How many of you watched this year’s Eurovision Song Contest? Millions watched the 4-hour event, including ourselves via live stream on YouTube, from all over the world and we were blown away by the production from start to finish.
Each of the 27 entries provided amazing performances and represented their countries proudly. We picked a few of our favorites to briefly discuss here.
Nina Sublatti, Georgia: Georgia’s performance was one of those that we were looking forward to the most. Considering the stunning intensity of the music video and the powerful message of “Warrior,” we knew the live Eurovision performance would be one worth watching.
Il Volo, Italy: Press and fan favorite Il Volo delivered for Italy with “Grande Amore” as expected. Professional and polished, their voices proved strong and unfaltering, leading to their very honorable placing in 3rd behind Russia and Sweden.
Måns Zelmerlöw, Sweden: Although we are heartbroken that Italy did not win the contest this year, we can’t deny that Sweden had a pretty cool performance. All those special effects were surreal and no doubt caused some jaws to drop (including ours).
And of course, how could we not mention the performance by last year's winner Conchita at the end of the show? Fabulous. We're looking forward to hearing her debut album Conchita after hearing the moving anthem "You Are Unstoppable" and the fierce, danceable track "Firestorm".
In case you missed it, here is the list of the final rankings after voting:
1. Sweden: Måns Zelmerlöw, “Heroes”
2. Russia: Polina Gagarina, “A Million Voices”
3. Italy: Il Volo, “Grande Amore”
4. Belgium: Loïc Nottet, “Rhythm Inside”
5. Australia: Guy Sebastian, “Tonight Again”
6. Latvia: Aminata, “Love Injected”
7. Estonia: Elina Born & Stig Rästa, “Goodbye to Yesterday”
8. Norway: Mørland & Debrah Scarlett, “A Monster Like Me”
9. Israel: Nadav Guedj, “Golden Boy”
10. Serbia: Bojana Stamenov, “Beauty Never Lies”
11. Georgia: Nina Sublatti, “Warrior”
12. Azerbaijan: Elnur Huseynov, “Hour Of The Wolf”
13. Montenegro: Knez, “Adio”
14. Slovenia: Maraaya, “Here For You”
15. Romania: Voltaj, “De La Capat/All Over Again”
16. Armenia: Genealogy, “Face The Shadow”
17. Albania: Elhaida Dani, “I’m Alive”
18. Lithuania: Monika Linkytė, “This Time”
19. Greece: Maria Elena Kyriakou, “One Last Breath”
20. Hungary: Boggie, “Wars For Nothing”
21. Spain: Edurne, “Amanecer”
22. Cyprus: John Karayiannis, “One Thing I Should Have Done”
23. Poland: Monika Kuszyńska, “In The Name Of Love”
24. United Kingdom: Electro Velvet, “Still In Love With You”
25. France: Lisa Angell, “N’oubliez Pas”
26. Germany: Ann Sophie, “Black Smoke”
27. Austria: The Makemakes, “I Am Yours”
Check out our list 10 of the Best Song Entries of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 for more of our thoughts on our favorite entries.
So what do you think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!