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2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Updated on July 24, 2016
2015 Eurovision CD
2015 Eurovision CD | Source

About The Eurovision Song Contest 2015

The 2015 Eurovision Song Contest was staged in Vienna, Austria following the victory by Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst with the song Rise Like A Phoenix at the 59th Contest in Copenhagen.

39 countries across Europe confirmed their participation at the 2015 competition - along with Australia which was invited to compete in this 60th edition - (Ukraine having withdrawn, while Cyprus, The Czech Republic and Serbia all returned).

The semifinals took place on May 19 and 21, while the grand final was presented on the evening of May 23.

Here is the information about the 2015 Contest.

Conchita Wurst | Rise Like A Phoenix

Why was the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 staged in Vienna?

Under the rules of the European Broadcasting Union, the winning nation from the previous year hosts the current year's contest.

In 2014, Conchita Wurst won the Contest with the song Rise Like A Phoenix and thus the competition came to Austria in 2015.

Here is a reminder of the winning song from 2014.

A Eurovision Guide

The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2014
The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2014

The current edition of this book features details of all the Eurovision Song Contests between 1956 and 2014. Learn about the singers, composers and writers, as well as statistics and analyses about each of the competing nations - and so much more.

 
Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna: Venue of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest
Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna: Venue of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Image by Bildagentur Zolles.3Darklight at de.wikipedia [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], from Wikimedia Commons

Eurovision 2015: The Participants

Here is the confirmed list of countries which took part in the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, staged in Austria.

The following participated in the two Semi-Finals which were staged on the 19th and 21st of May:

Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; FYR Macedonia; Georgia; Greece; Hungary; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Latvia; Lithuania; Malta; Moldova; Montenegro; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia; San Marino; Serbia; Slovenia; Sweden and Switzerland.

France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom - known as the Big Five - automatically qualified for the Final, as did the previous year's winner, Austria.

As this was a special anniversary edition, Australia - a longtime supporter of the Contest - was invited to participate in a 'one-off' capacity.

Semi-Final 1 : May 19, 2015

Russia's 2015 Contestant

Polina Gagarina of Russia
Polina Gagarina of Russia | Source

Semi-Final 1 Result: Top 10 Qualify For Final

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Russia
A Million Voices
Polina Gagarina
182
2. Belgium
Rhythm Inside
Loïc Nottet
149
3. Estonia
Goodbye to Yesterday
Elina Born & Stig Rästa
105
4. Georgia
Warrior
Nina Sublatti
98
5. Romania
De la capăt (All Over Again)
Voltaj
89
6. Greece
One Last Breath
Maria Elena Kyriakou
81
7. Armenia
Face the Shadow
Genealogy
77
8. Hungary
War For Nothing
Boggie
67
9. Serbia
Beauty Never Lies
Bojana Stamenov
63
10. Albania
I'm Alive
Elhaida Dani
62
11. Moldova
I Want Your Love
Eduard Romanyuta
41
12. Belarus
Time
Uzari & Maimuna
39
13. Denmark
The Way You Are
Anti Social Media
33
14. The Netherlands
Walk Along
Trijntje Oosterhuis
33
15. Macedonia
Autumn Leaves
Daniel Kajmakoski
28
16. Finland
Aina mun pitää
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät
13
Australia, Spain, Austria and France also voted in this semi-final.

A Million Voices: Russia: Winner Semi-Final 1

Semi-Final 2 : May 21, 2015

Sweden's Winning Performer

Mans Zelmerlow: Winner of Semi-Final 2
Mans Zelmerlow: Winner of Semi-Final 2 | Source

Semi-Final 2 Result: Top 10 Qualify For Final

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Sweden
Heroes
Måns Zelmerlöw
217
2. Latvia
Love Injected
Aminata
155
3. Israel
Golden Boy
Nadav Guedj
151
4. Norway
A Monster Like Me
Mørland & Debrah Scarlett
123
5. Slovenia
Here For You
Maraaya
92
6. Cyprus
One Thing I Should Have Done
John Karayiannis
87
7. Lithuania
This Time
Monika Linkytė & Vaidas Baumila
67
8. Poland
In the Name of Love
Monika Kuszyńska
57
9. Montenegro
Adio (Goodbye)
Knez
57
10. Azerbaijan
Hour of the Wolf
Elnur Hüseynov
53
11. Malta
Warrior
Amber
43
12. Ireland
Playing With Numbers
Molly Sterling
35
13. Czech Republic
Hope Never Dies
Marta Jandová & Václav Noid Bárta
33
14. Portugal
Há um mar que nos separa
Leonor Andrade
19
15. Iceland
Unbroken
María Ólafs
14
16. San Marino
Chain of Lights
Michele Perniola & Anita Simoncini
11
17. Switzerland
Time to Shine
Mélanie René
4
Italy, Germany, Australia and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.

Heroes: Sweden: Winner Semi-Final 2

Final : May 23, 2015

Mans Zelmerlow: Winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden
Mans Zelmerlow: Winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden | Source
Eurovision CD
Eurovision CD

Download the Songs in the UK

If you're looking for a comprehensive collection of all of the songs at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest, then this is the album for you.

All forty entries from the participating countries are here. including special invitees Australia, which was represented by star singer, Guy Sebastian.

As is traditional with Eurovision, the album contains an eclectic mix of tracks, some very good and some a little more bizarre.

However, I think 2015 will be remembered for its party atmosphere, a plethora of ballads and Sweden winning its sixth title!

Available in both CD and download formats.

Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Vienna: CHECK UK PRICE

Result: The Final

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Sweden
Heroes
Måns Zelmerlöw
365
2. Russia
A Million Voices
Polina Gagarina
303
3. Italy
Grande Amore
Il Volo
292
4. Belgium
Rhythm Inside
Loïc Nottet
217
5. Australia
Tonight Again
Guy Sebastian
196
6. Latvia
Love Injected
Aminata
186
7. Estonia
Goodbye to Yesterday
Elina Born & Stig Rästa
106
8. Norway
A Monster Like Me
Mørland & Debrah Scarlett
102
9. Israel
Golden Boy
Nadav Guedj
97
10. Serbia
Beauty Never Lies
Bojana Stamenov
53
11. Georgia
Warrior
Nina Sublatti
51
12. Azerbaijan
Hour of the Wolf
Elnur Hüseynov
49
13. Montenegro
Adio (Goodbye)
Knez
44
14. Slovenia
Here For You
Maraaya
39
15. Romania
De la capăt (All over Again)
Voltaj
35
16. Armenia
Face the Shadow
Genealogy
34
17. Albania
I'm Alive
Elhaida Dani
34
18. Lithuania
This Time
Monika Linkytė & Vaidas Baumila
30
19. Greece
One Last Beath
Maria Elena Kyriakou
23
20. Hungary
Wars For Nothing
Boggie
19
21. Spain
Amanecer (Dawn)
Edurne
15
22. Cyprus
One Thing I Should Have Done
John Karayiannis
11
23. Poland
In the Name of Love
Monika Kuszyńska
10
24. United Kingdom
Still in Love With You
Electro Velvet
5
25. France
N'oubliez pas (Don't Forget)
Lisa Angell
4
26. Germany
Black Smoke
Ann Sophie
0
27. Austria
I Am Yours
The Makemakes
0

Heroes: Sweden: 2015 Winner

A Million Voices: Russia: Runner-Up

Grande Amore: Italy: Third Place

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