Eurovision 2015 - The weird and the wonderful

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Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow was a worthy Eurovision winner
Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow was a worthy Eurovision winner

In true Eurovision fashion, this year's contest has produced a wide array of costumes, performances and props - some weirder than others.

Sweden were crowned as worthy winners of the 60th Eurovision Song Contest for Mans Zelmerlow's performance of Heroes.

It is the sixth time in the contest's history that Sweden has come out on top, this time fighting off strong competition from Russia and Italy to take home the prize and be confirmed as the host of next year's competition.

And yet the competition was memorable for a host of curious performances. 

Here is our list of some of the more unusual offerings:

* Georgia's Nina Sublatti went for a dark look with a black leather playsuit which featured an exaggerated feather detail on the shoulders.

* Hosts Austria managed to work pyrotechnics into their act with the performance from the Makemakes featuring a flaming piano.

* The UK's Electro Velvet were the wearers of some of the most original outfits of the night featuring light-up dresses and suits.

* Serbia's Bojana Stamenov was also a talking point in a silver/grey dress, complete with a gown that seemed to have sequins shaped in feathers.

* Lithuania's act, Monika Linkyte and Vaidas Baumila, choreographed a pause into their performance, allowing time for them to kiss.

* Slovenia's Maraaya's chose to sing with a pair of headphones on her head. We are not alone in asking....why?

* The French offering saw singer Lisa Angell joined on stage by a small army of drummers dressed in nude bodysuits.

* And not to be left out, Spain's Edurne started off her performance in a red sequinned cloak that would not have looked out of place on Little Red Riding Hood, but soon shed it to reveal a pale gold dress that was slit to the thigh. No wonder Man Utd keeper David de Gea made this beauty his girlfriend!