Eurovision winner: Watch Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow sing winning entry Heroes

The victory is Sweden's sixth in total

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The Independent Culture

Måns Zelmerlöw has won the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden with his song 'Heroes'.

His victory makes it the sixth time Sweden has won the trophy, following their most recent victory in 2012.

Although Russia led for most of the voting - backed largely by the former Soviet states - Sweden gradually hauled their rivals in, eventually finishing on 365 points.

And this is what they voted for:

"We are all heroes no matter who we love, who we are or what we believe in," Zelmerlow told the crowd in Vienna after getting a hug from last year's victor, bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst of Austria.

He beat Russia's Polina Gagarina, whose song "A Million Voices" reaped top scores from most former Soviet satellite states that earned angry jeers from the crowd in Austria.