Also in the race were Stadthalle Graz and Schwarzl Freizeit Zentrum, both located in the second largest city of Austria, Graz.  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. Semi-finala I. 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Each participating country had their own national jury, which consisted of five professional members of the music industry. (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. In total, more than 200 artists were part of the opening act. 3:20. 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. 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. I don’t. The EBU considered the possibility of similarly inviting countries to participate in future editions of the contest. That Angell’s ‘N’oubliez Pas‘ only ended up with 4 points and in 25th place was one of several travesties of the evening. ‡ Shortlisted, The city of Vienna introduced temporary new traffic signals for pedestrians on some streets, featuring same-sex couples holding hands or hugging. Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the first semi-final: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the second semi-final: This is the first time since the juries were reintroduced alongside the televoting in 2009 that the winner was not placed first in the televoting.. 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. Australia made its debut as an automatic qualifier since it was invited to participate for the diamond anniversary. 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. Australia made its debut whilst Ukraine withdrew from the contest due to the on-going conflict in the country. Inga Arshakyan, who was part of Genealogy in 2015, represented Armenia in 2009, collaborating with her sister as part of Inga and Anush.  Hera Björk, who previously represented Iceland in 2010, returned as a backing singer for Iceland's entry.  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 EBU issued an invitation of participation for the 2015 Contest to all 56 active members. The odds are subject to change, and can be seen as bookmakers' prediction of the betting: Who will win Eurovision Song Contest 2015? 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. It was the second time Austria had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1967.  The performance notably featured Conchita "flying" from a raised podium over the audience to the main stage. ", "Follow live: Heads of Delegations meet in Vienna", "How will Eurovision 2015 introduce the entries?  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. 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 EBU released details regarding the interval act for the grand final on 18 March. A fifth city, Linz, joined the race with Brucknerhaus, although the venue would not be big enough for the contest. , 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. The voting results from each member of a particular nation's jury were combined to produce an overall ranking from first to last place. Likewise, the televoting results were also interpreted as a full ranking, taking into account the full televoting result rather than just the top ten. Meanwhile, Ukraine announced their non-participation due to financial and political reasons regarding the Ukrainian crisis. While I loved this song when it was first released, it wasn’t in my best five songs. In Salzburg the initiative SoHo and social democrate mayor Schaden promoted the change of the shape of the LED-lamps. 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. 1. The venue must not be open-air, but an air-conditioned building with a capacity of at least 10,000 and a minimum ceiling height of 15 metres (49 ft), insulated for sound and light. As in the 2014 contest, the winner was announced as soon as it was mathematically impossible to catch up. SBS had been a long-time broadcaster of the event, which has had a large following in Australia. 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. ", "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? We don't offer any bets on these odds. Innsbruck also joined the race with Olympiahalle, which hosted ice hockey and figure skating at the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics.  Thirty-nine countries confirmed their participation, whilst the following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below. Australia was invited to participate in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 for the first time to commemorate the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. For the junior contest, see, Macedonia and Montenegro jury results excluded, 2010 European Men's Handball Championship, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration, List of countries in the Eurovision Song Contest, Radio and Television of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision, "Eurovision 2015: Preliminary dates and speculation", "ORF releases new dates and venue requirements", "Anforderungsprofil an die Austragungsstätte des Eurovision Song Contest 2015", "ESC'15: 12 Venues in the Running To Host", "Eurovision 2015: Vienna, Innsbruck or Graz? , The competition consisted of two semi-finals and a final, a format which has been in use since 2008. The tasks on the journeys vary from culture to sports, from economics to science and tradition to modern. Video of the performance, music video and lyrics of the song. In light of the unifying power of this great common European event, we invite all to build bridges and to join hands. Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) chose the Telenor Arena as the venue following the consideration of several venues in Norway. Their performance was superb, ‘Here For You‘ is unique and fun, and Marjetka’s voice is fabulous. The final took place on 21 November 2015 and was held at the Arena Armeec in Sofia. This also marked the shortest gap between two wins for the same country since Ireland’s 1994 and 1996 victories. 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. 2:55. We have commercial relationships with some of the bookmakers. All the songs and videos for Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna. , 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. Tumler is of Austrian-French descent and speaks five languages fluently: German, English, French, Italian and Spanish. 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. , On 10 February 2015, the EBU announced that in honour of the 60th anniversary of Eurovision, it had invited Australia to participate in the finals of the contest, represented by Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). 3:20. This Doodle's Reach. Being geographically close to Linz, Wels showed desire to host the event as well. 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. 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. So, I thought it might be fun to put up a quick list of my Best 5 Songs at Eurovision 2015. RTBF confirmed their intentions to participate at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest on 3 June 2014. Videos will be available here when qualified for Vienna 2015  The ten songs in places 1 to 10 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. 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.  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. Yes, I did like Måns Zelmerlöw’s ‘Heroes’, and I thought his performance at the grand final was easily one of the best of the evening. 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. , 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. 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. , 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.  In the event of a televoting failure (insufficient number of votes/technical issues) or jury failure (technical issue/breach of rules), only one of the methods was used by each country. An amazing voice, superb staging, a perfect Eurovision song, and she sang it with such raw emotion she made me cry. It dropped one spot for me on the night, however, simply because of the staging. Elina Born & Stig Rästa - Goodbye To Yesterday (Estonia) 2015 Eurovision Song Contest by Eurovision Song Contest. The final result of the contest was not affected.. 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. Both in the songs and the performers. 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. Australia, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final. 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.  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. , During the performance of Georgia in the grand final, a smoke machine malfunctioned, causing the Georgian entrant Nina Sublatti to disappear temporarily on the stage in a cloud of grey smoke. Her performance was stunning in an Edith Piaf way. The 60th Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 had a record number of countries in the Grand Final: 27 Russia's entry "A Million Voices" from 2015 became the first non-winning Eurovision song to score over 300 points In 2015 Finland's song "Aina Mun Pitää" only runs for 1 minute and 27 seconds. Still, I’m happy for Måns that he won, and thrilled Eurovision 2016 will be in Sweden. Kiesbauer is a presenter, writer and actress who started her career at the Austrian public broadcaster in 1989, but is probably most known for presenting her own talk show in Germany from 1994 to 2004 on ProSieben.  Cyprus and Serbia returned after one-year absences, the Czech Republic returned after a five-year absence, while Ukraine did not enter. The odds are subject to change, and can be seen as bookmakers' prediction of the betting: Who will win Eurovision Song Contest 2015? 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. Since 2008 she has been an ambassador for integration in the team of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Integration. WURST and Lou Asril’s ‘Lovemachine’ — why does every damn song Tom Neuwirth releases earworm me? The Australian entry was placed directly in the grand final. MENU. The Eurovision Song Contest celebrates it's anniversary in Austria's capital city Vienna. Forty countries participated in the contest, with Australia making a guest appearance. , The jury votes from Macedonia and Montenegro in the final were not included, in accordance to the rulebook of the ESC.  The ten songs in places 1 to 10 qualified for the final and are marked in orange. One Cure for Man’s ‘Humble’ is a story of grief, loss and acceptance — and it’s beautiful (video), BAND-MAID online OKYU-JI #3 on December 13th — here’s where to buy tickets, Gabrielle Aplin’s ‘Happy Xmas (War Is Over) just as lovely as that famous John Lewis Christmas advert.  Amber, who represented Malta, was a backing vocalist for the Maltese entry in 2012. 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. Ever since its conception, the American Song Contest has given Eurofans a lot to talk about. Elnur Hüseynov, who was Azerbaijan's debut representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, as part of the duo Elnur and Samir, was internally selected to represent the nation for a second time. With dramatic staging, Mørland & Debrah Scarlett’s ‘A Monster Like Me‘ could have ended up higher than their final 8th placing. She lost out, of course, because much of Europe is still disgusted with Russia and it’s anti-LGBTI laws, as well as its illegal interference in Ukraine. The theme artwork featured spheres and wave-shapes, symbolising unity as well as diversity. , On 31 July, the EBU released a new and revamped version of the generic logo as a celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest's 60th anniversary. The contest was held on the 19th, 21st and the 23rd of May and was hosted by Mirjam Weischelbaum, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer. Further down the table, Montenegro achieved its best result since its independence, finishing thirteenth. With a maximum capacity of 30,000, the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt also joined the race; however, it would require the construction of a roof for the contest to be hosted there. The album features all 40 songs that entered in the 2015 contest, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify into the grand final. Australia in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest Artist: Guy Sebastian Song: Tonight Again Top 5 songs at Eurovision 2015 aren’t always what the voters choose. Elina Born & Stig Rästa - Goodbye To Yesterday (Estonia) 2015 Eurovision Song Contest by Eurovision Song Contest. An additional room at least 6,000 square metres (65,000 sq ft) in area, to house 2 catering stands, a viewing room, make-up rooms, wardrobe, and booths for approximately 50 commentators. 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. 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