Mans Zelmerlow from Sweden was declared the winner of Eurovision 2015. The 28-year-old singer and TV presenter performed the winning electro-pop ballad “Heroes” and took home the trophy for his country, despite strong competition from Russia, who were heavily booed during the scoring process. Russia’s Polina Gagarina claimed second place with “A Million Voices,” and Italy’s Il Volo followed in third with “Grande Amore.”
Accepting the Eurovision trophy, Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw said he was thrilled with the win.
"I have so much to say right now, I am so extremely happy," he said.
"Thank you for voting for me and supporting me. I just want to say,we are our heroes, no matter who we are, who we love, what we believe in."
Chef Nigella Lawson announced the UK's votes with 12 points awarded to Sweden.
A total of 27 countries performed in the grand final, including Australia who took part for the first time in Eurovision history.
There were 40 countries casting their votes, host nation Austria gave Australia 12 points as did Sweden.
..... Devashree Goenka