Sweden and Mans Zelmerlow won Eurovision Song Contest

He was the bookmakers’ favourite. Mans Zelmerlow has triumphed at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, while in the second place is arrived the russian singer Polina Gagarina and third Il Volo, from Italy.

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Zelmerlow won with a song called Heroes, which was accompanied by innovative animated visuals. Belgium was forth and Australia fifth at the first appearance at the Eurovision Song Contest. For Sweden this is the sixth victory in the Contest and the result means that Sweden will organize the next edition of the Contest. This year’s contest, indeed, was held in the Austrian capital’s Wiener Stadthalle following Conchita Wurst‘s win last year.

“I’m so happy and I want to say thank you for voting for me,” Zelmerlow said. “I want to say we are all Heroes, no matter who we love, who we are or what we believe in – we are all heroes.”

The points awarded by each country are determined by a combination of a jury and a public vote. Around 200 million viewers were thought to have tuned in to the event on television, and it was screened live in China for the first time.