Eurovision Song Contest prize goes to Sweden, passing by Russia and Italy

02:33, 24 May 2015
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Twenty-seven entries were competing in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest finals in Vienna, Austria, on Saturday.

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Swedish singer Mans Zimerlow has won the Eurovision contest this year with a thundering 365 points for his song "Heroes."

The song "A Million Voices" performed by Polina Gagarina from Russia scored 303 points, securing the second place for the Russian singer.

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Italy's Il Volo became third with their song "Grande Amore."

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The highest possible number of points given to the Russian singer came from Belarus (12), Germany (12), Azerbaijan (12), Armenia (12), and Estonia (12). Most of voting countries gave from 8 to 10 points to Gagarina.

Lithuania and San Marino didn't give any point to Russia.

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Ukraine didn't take part in the Eurovision contest this year, facing political and economic challenges. Last year it was 7th, while Russia was 8th. 

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