", "Follow live: Heads of Delegations meet in Vienna", "How will Eurovision 2015 introduce the entries?  Conchita later performed "You Are Unstoppable" and "Firestorm", both from her self-titled debut studio album. Live performance in the first Semi-Final of I Want Your Love representing Moldova at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest Meanwhile, Ukraine announced their non-participation due to financial and political reasons regarding the Ukrainian crisis.  Raay, who is a part of the Slovene duo Maraaya, was a backing musical performer for the 2014 entry of Slovenia.  The EBU issued an invitation of participation for the 2015 Contest to all 56 active members. The event took place in Vienna, Austria, with the venue being the Wiener Stadthalle, after Austria won the right to host this edition of the Eurovision Song Contest for winning its previous 2014 edition with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix" performed by Conchita Wurst. 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The Marcel Bezençon Awards, the OGAE voting poll and the Barbara Dex Awards are awards that were contested by the entries competing at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, in addition to the main winner's trophy. 2:55. On 23 December 2014, it was announced that initially thirty-nine countries would participate in the 2015 Contest. Especially to face overt bigotry against Russia and still end up second.  Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini both previously represented San Marino at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest: Perniola took part in 2013, and Simoncini took part in 2014 as part of The Peppermints. The top two countries of this contest - Sweden and Russia - were the same as the top two countries in the 2012 contest. Germany participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Black Smoke", written by Michael Harwood, Ella McMahon and Tonino Speciale. 3:20. 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. Austria and Germany became the first countries since 2003 to score no points in the final. 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. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Austria participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song " I Am Yours ", written by Jimmy Harry and The Makemakes. Still, I’m happy for Måns that he won, and thrilled Eurovision 2016 will be in Sweden. , Traffic lights of the same – copyrighted – design of the kind "Ampelpärchen" (couples for traffic lights) followed before Christopher Street Days in June 2015 in Salzburg and Linz. The colours of the theme intend to highlight individualism whilst simultaneously also representing the building of musical bridges and the diversity and variety of the artists, songs and audience. Inga Arshakyan, who was part of Genealogy in 2015, represented Armenia in 2009, collaborating with her sister as part of Inga and Anush. Since 2013, she has hosted the talent show Die große Chance alongside Andi Knoll. Slovenia’s Maraaya was the first to perform at the Eurovision 2015 grand final, which is why their eventual 14th place finish wasn’t anywhere near as good as it should have been. Elina Born & Stig Rästa - Goodbye To Yesterday (Estonia) 2015 Eurovision Song Contest by Eurovision Song Contest. A final that was one of the most fun in years, and one that produced a worthy winner in Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw and his song ‘Heroes‘.. Of course, it being Eurovision, not everyone agrees with Zelmerlöw’s ‘Heroes‘ being the number one song. , On 19 December 2014, ORF announced that Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer were the hosts of the 60th contest; the all-female trio was the first in history to host the contest. The odds are subject to change, and can be seen as bookmakers' prediction of the betting: Who will win Eurovision Song Contest 2015? Top 5 songs at Eurovision 2015 aren’t always what the voters choose. The Eurovision Song Contest celebrates it's anniversary in Austria's capital city Vienna. Also, for the first time since 2002, all three Baltic states participated in the final. The album features all 40 songs that entered in the 2015 contest, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify into the grand final. Russia's entry "A Million Voices" became the first non-winning Eurovision song to score over 300 points. Innsbruck also joined the race with Olympiahalle, which hosted ice hockey and figure skating at the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. Australia made its debut as an automatic qualifier since it was invited to participate for the diamond anniversary. , It was reported by the EBU that the 2015 Contest was viewed by a worldwide television audience of a record breaking 197 million viewers, beating the 2014 record which was viewed by 195 million. The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The faceplates in Linz has been financed by sponsors driven by a Facebook-based initiative, but have been removed – without consent – by the new traffic minister of Linz of the party FPÖ in early December 2015. Russia — Polina Gagarina ‘A Million Voices’. 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. Videos will be available here when qualified for Vienna 2015 Eurovision Song Contest 2015 bol 60. ročník súťaže Eurovision Song Contest.Konal sa v Rakúsku vďaka víťazstvu rakúskeho travesty-umelca, vystupujúceho pod menom Conchita Wurst v predchádzajúcom ročníku súťaže.. Súťaž pozostávala z dvoch semifinálových kôl a veľkého finále. Loïc Nottet was the runner-up in the third series of The Voice Belgique, which is organised by RTBF.  On 6 August 2014, ORF announced the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna as the host venue. In light of the unifying power of this great common European event, we invite all to build bridges and to join hands. We don't offer any bets on these odds. Australia's participation in the 2015 contest was set to be a one-off event, but it was confirmed in November 2015 that the country would return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016. The winner was Sweden with the song "Heroes", performed by Måns Zelmerlöw and written by Anton Malmberg Hård af Segerstad, Joy Deb and Linnea Deb. Welcome to the official Eurovision Song Contest channel on YouTube! 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. The three live shows were hosted by Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer, while Conchita Wurst hosted the green room. Both in the songs and the performers. The slogan for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest was Building Bridges. The tasks on the journeys vary from culture to sports, from economics to science and tradition to modern. , As the opening of the final, the Te Deum was performed by the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra from the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, and included a video taking viewers on a journey through Austria's cities and landscapes to the host venue. Separate offices to house the press centre, open between 11 and 24 May 2015, at least 4,000 square metres (43,000 sq ft) in area, with a capacity of at least 1,500 journalists. It dropped one spot for me on the night, however, simply because of the staging. 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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. Germany participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Black Smoke", written by Michael Harwood, Ella McMahon and Tonino Speciale. 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 Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the thirteenth edition of the annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and took place, for the first time, in Bulgaria.The Bulgarian national broadcaster BNT was the host broadcaster for the event. Semifinálové kolá sa konali 19. a 21. mája a finále 23. mája 2015. Forty countries participated in the contest, with Australia making a guest appearance. It’s also not as good of an entry as Sweden has had in past years (last year’s ‘Undo‘ with Sanna Nielsen was incredible and would have been in easy winner in 2015 without having to compete against Conchita Wurst). For the first time, the top four of the contest all scored 200 points or better. While I loved this song when it was first released, it wasn’t in my best five songs. Melodifestivalen 2015 was the Swedish music competition that selected Sweden's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. During an initial meeting between the host broadcaster ORF and the EBU in late May 2014, the representatives of the core organising team were selected. Tumler is of Austrian-French descent and speaks five languages fluently: German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. The combination of the juries' full ranking and the televote's full ranking produced an overall ranking of all competing entries. An amazing voice, superb staging, a perfect Eurovision song, and she sang it with such raw emotion she made me cry. The pots were calculated by the televoting partner Digame and were as follows:, 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). Spanish language site Eurovision Spain is reporting that Blas has shortlisted four songs and presented them to broadcaster RTVE and his record label Warner Music. 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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. Troye Sivan, Kacey Musgraves ‘Easy’ video went ‘straight’ but then…didn’t — thank God! A final that was one of the most fun in years, and one that produced a worthy winner in Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw and his song ‘Heroes‘. This also marked the shortest gap between two wins for the same country since Ireland’s 1994 and 1996 victories. The right to host the contest came when Conchita Wurst brought home the trophy with her Rise Like A Phoenix from Copenhagen the year before. Includes tracks by Elhaida Dani, Genealogy, Guy Sebastian, The Makemakes and many others. , On 29 May 2014, Austrian host public broadcaster ORF and the EBU released some requirements and details about the venue. Hosted by 2014 Swedish Eurovision entrant Sanna Nielsen and comedian Robin Paulsson, 28 songs competed in a six-week-long process which consisted of four semi-finals on 7, 14, 21 and 28 February 2015, a second chance round on 7 March 2015, and a final on 15 March 2015. The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest which took place in Vienna, Austria, following Conchita Wurst's win in the 2014 Contest in Copenhagen with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix".It took place on 23 May 2015. The EBU considered the possibility of similarly inviting countries to participate in future editions of the contest. The final took place on 21 November 2015 and was held at the Arena Armeec in Sofia. , After Austria's victory in the 2014 Contest, their delegation revealed the possibility of hosting the contest either in the capital city, Vienna, or in Salzburg. 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. Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät - Aina mun pitää (Finland) 2015 Eurovision Song … The EBU released details regarding the interval act for the grand final on 18 March.  Nicolas Dorian, part of Witloof Bay, Belgium representatives in 2011, was part of the backing vocalists of Loic Nottet. Semifinálové kolá sa konali 19. a 21. mája a finále 23. mája 2015. The organisers had anticipated such reactions, and had prepared and installed 'anti-booing technology' which was deployed for the first time in Eurovision broadcasting history.  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.  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. The …  The running order of the semi-finals were revealed on 23 March 2015. The venue must be available for at least 6 to 7 weeks before the contest and one week after the conclusion of the contest. , 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. The Director General of ORF, Alexander Wrabetz, commented in reference to the slogan: "With the song contest in Vienna, we want music to build bridges across borders, cultures and languages. "A Monster Like Me" by Mørland & Debrah Scarlett from Norway at Eurovision Song Contest 2015. 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Each country/jury awards 12, 10, 8–1 points to their top 10 songs. , Weichselbraun is an actress and presenter known for hosting such productions as the annual Life Ball charity event, the Vienna Opera Ball and the TV show Dancing Stars since 2005, which has earned her the Austrian Romy television award in 2006 and 2008. We have commercial relationships with some of the bookmakers. , 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. The song was performed by Ann Sophie.German broadcaster ARD in collaboration with Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) organised the national final Unser Song für Österreich in order to select the German entry for the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria. "Amanecer" was later presented to the public in March 2015. So, I thought it might be fun to put up a quick list of my Best 5 Songs at Eurovision 2015. Eurovision News Odds Calendar Rotterdam 2021 National Selections Results & Points Songs & Videos Facts Quiz . This was Sweden's sixth victory in the contest, following their wins in 1974, 1984, 1991, 1999 and 2012. The final took place on 21 November 2015 and was held at the Arena Armeec in Sofia. Not until I saw Polina Gagarina perform ‘A Million Voices‘ live at the Eurovision 2015 grand final, and then I thought she deserved the number one spot as she had everything a winner should have.  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. ", "Beteg bikák írták felül Gundel Takács Gábor nyári terveit", "Speciale su Rai4 lunedi 18 maggio e finale anche in HD", "Eirovīziju komentēs Grēviņš un Frīdenbergs", "Даниел ја носи Америка на "Евровизија 2015, "Eurovision 2015. The competition consisted of two semi-finals and a final, a format which has been in use since 2008. 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. 17 countries took part in this semi-final. On 3 November 2014, the broadcaster announced that they had internally selected Loïc Nottet to represent Belgium in Vienna.  In what has become an annual tradition for the OGAE fan clubs, a voting poll ran from 1 May 2015 and ended on 10 May 2015, allowing members from forty clubs to vote for their favourite songs of the 2015 contest.  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. Each member of a respective nation's jury was required to rank every song, except that of their own country. 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