Well folks that’s it for another year! You have crowned Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow the winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with his song ‘Heroes’. The song competed against another 26 countries in the Eurovision Final that aired on Saturday night.
It appeared to be a three horse race between Sweden, Italy and Russia who was atop the leader board for the first few rounds of votes. Sweden then overtook Polina Gagarina and started to pull away from the others. In the end he couldn’t be caught with five juries yet to announce. The final result saw him finish with 365 points ahead of Russia in second with 303 and Italy in third with 292.
The win marks Sweden’s sixth win overall and sees them edge closer to Ireland’s record of seven winning songs. Not only this but Sweden are the first country to win the contest twice in the twenty first century. This isn’t the only record to be broken, we can add two countries (Germany’s Ann Sophie and Austria’s MakeMakes) to the list of acts who finish the contest with nul points, the first acts to do so since 2003 (UK’s Jemini). Not only this but Austria are the first host country and last year’s winner to finish last with no points since 1958.
Australia’s first ever Eurovision participation was well received with Guy Sebastian’s ‘Tonight Again’ coming in in a solid fifth place.
The full finishing order is below. Are you shocked by any of the placings? Share your thoughts with us, we’d love to hear from you.