The show starts at 21:00 CET, live from Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria. Hosts are Alice Tumler, Mirjam Weichelbraun and Arabella Kiesbauer, Green Room by Conchita Wurst. The running order is decided by the producer (Austrian broadcaster ORF) based on an allocation draw, that took place shortly after Semi-final 2.
The qualified countries are:
- Top-10 from Semi-final 1
- Top-10 from Semi-final 2
- Host (Austria), Special Guest (Australia), Big-5 (France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Italy)
Lineup Eurovision 2015 Grand Final
The Grand Final starts 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 plays "Rise Like a Phoenix". A symphonic orchestra is revealed behind the LED-screen in the back of the stage.
Conchita is raised from a platform in the middle of the Arena, where she sings the song "Building Bridges", and the 3 hosts sing along. She flies (yes, she can fly!) to the stage while she sings. On stage she is joined by Vienna Boys' Choir, the multinational Suparar Choir and the Austrian rapper Left Boy.
»Good Evening Europe!«
All the 27 contestants are parading from the green room to the stage with individual presentation like
in the Semi-finals. All the contestants, hosts, Conchita, and the choirs continues singing Building Bridges.
Now a video of fans all over Europe + Australia building bridges, while the song "What If" (Russia 2013) is playing.
Interval act – music and love
After Italy has performed, there's some small talk from Conchita and the hosts. The voting lines are open and the first recap is shown.
After the first recap an explosion of music is entertaining us. The nine-minute program combines percussion, jazz, classical, swing and choral singing, including 40 instrumentalists and the Arnold Schoenberg Choir.
The interval act includes a sequence where the Green Room is changing color to Rainbow Room, and people making hearts with their arms.
After the second recap of the evening is shown, we are back in the Green Room, and the 60-second countdown for the closing of the voting lines begins.
Conchita is on the stage in her evening dress singing her song "We Are Unstoppable" followed by her new single "Firestorm".
The winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014, the 14 year old Italian Vincenzo Cantiello ("Tu primo grande amore") is on stage being interviewed about his victory at Junior Eurovision.
Before Jon Ola Sand confirms that the voting went fine, we are showed some of the reactions from earlier winners of Eurovision.
- Check out the voting order
- Each of the 40 countries participating in this years Eurovision will vote
- Each country gives 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,10 and 12 points
- Televoters and national juries have 50/50 weight in the voting
- The national juries voted yesterday evening (Friday, 22 May) based on the second dress-rehearsal
- If two countries have the same points, the best of the two is the song which has obtained points from the highest number of countries. If the tying songs have received points from the same number of countries, the highest number of 12-point scores shall be decisive. If the winner still cannot be determined by this procedure, the number of times ten points have been awarded shall be the deciding factor. If necessary, this method shall continue until account has been taken of the number of times one point has been awarded.
Shortly after the Grand Final, the detailed voting will be revealed