Sweden win Eurovision Song Contest 2015

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 May 2015
Electro Velvet

Eurovision's UK entry Electro Velvet

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow triumphed as the winner of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest last night (23.05.15)

Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow was crowned the winner of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest last night (23.05.15).

The hunk triumphed in the competition with 365 points but until the last moment, it was a close call between the 'Heroes' singer, Russia's Polina Gagarina and Italy's Il Volo.

Accepting the trophy from last year's winner, Austria's Conchita Wurst, Mans said: "I'm so happy and I want to say thank you for voting for me.

"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 UK's entry Electro Velvet came 24th out of 27 participants, which as a one off, to celebrate the milestone, included Australia.

Following their defeat, the swing duo said: "Obviously it is disappointing to finish on the right hand side of the board, but we have had the most amazing, brilliant, unforgettable time being part of this unique competition in this special year.

"We put our hearts and souls into representing our country and would like to thank everyone back at home and around the world that got behind us.

"It really means a lot and of course we also want to congratulate Sweden and Mans Zelmerlow on their well-deserved victory."

With five points, the UK came ahead of France, who scored four points, and hosts Austria and Germany who failed to received any points.

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