3:20. [112], The Barbara Dex Award, annually awarded by the fan website House of Eurovision, is a humorous award given to the worst dressed artist each year in the contest. But simply because I had a few other songs I liked even more. An additional room at least 6,000 square metres (65,000 sq ft) in area, to house 2 catering stands, a viewing room, make-up rooms, wardrobe, and booths for approximately 50 commentators. This just gave me goosebumps from the minute Lisa Angell appeared on stage, and began to sing about war and how we should never forget those who fought to preserve freedom. Sweden became the first country to win the contest twice in the semi-final format, and this was the country's second win in four years. The winners were revealed shortly before the final on 23 May. Kiesbauer is a presenter, writer and actress who started her career at the Austrian public broadcaster in 1989, but is probably most known for presenting her own talk show in Germany from 1994 to 2004 on ProSieben. The song was performed by Ann Sophie.German broadcaster ARD in collaboration with Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) organised the national final Unser Song für Österreich in order to select the German entry for the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria. Especially to face overt bigotry against Russia and still end up second. We don't offer any bets on these odds. Before Eurovision Internal selection.  ‡   Shortlisted, The city of Vienna introduced temporary new traffic signals for pedestrians on some streets, featuring same-sex couples holding hands or hugging. [43], On 10 February 2015, the EBU announced that in honour of the 60th anniversary of Eurovision, it had invited Australia to participate in the finals of the contest, represented by Special Broadcasting Service (SBS). "Black Smoke" by Ann Sophie from Germany at Eurovision Song Contest 2015. The event took place in Vienna, Austria, with the venue being the Wiener Stadthalle, after Austria won the right to host this edition of the Eurovision Song Contest for winning its previous 2014 edition with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix" performed by Conchita Wurst. [66] Thirty-nine countries confirmed their participation,[42] whilst the following list of countries declined stating their reasons as shown below. The Eurovision Song Contest celebrates it's anniversary in Austria's capital city Vienna. 16 countries took part in the first semi-final. 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[33] For example, the Austrian postcard features The Makemakes participating in a fun run and in the San Marino postcard, Michele Perniola and Anita Simoncini attend an evening at the Vienna Opera Ball. [27] The running order of the semi-finals were revealed on 23 March 2015. The song which scored the highest overall rank received 12 points, while the tenth-best ranked song received one point. Australia made its debut as an automatic qualifier since it was invited to participate for the diamond anniversary. The United Kingdom participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song "Still in Love with You", written by David Mindel and Adrian Bax White.The song was performed by the duo Electro Velvet.British broadcaster BBC announced that it would internally select the entry that would represent the United Kingdom at the 2015 contest in Vienna, Austria. Innsbruck also joined the race with Olympiahalle, which hosted ice hockey and figure skating at the 1964 and 1976 Winter Olympics. Not until I saw Polina Gagarina perform ‘A Million Voices‘ live at the Eurovision 2015 grand final, and then I thought she deserved the number one spot as she had everything a winner should have. The Australian entry was placed directly in the grand final. The final result of the contest was not affected.[105][106]. Spanish language site Eurovision Spain is reporting that Blas has shortlisted four songs and presented them to broadcaster RTVE and his record label Warner Music. Uzari, who represented Belarus, was a backing vocalist for the Belarusian entry in 2011. The Wiener Stadthalle hosts the annual Erste Bank Open tennis tournament, along with many concerts and events throughout the year and has a capacity of approximately 16,000 attendees. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Austria participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 with the song " I Am Yours ", written by Jimmy Harry and The Makemakes. The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 was the 60th annual Eurovision Song Contest which took place in Vienna, Austria, following Conchita Wurst's win in the 2014 Contest in Copenhagen with the song "Rise Like a Phoenix".It took place on 23 May 2015. 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