The Grand Final was an amazing show. It started with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra from the garden of Schönbrunn Palace, and a look back at Conchita's victory last year. In the arena, a violinist played "Rise Like a Phoenix" together with a symphonic orchestra.
Conchita sang the song "Building Bridges", and was flying (yes, she can fly!) to the stage while she was singing. On stage she was joined by Vienna Boys' Choir, the multinational Suparar Choir and the Austrian rapper Left Boy. And the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 had begun.
After the 27 performances the voting lines opened for 15 minutes, while two recaps were shown. In between the recaps an explosion of music combining percussion, jazz, classical, swing and choral singing, including 40 instrumentalists and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir was entertaining.
The interval act included a sequence where the Green Room is changing color to Rainbow Room. After the voting lines closed, Conchita was on stage singing her song "We Are Unstoppable" followed by her new single "Firestorm".
Voting & Points
Each of the 40 countries participating in Eurovision Song Contest 2015 voted in the Grand Final.
Each country gave 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10 and 12 points.
Detailed voting & points can be seen here.
Eurovision Song Contest 2015
The 60th Eurovision Song Contest took place on 19, 21 and 23 May 2015. The contest was hosted by Vienna, Austria, and produced by the Austrian broadcaster ORF.
- Place: Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
- Participants: 40
- Semi-final 1: Took place on 19 May 2015 with 16 participants. The 10 songs with highest points advanced to the Grand Final
- Semi-final 2: Took place on 21 May 2015 with 17 participants. The 10 songs with highest points advanced to the Grand Final
- Grand Final: Took place on 23 May 2015 with 27 participants; Austria (host), Australia (special guest), Big-5 (Germany, Spain, France, Italy and United Kingdom), 10 best from Semi-Final 1, 10 best from Semi-Final 2
Sweden in Eurovision Song Contest
Since 1958 Sweden has participated 55 times in Eurovision Song Contest with great succes. They have won the contest 6 times:
- 1974: Abba - "Waterloo"
- 1984: Herreys - "Diggi-loo Diggy-ley"
- 1991: Carola - "Fångad Av En Stormvind"
- 1999: Charlotte Nilsson - "Take Me To Your Heaven"
- 2012: Loreen - "Euphoria"
- 2015: Måns Zelmerlöw - "Heroes"
They came last two times (1963 and 1977), and since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004 Sweden managed to qualify for the Grand Final 11 out of 12 times! (only skipped the qualification in 2010).