[31] The graphic design of the contest was revealed by the EBU on 25 November 2014. The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the 34th annual Eurovision Song Contest. Further down the table, Montenegro achieved its best result since its independence, finishing thirteenth. Inga Arshakyan, who was part of Genealogy in 2015, represented Armenia in 2009, collaborating with her sister as part of Inga and Anush. 21 May 2015 The nine-minute performance, based on classical themes of major Austrian composers, included forty instrumentalists as well as the Grammy Award winning Arnold Schoenberg Choir. [1] The contest was provisionally set to take place on 12, 14 and 16 May 2015, but the dates were later pushed back a week in order to accommodate the candidate cities. The song which scored the highest overall rank received 12 points, while the tenth-best ranked song received one point. Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria Anti-booing measures had to be put in place for television viewers after the final Jury rehearsal, as Russia was predicted to place well on the night, and politics in Russia have a negative impact on the audience. Video of the performance, music video and lyrics of the song. In the postcards, each of the clips start with every contestant receiving an invitation to Austria in their home country in the form of a package containing a single object. It was the second time that Norway had hosted the contest, the last time being in 1989. [3], Vienna, considered the front-runner, had two venues in the phase: Wiener Stadthalle and the trade fair centre, Messe Wien, with capacities of up to 16,000 and 30,000 attendees respectively. Kati presented the Austrian votes for the final live from the stage of the Eurovision Village, while Andi served as Austrian commentator for ORF. The tasks on the journeys vary from culture to sports, from economics to science and tradition to modern. The Marcel Bezençon Awards were first handed out during the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia, honouring the best competing songs in the final. SBS had been a long-time broadcaster of the event, which has had a large following in Australia. 3:20. Acts The album covers of the songs Heroes (Sweden) and Hour of the Wolf (Azerbaijan) are similar, which some people suspect to be plagiarism. 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Host Broadcaster "[100] The Executive Supervisor of ESC, Jon Ola Sand, urged that Eurovision should be a "friendly battlefield....not a political battleground",[102] and presenter Alice Tumler reminded the audience that "Our motto is 'Building Bridges', and music should stand over politics tonight...". The official graphic design was unveiled on 25 November 2014. Final This was Sweden's sixth victory in the contest, following their wins in 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999 and 2012. [109] The organisation consists of a network of over 40 Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond, and is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profit company. Sweden was the winner of Eurovision 2015 with 365 points [27] The running order of the semi-finals were revealed on 23 March 2015. 10 qualifiers from each of the Semi-Finals, the so-called Big Five as well as hosts Austria and special guest Australia all took to the stage. Elina Born & Stig Rästa - Goodbye To Yesterday (Estonia) 2015 Eurovision Song Contest by Eurovision Song Contest. The pots were calculated by the televoting partner Digame and were as follows:[26], The final running order of the competing performances at the semi-finals and the final were decided by the producers of the show and approved by the EBU Executive Supervisor and the Reference Group, as had been done since the 2013 Contest, in contrast to a draw system for the contest's editions up until 2012 (apart from an ongoing draw method for the host country's direct position at the final). "[30] One way of realising the slogan was introduced in the beginning of the contest's final, as the competing artists entered the arena via a structure which simulates a "magic bridge" of light. It is named after the Belgian artist, Barbara Dex, who came last in the 1993 contest, in which she wore a dress she designed herself. Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final: For a country to be eligible for potential participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, it needs to be an active member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Tumler is of Austrian-French descent and speaks five languages fluently: German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. The competition was organised by Iuliana Marciuc and Bogdan Ghițulescu with Liana Stanciu selected as the head of the Romanian delegation for a second consecutive year. [52] The ten songs in places 1 to 10 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. Australia [1] For the first time, the top four of the contest all scored 200 points or better. This was made obvious when Jon Ola Sand and host Alice Tumler made it clear that politics should not be brought into the televoting. Venue And for the first time, Australia competed in the grand final as a special guest because the country is one of the long-standing fans that are normally not allowed to compete - they voted in both semi-finals as well as the final. Russia's entry "A Million Voices" became the first non-winning Eurovision song to score over 300 points. Being geographically close to Linz, Wels showed desire to host the event as well. The reason for this was technical difficulties in the minutes running up to the voting presentation.[117]. [33] For example, the Austrian postcard features The Makemakes participating in a fun run and in the San Marino postcard, Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini attend an evening at the Vienna Opera Ball. [4] Oberwart, with the Exhibition hall, and Vorarlberg, with the Vorarlberger Landestheater, were the latest cities to declare an interest. Cyprus, the Czech Republic and Serbia returned to the contest after some time away, while Ukraine decided to withdraw. Stream songs including "I'm Alive (Eurovision 2015 - Albania / Karaoke Version)", "Face the Shadow (Eurovision 2015 - Armenia / Karaoke Version)" and more. 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In 2013, she received the Golden Medal of the Republic of Austria for her commitment to tolerance and the fight against racism. Executive Supervisor The interval act was provided by percussionist Martin Grubinger and his band The Percussive Planet Ensemble. The odds are subject to change, and can be seen as bookmakers' prediction of the betting: Who will win Eurovision Song Contest 2015? The ten countries with the highest scores in each semi-final qualified to the final where they joined the host nation Austria, the five main sponsoring nations (known as the Big Five): France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom, and Australia which was invited this year to commemorate the Contest's 60th anniversary. However, because of technical problems in some countries the final voting order was the following:[117], 1.^ Portugal, Estonia and Georgia were originally scheduled to announce their votes as the 5th, 13th and 30th countries, respectively, but instead voted 38th, 39th and 40th, respectively, after all the other countries announced their votes. [101] During a break in the countries' reporting of their votes, when the running total showed Russia leading, Eurovision 2014 winner Conchita Wurst announced to Gagarina, "You gave an amazing performance, and you deserve to be in the lead. Forty countries participated in the contest, with Australia making a guest appearance. Conchita Wurst acted as the green room host. 40 Mid in tempo, the song … Immediately afterwards The ESC Vienna All-Stars, consisting of Conchita, the Vienna Boys' Choir, multinational Suparar Children's Choir, rapper Left Boy, and the contest’s presenters, jointly performed the official anthem of the 2015 contest, "Building Bridges" accompanied by the ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Peter Pejtsik. Listen to Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Vienna (Karaoke Version) by Various Artists on Apple Music. France participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "N'oubliez pas", written by Moïse Albert, Michel Illouz and Laure Izon.The song was performed by Lisa Angell, who was selected by French broadcaster France Télévisions in collaboration with the France 2 channel in January 2015 to represent the nation at the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria. The three live shows were hosted by Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer, while Conchita Wurst hosted the green room. [100] The Russian entrant Polina Gagarina could be seen crying in the green room during the voting procedure, and this was reported by various media to have occurred as a result of the booing. With only one win for Russia back in 2008, Polina has come the closest to winning Russia the Eurovision song contest for the second time. 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The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the Diamond Anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest and was held at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria, following Conchita Wurst's winning performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. When the hashtags were used on Twitter, they became "hashflags", and appeared by the accompanying of a heart symbol with the flag of the country of the hashtag. Withdrawing In the postcards, each of the clips start with a drive by scene of the contestants capital city, it then shows every contestant receiving an invitation to Austria in their home country. The voting results from each member of a particular nation's jury were combined to produce an overall ranking from first to last place. "Heroes" by Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden at Eurovision Song Contest 2015. This marks the first time since trios became the norm in 2010 that the presenters are all female. It took place in Vienna, Austria, following Conchita Wurst's win at the 2014 contest in Copenhagen, Denmark with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix". The Wiener Stadthalle hosts the annual Erste Bank Open tennis tournament, along with many concerts and events throughout the year and has a capacity of approximately 16,000 attendees. [7], After the deadline on 13 June 2014, ORF announced 12 venues interested in hosting the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest:[8] ORF announced on 21 June 2014 that 3 cities (Vienna, Innsbruck, and Graz) had been short-listed in the final stage of the bidding process. This also marked the shortest gap between two wins for the same country since Ireland’s 1994 and 1996 victories. The album features all 40 songs that entered in the 2015 contest, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify into the grand final. Kiesbauer is a presenter, writer and actress who started her career at the Austrian public broadcaster in 1989, but is probably most known for presenting her own talk show in Germany from 1994 to 2004 on ProSieben.  ‡   Shortlisted, The city of Vienna introduced temporary new traffic signals for pedestrians on some streets, featuring same-sex couples holding hands or hugging. .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}    Host venue [9][10][11] On 6 August 2014, ORF announced the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna as the host venue. In 2018 Netta won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Toy”, the song has gone on to be the most viewed Eurovision entry of all time on YouTube. Semi Final [40] Conchita later performed "You Are Unstoppable" and "Firestorm",[41] both from her self-titled debut studio album. Cyprus and Serbia returned, after their one-year absence, while Czech Republic returned, after their last participation in 2009. Opening Act The odds are collected from bookmakers that have odds on Eurovision Song Contest 2015. All the songs and videos for Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. [38] The performance notably featured Conchita "flying" from a raised podium over the audience to the main stage. The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The motto for the contest was "#Discover". The winners were revealed shortly before the final on 23 May. Eurovision 2015 Grand Final - final Recap 27 songs - YouTube Austria is also the first host country to score nul points. [108], Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l'Eurovision (more commonly known as OGAE) is an international organisation that was founded in 1984 in Savonlinna, Finland by Jari-Pekka Koikkalainen. Australia,[51] Austria, France and Spain voted in this semi-final. Countries vote 12, 10, 8, 7 to 1 points with a 50/50 jury and televote combination As in the 2014 contest, the winner was announced as soon as it was mathematically impossible to catch up. Video of the performance, music video and lyrics of the song. [47]Elnur Hüseynov, who was Azerbaijan's debut representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, as part of the duo Elnur and Samir, was internally selected to represent the nation for a second time. The combination of the juries' full ranking and the televote's full ranking produced an overall ranking of all competing entries. [112], The Barbara Dex Award, annually awarded by the fan website House of Eurovision, is a humorous award given to the worst dressed artist each year in the contest. This was the first time since the juries were reintroduced alongside the televoting in 2009 that the winner did not place first in the televoting; Italy was the televote winner, while Sweden was the jury winner. Cyprus Czech Republic Serbia The running order for the grand final was announced shortly after the winners' press conference of the second semi-final, with Slovenia opening the show and Italy performing last. (The addresses on the invitations used were the broadcasting headquarters addresses) More specifically, the invitation is to a region in the host country with all nine Austrian states taking part. The competition consisted of two semi-finals and a final, a format which has been in use since 2008. In light of the unifying power of this great common European event, we invite all to build bridges and to join hands. [116], The voting order was revealed the morning of the final, and for the only time in Eurovision history to date, the names of all the spokespersons were displayed onscreen. During the results, loud boos could be heard whenever Russia was mentioned or the country received one of the top three high points. Nul Points In this year's contest, all the hashtags for participating countries incorporated the IOC country codes for them which were displayed on the television screen, preceded by the names of the performing countries. [39] After the presenters welcomed the viewers of the show, representatives of the twenty-seven participating countries also took to the stage during the flag parade using a "magical bridge" created through the audience from the greenroom. [25] The participating countries, excluding the automatic finalists (hosts Austria, the Big Five and Australia), were split into five pots, based on voting patterns from the previous ten years. [66] Thirty-nine countries confirmed their participation,[42] whilst the following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below. The competition took place on 5 March 2015 at the TUI Arena in Hannover, hosted by Barbara Schöneberger with Janin Reinhardt reporting from the green room. Meanwhile, Ukraine announced their non-participation due to financial and political reasons regarding the Ukrainian crisis. ", "Follow live: Heads of Delegations meet in Vienna", "How will Eurovision 2015 introduce the entries? [21] In the event of a televoting failure (insufficient number of votes/technical issues) or jury failure (technical issue/breach of rules), only one of the methods was used by each country. "Amanecer" was later presented to the public in March 2015. The Green Room should be located in the arena or as near it as possible, with a capacity of 300. Most countries sent commentators to Vienna or commentated from their own country, in order to add insight to the participants and, if necessary, the provision of voting information. The postcards of this year's contest also witness the slogan "Building Bridges". [49] Hera Björk, who previously represented Iceland in 2010, returned as a backing singer for Iceland's entry. She began her television career in 2004 with French music channel TraceTV, later working for Arte and France 3, and has hosted The KORA All Africa Music Awards in South Africa. The venue must be available for at least 6 to 7 weeks before the contest and one week after the conclusion of the contest. [24], The draw that determined the semi-final allocation was held on 26 January 2015 at the Vienna Rathaus and hosted by Andi Knoll and Kati Bellowitsch. 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