Sweden triumphs at Eurovision

Mans Zelmerlow representing Sweden celebrates with the trophy after winning the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria's capital Vienna, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
Mans Zelmerlow representing Sweden celebrates with the trophy after winning the final of the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria's capital Vienna, Sunday, May 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)
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Sweden has been crowned the winner of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest for Mans Zelmerlow’s performance of Heroes.

It is the sixth time in the contest’s history that Sweden has come out on top, this time fighting off strong competition from Russia and Italy to take home the prize and be confirmed as the host of next year’s competition.

UK act Electro Velvet came away with a disappointing five points for their track Still In Love With You, which saw primary school teacher and Mick Jagger tribute Alex Larke perform alongside former Voice contestant Bianca Nicholas for an electro-swing number.

Australia was welcomed to the competition for the first time as a special guest to mark the 60th anniversary, with Guy Sebastian, a successful musician in his home country, offering Tonight Again as the country’s debut track and ending up in fifth place.

Graham Norton hosted the UK’s TV coverage of the contest for BBC One.