Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow won the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest with 365 points in Vienna, beating Russia’s Polina Gagarina (303) and Italian popera trio Il Volo (292).
Belgium came fourth, followed by Australia’s Guy Sebastian securing the fifth spot in the country’s first one-off Eurovision appearance.
Australia received its top points from Austria (12), Sweden (12), the United Kingdom (10), Norway (10), Denmark (8), Hungary (8), Iceland (8), the Netherlands (8), Poland (8), San Marino (8), Switzerland (8).
Australia gave its 12 to Sweden, 10 to Russia, 8 to Italy, 7 to Latvia, 6 to Belgium, 5 to Serbia, 4 to Norway, 3 to Estonia, 2 to Israel, 1 to Georgia.
Austria and Germany were the only countries to get the embarrassing null points in the final results.
The final outcome was decided by a 50-50 split between national expert juries and public votes from the participating countries except Macedonia and Montenegro.
100% public votes were counted from the two due to certain irregularities in jury results.
The final show saw 27 countries – 20 from two semi-finals and France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK – the six who automatically qualify each year, plus Australia, who is invited to the special 60th anniversary of the contest this year.
The result also means Sweden will host the annual extravaganza next year for the sixth time – just three years after it last hosted the show in 2012.
The capital city of Stockholm hosted it in 1975 and 2000, the city of Gothenburg in 1985 and the city of Malmö in 1992 and 2013. Stockholm is expected host the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest on May 14 although it hasn’t been officially announced yet.
Eurovision’s most successful act ever, ABBA – winner of the 1974 show, is from Sweden and its composers have been behind several winners.
Around 200 million viewers were estimated to have tuned in to the show on television, and it was broadcast live by Mango TV in China for the first time.
Eurovision-2015 Final Scoreboard from Eurovision TV.