[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. [66] The EBU issued an invitation of participation for the 2015 Contest to all 56 active members. 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. Eurovision Song Contest Many viewers thought the audience sounded "canned" and "unnatural". 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… 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. [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. The pots are as follows, calculated by the EBU's voting providers Digame and based on voting patterns over the past 10 years: As per request by the German broadcaster, ARD/NDR, which was approved by the EBU Reference Group, Germany was pre-allocated to broadcast and vote in Semifinal 2. The winners were revealed shortly before the final on 23 May. Austria is also the first host country to score nul points. Before Eurovision Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2015. The Swedish entry video was pulled from the official Eurovision channel when it was learned that the cartoon character was copied from another designer. Delegations 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. [42] Cyprus and Serbia returned after one-year absences, the Czech Republic returned after a five-year absence, while Ukraine did not enter. The Eurovision Song Contest is organized by the European Broadcasting Union, the world's foremost alliance of public service media, representing 116 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 34 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. But the land of the eagles has never delivered a group to the Contest in all its 17 attempts. 23 May 2015 It was replaced with the lyric video and the character was altered for Vienna. It was held on 19 May 2015. The song which scored the highest overall rank received 12 points, while the tenth-best ranked song received one point. Building Bridges 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. Semi Final 1 Russia, Italy, Belgium and Australia rounded out the top five. Hosts Austria drew their running order position on 16 March 2015 at the heads of delegations meeting, drawing starting position fourteen. The United Kingdom participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Still in Love with You", written by David Mindel and Adrian Bax White.The song was performed by the duo Electro Velvet.British broadcaster BBC announced that it would internally select the entry that would represent the United Kingdom at the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria. 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.[20]. Kathrin Zechner Conchita Wurst acted as the green room host. The EBU reported that over 197 million viewers worldwide watched the contest, beating the 2014 viewing figures by 2 million. Australia [1] 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. During the results, loud boos could be heard whenever Russia was mentioned or the country received one of the top three high points. 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. The voting results from each member of a particular nation's jury were combined to produce an overall ranking from first to last place. [52] The ten songs in places 1 to 10 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. "Amanecer" was later presented to the public in March 2015. .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 Presenter(s) Due to the nature of Australia's participation, they were given a direct pass to the final along with the host country and the Big Five, and given voting rights in both semifinals. [16][17][18][19], The competition consisted of two semi-finals and a final, a format which has been in use since 2008. It was held on 21 May 2015. In total, more than 200 artists were part of the opening act. Australia,[51] Austria, France and Spain voted in this semi-final. 17 countries took part in this semi-final. Austria, Australia, France and Spain voted in this semi. The top two countries of this contest - Sweden and Russia - were the same as the top two countries in the 2012 contest. Winner Nul Points Videos will be available here when qualified for Vienna 2015 SBS had been a long-time broadcaster of the event, which has had a large following in Australia. Sangen opnåede 365 point og dermed 62 point flere end det russiske bidrag på andenpladsen. 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. Host Broadcaster It was decided that Moldova would open the first semi-final and Lithuania the second. The song was written by a Spanish and Swedish trio Tony Sánchez-Ohlsson, Peter Boström and Thomas G:son. Tumler is of Austrian-French descent and speaks five languages fluently: German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. The odds are subject to change, and can be seen as bookmakers' prediction of the betting: Who will win Eurovision Song Contest 2015? Albania's Eurovision 2020 participant Arilena Ara Ergys Zhabjaku The semi-final allocation draw was held on 26 January 2015 at the Rathaus in Vienna, and hosted by Andi Knoll and Kati Bellowitsch. 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. The theme of this year's contest was Building Bridges, symbolizing the unifying power of the event and spreading music across cultures, borders, and languages. [50] Nicolas Dorian, part of Witloof Bay, Belgium representatives in 2011, was part of the backing vocalists of Loic Nottet. 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). [31] The graphic design of the contest was revealed by the EBU on 25 November 2014. (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. Previous 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. The Eurovision Song Contest is organized by the European Broadcasting Union, the world's foremost alliance of public service media, representing 116 member organizations in 56 countries and an additional 34 Associates in Asia, Africa, Australasia and the Americas. [9][10][11] On 6 August 2014, ORF announced the Wiener Stadthalle in Vienna as the host venue. [40] Conchita later performed "You Are Unstoppable" and "Firestorm",[41] both from her self-titled debut studio album. 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. [52] The ten songs in places 1 to 10 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. The voting was tense with the three big favourites, Russia, Sweden and Italy battling it out for victory. The contest took place in Oslo, Norway, following Margaret Berger's win in the 2014 contest with the song "I Feed You My Love". The EBU considered the possibility of similarly inviting countries to participate in future editions of the contest. 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. This also marked the shortest gap between two wins for the same country since Ireland’s 1994 and 1996 victories. 2:55. The Albanians have done Eurovision solo. Two CD collection containing all 40 songs from the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, which also happens to be the 60th Anniversary of the show. 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". 3:20. The postcards end with a picture of their activity turned into a big billboard, placed in different locations of Vienna. -- 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. [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. In 2013, she received the Golden Medal of the Republic of Austria for her commitment to tolerance and the fight against racism. Since 2013, she has hosted the talent show Die große Chance alongside Andi Knoll. Since 2008 she has been an ambassador for integration in the team of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration. Konkurrencen fandt sted i Wien i Østrig, efter at den østrigske dragkunstner Conchita Wurst vandt i 2014 med sangen "Rise Like a Phoenix". The final took place on 21 November 2015 and was held at the Arena Armeec in Sofia. [22][23] As of 2019, the 2015 contest was the last time that the modern scoring system introduced in 1975 was used, before the format was modified the following year. They were introduced as part of events connected to the theme of tolerance and inclusion in the lead-up to the Eurovision Song Contest. 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. As in the 2014 contest, the winner was announced as soon as it was mathematically impossible to catch up. 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. Ukraine Uzari, who represented Belarus, was a backing vocalist for the Belarusian entry in 2011. [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. The album features all 40 songs that entered in the 2015 contest, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify into the grand final. [citation needed], On 29 May 2014, Austrian host public broadcaster ORF and the EBU released some requirements and details about the venue. ", "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? [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. [27] The running order of the semi-finals were revealed on 23 March 2015. Video of the performance, music video and lyrics of the song. Elina Born & Stig Rästa - Goodbye To Yesterday (Estonia) 2015 Eurovision Song Contest by Eurovision Song Contest. [46] Amber, who represented Malta, was a backing vocalist for the Maltese entry in 2012. For the first time, the top four of the contest all scored 200 points or better. [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. She preformed the song A Million Voices to represent her country and she should be extremely proud of her performance. 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. On 23 December 2014, it was announced that initially thirty-nine countries would participate in the 2015 Contest. Semi Final 2 "[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. [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. Inga Arshakyan, who was part of Genealogy in 2015, represented Armenia in 2009, collaborating with her sister as part of Inga and Anush. This Doodle's Reach. In this case, the winner had been determined by the 36th vote, which came from Cyprus. This was done to allow the countries allocated to the semifinals a fair chance to qualify on their own merit. The Green Room should be located in the arena or as near it as possible, with a capacity of 300. It took place at the Arena Armeec, Sofia, Bulgaria on 21 November 2015, Bulgarian broadcaster Bulgarian National Television was the host broadcaster for the event. The competition consisted of four shows that commenced with the first of three semi-finals on 7 February 2015 and conclude with a final on 28 February 2015. Before Eurovision Unser Song für Österreich. The theme art was be incorporated in all contest related developments such as crew uniforms, on-air graphics and merchandise.[32]. It was the second time Austria had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1967. 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. Also, for the first time since 2002, all three Baltic states participated in the final. Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria The participating countries and national selections of songs and artists. 16 countries took part in the first semi-final. May 23, 2015. "Heroes" by Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden at Eurovision Song Contest 2015. ORF Also in the race were Stadthalle Graz and Schwarzl Freizeit Zentrum, both located in the second largest city of Austria, Graz. Founded by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest and the current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (a member of the Herreys and the Eurovision Song Contest 1984 winner from Sweden), the awards are named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon. [1], 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. Next  ‡   Shortlisted, The city of Vienna introduced temporary new traffic signals for pedestrians on some streets, featuring same-sex couples holding hands or hugging. Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät - Aina mun pitää (Finland) 2015 Eurovision Song … It was the second time that Norway had hosted the contest, the last time being in 1989. [48] Raay, who is a part of the Slovene duo Maraaya, was a backing musical performer for the 2014 entry of Slovenia. Cyprus Czech Republic Serbia In light of the unifying power of this great common European event, we invite all to build bridges and to join hands. Selecția Națională 2015 was the national final format developed by TVR in order to select Romania's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Semi 1: Short films: "Pets in Vienna" and "Australia's Contributions to Eurovision"Semi 2: Short films: "Austrian Hall of Fame" and "When Eurovision Voting Goes Wrong"Final: Martin Grubinger with the Percussive Planet Ensemble and the Arnold Schoenberg ChoirConchita Wurst performing "You Are Unstoppable" and "Firestorm" For example, the first country in semi-final 1, Moldova, which would normally have been displayed as "01 Moldova"; became "01 Moldova #MDA" under the new changes. [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. 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. As well, it was the first time that the host country failed to score (Austria also tied Norway's record of being served the nul points 4 times). 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. [34], 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. Edgar Böhm, who is the Head of Entertainment at ORF, was announced as the executive producer. Sweden became the first country to win the contest twice in the semi-final format, and this was the country's second win in four years. All the songs and videos for Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. 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[5][6] ORF requested interested parties to respond by 13 June 2014. On the other end of the scoreboard, Germany and Austria both finished with the ever-dreaded Nul Points. ", "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. Although it was considered a one-off event, if Australia were to win, SBS would have co-hosted the 2016 contest in a European host city of its choice. [32] The theme depicts a wave made up of many spheres, meant to symbolise diversity and the bridging of connections and encounters people experience on a constant basis. The tasks on the journeys vary from culture to sports, from economics to science and tradition to modern. -- Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Final. 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The slogan was unveiled by ORF on 11 September 2014. 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. 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