Analysis: The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna

More+Events ♦ Published: May 16, 2015; 14:00 ♦ Updated: May 28; 08:00 ♦ (Vindobona)

The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 has been the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest musical event. The contest took place in Vienna and followed Conchita Wurst's victory in the 2014 edition with her song "Rise Like a Phoenix". The song "Heroes" by Måns Zelmerlöw took the winning spot in the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna with 365 points. The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will therefore be held in Sweden.

The winner of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna: Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden. / Picture: © WienTourismus

This is the second time that Austria hosted the contest after holding its 1967 edition also in Vienna.

The contest consisted of two semi-finals, which took place on 19 and 21 May, and the final, held on 23 May 2015.

Forty countries participateed in the contest, with Australia debuting as a guest entrant, and Cyprus, the Czech Republic, and Serbia returning. Ukraine,…