Sweden have won this years 60th Eurovision Song Contest broadcast live from Vienna. The winning singer Måns Zelmerlöw performed Heroes written by Linnea Deb, Joy Deb and Anton Hård af Segerstad scoring 385 points. Russia finished second with Italy third.
Conchita’s reign as Eurovision champion 2014 has ended as Måns Zelmerlöw took the title tonight in a sensational 60th contest final staged in the Austrian Capital Vienna’s Wiener Stadthalle, which saw Australia feature in the show this year for the very first time, finishing 5th. The voting was very changeable with Russia taking an early lead however Sweden were declared winners after the 36th country of 40 had voted.
Hosted by Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer with green room host Conchita this years edition was the first time since 1967 that the contest was hosted in Austria following last years victory in Copenhagen.
Featuring live orchestration as the opening introduction similar to that of the EBU’s New Years Day Concert, this years show featured more live musicianship as part of the production that in recent years including a performance by the ORF Radio-symphonieorchester Wien as well as interval Martin Grubiner and the Perspective Planet Ensemble. With 27 entries competing it proved the longest line up in Eurovision history.
The provisional dates for next years contest are May 10th and 12th for the Semi Finals with the Grand Final on Saturday 14th. These are subject to change.
EuroVisionary sends our warmest Congratulations to Sweden, 6th time champions, and Måns Zelmerlöw on their win.