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2015 Overview

HOST COUNTRY: Austria HOST CITY: Vienna HOST VENUE: Wiener Staadhalle HOST BROADCASTER: ORF HOST PRESENTERS: Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler & Arabella Kiesbauer; Conchita Wurst (green room) THEME: Building Bridges INTERVAL ACTS: SF1 'Pets in Vienna'; SF2 'Funny moments in voting history'; GF Martin Grubinger & Conchita Wurst
SEMI-FINAL 1: 19th May SEMI-FINAL 2: 21st May GRAND FINAL: 23rd May
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 40 DEBUT(S): Australia

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2015 Facts

The contest saw its first all-female presenting team.

The city of Vienna introduced same-sex couples on the traffic lights in the city as a promotion of acceptance and tolerance. The annual Life Ball was also brought forward in the cities diary to be included in the run up to the contest.

Australia were invited to perform as part of the 60th Anniversary celebration.

This is the only year to date that the host nation received 'nul points' and came last.