Sweden wins 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

Mans Zemerlow from Sweden won the 2015 edition of Eurovision Song Contest, beating Russia and Italy in the big international talent show which will be held in his home country next year.

Zelmerlow won with his upbeat pop track Heroes, which was accompanied by innovative animated visuals.

A record 27 countries took part, including Australia, which was invited to compete for the first time to mark the event’s 60th anniversary.

Mans Zelmerlow was the bookmakers’ favourite throughout the build-up to this year’s contest.

Armenia was represented at the contest by the Genealogy band.

The final outcome was decided by a 50:50 split between professional juries and televoting from all 40 participants. The jury votes were decided during the Jury Final last night and the televotes decided during tonight’s show. The 27 finalists were made up of 20 qualifiers from the first and second Semi-Finals held on the 19th and 21st of May and seven automatic qualifiers including the Big 5 countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom), host country Austria and Australia.