The 2015 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest was held at the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna, Austria. The 2014 edition, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, was won by Austrian singer Conchita Wurst and her song "Rise Like a Phoenix". Therefore, Austria, represented by public broadcaster ORF, got to host the 2015 contest.

The semi-finals were held on 19 and 21 May, and the grand final on 23 May. Sweden won the contest, represented by Måns Zelmerlöw and his song "Heroes". He went on to host the following year’s edition in Stockholm, Sweden, alongside Petra Mede, who had already hosted the 2013 edition.

This was the second Eurovision victory in the 2010s for Sweden, and especially for its Eurovision selection contest Melodifestivalen, which is possibly the largest and most-watched Eurovision selection process in Europe. The 2012 edition had been won by Lorine "Loreen" Talhaoui and her song "Euphoria", thereby making Sweden the hosts of the 2013 edition (which was held in Malmö, as opposed to Stockholm in 2016).

Loreen’s and Zelmerlöw’s victories have made Sweden the second-most successful country at Eurovision, with six victories (only behind Ireland’s seven).


Eurovision Song Contest 2015

The theme for the contest was "Building Bridges". The logo is an bubble with a bridge made of smaller bubbles that represents a multicultural bridge. It means that people can make musical bridges.

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