The song scored 365 points as their sixth win in the contest.
It had always been the hot favourite according to the bookies and the voting proved to be a 3 way battle with Russia second with 303 points and Italy in third.on 292 points.
“We are all Heroes no matter who we are, who we love, we are all Heroes,” Måns Zelmerlöw said.
Guy Sebastian did Australia proud finishing 5th on 196 points after a standout performance of Tonight, Again that had Wiener Stadthalle rockin’. His performance took place at around 6:05am Australian time on SBS ONE.
Vienna turned on a brilliant Final that began with a Viennese Orchestra, the Vienna Boys Choir and -of course- Conchita Wurst, the reigning Queen of Europe.
Interval acts featured percussion, brass and classical choirs with the theme of Building Bridges.
During the televoting there were plenty of shout-outs to Australia.
SBS’s Lee Lin Chin received a roaring applause announcing our votes, resplendent in red and seated in front of the Harbour Bridge (ok building bridges, obviously). Australia followed the trend and voted in favour of Sweden, Russia & Italy (but Australian viewers actually voted: Sweden, Belgium, Serbia, Italy, Latvia, Estonia, Russia, Israel, United Kingdom and Norway) “Have a nice day!” the hosts said.
Sweden & Austria awarded Australia the ultimate ‘Douze Points’ while United Kingdom and Norway awarded 10 points and Switzerland, The Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Iceland, San Marino and Denmark awarded us 8 points.
Germany and host nation Austria came last on the night with just 0 points -which along with France’s 4 and the UK’s 5 is going to lead to a lot of soul-searching for 4 nations that spent a lot of money.
Following the event the EBU confirmed the jury votes of F.Y.R. Macedonia and Montenegro were disqualified, with 100% televoting in those countries instead.
SBS repeats the Final all over again tonight at 7:30pm.
See you next year in Sweden!
This post updates.