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Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw won the prestigious 2015 Eurovision Song Contest presented in Vienna, Austria on May 23. (Photo courtesy Per Kristiansen for Eurovision/EBU)
Sweden's Måns Zelmerlöw won the prestigious 2015 Eurovision Song Contest presented in Vienna, Austria on May 23. (Photo courtesy Per Kristiansen for Eurovision/EBU)

Sweden’s Måns Zelmerlöw wins 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

May 24, 2015

Congratulations to Måns Zelmerlöw from Sweden, who won the 2015 edition of Europe’s Favorite TV Show with the song Heroes!

The 28-year-old Swede is a talented singer, entertainer, dancer, actor, model and TV host.

Måns Zelmerlöw, who was born in Lund, Scania, Sweden on June 13, 1986, won the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest Finale on May 23 in Vienna, Austria with 365 points, the third-highest score in the history of ESC.

Other past winners from Sweden through the years have included Loreen in 2012, Charlotte Nilsson in 1999, Carola in 1991, Herrey’s in 1984 and ABBA in 1974.

To learn more about the Eurovision Song Contest, to see pictures from Måns Zelmerlöw’s winning performance and to view Preview Videos from all of the contestants, including Denmark, visit www.Eurovision.tv.

There is also a good collection of top Videos on Eurovision’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/eurovision

Popular Annual Song Contest Celebrates European Pop Music

Before American Idol, there was the Eurovision Song Contest. Since 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has been one of Europe’s most popular television programs and one of television’s longest running music shows.

After more than five decades featuring over 1,100 songs, the contest has become a modern classic with an estimated 125 million viewers watching each year, making it one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world. Featuring kitschy costumes and every style of music—love it or hate it—the contest represents a broad cross section of European popular culture unmatched by any other event.

From Denmark, among the past winners have been Emmelie de Forest in 2013, the Olsen Brothers in 2000 and Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann in 1963.

This year’s entry from Denmark was the band “Anti Social Media”. According to Eurovision TV, over 2 million viewers watched the moment when the band won Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2015, the Danish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. As a result of their victory, the band represented Denmark at this year’s contest in Vienna, Austria. Anti Social Media is a pop/rock band inspired by the warm sounds of the 60’s. Their mission is to revive the simple and happy spirits of bands such as The Beatles, which leads to an all new combination of the old and the modern. See pictures of the Danish band at: http://www.eurovision.tv/page/multimedia/photos?gal=127273

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