"Heroes" by Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden at Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Acts Both covers feature the lead singer looking left with a transparent graphic version of themselves to the left. It was the second time Austria had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1967. This marks the first time since trios became the norm in 2010 that the presenters are all female. [2] Vienna, Klagenfurt, Innsbruck, Lower Austria, Graz, Upper Austria, Burgenland, and Vorarlberg were all reportedly interested in hosting the contest; Salzburg pulled out of the bidding phase as the city was not able to meet the cost of the venue and promotion. Australia,[51] Austria, France and Spain voted in this semi-final. A fifth city, Linz, joined the race with Brucknerhaus, although the venue would not be big enough for the contest. [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. [12], Key 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. Semi Final 2 SBS had been a long-time broadcaster of the event, which has had a large following in Australia. Delegations 40 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. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), the contest was held at the Wiener Stadthalle and consisted of two semi-finals on 19 and 21 May, and the final on 23 May 2015. [9][10][11] On 6 August 2014, ORF announced the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna as the host venue. 21 May 2015 Eurovision Song Contest: Vienna 2015 is the official compilation album of the 2015 Contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and was released by Universal Music Group on 20 April 2015. [66] The EBU issued an invitation of participation for the 2015 Contest to all 56 active members. Host Information ", "Elnur Huseynov is the Azerbaijani representative in Vienna", "Iceland 2015: Hera Björk joins María in Vienna", "Eurovision Song Contest: Australia to compete in 2015", "Allocation Draw results: Who's in which Semi-Final? Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Amanecer", written by Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Peter Boström and Thomas G:son.The song was performed by Edurne, who was selected by Spanish broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) in January 2015 to represent the nation at the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria. 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. 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AustriaThe Makemakes - I Am Yours GermanyAnn Sophie - Black Smoke [35], 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. Edurne was internally selected to represent Spain at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Amanecer (Dawn). 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 EBU reported that over 197 million viewers worldwide watched the contest, beating the 2014 viewing figures by 2 million. In Salzburg the initiative SoHo and social democrate mayor Schaden promoted the change of the shape of the LED-lamps. The competition consisted of two semi-finals and a final, a format which has been in use since 2008. 16 countries took part in the first semi-final. [29] On 11 September 2014, the slogan for the 2015 Contest was revealed to be "Building Bridges". -- Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. This Doodle's Reach. 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. Sweden's Måns Zermelöw took the trophy with his song Heroes meaning that the Eurovision Song Contest would be hosted by Sweden for the second tim… Austria and Germany became the first countries since 2003 to score no points in the final. Two CD collection containing all 40 songs from the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which also happens to be the 60th Anniversary of the show. 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