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Sweden Wins Eurovision, Australia Comes In Fifth

by Paul Cashmere on May 24, 2015

in News,Noise Pro

Sweden has won Eurovision 2015 with Russia in close second place followed Italy in third place. Guest nation Australia came in fifth following a star performance by Guy Sebastian.

The 60th Eurovision Song Contest was held in Vienna in host nation Austria.

Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden took first place after scoring 365 points with the song ‘Heroes’. It was Sweden’s sixth win in 60 years of Eurovision.

Polina Gagarina from Russia came second performing ‘A Million Voices’ and scoring 303 points. Third place went to Il Volo from Italy with ‘Grande Amore’ on 292 points.

According to the official rules of the contest, “The final outcome was decided by a 50:50 split between professional juries and televoting from all 40 participants. The jury votes were decided during the Jury Final last night and the televotes decided during tonight’s show. The 27 finalists were made up of 20 qualifiers from the first and second Semi-Finals held on the 19th and 21st of May and seven automatic qualifiers including the Big 5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom), host country Austria and Australia”.

Guy Sebastian performed the new song ‘Tonight Again’, written especially for the event.

Eurovision 2015, the final tally

1. Sweden 365
2. Russia 303
3. Italy 292
4. Belgium 217
5. Australia 196
6. Latvia 186
7. Estonia 106
8. Norway 102
9. Israel 97
10. Serbia 53
11. Georgia 51
12. Azerbaijan 49
13. Montenegro 44
14. Slovenia 39
15. Romania 35
16. Armenia 34
17. Albania 34
18. Lithuania 30
19. Greece 23
20. Hungary 19
21. Spain 15
22. Cyprus 11
23. Poland 10
24. United Kingdom 4
25. France 4
26. Germany 0
27. Austria 0
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