Sweden has taken out the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest with an incredible number ‘Heroes’ by Måns Zelmerlöw.
The Swedes were named victorious with two countries yet to cast their vote, with Germany just falling out of striking range after a two horse race.
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Guy Sebastian did Australia proud, finishing in 5th place overall with his hit single Tonight again.
Watch the full performance from Guy below!
Congratulations to the 40 countries who participated in what was a showstopping event – with over 175 000 people streaming the live votes on Eurovision’s Official Youtube Page alone.
Australia has debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest with Guy Sebastian belting out his catchy pop tune Tonight Again at a packed Stadthalle arena in Vienna.
The crowd gave the Australian wild card entrant a rapturous round of applause following the performance which the 33-year-old seemed to thoroughly enjoy.
A phalanx of photographers took pictures of Aussie fans who got to their feet and danced throughout Tonight Again.
Australia is one of the favourites to win the grand final on Saturday night (Sunday morning AEST).
Sebastian performed 12th of the 27 entrants.
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He came two spots after the number one favourite – Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow – who has a cool song and even cooler on-stage graphics.
Zelmerlow, 28, also received a huge cheer from the 11,000 fans packed into the arena and the 1000-odd people crammed into the media centre.
The bookies suggest Russia, Italy, Serbia and Belgium are in the hunt too.
On the eve of the grand final Sebastian was talking down his own chances.
“A little competitive side of me just doesn’t want to come dead last,” he told reporters.
“It wouldn’t be nice doing interviews in the morning with Australia and them going ‘So you embarrassed us – don’t come back’.”