🇹 Lithuania 67 7 3 4 10 1 4 10 7 4 3 7 4 3
🇮🇪 Ireland 35 2 5 2 5 4 2 3 1 1 2 8
🇸🇲 San Marino 11 5 6
🇲🇪 Montenegro 57 3 5 6 7 2 10 7 1 2 10 4
🇲🇹 Malta 43 3 7 10 4 10 3 1 5
🇳🇴 Norway 123 8 4 8 6 5 8 7 1 7 10 12 10 6 6 6 8 7 2 2
🇵🇹 Portugal  19 4 3 6 4 1 1
🇨🇿 Czech Republic 33 1 4 1 1 1 8 1 1 3 8 4
🇮🇱 Israel 151 4 8 6 3 10 8 10 2 3 8 8 10 7 10 5 10 7 8 12 12
🇱🇻 Latvia 155 12 12 10 7 7 7 8 2 6 7 8 8 8 8 7 10 10 8 10
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 53 6 7 8 3 10 3 2 4 5 3 2
🇮🇸 Iceland 14 1 2 2 5 2 2
🇸🇪 Sweden 217 10 10 12 8 12 12 12 12 12 12 4 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 10 7
🇨🇭 Switzerland 4 1 1 1 1
🇨🇾 Cyprus 87 3 6 2 2 6 6 5 6 5 6 5 7 4 6 5 7 6
🇸🇮 Slovenia 92 7 1 12 3 4 4 3 6 8 12 6 4 3 5 5 6 3
🇵🇱 Poland 57 5 5 6 5 2 5 3 5 2 4 2 1 3 5 4

4.2.1.12 points. Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semi-final. 

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
14 🇸🇪 Sweden 🇦🇺 Australia, 🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇨🇿 Czech Republic, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇮🇱 Israel, 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇵🇱 Poland, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇸🇲 San Marino, 🇸🇮 Slovenia, 🇨🇭 Switzerland
2 🇮🇱 Israel 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇬🇧 United Kindom
🇱🇻 Latvia 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇱🇹 Lithuania
🇸🇮 Slovenia 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan, 🇲🇪 Montenegro
1 🇳🇴 Norway 🇸🇪 Sweden

4.3.Final. This is the first time since the juries were reintroduced alongside the televoting in 2009 that the winner was not placed first in the televoting.

Split results of the final
Place Combined Jury Televoting
Country Points Country Points Country Points
1 🇸🇪 Sweden 365 🇸🇪 Sweden 363 🇮🇹 Italy 366
2 🇷🇺 Russia 303 🇱🇻 Latvia 249 🇷🇺 Russia 286
3 🇮🇹 Italy 292 🇷🇺 Russia 247 🇸🇪 Sweden 279
4 🇧🇪 Belgium 217 🇦🇺 Australia 224 🇧🇪 Belgium 195
5 🇦🇺 Australia 196 🇧🇪 Belgium 187 🇪🇪 Estonia 144
6 🇱🇻 Latvia 186 🇮🇹 Italy 184 🇦🇺 Australia 132
7 🇪🇪 Estonia 106 🇳🇴 Norway 163 🇮🇱 Israel 104
8 🇳🇴 Norway 102 🇮🇱 Israel 80 🇱🇻 Latvia 100
9 🇮🇱 Israel 97 🇨🇾 Cyprus 63 🇦🇱 Albania 93
10 🇷🇸 Serbia 53 🇬🇪 Georgia 62 🇷🇸 Serbia 86
11 🇬🇪 Georgia 51 🇪🇪 Estonia 56 🇦🇲 Armenia 75
12 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 49 🇸🇮 Slovenia 48 🇷🇴 Romania 69
13 🇲🇪 Montenegro 44 🇲🇪 Montenegro 48 🇬🇪 Georgia 52
14 🇸🇮 Slovenia 39 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 48 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 48
15 🇷🇴 Romania 35 🇦🇹 Austria 40 🇵🇱 Poland 47
16 🇦🇲 Armenia 34[d] 🇷🇸 Serbia 34 🇱🇹 Lithuania 44
17 🇦🇱 Albania 34[d] 🇱🇹 Lithuania 31 🇳🇴 Norway 43
18 🇱🇹 Lithuania 30 🇭🇺 Hungary 29 🇲🇪 Montenegro 34
19 🇬🇷 Greece 23 🇬🇷 Greece 29 🇸🇮 Slovenia 27
20 🇭🇺 Hungary 19 🇦🇱 Albania 26 🇪🇸 Spain 26
21 🇪🇸 Spain 15 🇫🇷 France 24 🇬🇷 Greece 24
22 🇨🇾 Cyprus 11 🇩🇪 Germany 24 🇭🇺 Hungary 21
23 🇵🇱 Poland 10 🇷🇴 Romania 21 🇨🇾 Cyprus 8
24 🇬🇧 United Kindom 5 🇦🇲 Armenia 18 🇬🇧 United Kindom 7
25 🇫🇷 France 4 🇬🇧 United Kindom 12 🇩🇪 Germany 5
26 🇦🇹 Austria 0[e] 🇪🇸 Spain 8 🇫🇷 France 4
27 🇩🇪 Germany 0[e] 🇵🇱 Poland 2 🇦🇹 Austria 0
Detailed voting results of the final
Voting procedure used: [1] 50% jury and televote, [2] 100% televoting, [3] 100% jury vote
Total score
Muntenegru Malta Finlanda Grecia România Belarus Albania Republica Moldova Azerbaidjan Letonia Serbia Danemarca Elveția Belgia Franța Armenia Irlanda Suedia Germania Australia Cehia Spania Austria Macedonia de Nord Slovenia Ungaria Regatul Unit Lituania Țările de Jos Polonia Israel Rusia San Marino Italia Islanda Cipru Norvegia Portugalia Estonia Georgia
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🇫🇷 France 4 3 1
🇮🇱 Israel 97 3 5 3 1 2 5 7 1 6 3 4 5 2 1 2 5 5 4 2 8 5 6 4 7 1
🇪🇪 Estonia 106 1 3 10 7 4 4 6 2 6 2 3 2 3 3 6 2 7 8 4 2 3 7 2 1 2 3 1 2
🇬🇧 United Kindom 5 1 1 3
🇦🇲 Armenia 34 1 4 3 3 2 3 6 12
🇱🇹 Lithuania 30 7 1 7 4 6 2 3
🇷🇸 Serbia 53 12 2 5 5 3 3 10 6 1 1 2 3
🇳🇴 Norway 102 2 4 6 2 3 10 4 7 4 4 2 4 4 4 5 3 3 6 5 10 6 4
🇸🇪 Sweden 365 5 10 12 4 8 10 7 8 6 12 8 12 12 12 8 7 10 10 12 10 8 7 5 12 10 12 10 10 12 10 8 7 12 12 10 12 8 10 7
🇨🇾 Cyprus 11 10 1
🇦🇺 Australia 196 6 5 5 2 6 3 4 5 3 8 8 4 2 1 5 12 7 7 12 2 8 10 3 8 8 7 4 8 6 8 4 10 5
🇧🇪 Belgium 217 7 7 7 8 1 6 4 4 7 2 12 4 2 10 8 6 6 6 5 1 3 12 3 7 12 5 4 10 5 7 4 7 7 5 7 6
🇦🇹 Austria 0
🇬🇷 Greece 23 10 5 8
🇲🇪 Montenegro 44 6 2 12 8 2 4 10
🇩🇪 Germany 0
🇵🇱 Poland 10 4 3 2 1
🇱🇻 Latvia 186 4 6 3 5 5 2 5 1 4 4 7 7 2 12 5 6 7 5 4 1 7 5 7 12 2 10 2 12 4 7 3 8 2 6 4
🇷🇴 Romania 35 12 2 5 5 1 5 1 4
🇪🇸 Spain 15 2 1 1 1 5 1 1 3
🇭🇺 Hungary 19 4 1 1 1 4 8
🇬🇪 Georgia 51 2 3 5 10 1 10 1 4 3 6 5 1
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 49 8 8 3 3 12 2 3 10
🇷🇺 Russia 303 7 7 8 8 10 12 8 10 12 10 10 10 7 10 10 12 8 6 12 10 8 10 8 6 5 6 6 6 6 8 10 3 5 2 10 12 5
🇦🇱 Albania 34 10 6 6 12
🇮🇹 Italy 292 6 12 2 12 12 1 12 7 8 8 7 5 6 8 6 6 6 8 3 8 7 12 10 7 8 2 8 1 7 7 12 12 10 6 12 5 12 3 8

4.3.1.12 points. Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final. Countries which gave the maximum 12 points apiece from both the professional jury and televoting to the specified entrant are marked in bold.

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
12 🇸🇪 Sweden 🇦🇺 Australia, 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇮🇹 Italy, 🇱🇻 Latvia, 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇵🇱 Poland, 🇸🇮 Slovenia, 🇨🇭 Switzerland, 🇬🇧 United Kindom
9 🇮🇹 Italy 🇦🇱 Albania, 🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇬🇷 Greece, 🇮🇱 Israel, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇷🇴 Romania, 🇷🇺 Russia, 🇪🇸 Spain
5 🇷🇺 Russia 🇦🇲 Armenia, 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan Belarus, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇩🇪 Germany
3 🇧🇪 Belgium 🇫🇷 France, 🇭🇺 Hungary, 🇳🇱 The Netherlands
🇱🇻 Latvia 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇱🇹 Lithuania, 🇸🇲 San Marino
2 🇦🇺 Australia 🇦🇹 Austria, 🇸🇪 Sweden
1 🇦🇱 Albania 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia
🇦🇲 Armenia 🇬🇪 Georgia
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan 🇨🇿 Czech Republic
🇲🇪 Montenegro 🇷🇸 Serbia
🇷🇴 Romania 🇲🇩 Moldova
🇷🇸 Serbia 🇲🇪 Montenegro

4.3.2.Spokespersons. The voting order was revealed the morning of the final, and for the only time in Eurovision history to date, the names of all the spokespersons were displayed onscreen. However, because of technical problems in some countries the final voting order was the following:[63]

  1. 🇲🇪 Montenegro – Andrea Demirović
  2. 🇲🇹 Malta – Julie Zahra
  3. 🇫🇮 Finland – Krista Siegfrids
  4. 🇬🇷 Greece – Helena Paparizou
  5. 🇷🇴 Romania – Sonia Argint-Ionescu
  6.  Belarus – Teo
  7. 🇦🇱 Albania– Andri Xhahu
  8. 🇲🇩 Moldova – Olivia Furtună
  9. 🇦🇿 Azerbaijan – Tural Asadov
  10. 🇱🇻 Latvia – Markus Riva
  11. 🇷🇸 Serbia – Maja Nikolić 
  12. 🇩🇰 Denmark – Basim
  13. 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Laetitia Guarino
  14. 🇧🇪 Belgium – Walid
  15. 🇫🇷 France – Virginie Guilhaume
  16. 🇦🇲 Armenia – Lilit Muradyan
  17. 🇮🇪 Ireland – Nicky Byrne
  18. 🇸🇪 Sweden – Mariette Hansson
  19. 🇩🇪 Germany – Barbara Schöneberger
  20. 🇦🇺 Australia – Lee Lin Chin
  21. 🇨🇿 Czech Republic – Daniela Písařovicová 
  22. 🇪🇸 Spain – Lara Siscar 
  23. 🇦🇹 Austria – Kati Bellowitsch
  24. 🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia – Marko Mark
  25. 🇸🇮 Slovenia – Tinkara Kovač (Slovenian representative in 2014)
  26. 🇭🇺 Hungary – Csilla Tatár
  27. 🇬🇧 United Kindom – Nigella Lawson
  28. 🇱🇹 Lithuania – Ugnė Galadauskaitė
  29. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Edsilia Rombley (Dutch representative in 1998 and 2007; later co-presenter of the 2021 contest)
  30. 🇵🇱 Poland – Ola Ciupa 
  31. 🇮🇱 Israel – Ofer Nachshon 
  32. 🇷🇺 Russia – Dmitry Shepelev (Green room host of the 2009 contest)
  33. 🇸🇲 San Marino – Valentina Monetta (Sammarinese representative in 2012, 2013, 2014 and later in 2017)
  34. 🇮🇹 Italy – Federico Russo
  35. 🇮🇸 Iceland – Sigríður Halldórsdóttir
  36. 🇨🇾 Cyprus – Loukas Hamatsos
  37. 🇳🇴 Norway – Margrethe Røed
  38. 🇵🇹 Portugal – Suzy (Portuguese representative in 2014)[f]
  39. 🇪🇪 Estonia – Tanja (Estonian representative in 2014)[f]
  40. 🇬🇪 Georgia – Natia Bunturi[f]

5.Other countries. For a country to be eligible for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, it needs to be an active member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The EBU issued an invitation of participation for the 2015 contest to all 56 active members. Thirty-nine countries confirmed their participation, whilst the following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below.

5.1.Active EBU members.

  •  Andorra – On 17 June 2014, Andorran broadcaster Ràdio i Televisió d’Andorra (RTVA) confirmed that Andorra would not return to the contest in 2015.
  • 🇧🇦 Bosnia and Herzegovina – The Bosnian broadcaster, Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BHRT), had submitted a provisional application to participate in the 2015 contest, whilst they determined how to fund the participation fees. This application was subject to change and participation could subsequently be withdrawn. On 17 November 2014, the broadcaster announced that they had withdrawn their application to participate at the forthcoming contest because of financial reasons.
  • 🇧🇬 Bulgaria – Despite sending a preliminary application to participate, on 10 October 2014 the Bulgarian broadcaster Bulgarian National Television (BNT) announced that it would not return to the contest because of financial reasons. On 31 October 2014, BNT confirmed that they had not yet taken a final decision on participation at the 2015 contest, and that the EBU had given them extra time to resolve outstanding budget issues. However, on 18 December 2014, BNT confirmed via their official Eurovision Twitter account that they would not take part in the 2015 contest.
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia – On 26 September 2014, Croatian national broadcaster Croatian Radiotelevision (HRT) confirmed that Croatia would not participate in the 2015 contest.
  •  Lebanon – Télé Liban (TL) confirmed on 15 September 2014 that Lebanon would not be making their debut in Vienna. Lebanon were initially going to make their debut at the 2005 contest, but they pulled out prior to the contest due to financial reasons.
  • 🇱🇺 Luxembourg – On 31 July 2014, RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg confirmed that Luxembourg would not be returning to the contest in 2015. However, it was reported on 26 October 2014 that the country’s Minister of Culture, Maggy Nagel, expressed her desire for the country to return to the contest. This was later confirmed by Nagel to be a “misunderstanding” and that the country would not be returning. A collaboration with San Marino had been proposed by the broadcaster SMRTV and singer Thierry Mersch, but later SMRTV clarified that there have only been talks between the two countries and the broadcaster is evaluating other proposals. However, on 24 November 2014, it was announced that Mersch had failed to raise the necessary funds in time for the project to move forward.
  •  Monaco – Monegasque broadcaster Télé Monte Carlo (TMC) confirmed on 20 June 2014 that Monaco would not return to the contest in 2015.
  •  Morocco – Moroccan broadcaster Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT) confirmed on 31 October 2014 that Morocco would not return to the contest in 2015.
  • 🇸🇰 Slovakia – On 26 August 2014, Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS) announced that Slovakia would not return to the contest in 2015 because of financial restrictions and an incompatibility between the contest format and the programming goals of the broadcaster.
  • 🇹🇷 Turkey – Though the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) announced that Turkey would not be participating in the 2014 for the second year in a row, it was later reported that a return in the 2015 contest could be possible with Eurovision event supervisor Sietse Bakker tweeting about the possibility of the country’s return. In late August 2014, it was reported that international public relations officer for TRT, Yağmur Tüzün, stated that Turkey would not be returning to the contest in 2015 and that TRT currently has no plans to return to the competition. The non-participation was further confirmed on 5 September 2014.
  • 🇺🇦 Ukraine – On 19 September 2014, Ukrainian broadcaster National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU) announced that Ukraine would not be participating in the contest because of financial reasons and the ongoing armed conflict in the country. On 16 September 2015, it was announced that Ukraine would return to the contest in 2016.

5.2.Require active EBU membership.

  •  Liechtenstein – The Liechtenstein broadcaster 1FLTV suspended its plans to join the EBU because of lack of funding.

6.Broadcasts. Most countries sent commentators to Vienna or commentated from their own country, in order to add insight to the participants and, if necessary, the provision of voting information.

It was reported by the EBU that the 2015 contest was viewed by a worldwide television audience of a record breaking 197 million viewers, beating the 2014 record which was viewed by 195 million.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Show(s) Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)
🇦🇱 Albania All shows TVSH Andri Xhahu
🇦🇲 Armenia SF1 Armenia 1 Aram Mp3 and Erik Antaranyan
SF2 Vahe Khanamiryan and Hermine Stepanyan
Final Avet Barseghyan and Arevik Udumyan
🇦🇺 Australia All shows SBS One Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang
🇦🇹 Austria All shows ORF eins Andi Knoll
🇦🇿 Azerbaijan All shows İTV, İTV Radio Kamran Guliyev 
 Belarus All shows Belarus-1, Belarus 24 Evgeny Perlin
🇧🇪 Belgium All shows La Une French: Jean-Louis Lahaye and Maureen Louys
één, Radio 2 Dutch: Peter Van de Veire and Eva Daeleman
Final VivaCité French: Olivier Gilain
🇨🇾 Cyprus All shows RIK 1, RIK Sat, RIK HD, RIK Triton Melina Karageorgiou
🇨🇿 Czech Republic Semi-finals ČT art Aleš Háma
Final ČT1
🇩🇰 Denmark All shows DR1 Ole Tøpholm
DR Ramasjang Sign language performers
🇪🇪 Estonia All shows ETV Marko Reikop
SF1/Final Raadio 2 Mart Juur and Andrus Kivirähk
🇫🇮 Finland All shows Yle TV2, Yle Radio Suomi Finnish: Aino Töllinen and Cristal Snow
Yle TV2, Yle Radio Vega Swedish: Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos
🇫🇷 France SF1 France Ô Mareva Galanter and Jérémy Parayre
Final France 2 Stéphane Bern and Marianne James
🇬🇪 Georgia All shows 1TV Lado Tatishvili and Tamuna Museridze
🇩🇪 Germany Semi-finals Einsfestival, Phoenix Peter Urban
Final Das Erste
All shows EinsPlus Sign language performers
🇬🇷 Greece All shows NERIT1, NERIT HD, Second Programme Maria Kozakou and Giorgos Kapoutzidis
🇭🇺 Hungary All shows Duna Gábor Gundel Takács
🇮🇸 Iceland All shows RÚV, Rás 2 Felix Bergsson 
🇮🇪 Ireland Semi-finals RTÉ2 Marty Whelan
Final RTÉ One
SF2/Final RTÉ Radio 1 Shay Byrne and Zbyszek Zalinski
🇮🇱 Israel  All shows Channel 1 No commentary; Hebrew subtitles
Channel 33 No commentary; Arabic subtitles
IBA 88FM Kobi Menora
SF1 Yuval Caspin 
SF2 Tal Argaman
🇮🇹 Italy Semi-finals[g] Rai 4 Marco Ardemagni and Filippo Solibello
Final Rai 2, Rai HD Federico Russo and Valentina Correani 
All shows Rai Radio 2 Marco Ardemagni and Filippo Solibello
🇱🇻 Latvia All shows LTV1 Valters Frīdenbergs
Final Toms Grēviņš 
🇱🇹 Lithuania All shows LRT, LRT Radijas Darius Užkuraitis
🇲🇰 FYRO Macedonia All shows MRT 1, MRT Sat, Radio Skopje Macedonian: Karolina Petkovska
MRT 2, MRT 2 Sat Albanian: TBC
🇲🇹 Malta  All shows TVM Corazon Mizzi
🇲🇩 Moldova All shows Moldova 1 Daniela Babici
Radio Moldova, Radio Moldova Muzical, Radio Moldova Tineret
🇲🇪 Montenegro All shows TVCG 2 Dražen Bauković and Tijana Mišković
🇳🇱 The Netherlands All shows NPO 1, BVN, NPO Radio 2 Cornald Maas and Jan Smit
🇳🇴 Norway  All shows NRK1 Olav Viksmo-Slettan
NRK Tegnspråk Sign language performers
Final NRK3 Ronny Brede Aase, Silje Nordnes and Markus Neby 
NRK P1 Per Sundnes
🇵🇱 Poland All shows[h] TVP1, TVP Polonia, TVP Rozrywka, TVP HD Artur Orzech
🇵🇹 Portugal All shows[i] RTP1, RTP Internacional, RTP África Hélder Reis and Ramon Galarza
🇷🇴 Romania All shows TVR 1, TVRi, TVR HD Bogdan Stănescu
🇷🇺 Russia All shows Channel One Yana Churikova and Yuriy Aksyuta 
🇸🇲 San Marino All shows San Marino RTV, Radio San Marino Lia Fiorio and Gigi Restivo
🇷🇸 Serbia SF1/Final RTS1, RTS HD, RTS SAT Duška Vučinić
SF2 RTS2, RTS SAT Silvana Grujić
🇸🇮 Slovenia Semi-finals TV SLO 2 Andrej Hofer 
Final TV SLO 1
SF2/Final Radio Val 202, Radio Maribor
🇪🇸 Spain  Semi-finals La 2 Spanish: José Luis Uribarri and Julia Varela
Final[j] La 1, Clan
🇸🇪 Sweden All shows SVT1 Sanna Nielsen and Edward af Sillén
SR P4 Carolina Norén and Ronnie Ritterland
🇨🇭 Switzerland Semi-finals SRF zwei German: Sven Epiney
Final SRF 1
SRF 1, Radio SRF 3 German: Peter Schneider and Gabriel Vetter 
srf.ch (online) Sign language performers
SF1 rts.ch (online) French: Jean-Marc Richard and Nicolas Tanner
SF2 RTS Deux
Final RTS Un
SF2 RSI La 2 Italian: Clarissa Tami [it] and Paolo Meneguzzi
Final RSI La 1
🇬🇧 United Kindom  Semi-finals BBC Three Scott Mills and Mel Giedroyc
Final BBC One Graham Norton
Semi-finals[k] BBC Radio 2 Eurovision Ana Matronic
Final BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Show(s) Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)
🇧🇬 Bulgaria Final BNT 1, BNT HD Elena Rosberg and Georgi Kushvaliev
 Canada All shows OutTV Adam Rollins and Tommy D.
 China All shows Hunan Television Kubert Leung and Wu Zhoutong
 New Zealand All shows BBC UKTV No commentary
🇸🇰 Slovakia Final Rádio FM Daniel Baláž [sk], Pavol Hubinák and Juraj Malíček
🇺🇦 Ukraine All shows First National Timur Miroshnychenko and Tetyana Terekhova

7.Incidents.

7.1.Reaction to Russia’s results. During the results segment of the final, loud boos could be heard whenever Russia was mentioned or the country received one of the top three set of points (12, 10 or 8 points). The Russian entrant Polina Gagarina could be seen crying in the green room during the voting procedure, and this was reported by various media to have occurred as a result of the booing.[160] During a break in the countries’ reporting of their votes, when the running total showed Russia leading, green room host Conchita Wurst said to Gagarina, “You gave an amazing performance, and you deserve to be in the lead.” The contest’s executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, urged that Eurovision should be a “friendly battlefield….not a political battleground”, and presenter Alice Tumler reminded the audience that “Our motto is ‘Building Bridges’, and music should stand over politics tonight.” The organisers had anticipated such reactions, and had prepared and installed ‘anti-booing technology’, which was deployed for the first time in the history of the contest.

7.2.Smoke machine malfunction. During the performance of Georgia in the grand final, a smoke machine malfunctioned, causing the Georgian entrant Nina Sublatti to temporarily disappear from view on the stage in a cloud of grey smoke.

7.3.Macedonia and Montenegro jury results excluded. The jury votes from Macedonia and Montenegro in the final were not included, in accordance with the rules of the contest. The rules indicate that votes must consist of 50% jurors and 50% televoting, but Macedonia’s and Montenegro’s votes was based entirely on televoting. The final result of the contest was not affected.

8.Other awards. In addition to the main winner’s trophy, the Marcel Bezençon Awards and the Barbara Dex Award were contested during the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. The OGAE, “General Organisation of Eurovision Fans” voting poll also took place before the contest.

8.1.Marcel Bezençon Awards. The Marcel Bezençon Awards, organised since 2002 by Sweden’s then-Head of Delegation and 1992 representative Christer Björkman, and 1984 winner Richard Herrey, honours songs in the contest’s final. The awards are divided into three categories: Artistic Award, Composers Award, and Press Award. The winners were revealed shortly before the final on 23 May.

Category Country Song Performer(s) Composer(s)
Artistic Award 🇸🇪 Sweden “Heroes” Måns Zelmerlöw
  • Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad
  • Joy Deb
  • Linnea Deb
Composers Award 🇳🇴 Norway “A Monster Like Me” Mørland and Debrah Scarlett Kjetil Mørland
Press Award 🇮🇹 Italy Grande amore Il Volo
  • Francesco Boccia
  • Ciro Esposito

8.2.OGAE. OGAE, an organisation of over forty Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond, conducts an annual voting poll first held in 2002 as the Marcel Bezençon Fan Award. The 2015 poll ran from 1 to 10 May, and after all votes were cast, the top-ranked entry was Italy’s “Grande amore” performed by Il Volo; the top five results are shown below.

Country Song Performer(s) OGAE result
🇮🇹 Italy Grande amore Il Volo 367
🇸🇪 Sweden “Heroes” Måns Zelmerlöw 338
🇪🇪 Estonia “Goodbye to Yesterday” Elina Born and Stig Rästa 274
🇳🇴 Norway “A Monster Like Me” Mørland and Debrah Scarlett 243
🇸🇮 Slovenia “Here for You” Maraaya 228

8.3.Barbara Dex Award. The Barbara Dex Award is a humorous fan award given to the worst dressed artist each year. Named after Belgium’s representative who came last in the 1993 contest, wearing her self-designed dress, the award was handed by the fansite House of Eurovision from 1997 to 2016 and is being carried out by the fansite songfestival.be since 2017.

Place Country Performer(s) Votes
1 🇳🇱 The Netherlands  Trijntje Oosterhuis 1,324
2 🇷🇸 Serbia Bojana Stamenov 605
3 🇬🇧 United Kindom Electro Velvet 397
4 🇦🇱 Albania Elhaida Dani 263
5 🇷🇴 Romania Voltaj 237

Cover art of the official album

9.Official album. Eurovision Song Contest: Vienna 2015 is the official compilation album of the 2015 contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and was released by Universal Music Group on 20 April 2015. The album features all 40 songs that entered in the 2015 contest, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify into the grand final.

9.1.Charts and certifications.

Chart (2015) Peak position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 4
German Compilation Albums (Offizielle Top 100) 2
UK Albums (OCC) 11

10.Notes.

  1. [a] a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as the Netherlands, Denmark is deemed to have finished in thirteenth place due to receiving points from a greater number of countries.
  2. [b] a b Despite having the same number of televoting points as the Netherlands, Denmark is deemed to have finished higher due to receiving points from a greater number of countries in the televote.
  3. [c] ab Despite finishing with the same number of points as Montenegro, Poland is deemed to have finished in eighth place due to receiving points from a greater number of countries.
  4. [d] a b Despite finishing with the same number of points as Albania, Armenia is deemed to have finished in sixteenth place due to receiving points from a greater number of countries.
  5. [e] a b Despite both finishing with 0 points, tiebreaking rules put Austria in 26th place and Germany 27th due to their running order positions.
  6. [f] a b c Portugal, Estonia and Georgia were originally scheduled to announce their votes as the 5th, 13th and 30th countries, respectively, but instead voted 38th, 39th and 40th, respectively, after all the other countries announced their votes. The reason for this was technical difficulties in the minutes running up to the voting presentation.
  7. [g] The first semi-final was broadcast on Rai 4 with a 1 hour 40 minute delay; the second semi-final was broadcast live.
  8. [h] The three shows were broadcast on TVP Rozrywka and TVP HD with a one day delay.
  9. [i] RTP provided a delayed broadcast of the first semi-final.
  10. [j] The final was broadcast in Spain live on La 1 and with a delayed broadcast on Clan.
  11. [k] The first semi-final was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 Eurovision with a two-day delay; the second semi-final was broadcast live.
  12. [l] The talent show HaKokhav HaBa (“The Next Star”) was used to find the artist for Eurovision 2015. Nadav Guedj won the competition. His song “Golden Boy” was later internally selected as his Eurovision song.

11.Trivial.

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Countries (in order of appearance)

Final Slovenia ⦁ France ⦁ Israel ⦁ Estonia ⦁ United Kingdom ⦁ Armenia ⦁ Lithuania ⦁ Serbia ⦁ Norway • Sweden (winner) • Cyprus ⦁ Australia ⦁ Belgium ⦁ Austria ⦁ Greece ⦁ Montenegro ⦁ Germany ⦁ Poland ⦁ Latvia ⦁ Romania ⦁ Spain ⦁ Hungary • Georgia • Azerbaijan ⦁ Russia • Albania ⦁ Italy
First Semi-Final Moldova ⦁ Armenia ⦁ Belgium ⦁ The Netherlands ⦁ Finland ⦁ Greece ⦁ Estonia ⦁ FYRO Macedonia ⦁ Serbia • Hungary ⦁ Belarus • Russia (winner) ⦁ Denmark ⦁ Albania ⦁ Romania ⦁ Georgia
Second Semi-Final Lithuania ⦁ Ireland ⦁ San Marino ⦁ Montenegro • Malta ⦁ Norway ⦁ Portugal ⦁ Czech Republic • Israel • Latvia • Azerbaijan ⦁ Iceland ⦁ Sweden (winner) ⦁ Switzerland ⦁ Cyprus ⦁ Slovenia ⦁ Poland

Artists (in order of appearance)

Final Maraaya ⦁ Lisa Angell ⦁ Nadav Guedj ⦁ Elina Born and Stig Rästa ⦁ Electro Velvet ⦁ Genealogy ⦁ Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila ⦁ Bojana Stamenov ⦁ Mørland and Debrah Scarlett ⦁ Måns Zelmerlöw (winner) ⦁ John Karayiannis ⦁ Guy Sebastian ⦁ Loïc Nottet • The Makemakes ⦁ Maria Elena Kyriakou ⦁ Knez ⦁ Ann Sophie • Monika Kuszyńska ⦁ Aminata ⦁ Voltaj • Edurne ⦁ Boggie ⦁ Nina Sublatti ⦁ Elnur Hüseynov • Polina Gagarina • Elhaida Dani • Il Volo
First Semi-Final Eduard Romanyuta ⦁ Genealogy ⦁ Loïc Nottet ⦁ Trijntje Oosterhuis ⦁ Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät ⦁ Maria Elena Kyriakou ⦁ Elina Born and Stig Rästa ⦁ Daniel Kajmakoski ⦁ Bojana Stamenov ⦁ Boggie • Uzari and Maimuna • Polina Gagarina (winner) ⦁ Anti Social Media ⦁ Elhaida Dani ⦁ Voltaj ⦁ Nina Sublatti
Second Semi-Final Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila ⦁ Molly Sterling ⦁ Anita Simoncini and Michele Perniola ⦁ Knez ⦁ Amber ⦁ Mørland and Debrah Scarlett • Leonor Andrade ⦁ Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta ⦁ Nadav Guedj • Aminata • Elnur Hüseynov ⦁ Maria Olafs ⦁ Måns Zelmerlöw (winner) ⦁ Mélanie René ⦁ John Karayiannis ⦁ Maraaya ⦁ Monika Kuszyńska

Songs (in order of appearance)

Final “Here for You” ⦁ “N’oubliez pas” ⦁ “Golden Boy” ⦁ “Goodbye to Yesterday” ⦁ “Still in Love with You” ⦁ “Face the Shadow” ⦁ “This Time” ⦁ “Beauty Never Lies” ⦁ “A Monster Like Me” • “Heroes” (winner) • “One Thing I Should Have Done” • “Tonight Again” • “Rhythm Inside” ⦁ “I Am Yours” ⦁ “One Last Breath” ⦁ “Adio” (Адио) • “Black Smoke” • “In the Name of Love” • “Love Injected” • “De la capăt” • “Amanecer” • “Wars for Nothing” ⦁ “Warrior” • “Hour of the Wolf” • “A Million Voices” • “I’m Alive” • “Grande amore
First Semi-Final “I Want Your Love” ⦁ “Face the Shadow” ⦁ “Rhythm Inside” ⦁ “Walk Along” ⦁ “Aina mun pitää” ⦁ “One Last Breath” ⦁ “Goodbye to Yesterday” ⦁ “Autumn Leaves” ⦁ “Beauty Never Lies” • “Wars for Nothing” • “Time” • “A Million Voices” (winner) • “The Way You Are” • “I’m Alive” ⦁ “De la capăt” • “Warrior”
Second Semi-Final “This Time” ⦁ “Playing with Numbers” ⦁ “Chain of Lights” ⦁ “Adio” (Адио) • “Warrior” • “A Monster Like Me” • “Há um mar que nos separa” • “Hope Never Dies” • “Golden Boy” ⦁ “Love Injected” • “Hour of the Wolf” • “Unbroken” • “Heroes” (winner) ⦁ “Time to Shine” ⦁ “One Thing I Should Have Done” ⦁ “Here for You” • “In the Name of Love”
Non-participating entries: Albania: Elhaida Dani – “Diell / Të kërkoj” (Sun) • Germany: Andreas Kümmert – “Heart Of Stone” 

 

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