Zelmerlow won 365 points with his up-tempo crowd-pleaser “Heroes.”
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Sweden narrowly beat Russia Sunday in a nail-biting 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, winning its sixth crown in Europe's annual anything-goes music extravaganza. Forty-one years after Swedish superstars ABBA took the title, Mans Zelmerlow won 365 points from voters and juries in 40 countries with his up-tempo crowd-pleaser "Heroes". As the scores came through nation by nation via videolink to Vienna, it looked for a while as though Russian Polina Gagarina would take the title with her paean to world peace "A Million Voices". Sweden's win means that the contest will be held in Sweden in 2016 .Geopolitics was present again this year with Armenia's ballad – described by one magazine as "feeling as long as a Wagner opera" – widely seen as being about 1915 mass killings by Ottoman Turkey.
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