Sweden won the 2015 Eurovision song contest with Måns Zelmerlöw’s performance of Heroes, beating Russia into second place.
Even before the final declaration of votes, with just a few countries to announce how they had allocated their eight, 10 and 12-point shares, it became clear that the pendulum had swung in Sweden’s direction.
Russia’s Polina Gagarina’s A Million Voices drew support from a number of countries, with the top 12-point score being handed in by competing countries including Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus.
Newcomer – and geographical anomaly – Australia managed a credible performance, coming in the top five.
Of the 27 countries in the finals, the top five, with the number of points scored in brackets, were Sweden (365), Russia (303), Italy (292), Belgium (217) and Australia (196).
Meanwhile, at the Eurovision 2015 venue in Vienna, Bulgaria unveiled the promotional video for the Junior Eurovision 2015 song contest, which it will host on November 21.
(Main photo: Andres Putting/Eurovision/EBU)