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Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Vienna
Theme Building Bridges
Dates
Semi-final 1 date 19 May 2015
Semi-final 2 date 21 May 2015
Final date 23 May 2015
Host
Venue Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
Executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand
Host broadcaster Flag of Austria ORF
Participants
Number of entries 40
Debuting countries Flag of Australia Australia
Returning countries Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic
Flag of Serbia Serbia
Withdrawing countries Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
Voting
Voting system Each country awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs.
Winner Flag of Sweden Sweden
"Heroes" by Måns Zelmerlöw
Eurovision Song Contest
2014 Wiki Eurovision Heart (Infobox).svg 2016

The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place in Vienna, Austria, following Conchita Wurst's win in the 2014 contest with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix".

It was won by Måns Zelmerlöw of Sweden, performing the song "Heroes". This gave the country its sixth win and made it the first to win the Contest twice with more than 300 points. It also placed it one win behind current record holders Ireland.

Location

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 while Salzburg pulled out of the bidding phase as the city is not able to meet the cost of the venue and promotion.

Vienna, the capital city and the considered front-runner in the race, has two venues in the phase: the Wiener Stadthalle which hosts the annual Erste Bank Open tennis tournament, along with many concerts and events throughout the year, and the trade fair centre, Messe Wien. These venues have capacities of up to 16,000 and 30,000 respectively. Also in the race are 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 Stadion, located in Klagenfurt, also joined the race of hosting the contest. However, the stadium would require the construction of a roof for the contest to be hosted there. Innsbruck also joined the race with Olympiahalle, the venue which hosted ice hockey and figure skating at the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. A fifth city, Linz, joined the race for hosting the contest with Brucknerhaus, although the venue is not 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 the 29 May 2014, host broadcaster for the 2015 contest ORF and the EBU released some requirements and details about the venue. ORF requested interested parties to respond until 13 June 2014. They stated that the venue needs to be available for at least 6 to 7 weeks before the contest and one week after the conclusion of the contest. The chosen 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 meters, that is 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 that is at least 6,000 m2 that will house 2 catering stands, a viewing room, make-up rooms, wardrobe, and booths for approximately 50 commentators. Separate offices that must be open between the 11 and 24 May 2015, that are at least 4,000 m2 in space to house the press centre, with a capacity for at least 1,500 journalists.

After the deadline ended on 13 June 2014 ORF announced 12 venues interested in hosting the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest:

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

Participants

Semi Final 1

16 countries took part in the first semi-final. Flag of Australia Australia, Flag of Austria Austria, France France and Flag of Spain.svg Spain voted in this semi-final. The ten songs in places 1 to 10 qualified for the final and are marked in orange.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place< Points
01 Flag of Moldova Moldova Eduard Romanyuta "I Want Your Love" English 11 41
02 Flag of Armenia Armenia Genealogy "Face the Shadow" English 7 77
03 Flag of Belgium Belgium Loïc Nottet "Rhythm Inside" English 2 149
04 Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands Trijntje Oosterhuis "Walk Along" English 14 33
05 Flag of Finland Finland PKN "Aina mun pitää" Finnish 16 13
06 Flag of Greece Greece Maria Elena Kyriakou "One Last Breath" English 6 81
07 Flag of Estonia Estonia Elina Born & Stig Rästa "Goodbye to Yesterday" English 3 105
08 Flag of Macedonia F.Y.R. Macedonia Daniel Kajmakoski "Autumn Leaves" English 15 28
09 Flag of Serbia Serbia Bojana Stamenov "Beauty Never Lies" English 9 63
10 Flag of Hungary Hungary Boggie "Wars for Nothing" English 8 67
11 Flag of Belarus Belarus Uzari & Maimuna "Time" English 12 39
12 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Polina Gagarina "A Million Voices" English 1 182
13 Denmark, eurovision Denmark Anti Social Media "The Way You Are" English 13 33
14 Flag of Albania Albania Elhaida Dani "I'm Alive" English 10 62
15 Flag of Romania Romania Voltaj "De la capăt" Romanian, English 5 89
16 Flag of Georgia Georgia Nina Sublatti "Warrior" English 4 98

Semi Final 2

17 countries took part in this semi-final. Flag of Australia Australia, Flag of Germany Germany, Flag of Italy Italy and the Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom voted in this semi-final. The ten songs in places 1 to 10 qualified for the final and are marked in orange.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Monika Linkytė & Vaidas Baumila "This Time" English 7 67
02 Flag of Ireland Ireland Molly Sterling "Playing with Numbers" English 12 35
03 Flag of San Marino San Marino Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola "Chain of Lights" English 16 11
04 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Knez "Adio" Montenegrin 9 57
05 Flag of Malta Malta Amber "Warrior" English 11 43
06 Flag of Norway Norway Mørland & Debrah Scarlett "A Monster Like Me" English 4 123
07 Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal Leonor Andrade "Há um mar que nos separa" Portuguese 14 19
08 Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Marta Jandová & Václav Noid Bárta "Hope Never Dies" English 13 33
09 Flag of Israel Israel Nadav Guedj "Golden Boy" English 3 151
10 Flag of Latvia Latvia Aminata "Love Injected" English 2 155
11 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Elnur Hüseynov "Hour of the Wolf" English 10 53
12 Flag of Iceland Iceland Maria Olafs "Unbroken" English 15 14
13 Flag of Sweden Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes" English 1 217
14 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Mélanie René "Time to Shine" English 17 4
15 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus John Karayiannis "One Thing I Should Have Done" English 6 87
16 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Maraaya "Here for You" English 5 92
17 Flag of Poland Poland Monika Kuszyńska "In the Name of Love" English 8 57

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.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Place Points
01 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Maraaya "Here for You" English 14 39
02 France France Lisa Angell "N'oubliez pas" French 25 4
03 Flag of Israel Israel Nadav Guedj "Golden Boy" English 9 97
04 Flag of Estonia Estonia Elina Born & Stig Rästa "Goodbye to Yesterday" English 7 106
05 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Electro Velvet "Still in Love with You" English 24 5
06 Flag of Armenia Armenia Genealogy "Face the Shadow" English 16 34
07 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Monika Linkytė & Vaidas Baumila "This Time" English 18 30
08 Flag of Serbia Serbia Bojana Stamenov "Beauty Never Lies" English 10 53
09 Flag of Norway Norway Mørland & Debrah Scarlett "A Monster Like Me" English 8 102
10 Flag of Sweden Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw "Heroes" English 1 365
11 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus John Karayiannis "One Thing I Should Have Done" English 22 11
12 Flag of Australia Australia Guy Sebastian "Tonight Again" English 5 196
13 Flag of Belgium Belgium Loïc Nottet "Rhythm Inside" English 4 217
14 Flag of Austria Austria The Makemakes "I Am Yours" English 26 0
15 Flag of Greece Greece Maria Elena Kyriakou "One Last Breath" English 19 23
16 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Knez "Adio" Montenegrin 13 44
17 Flag of Germany Germany Ann Sophie "Black Smoke" English 27 0
18 Flag of Poland Poland Monika Kuszyńska "In the Name of Love" English 23 10
19 Flag of Latvia Latvia Aminata "Love Injected" English 6 186
20 Flag of Romania Romania Voltaj "De la capăt" Romanian, English 15 35
21 Flag of Spain.svg Spain Edurne "Amanecer" Spanish 21 15
22 Flag of Hungary Hungary Boggie "Wars for Nothing" English 20 19
23 Flag of Georgia Georgia Nina Sublatti "Warrior" English 11 51
24 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Elnur Huseynov "Hour of the Wolf" English 12 49
25 Flag of Russia.svg Russia Polina Gagarina "A Million Voices" English 2 303
26 Flag of Albania Albania Elhaida Dani "I'm Alive" English 17 34
27 Flag of Italy Italy Il Volo "Grande amore" Italian 3 292

NOTES: While Austria and Germany both finished with no points, Austria is listed as finishing "ahead" of Germany due to the tiebreaker rule that favours the song performed earliest in the running order.


Scoreboard

2015 scoreboard

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