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Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw wins Eurovision Song Contest 2015

On May 24, the winner of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest was determined! Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden scored 365 points and was the best performer in Europe in 2015! 

Second place was taken by the representative of Russia - Polina Gagarina (303 points), and third went to the Italian pop-opera trio Il Volo (292 points). Also in the top 5 are Loïc Nottet from Belgium and Guy Sebastian of Australia, the special guest of the contest. 


Russia's Polina Gagarina was in the lead but lost to Måns Zelmerlöw at the end of the voting

As many as 27 countries were competing in the Grand Final. 

The choice of the winner was not a surprise for the Eurovision audience. It is Måns who was the most likely winner, according to bookmakers.

Meanwhile, Måns is not only a musician, who already has three studio albums, but also a businessman whose fund is helping three schools in South Africa and one in Kenya.

The winning song is about a hero living in every human being. This hero is able to make the world at least a little better.

Måns Zelmerlöw:
The song is about how we can all be heroes and do something to improve our world. We should set an example for our children. When I was 11-12 years old, I had great difficulty in search of friends, and in this song I show how a lonely child tries to adapt, and in the end, he manages to return to his friends as it happened to me.

During the performance, a cartoon character appears near the Swede - he talks to Zelmerlöw, nodding to the music, winking and dancing with the singer...

Sweden is a record-breaking Eurovision nation, which won the contest for the sixth time (1974, 1984, 1991, 1999, 2012 and 2015). Incidentally, at the song contest in 2012, Swedish Loreen won 12 points from 18 countries! This is a record in the history of the song contest.

Belarus was represented at the contest by Uzari and Maimuna, whose song Time did not qualify from the first semifinal. 


Uzari and Maimuna, Belarus

Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw