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
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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

Country Performer – Song Points Place Picture Live Videoclip ESC
01 flag_Moldova_ico Moldova Eduard Romanyuta – I Want Your Love 41 11
02 flag_Armenia_ico Armenia Genealogy – Face The Shadow 77 7
03 flag_Belgium_ico Belgium Loïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside 149 2
04 flag_Netherlands_ico The Netherlands Trijntje Oosterhuis – Walk Along 33 14
05 flag_Finland_ico Finland Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät – Aina Mun Pitää 13 16
06 flag_Greece_ico Greece Maria Elena Kyriakou – One Last Breath 81 6
07 flag_Estonia_ico Estonia Elina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye To Yesterday 105 3
08 flag_Macedonia_ico FYR Macedonia Daniel Kajmakoski – Autumn Leaves 28 15
09 flag_Serbia_ico Serbia Bojana Stamenov – Beauty Never Lies 63 9
10 flag_Hungary_ico Hungary Boggie – Wars For Nothing 67 8
11 flag_Belarus_ico Belarus Uzari&Maimuna – Time 39 12
12 flag_Russia_ico Russia Polina Gagarina – A Million Voices 182 1
13 flag_Denmark_ico Denmark Anti Social Media – The Way You Are 33 13
14 flag_Albania_ico Albania Elhaida Dani – I’m Alive 62 10
15 flag_Romania_ico Romania Voltaj – De La Capat/ All Over Again 89 5
16 flag_Georgia_ico Georgia Nina Sublatti – Warrior 98 4

Semi-Final 2

Country Performer – Song Points Place Picture Live Videoclip ESC
01 flag_Lithuania_ico Lithuania Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila – This Time 67 7
02 flag_Ireland_ico Ireland Molly Sterling – Playing With Numbers 35 12
03 flag_San-Marino_ico San Marino Anita Simoncini & Michele Perniola – Chain of Lights 11 16
04 flag_Montenegro_ico Montenegro Knez – Adio 57 9
05 flag_Malta_ico Malta Amber – Warrior 43 11
06 flag_Norway_ico Norway Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – A Monster Like Me 123 4
07 flag_Portugal_ico Portugal Leonor Andrade – Há Um Mar Que Nos Separa 19 14
08 flag_Czech-Republic_ico Czech Republic Marta Jandová and Václav Noid Bárta – Hope Never Dies 33 13
09 flag_Israel_ico Israel Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy 151 3
10 flag_Latvia_ico Latvia Aminata – Love Injected 155 2
11 flag_Belarus_ico Azerbaijan Elnur Huseynov – Hour Of The Wolf 53 10
12 flag_Iceland_ico Iceland Maria Olafs – Unbroken 14 15
13 flag_Sweden_ico Sweden Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes 217 1
14 flag_Switzerland_ico Switzerland Mélanie René – Time To Shine 4 17
15 flag_Cyprus_ico Cyprus John Karayiannis – One Thing I Should Have Done 87 6
16 flag_Slovenia_ico Slovenia Maraaya – Here For You 92 5
17 flag_Poland_ico Poland Monika Kuszyńska – In The Name Of Love 57 8

Final

Country Performer – Song Points Place Picture Live Videoclip ESC
01 flag_Slovenia_ico Slovenia Maraaya – Here For You 39 14
02 flag_France_ico France Lisa Angell – N’oubliez Pas 4 25
03 flag_Israel_ico Israel Nadav Guedj – Golden Boy 97 9
04 flag_Estonia_ico Estonia Elina Born & Stig Rästa – Goodbye To Yesterday 106 7
05 flag_United-Kingdom_ico United Kingdom Electro Velvet – Still In Love With You 5 24
06 flag_Armenia_ico Armenia Genealogy – Face The Shadow 34 16
07 flag_Lithuania_ico Lithuania Monika Linkytė and Vaidas Baumila – This Time 30 18
08 flag_Serbia_ico Serbia Bojana Stamenov – Beauty Never Lies 53 10
09 flag_Norway_ico Norway Mørland & Debrah Scarlett – A Monster Like Me 102 8
10 flag_Sweden_ico Seweden Måns Zelmerlöw – Heroes 365 1
11 flag_Cyprus_ico Cyprus John Karayiannis – One Thing I Should Have Done 11 22
12 flag_Australia_ico Australia Guy Sebastian – Tonight Again 196 5
13 flag_Belgium_ico Belgium Loïc Nottet – Rhythm Inside 217 4
14 flag_Austria_ico Austria The Makemakes – I Am Yours 0 26
15 flag_Greece_ico Greece Maria Elena Kyriakou – One Last Breath 23 19
16 flag_Montenegro_ico Montenegro Knez – Adio 44 13
17 flag_Germany_ico Germany Ann Sophie – Black Smoke 0 27
18 flag_Poland_ico Poland Monika Kuszyńska – In The Name Of Love 10 23
19 flag_Latvia_ico Latvia Aminata – Love Injected 186 6
20 flag_Romania_ico Romania Voltaj – De La Capat/ All Over Again 35 15
21 flag_Spain_ico Spain Edurne – Amanecer 15 21
22 flag_Hungary_ico Hungary Boggie – Wars For Nothing 19 20
23 flag_Georgia_ico Georgia Nina Sublatti – Warrior 51 11
24 flag_Azerbaijan_ico Azerbaijan Elnur Huseynov – Hour Of The Wolf 49 12
25 flag_Russia_ico Russia Polina Gagarina – A Million Voices 303 2
26 flag_Albania_ico Albania Elhaida Dani – I’m Alive 34 17
27 flag_Italy_ico Italy Il Volo – Grande Amore 292 3
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:
Venue Stage Winner Scoreboard Trophy CD Cover

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

Allocation Draw

First Semi-Final: Winner’s Press conference

Second Semi-Final: Winner’s Press conference