Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Date: SF1: Tuesday 19 May 2015 | SF2: Thursday 21 May 2015 | Final: Saturday 23 May 2015
Venue: Wiener Stadthalle (Vienna, Austria)
Voting system: 1-8, 10 and 12 points. Jury + Televoting 50 %
Number of countries: 
Hosts: Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer
Slogan: Building Bridges

40 countries will take part in the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest to be held on May 19, 21 and 23 in the Wiener Stadthalle located in Vienna. This year’s contest is back to Asutria after winning the last year’s contest with “Rise like a Phoenix”, sang by Conchita Wurst in Denmark. This will be the second time Austria hosts the Eurovision Song Contest after 1967.

The event will be hosted for the first time in history only by women. The three hosts of the shows will be Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer. The winner of the previous edition, Conchita Wurst, will be a special host from the “Green room”

In this edition, a total of 40 countries will take part at Eurovision from which 39 of them will participate as active members of the EBU. Cyprus and Serbia return to the competition after one-year absecense, while the Czech Republic will take part after a five-year one. However, Ukraine will not take part in this edition due to political and financial reasons. In addition, ORF invited Australia to enter the competition as a way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest. It is the first time an EBU’s associated country without European frontiers takes part in the most famous European show.

The rules of the contest will be the same as previous years, 16 and 17 finalists will compete in two semi-finals to get one of the 20 tickets for the final. They will join the direct qualifiers, a total of 7, in the Grand Final set on Saturday 23.

Semi-Final 1

CountryPerformer – SongPointsPlacePictureLiveVideoclipESC
01flag_Moldova_icoMoldovaEduard Romanyuta – I Want Your Love4111
02flag_Armenia_icoArmeniaGenealogy – Face The Shadow777
03flag_Belgium_icoBelgiumLoïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside1492
04flag_Netherlands_icoThe NetherlandsTrijntje Oosterhuis – Walk Along3314
05flag_Finland_icoFinlandPertti Kurikan Nimipäivät – Aina Mun Pitää1316
06flag_Greece_icoGreeceMaria Elena Kyriakou – One Last Breath816
07flag_Estonia_icoEstoniaElina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye To Yesterday1053
08flag_Macedonia_icoFYR MacedoniaDaniel Kajmakoski – Autumn Leaves2815
09flag_Serbia_icoSerbiaBojana Stamenov – Beauty Never Lies639
10flag_Hungary_icoHungaryBoggie – Wars For Nothing678
11flag_Belarus_icoBelarusUzari&Maimuna – Time3912
12flag_Russia_icoRussiaPolina Gagarina – A Million Voices1821
13flag_Denmark_icoDenmarkAnti Social Media – The Way You Are3313
14flag_Albania_icoAlbaniaElhaida Dani – I’m Alive6210
15flag_Romania_icoRomaniaVoltaj – De La Capat/ All Over Again895
16flag_Georgia_icoGeorgiaNina Sublatti – Warrior984

Semi-Final 2

CountryPerformer – SongPointsPlacePictureLiveVideoclipESC
01flag_Lithuania_icoLithuaniaMonika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila – This Time677
02flag_Ireland_icoIrelandMolly Sterling – Playing With Numbers3512
03flag_San-Marino_icoSan MarinoAnita Simoncini & Michele Perniola – Chain of Lights1116
04flag_Montenegro_icoMontenegroKnez – Adio579
05flag_Malta_icoMaltaAmber – Warrior4311
06flag_Norway_icoNorwayMørland & Debrah Scarlett – A Monster Like Me1234
07flag_Portugal_icoPortugalLeonor Andrade – Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa1914
08flag_Czech-Republic_icoCzech RepublicMarta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta – Hope Never Dies3313
09flag_Israel_icoIsraelNadav Guedj – Golden Boy1513
10flag_Latvia_icoLatviaAminata – Love Injected1552
11flag_Belarus_icoAzerbaijanElnur Huseynov – Hour Of The Wolf5310
12flag_Iceland_icoIcelandMaria Olafs – Unbroken1415
13flag_Sweden_icoSwedenMåns Zelmerlöw – Heroes2171
14flag_Switzerland_icoSwitzerlandMélanie René – Time To Shine417
15flag_Cyprus_icoCyprusJohn Karayiannis – One Thing I Should Have Done876
16flag_Slovenia_icoSloveniaMaraaya – Here For You925
17flag_Poland_icoPolandMonika Kuszyńska – In The Name Of Love578

Final

CountryPerformer – SongPointsPlacePictureLiveVideoclipESC
01flag_Slovenia_icoSloveniaMaraaya – Here For You3914
02flag_France_icoFranceLisa Angell – N’oubliez Pas425
03flag_Israel_icoIsraelNadav Guedj – Golden Boy979
04flag_Estonia_icoEstoniaElina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye To Yesterday1067
05flag_United-Kingdom_icoUnited KingdomElectro Velvet – Still In Love With You524
06flag_Armenia_icoArmeniaGenealogy – Face The Shadow3416
07flag_Lithuania_icoLithuaniaMonika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila – This Time3018
08flag_Serbia_icoSerbiaBojana Stamenov – Beauty Never Lies5310
09flag_Norway_icoNorwayMørland & Debrah Scarlett – A Monster Like Me1028
10flag_Sweden_icoSewedenMåns Zelmerlöw – Heroes3651
11flag_Cyprus_icoCyprusJohn Karayiannis – One Thing I Should Have Done1122
12flag_Australia_icoAustraliaGuy Sebastian – Tonight Again1965
13flag_Belgium_icoBelgiumLoïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside2174
14flag_Austria_icoAustriaThe Makemakes – I Am Yours026
15flag_Greece_icoGreeceMaria Elena Kyriakou – One Last Breath2319
16flag_Montenegro_icoMontenegroKnez – Adio4413
17flag_Germany_icoGermanyAnn Sophie – Black Smoke027
18flag_Poland_icoPolandMonika Kuszyńska – In The Name Of Love1023
19flag_Latvia_icoLatviaAminata – Love Injected1866
20flag_Romania_icoRomaniaVoltaj – De La Capat/ All Over Again3515
21flag_Spain_icoSpainEdurne – Amanecer1521
22flag_Hungary_icoHungaryBoggie – Wars For Nothing1920
23flag_Georgia_icoGeorgiaNina Sublatti – Warrior5111
24flag_Azerbaijan_icoAzerbaijanElnur Huseynov – Hour Of The Wolf4912
25flag_Russia_icoRussiaPolina Gagarina – A Million Voices3032
26flag_Albania_icoAlbaniaElhaida Dani – I’m Alive3417
27flag_Italy_icoItalyIl Volo – Grande Amore2923
Host:
It will be the first time in the Eurovision the contest will be hosted by three women. Mirjam Weichselbraun is one of the most famous presenters in Austria and she has been in charge of some broadcasts for the MTV European Music Awards and the MTV Video Music Awards.

Alice Tumler owns a big experience as host and director of music TV Shows. Arabella Kiesbauer has a long career started in the eighties on ORF. After a significant step on German television, she returned her country in 2002 where she presented a popular talent show. As a special host, Conchita Wurst will be hosting from the Green Room where she will get some artists reactions during the show.


Pictures:
VenueStageWinnerScoreboardTrophyCD Cover

Full Show:
FinalSemi-Final 1Semi-Final 2
Videos:

Allocation Draw

First Semi-Final: Winner’s Press conference

Second Semi-Final: Winner’s Press conference