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The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was the 56th annual Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union .Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition...

 and was won by Eldar & Nigar performing "Running Scared
Running Scared (Eldar & Nigar song)
"Running Scared" is a song performed by Azerbaijani duo Eldar & Nigar . It won the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 for Azerbaijan, held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The song was performed in, and qualified from, the first semi-final on 10 May...

" for Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan , officially the Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, and Iran to...

. The event took place in the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Located centrally within the European Megalopolis, the...

, Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

, following Germany's win in the previous year
Eurovision Song Contest 2010
The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast from the Telenor Arena in Bærum, Greater Oslo, Norway. It was the third time Norway had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1986 and 1996. The 2010 winner was Germany with Lena singing "Satellite",...

. The two semi-finals took place on 10 May and 12 May 2011, while the final took place on the evening of 14 May 2011.

Forty-three countries participated in the contest, with those returning including Austria
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
Austria has appeared frequently at the Eurovision Song Contest. The country has won once, in 1966, with the song "Merci Chérie".In recent years, Austria's entries have tended towards the humorous, in contrast with the dance-pop achieving success. 2003 saw comedian and personality Alf Poier perform...

, which last participated in 2007
Eurovision Song Contest 2007
The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was the 52nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It was won by first-time appearance as an independent country Serbia and was held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland from 10 May to 12 May. The host broadcaster was YLE.Finland earned the right to host...

; Hungary
Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest
Hungary has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest nine times. The first participation would have been Andrea Szulák's in 1993 but a qualification round was just installed for former Eastern Bloc countries and she did not manage to qualify to the Grand Final.The first real participation was of...

, which last competed in 2009
Eurovision Song Contest 2009
The Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was the 54th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and was hosted by Russia after their win in 2008. It took place between 12 and 16 May 2009 at the Olympic Indoor Arena in Moscow, Russia....

; and San Marino
San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest
San Marino has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, since debuting in the 2008 Contest.-2008 debut:In June 2007, Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino , the Sammarinese public service broadcaster, indicated interest in joining the contest in the near future, all depending on...

, which last participated in 2008
Eurovision Song Contest 2008
The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 was the 53rd edition of the Contest. It was hosted in Belgrade, Serbia after Marija Šerifović won the 2007 Contest in Helsinki, Finland. This year was the first contest to have two semi-finals which were held on 20 and 22 May, and the final held on 24 May 2008...

. Italy
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
Italy participated in the Eurovision Song Contest frequently from 1956 to 1997. It was one of only seven countries that competed at the very first contest...

 also returned to the Contest, marking its first participation since 1997
Eurovision Song Contest 1997
The Eurovision Song Contest 1997, was the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest and it was held at the Point Theatre Dublin, Ireland, on 3 May 1997. Boyzone member Ronan Keating and Carrie Crowley were the presenters of the show....

.

The runners up were Italy
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
The European Broadcasting Union announced that Italy would compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, set to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany. Italy returned to the contest after a 14 year absence, having last competed in the 1997 Contest...

 and Sweden
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Melodifestivalen 2011 was a Swedish song contest held between February and March 2011. It selected Sweden's 51st song to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest, and was the 50th edition of Melodifestivalen...

. Italy (2nd) and Germany (10th) were the only members of the "Big Five" to make it into the top 10, with the United Kingdom
United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
The United Kingdom participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, sending their 54th entry to the contest. The British Broadcasting Corporation , the broadcaster responsible for the United Kingdom entry, internally selected successful boy band Blue to compete at...

 close behind at 11th place. However, out of the 25 countries who made it into the final, the remaining two of the "Big Five", France
France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
France participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through an internal selection, organised by the French broadcaster France 3.-Selection process:...

 and Spain
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their entry through a televised national final, organised by the Spanish broadcaster Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española...

, failed to make it into the top half of the leader board coming 15th (82 points) and 23rd (50 points) respectively.

Venue


The Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf was announced by German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Norddeutscher Rundfunk is a public radio and television broadcaster, based in Hamburg. In addition to the city-state of Hamburg, NDR transmits for the German states of Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein...

 (NDR) as the venue for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest on 12 October 2010. This was the first Eurovision Song Contest held in Germany since German reunification
German reunification
German reunification was the process in 1990 in which the German Democratic Republic joined the Federal Republic of Germany , and when Berlin reunited into a single city, as provided by its then Grundgesetz constitution Article 23. The start of this process is commonly referred by Germans as die...

, with West Germany
West Germany
West Germany is the common English, but not official, name for the Federal Republic of Germany or FRG in the period between its creation in May 1949 to German reunification on 3 October 1990....

 having previously hosted the contest in 1957
Eurovision Song Contest 1957
The Eurovision Song Contest 1957 was the 2nd Eurovision Song Contest. Like the first contest, this one was still mainly a radio programme, but there was a noticeable increase in the number of people with televisions....

 and 1983
Eurovision Song Contest 1983
The Eurovision Song Contest 1983, the 28th in the series, was held in Munich, then West Germany, on 23 April 1983. The presenter was Marlene Charell. Corinne Hermes was the winner of this Eurovision with the song, "Si la vie est cadeau". This was Luxembourg's fifth victory in the contest which...

. Germany is also the first member of the "Big Five" to host the Contest since the implementation of the rule in 2000 which permits the five largest contributors to the European Broadcasting Union
European Broadcasting Union
The European Broadcasting Union is a confederation of 74 broadcasting organisations from 56 countries, and 49 associate broadcasters from a further 25...

 (EBU) – Germany
Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest
Germany has participated in every Eurovision Song Contest since its beginning in 1956, although its entry in 1996 did not qualify past the pre‐selection round, and therefore was not seen in the broadcast final. No other country has been represented as often. France and the United Kingdom come in a...

, France
France in the Eurovision Song Contest
France is one of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest and has entered the competition fifty-four times since their debut at the very first contest in 1956. France is one of only seven countries to be present at the very first contest, and has only been absent from two...

, the United Kingdom, Spain
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
Spain debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961, finishing 9th. Since 1999, Spain is one of the "Big Five" and therefore automatically allowed to participate in the final because they are the five biggest financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union.Spain has won the contest...

 and Italy
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
Italy participated in the Eurovision Song Contest frequently from 1956 to 1997. It was one of only seven countries that competed at the very first contest...

 – to qualify automatically for the final alongside the previous year's winner.

Bidding phase


23 cities had ordered the terms of tender for the event by NDR. Eight of these cities continued to show interest in hosting the event including Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover
Hanover
Hanover or Hannover, on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony , Germany and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg...

, Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the northern part of the Ruhr area. Its population in 2006 was c. 267,000....

, Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Located centrally within the European Megalopolis, the...

, Cologne
Cologne
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city , and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.Cologne is located on both sides of the...

, Frankfurt and Munich
Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

. It was announced on 21 August 2010 by NDR that four of those cities had officially applied to host the 2011 Contest: Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover
Hanover
Hanover or Hannover, on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony , Germany and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg...

, and Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Located centrally within the European Megalopolis, the...

. Plans on where the contest could be held in each applicant city included:
  • Berlin: Large tent on the field near the hangar
    Hangar
    A hangar is a closed structure to hold aircraft or spacecraft in protective storage. Most hangars are built of metal, but other materials such as wood and concrete are also sometimes used...

    s of the former Tempelhof Airport
  • Düsseldorf: Esprit Arena
  • Hamburg: Hamburg Exhibition Centre
  • Hanover: Hanover Exhibition Centre
    Hanover fairground
    The Hanover fairground is an exhibition area in the Mittelfeld district of Hanover, Germany. Featuring 496,000 m² of covered indoor space, 58,000 m² of open-air space, 27 halls and pavilions and a convention centre with 35 function rooms, it is the largest exhibition ground in the world.-...




Esprit Arena Düsseldorf


The newspaper Der Westen
WAZ-Mediengruppe
The WAZ-Mediengruppe is Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher with a total of over 500 publications in eight countries. WAZ-Mediengruppe is privately held by the founders' families and is headquartered in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia.The group's largest paper is Westdeutsche...

announced that construction and dismantling work within the Esprit Arena will allow the stadium to be rented for a period of six weeks. The stadium can accommodate 24,000 spectators for the Eurovision Song Contest. Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Located centrally within the European Megalopolis, the...

 will offer 23,000 hotel beds and 2,000 additional beds in the Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Located centrally within the European Megalopolis, the...

 surroundings and on ships on the River Rhine. Düsseldorf Airport is nearby and an athletics arena near the Esprit Arena is reportedly planned to be used as press centre for 1,500 journalists. Advert banners will be removed from the arena, and lodgers and business-seat-owners who have an annual ticket for the football matches of Fortuna Düsseldorf
Fortuna Düsseldorf
' is a German association football club based in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, currently playing in the second tier of German league football, the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga...

 will be compensated. Initially it was reported that Paul-Janes-Stadion
Paul-Janes-Stadion
The Paul-Janes-Stadion in Düsseldorf-Flingern is one of the home grounds of Fortuna Düsseldorf . It was built in 1930 by the team; now city-owned, it has been named since 1990 after the long-standing Düsseldorf and national football player Paul Janes...

 would be upgraded to 2nd Bundesliga
2. Fußball-Bundesliga
- Changes in division set-up :* Number of clubs: currently 18. From 1974 to 1981 there were two conferences, each of 20 teams. In 1981–91 it had 20...

 requirements. Instead, a mobile arena was build next to Esprit Arena for €3 million, with a capacity of around 20,000. It was used for three second division games.

Event concept and ticket sale


On 13 October 2010, Thomas Schreiber, coordinator at ARD
ARD (broadcaster)
ARD is a joint organization of Germany's regional public-service broadcasters...

 outlined details of Düsseldorf's event concept. The Esprit Arena was to be split in two parts separated from each other. On one side of the stadium the stage will be installed while the other side will function as background dressing rooms for the artist delegations. An athletics arena next to the Esprit Arena will serve as the press centre for the event. The Esprit Arena offers comfortable seats relatively near to the stage that created rather an indoor event arena atmosphere than a football-stadium ambience. There were plans to open also the dress rehearsals for the public. Altogether, tickets are going to be sold for seven shows (the final, two semi-finals and four dress rehearsals).

He also said in that interview that tickets for the event were likely to go on sale "within the next four weeks" (by mid-November 2010). NDR had already opened a pre-registration e-mail-newsletter on its website for all people interested in tickets for the event.

Ticket sales started on 12 December 2010 at 12:12 CET
Central European Time
Central European Time , used in most parts of the European Union, is a standard time that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time . The time offset from UTC can be written as +01:00...

 on the website www.dticket.de, which was the only authorised seller of tickets for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The 32,000 tickets final that were put on sale on 12 December sold out within less than six hours. Once camera positions had been determined, a few thousand tickets more were be put on sale.
Tickets for the semi-finals were put on sale in mid-January, when it was known which countries would take part in each semi-final.

Media reports regarding host city


Düsseldorf

On 24 September 2010, it was announced that Fortuna Düsseldorf
Fortuna Düsseldorf
' is a German association football club based in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, currently playing in the second tier of German league football, the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga...

 football club had applied to the Deutsche Fußball Liga
Deutsche Fußball Liga
The Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH is a subsidiary of Die Liga – Fußballverband. The DFL is responsible for the operation of the 1. Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga.- Function :...

 for permission to move its home matches to the Paul-Janes-Stadion
Paul-Janes-Stadion
The Paul-Janes-Stadion in Düsseldorf-Flingern is one of the home grounds of Fortuna Düsseldorf . It was built in 1930 by the team; now city-owned, it has been named since 1990 after the long-standing Düsseldorf and national football player Paul Janes...

 if the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf was awarded the 2011 Song Contest. This message already indicated that talks with Düsseldorf to host the song contest in the Esprit Arena were at an advanced stage at that moment. Fortuna Düsseldorf football club later announced on its website on 6 October 2010 that the club had obtained permission to move their games if necessary.
The Neue Ruhr Zeitung newspaper, which is part of the WAZ Media Group
WAZ-Mediengruppe
The WAZ-Mediengruppe is Germany's third largest newspaper and magazine publisher with a total of over 500 publications in eight countries. WAZ-Mediengruppe is privately held by the founders' families and is headquartered in Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia.The group's largest paper is Westdeutsche...

, reported on 12 December 2010 that Fortuna Düsseldorf
Fortuna Düsseldorf
' is a German association football club based in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, currently playing in the second tier of German league football, the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga...

 were to be moved to the Paul-Janes-Stadion
Paul-Janes-Stadion
The Paul-Janes-Stadion in Düsseldorf-Flingern is one of the home grounds of Fortuna Düsseldorf . It was built in 1930 by the team; now city-owned, it has been named since 1990 after the long-standing Düsseldorf and national football player Paul Janes...

 due to the contest. Fortuna Düsseldorf's training venue next to the Esprit Arena will be equipped with mobile stands from a Swiss event construction specialist, Nussli Group
Nussli Group
NUSSLI Group is an internationally operating group that is specialized in event, stadia and exhibition construction.Nussli plans, constructs, rents and sells temporary and permanent constructions like stadiums, grandstands, bleachers, platforms, stages, pedestrian bridges along with exhibition...

, creating 20,000 extra seats. This decision was made because the Arena Sportpark Düsseldorf holds better logistic qualifications. This is expected to cost approximately €1.5 million.

Hamburg

On 2 October 2010 the Hamburger Abendblatt
Hamburger Abendblatt
The Hamburger Abendblatt is a daily newspaper in Hamburg, Germany, published by Axel Springer AG. The paper used to appear Monday through Saturday only, but since 29 October 2006 it has also published a Sunday edition to compete with the Hamburger Morgenpost's introduction of a Sunday edition...

 newspaper announced that Hamburg would be unable to host the 2011 Song Contest, because the city could no longer fulfil the required financial conditions.

Berlin

Concerns were raised about Berlin's bid concept which consisted of an inflatable tent to be built on Tempelhof's hangar area. Decision makers at NDR reportedly doubted the venue's ability to provide advantageous acoustic conditions. Berlin's speaker Richard Meng neither confirmed nor denied that because "secrecy about the bid concepts were promised to the NDR", Meng commented.

Rule of national host broadcaster


The ARD which is the European Broadcasting Union
European Broadcasting Union
The European Broadcasting Union is a confederation of 74 broadcasting organisations from 56 countries, and 49 associate broadcasters from a further 25...

 member to broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest in Germany is a joint organisation of Germany's regional public-service broadcasters. The ARD has 10 members. The venues that were in consideration are located in the areas of three different members: Berlin is located within the Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg is an institution under public law for the states of Berlin and Brandenburg, situated in Berlin and Potsdam...

 (RBB) member area, Hamburg and Hanover within the Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Norddeutscher Rundfunk
Norddeutscher Rundfunk is a public radio and television broadcaster, based in Hamburg. In addition to the city-state of Hamburg, NDR transmits for the German states of Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein...

 (NDR) area and Düsseldorf within the Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Westdeutscher Rundfunk
Westdeutscher Rundfunk is a German public-broadcasting institution based in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia with its main office in Cologne. WDR is a constituent member of the consortium of German public-broadcasting institutions, ARD...

 (WDR) broadcasting area. While NDR has been responsible for the transmission of the Eurovision Song Contest in recent years when the final took place in other countries, the financial scope of the three broadcasters seemed to have become a decisive factor in the application procedure for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. The Tagesspiegel reported on 7 October that the costs for hosting this event resulted in a tense discussion about necessary savings on other programme contents made by the three broadcasters. The press alleged that RBB's weak financial state was the biggest hurdle for Berlin staging the contest.

Format


The four countries that are part of the Big Four, along with the host of the contest, automatically qualify for a place in the final. For the 2011 Contest, Germany is both a "Big Four" country and the host, resulting in a vacant spot in the final. At a Reference Group meeting in Belgrade
Belgrade
Belgrade is the capital and largest city of Serbia. It is located at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, where the Pannonian Plain meets the Balkans. According to official results of Census 2011, the city has a population of 1,639,121. It is one of the 15 largest cities in Europe...

 it was decided that the existing rules will remain in place, and that the number of participants in the final will simply be lowered from twenty-five to twenty-four. On 31 December 2010, the official participation list was published by the EBU, which states that with the return of Italy to the contest, this nation will become a member of the "Big Five" thus permitting them automatic qualification into the finals, alongside Germany (host), France, Spain, and the United Kingdom, and therefore restores the number of participants for the final to twenty-five nations.

On the 30 August 2010 it was announced that Svante Stockselius
Svante Stockselius
Stig Svante Stockselius is a Swedish journalist and television executive, former Head of Song Contests at the European Broadcasting Union, executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.Svante Stockselius grew up in Ockelbo, a small town in central...

, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, will leave his position on 31 December 2010. On 26 November 2010, EBU reported that Jon Ola Sand
Jon Ola Sand
Jon Ola Sand is a Norwegian television executive, and works for the Norwegian public broadcaster Norsk Rikskringkasting .Sand as 15 years' of experience working with major productions and co-productions at NRK and TV 2 as well as independent production companies. Sand is a member of the...

 will be the new Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Hosts


NDR revealed the presenters of contest on 16 December 2010; Anke Engelke
Anke Engelke
Anke Christina Fischer is a German comedian, actress and voice-over actress born in Montréal, Quebec, Canada.Engelke moved to Cologne in 1971 with her parents...

, Judith Rakers
Judith Rakers
Judith Rakers is a German journalist and television presenter.-Biography:Rakers grew up in Bad Lippspringe with her single father. After graduating from the Pelizaeus-Gymnasium Paderborn from 1995 to 2001, she studied journalism and communication studies, German philology and modern and...

, and Stefan Raab
Stefan Raab
Stefan Konrad Raab is a German entertainer, television host, comedian and musician. Raab began his television career hosting the comedy show Vivasion in 1993 and has been hosting the late-night comedy show TV total since 1999. He became well-known in 1994 after composing a hit single spoofing...

. It will be the third time three people have hosted the contest after 1999
Eurovision Song Contest 1999
The Eurovision Song Contest 1999 was the 44th Eurovision Song Contest, held on 29 May 1999 in Jerusalem, Israel after Dana International won the contest the previous year in the United Kingdom. The venue for the contest was the International Convention Center...

 and 2010
Eurovision Song Contest 2010
The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast from the Telenor Arena in Bærum, Greater Oslo, Norway. It was the third time Norway had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1986 and 1996. The 2010 winner was Germany with Lena singing "Satellite",...

.

Pot allocations


The draw to determine the semi-final running orders was held on Monday 17 January 2011. Participating nations were split into six pots based on voting patterns up to 2010. Countries will be drawn from each pot to determine whether they will compete in either the first or second semi-final and as in 2010, which half of the semi-final they will perform, in order for delegations to know when rehearsals will begin for their respective countries. The draw also determines which semi-final the "Big Five" countries (France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and Italy) will vote in.

Israeli broadcaster IBA requested to take part in the second semi-final due to the Israeli Memorial Day, which was held during the first semi-final. German broadcaster NDR also requested that they be allowed to vote in the second semi-final for scheduling reasons.
Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6
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Graphic design


The design of the contest was built around the motto "Feel your heart beat". The postcard introducing each performance included the Heart logo in the colours of the performing country, then a German place was shown in a toy-like view using tilt-shift photography
Tilt-shift photography
"Tilt-shift photography" refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene...

 and a story happened there, whose main characters were people coming from that country. The contest's motto 'Feel your heart beat', would then be shown in some way in the country's official language. For example, in the first postcard shown (Poland's) one of the characters drops a piece of paper. The camera then pans down to the paper, to show the Polish phrase "Poczuj bicie serca" handwritten on it. In the second postcard shown (Norway's), a man climbs to the top of a mountain and yells the Norwegian phrase "Kjenn ditt hjerte slå.". Then, the heart appeared once again and the stage and the crowd could be seen, with little light, heartbeat sounds, and pink lights pulsating in rhythm with the heartbeat, before the performance started. The main colours of the letterboxes were black and pink.

Participating countries


On 31 December 2010, the EBU confirmed that 43 countries would compete in the 2011 Contest. The 2011 edition saw the returns of Austria
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
Austria has appeared frequently at the Eurovision Song Contest. The country has won once, in 1966, with the song "Merci Chérie".In recent years, Austria's entries have tended towards the humorous, in contrast with the dance-pop achieving success. 2003 saw comedian and personality Alf Poier perform...

, which had last participated in 2007
Eurovision Song Contest 2007
The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was the 52nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It was won by first-time appearance as an independent country Serbia and was held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland from 10 May to 12 May. The host broadcaster was YLE.Finland earned the right to host...

, Italy
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
Italy participated in the Eurovision Song Contest frequently from 1956 to 1997. It was one of only seven countries that competed at the very first contest...

, which had last participated in 1997
Eurovision Song Contest 1997
The Eurovision Song Contest 1997, was the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest and it was held at the Point Theatre Dublin, Ireland, on 3 May 1997. Boyzone member Ronan Keating and Carrie Crowley were the presenters of the show....

, San Marino
San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest
San Marino has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest twice, since debuting in the 2008 Contest.-2008 debut:In June 2007, Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino , the Sammarinese public service broadcaster, indicated interest in joining the contest in the near future, all depending on...

, which had only taken part in 2008
Eurovision Song Contest 2008
The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 was the 53rd edition of the Contest. It was hosted in Belgrade, Serbia after Marija Šerifović won the 2007 Contest in Helsinki, Finland. This year was the first contest to have two semi-finals which were held on 20 and 22 May, and the final held on 24 May 2008...

, and Hungary
Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest
Hungary has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest nine times. The first participation would have been Andrea Szulák's in 1993 but a qualification round was just installed for former Eastern Bloc countries and she did not manage to qualify to the Grand Final.The first real participation was of...

, which had last participated in 2009. Montenegro
Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest
Montenegro debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007. Previously it participated as part of Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro .The 2005 entrants from Serbia and Montenegro, No Name, were from Montenegro, as were the 1983 and 1984 entrants...

 had applied to take part in the contest on 4 December, but decided against participation and withdrew its name on 23 December, two days before the 25 December no strings attached deadline.

Slovakia
Slovakia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Slovakia has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest six times, debuting in 1994. It had attempted to debut in 1993, but did not pass through the qualifying round. In the three finals that Slovakia has participated, it has placed no better than 18th, which it received in 1996...

 initially withdrew from the 2011 Contest due to financial reasons, despite holding a public poll on the Slovenská televízia (STV) website on their Eurovision participation which received an 87.5% positive vote. STV announced that they planned to return in the 2012 Contest
Eurovision Song Contest 2012
The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be the 57th annual Eurovision Song Contest. It will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, following Azerbaijan's win in the 2011 Contest with Ell & Nikki's song "Running Scared". The two semi-finals will be held on 22 May and 24 May 2012, with the final on 26 May 2012,...

. However, Slovakia's application remained on the provisional list, leading to Slovakia's continued participation in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. STV later announced in January 2011 that Slovakia would in fact, withdraw from the contest due to financial reasons and organisational changes. However the country was listed by the EBU as one of the semi-finalist countries in the semi-final allocation draw on 17 January, and STV later confirmed they would continue their participation in order to avoid receiving a fine for late withdrawal.

At a meeting in Belgrade on 28 August 2010, the EBU decided that each country had to choose its artist and song before 14 March 2011. On 15 March 2011, the draw for the running order took place in the host city. The semi-final allocation draw took place on 17 January in Düsseldorf.

Semi-final 1

  • The first semi-final took place in Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf on 10 May 2011.
  • The ten countries in this semi-final with the highest scoring points, according to a combination of televotes and jury votes from each voting country, qualified for the final.
  • Spain and the United Kingdom must broadcast and vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01 Polish
Polish language
Polish is a language of the Lechitic subgroup of West Slavic languages, used throughout Poland and by Polish minorities in other countries...

Magdalena Tul
Magdalena Tul
Magdalena Tul is a Polish singer. In 2000 she moved from Gdańsk to Warsaw where she started working as a singer and actress for Studio Buffo, a musical theater. She performed there as a lead singer in "Metro". Three years later, she started working with another musical theater, Roma...

"Jestem
Jestem
"Jestem" is a song sung, written and composed by Magdalena Tul, who represents Poland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Magdalena won the national final with 44.47%, a record in past years, leaving the second place with nearly half of her percentage...

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I am 19 18
02 English, Swahili
Swahili language
Swahili or Kiswahili is a Bantu language spoken by various ethnic groups that inhabit several large stretches of the Mozambique Channel coastline from northern Kenya to northern Mozambique, including the Comoro Islands. It is also spoken by ethnic minority groups in Somalia...

Stella Mwangi
Stella Mwangi
Stella Nyambura Mwangi is a Norwegian-Kenyan singer, songwriter and rapper. Mwangi writes a lot of her music about the situation in her home country Kenya, also about discrimination both Stella and her family had to go through after moving to Norway in 1991...

"Haba Haba
Haba Haba
"Haba Haba" is a song performed by Norwegian-Kenyan singer-songwriter Stella Mwangi, from her second studio album Kinanda . It was Norway's entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011...

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Little by little 17 30
03 English, Albanian
Albanian language
Albanian is an Indo-European language spoken by approximately 7.6 million people, primarily in Albania and Kosovo but also in other areas of the Balkans in which there is an Albanian population, including western Macedonia, southern Montenegro, southern Serbia and northwestern Greece...

Aurela Gaçe
Aurela Gaçe
Aurela Gaçe is a singer and a three-time Festivali i Këngës winner nowadays living in New York, USA. Aurela represented Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the entry "Kënga ime". It has been revealed that Aurela will perform her entry under the English title Feel the Passion.Her most...

"Feel the Passion
Feel the Passion
"Feel the Passion" is a song by Aurela Gaçe, composed by Shpëtim Saraçi and with lyrics by Sokol Marsi. The song was the winner of the 49th edition of the Albanian musical festival Festivali i Këngës, performed as "Kënga ime" on 25 December 2010, and represented Albania at the Eurovision Song...

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04 English Emmy
Emmy (Armenian singer)
Emmy , is an Armenian singer. Emmy is considered to be one of Armenia's most popular and influential singers, being labelled as a "pop princess" and "Armenian pop icon"...

"Boom Boom
Boom Boom (Emmy song)
The Armenian entry for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest was picked out of four songs, all of which were performed by Emmy . She was internally chosen to represent her home country in December 2010. A 50/50 combination of televoting and the votes of an expert jury decided that she should sing "Boom...

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12 54
05 English Yüksek Sadakat
Yüksek Sadakat
Yüksek Sadakat is a Turkish rock band that was formed in 1997, but became popular in early 2005 with their album with the same name. The bass player used to be the editor of a music magazine called Blue Jean. Their music is a mix of pop rock with powerful beats utilizing Turkish instruments,...

"Live It Up
Live It Up (Yüksek Sadakat song)
"Live It Up" is a song performed by Yüksek Sadakat. It was the Turkish entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 and was sung in English. It failed to make the finals, after performing in the semi-final on May 10th making it the first ever Turkish entrant not to progress to the finals.-External...

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13 47
06 Serbian
Serbian language
Serbian is a form of Serbo-Croatian, a South Slavic language, spoken by Serbs in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and neighbouring countries....

Nina "Čaroban
Čaroban
"Čaroban" is a song sung by Nina and composed by Kristina Kovač, and it was the Serbian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held in Düsseldorf, Germany in May 2011. The song placed in the top 10 in the first semi final of Eurovision, and was performed as the 24th song in the Grand Final on...

" (Чаробан)
Magical 8 67
07 English, Russian
Russian language
Russian is a Slavic language used primarily in Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Turkmenistan and Estonia and, to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics...

Alexey Vorobyov
Alexey Vorobyov
Alexey Vladimirovich Vorobyov is a Russian singer and actor who performs both in Russian and English. For international purposes Vorobyov is also credited as Alex Sparrow, a translation of his Russian name. He is best known for appearing on the Russian version of The X Factor at the age of 17 in...

"Get You
Get You
"Get You" is a song performed by Russian pop singer Alex Vorobyov who represented his country at the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 held in Düsseldorf, Germany on May 10, 2011. He qualified through to the final that took plave on May 14, 2011, finishing at the 16th place...

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08 English Anna Rossinelli
Anna Rossinelli
Anna Rossinelli is a Swiss singer-songwriter. Rossinelli sings as a part of a pop-soul trio band, which performs under her name.- Eurovision Song Contest :...

"In Love for a While
In Love for a While
-Credits and personnel:*Lead vocals – Anna Rossinelli*Bass – Georg Dillier *Electric Guitar – Manuel Meisel -Chart performance:-External links:*...

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10 55
09 English Eldrine
Eldrine
Eldrine is a Georgian rock band that represented Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song called One More Day. The current line-up consists of 6 band members: Sophio Toroshelidze, Mikheil Chelidze, Irakli Bibilashvili, David Changoshvili, Tamar Shekiladze and Beso Tsikhelashvili...

"One More Day
One More Day (Eldrine song)
"One More Day" is a song performed by Eldrine and was the Georgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The song was the National Final of the contest, organised by GPB, which selected the Georgian entry for the Contest, which was held in Düsseldorf, Germany in May 2011...

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10 English Paradise Oskar
Paradise Oskar
Axel Ehnström, and better known by his stage name Paradise Oskar, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. He represented Finland in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsselldorf with the song "Da Da Dam"....

"Da Da Dam
Da Da Dam
"Da Da Dam" is a ballad type song by Finnish Paradise Oskar and it is the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, qualifying for the finale. Da Da Dam came 21st in the final with 57 points. The song tells a story of a boy who decides to make a stand to try to save the planet, gets...

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3 103
11 English Glen Vella
Glen Vella
Glen Vella is a Maltese singer. He started his singing career at the age of 13. He studied both practical and theory in voice and piano. He is certificated in voice coaching from the Victoria Music and Arts Collage London...

"One Life
One Life (Glen Vella song)
"One Life" is a song by Maltese singer Glen Vella which won the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2011 final on Saturday 12 February 2011. The song will be representing Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany...

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11 54
12 English Senit
Senit
Senhit Zadik Zadik known as Senit in Bologna is an Italian singer of Eritrean descent. She represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011.-Biography:She was born and raised in Bologna, Italy by her Eritrean parents...

"Stand By
Stand By
"Stand By" is a song by Italian singer Senit. The song represented San Marino in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 on 10 May 2011. This was San Marino's second appearance in the contest. The song placed 16th out of 20, and as a result it did not qualify for the final....

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13 English Daria
Daria Kinzer
Daria Kinzer is a Croatian singer who represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany. Kinzer won the national selection on March 5 with her entry "Celebrate", and took part in the first semifinal night of the Contest finishing at 15th place...

"Celebrate
Celebrate (Daria Kinzer song)
"Celebrate" is a song by Croatian female singer Daria, written by Croatian song composer Boris Đurđević. It represented Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 but failed to qualify for the finals. Her performance was notable because she changed outfits twice during the course of the song....

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14 English Sjonni's Friends
Sigurjón's Friends
Sigurjón's Friends are an Icelandic tribute band. The band formed in early 2011 when the Icelandic singer Sigurjón Brink died days before he was to perform his entry "Aftur heim" in the Icelandic national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The band members were all friends of Sigurjón...

"Coming Home
Coming Home (Sigurjón's Friends song)
"Coming Home" is the Icelandic entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. It will be performed by the tribute band Sigurjón's Friends. The original singer, Sigurjón Brink died days before the Icelandic national selection for the contest, after which his musician friends decided to form Sigurjón's...

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4 100
15 English, Hungarian
Hungarian language
Hungarian is a Uralic language, part of the Ugric group. With some 14 million speakers, it is one of the most widely spoken non-Indo-European languages in Europe....

Kati Wolf
Kati Wolf
Kati Wolf is a Hungarian singer and former airline purser. Wolf represented Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "What About My Dreams?"....

"What About My Dreams?
What About My Dreams?
"What About My Dreams?" is a song by Hungarian singer Kati Wolf. It represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, in Düsseldorf, Germany...

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16 Portuguese
Portuguese language
Portuguese is a Romance language that arose in the medieval Kingdom of Galicia, nowadays Galicia and Northern Portugal. The southern part of the Kingdom of Galicia became independent as the County of Portugal in 1095...

Homens da Luta
Homens da Luta
Homens da Luta is a Portuguese improvisational comedy and musical street performance group consisting of brothers Vasco Duarte and Nuno Duarte "Jel"...

"A luta é alegria
A luta é alegria
"A luta é alegria" was the Portuguese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany, performed by Homens da Luta. It was chosen for Eurovision by winning the Festival da Canção 2011 on 5 March 2011...

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The struggle is joy 18 22
17 English Evelina Sašenko
Evelina Sašenko
Evelina Sašenko born 26 July 1987 in Rūdiškės) is a Polish-Lithuanian jazz singer, who was born and lives in Lithuania. She represented Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. She is also known for participating in various television projects.Sašenko was born into Polish-Ukrainian family...

"C'est ma vie
C'est ma vie
"C'est ma vie" is a ballad type song by Evelina Sašenko that respresented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held in Düsseldorf, Germany, after winning both the televote and jury voting in Eurovizija 2011 , the national selection show for Lithuania. The song is sung mostly in English...

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It's my life 5 81
18 English Ell
Eldar Gasimov
Eldar "Ell" Gasimov is an Azerbaijani singer who successfully represented Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in the music duo Eldar & Nigar with Nigar Jamal.-Early life:...

 and Nikki
Nigar Jamal
Nigar "Nikki" Jamal is an Azerbaijani singer currently living in London, United Kingdom, since 2005. Jamal's singing genres include R&B, soul and pop music...

"Running Scared" 2 122
19 English, Greek
Greek language
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Native to the southern Balkans, it has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the majority of its history;...

Loukas Giorkas
Loukas Giorkas
Loukas Giorkas , is a Cypriot singer and the winner of the first season of the Greek version of the television talent series The X Factor. In September 2009 he released his first EP album, Mazi, which attained gold status. He studies Biology at the University of Patras...

 feat.
Stereo Mike
Stereo Mike
Mihalis Exarhos , known professionally by his stage name Stereo Mike, is a Greek hip hop artist. He is the first MTV EMA Award winner in the "Best Greek Act" category...

"Watch My Dance
Watch My Dance
"Watch My Dance" is a song by Cypriot singer Loukas Giorkas featuring Stereo Mike. It has represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. A snippet of the song was released by broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation on 9 February 2011 along with the other candidate songs from the...

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1.Includes two phrases in French.

Split jury/televoting results


The full split jury/televoting results were announced by the EBU in May 2011.
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 154 113
2 124 109
3 111 104
4 93 102
5 90 86
6 79 84
7 75 76
8 73 74
9 56 74
10 54 65
11 52 61
12 45 58
13 42 51
14 42 49
15 39 33
16 32 31
17 25 29
18 24 13
19 8 6

Semi-final 2

  • The second semi-final took place in Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf on 12 May 2011.
  • The ten countries in this semi-final with the highest scoring points, according to a combination of televotes and jury votes from each voting country, qualified for the final.
  • France, Germany and Italy must broadcast and vote in this semi-final.

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01 English, Bosnian
Bosnian language
Bosnian is a South Slavic language, spoken by Bosniaks. As a standardized form of the Shtokavian dialect, it is one of the three official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina....

Dino Merlin
Dino Merlin
Edin Dervišhalidović , stage name Dino Merlin, , is a prominent Bosnian singer-songwriter and musician. He is a popular singer/songwriter in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is also popular in the other countries of the former Yugoslavia such as Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia and...

"Love in Rewind
Love in Rewind
"Love in Rewind" is a song performed by Dino Merlin. It was Bosnia and Herzegovina entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, performed in English.Author of the song, Dino Merlin, stated that the song is about the life story of middle aged people.-Charts:...

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5 109
02 English Nadine Beiler
Nadine Beiler
Nadine Beiler is an Austrian R&B and Pop singer, who won the 3rd season of the Austrian casting show Starmania in 2007. On February 16, 2007, she released her first single Alles was du willst. Currently Beiler is attending high school in Tyrol, where she lives with her mother and her sister in...

"The Secret Is Love
The Secret Is Love
"The Secret Is Love" is the Austrian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, sung in English by Nadine Beiler.On February 25 she won the Austrian preselection on ORF and Ö3. It is the first single released from her second studio album I've Got a Voice...

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7 69
03 English 3JS
3JS
3JS is a Dutch band from Volendam, North Holland, which consists of Jan Dulles, Jaap Kwakman and Jaap de Witte. The band became nationally known after the success of their debut album, Watermensen in 2007 with their friends Jan Smit and Nick & Simon....

"Never Alone
Je vecht nooit alleen
"Je vecht nooit alleen", is a song by the Dutch band 3JS. The English version, Never alone, was the Dutch entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany. 3JS were internally selected by Dutch broadcaster TROS to represent their country. At the national final Nationaal...

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19 13
04 English Witloof Bay
Witloof Bay
- Biography :In 2005 six friends who all shared a love of jazz, pop, a capella and beatbox decided to perform as a group. They took their inspiration from The Real Group, Take 6, The Swingle Singers and The Singers Unlimited. The band sing both in English and French...

"With Love Baby
With Love Baby
"With Love Baby", is a song by the Belgian band Witloof Bay, which represented Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany...

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11 53
05 English TWiiNS
TWiiNS
TWiiNS are a Slovak twin pop duo consisting of sisters Daniela and Veronika Nízlová who were born on 15 May 1986 in Hronský Beňadik.The twins were background singers and dancers for Tereza Kerndlová, the Czech entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008...

"I'm Still Alive
I'm Still Alive (TWiiNS song)
"I'm Still Alive" is a song written by songwriter/producer Bryan Todd for Slovak sister duo TWiiNS. They will represent Slovakia on the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf....

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13 48
06 English Mika Newton
Mika Newton
Mika Newton , born on 5 March 1986, is a Ukrainian singer from the city of Burshtyn. She leads a rock band whose other members are known as Uncle Fe, Snow, Andrew and "Loco" Vitalii. Their début album Anomaliya was released in 2005.-Style:Newton has been singing since the age of nine...

"Angel
Angel (Mika Newton song)
"Angel" is a song by Mika Newton which represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, helt in Düsseldorf, Germany.-Eurovision 2011:...

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6 81
07 English Zdob şi Zdub
Zdob si Zdub
Zdob şi Zdub is a Moldovan band, based in Chişinău, whose work for the last several years has combined elements of hip-hop , hardcore punk and comical lyrics with traditional Romanian folk music. The name is onomatopoeic for the sound of a drum beat...

"So Lucky
So Lucky (Zdob şi Zdub song)
"So Lucky" is a song performed by the Moldovan ska-punk band Zdob şi Zdub who represented their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The song finished in 12th place.-Charts:...

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10 54
08 English Eric Saade
Eric Saade
Eric Saade born 29 October 1990) is a Swedish pop singer and children's television presenter. After two years with the boyband What's Up!, he left in February 2009 to pursue a solo career. Eric Saade represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany after winning the national...

"Popular
Popular (Eric Saade song)
"Popular" is an English language song written by Fredrik Kempe in 2008 and performed by Swedish singer Eric Saade. It was an entry by Saade in the Melodifestivalen 2011 contest, in a bid to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany. On 12 May, the song qualified...

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1 155
09 Greek
Greek language
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Native to the southern Balkans, it has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the majority of its history;...

Christos Mylordos
Christos Mylordos
Christos Mylordos is a Greek-Cypriot singer. He was born in Nicosia on 30 April 1991.-Eurovision Song Contest 2011:On 10 September 2010, Mylordos won the singing competition of the talent show Performance and, as a result, represented Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany, with the...

"San aggelos s'agapisa
San Aggelos S'agapisa
"San Aggelos S'agapisa" is a song written by Michalis Antoniou and composed by Andreas Anastasiou and performed by Christos Mylordos. This song will be presented on 28 February....

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(Σαν άγγελος σ'αγάπησα)
I loved you like an angel 18 16
10 Bulgarian
Bulgarian language
Bulgarian is an Indo-European language, a member of the Slavic linguistic group.Bulgarian, along with the closely related Macedonian language, demonstrates several linguistic characteristics that set it apart from all other Slavic languages such as the elimination of case declension, the...

Poli Genova
Poli Genova
Poli Genova is a singer that represented her nation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany. Genova performed her entry "Na inat" in the second semifinal.-Biography:...

"Na inat
Na inat
"Na inat" is a song sung by Poli Genova. It represented Bulgaria at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf.-References:...

" (На инат)
For spite 12 48
11 Macedonian
Macedonian language
Macedonian is a South Slavic language spoken as a first language by approximately 2–3 million people principally in the region of Macedonia but also in the Macedonian diaspora...

, English
Vlatko Ilievski
Vlatko Ilievski
Vlatko Ilievski is a Macedonian pop rock singer and actor. He was the runner-up to be the Macedonian entry for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest and is currently set to represent Macedonia in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Rusinka in Düsseldorf, Germany. He previously appeared at...

"Rusinka
Rusinka
"Rusinka" is a song performed by Macedonian singer Vlatko Ilievski. The song represented Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, but it failed to qualify in the final...

" (Русинкa)
Russian girl 16 36
12 Hebrew
Hebrew language
Hebrew is a Semitic language of the Afroasiatic language family. Culturally, is it considered by Jews and other religious groups as the language of the Jewish people, though other Jewish languages had originated among diaspora Jews, and the Hebrew language is also used by non-Jewish groups, such...

, English
Dana International
Dana International
Sharon Cohen , professionally known as Dana International is an Israeli pop singer of Yemenite Jewish ancestry. She has released eight albums and three additional compilation albums, positioning herself as one of Israel's most successful musical acts ever...

"Ding Dong
Ding Dong (Dana International song)
"Ding Dong" is a pop song written and performed by Israeli singer Dana International. It won the Israeli Kdam Eurovision on March 8, 2011, represented Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany...

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15 38
13 English Maja Keuc
Maja Keuc
Maja Keuc , is a singer who represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "No One"....

"No One
No One (Maja Keuc song)
"No One" is a song performed by Maja Keuc. The music was composed by Matjaž Vlašič, and the lyrics were written by Urša Vlašič. The song was the winner of the 2011 edition of EMA, where it was performed in Slovene as "Vanilija" , and later represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in...

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3 112
14 English Hotel FM
Hotel FM
Hotel FM is a Romanian band, formed in April 2005 by British expatriate David Bryan and his friends Gabriel Băruţa and Alex Szűz. The band held concerts in several cities in Romania and Germany and launched a promotional CD in spring 2006....

"Change
Change (Hotel FM song)
"Change" is a pop song written by Gabriel Băruţă alongside Alexandra Ivan and performed by the band Hotel FM.- Background :The song was elected to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011."Change" has won the National Selection on the New Year's Day, on 1 January 2011, after taking...

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4 111
15 English Getter Jaani
Getter Jaani
Getter Jaani is an Estonian pop singer. She represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with her entry "Rockefeller Street"...

"Rockefeller Street
Rockefeller Street
-Charts:-Release history :-External links:...

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9 60
16 English Anastasia Vinnikova
Anastasia Vinnikova
Anastasia Vinnikova born April 15 1991 is a singer from Belarus. She represented her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, failing to qualify to the final.-References:...

"I Love Belarus
I Love Belarus
"I Love Belarus" is a song performed by Anastasia Vinnikova who was selected to represent Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The song was presented to the public on 14 March 2011 ....

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14 45
17 English Musiqq
Musiqq
Musiqq are an Latvian duo which formed in 2009. On February 23, 2011 they won the Latvian national selection for Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany with song "Angel in Disguise"....

"Angel in Disguise
Angel in Disguise (Musiqq song)
-Charts:...

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17 25
18 English A Friend in London
A Friend in London
A Friend in London is a Danish indie pop and rock band that represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany in the second semi-final with the song "New Tomorrow" and took a 5th place in the final with 134 points.-Members:...

"New Tomorrow
New Tomorrow
"New Tomorrow" is a 2011 English language song by Danish pop/rock band A Friend in London. It represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held in Düsseldorf, Germany. On 26 February 2011, the song won the Danish preselection contest Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2011...

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2 135
19 English Jedward
Jedward
John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes are an Irish hip pop duo. They are identical twins and perform under the name Jedward...

"Lipstick
Lipstick (Jedward song)
"Lipstick" is the third single released by Irish pop duo Jedward. It is the first song released from their second studio album, Victory. The song also represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany. "Lipstick" was selected on 11 February 2011, following the...

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2.Includes two words in Russian.

Split jury/televoting results


The full split jury/televoting results were announced by the EBU in May 2011.
Place Televoting Points Jury Points
1 159 146
2 131 129
3 121 99
4 115 95
5 91 85
6 78 83
7 68 76
8 61 71
9 54 71
10 52 66
11 51 65
12 50 59
13 46 53
14 43 47
15 43 38
16 40 36
17 33 24
18 23 22
19 17 11

Final

  • The final took place on 14 May 2011.
  • Only the "Big Five" countries automatically qualified for the final.
  • From the two semi-finals on 10 and 12 May 2011, twenty countries qualified for the final. A total of twenty-five countries competed in the final.
  • The voting system used was the same as in the 2010 contest, with a combination of televotes and jury votes selecting the winner. Viewers were be able to vote during the performances; the voting window ended 15 minutes after the conclusion of the songs.
  • Background music for the show included "Wonderful
    Wonderful (Gary Go song)
    "Wonderful" is a song by British singer Gary Go, released on February 16, 2009, as the first and debut single from his debut album Gary Go. It peaked at #25 on the UK singles chart. The song was conceived as the title song for the German film Men in the City for which also a music video was...

    " by Gary Go
    Gary Go
    Gary Baker, also known by his stage name Gary Go is a British pop-rock singer, songwriter and producer. His debut single "Wonderful" was a Top 30 track in the UK, the debut album Gary Go was released May 2009 and reached number 22 in the UK Albums Chart...

    .

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01 English Paradise Oskar
Paradise Oskar
Axel Ehnström, and better known by his stage name Paradise Oskar, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. He represented Finland in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsselldorf with the song "Da Da Dam"....

"Da Da Dam
Da Da Dam
"Da Da Dam" is a ballad type song by Finnish Paradise Oskar and it is the Finnish entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, qualifying for the finale. Da Da Dam came 21st in the final with 57 points. The song tells a story of a boy who decides to make a stand to try to save the planet, gets...

"
21 57
02 English, Bosnian
Bosnian language
Bosnian is a South Slavic language, spoken by Bosniaks. As a standardized form of the Shtokavian dialect, it is one of the three official languages of Bosnia and Herzegovina....

Dino Merlin
Dino Merlin
Edin Dervišhalidović , stage name Dino Merlin, , is a prominent Bosnian singer-songwriter and musician. He is a popular singer/songwriter in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is also popular in the other countries of the former Yugoslavia such as Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia and...

"Love in Rewind
Love in Rewind
"Love in Rewind" is a song performed by Dino Merlin. It was Bosnia and Herzegovina entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, performed in English.Author of the song, Dino Merlin, stated that the song is about the life story of middle aged people.-Charts:...

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6 125
03 English A Friend in London
A Friend in London
A Friend in London is a Danish indie pop and rock band that represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany in the second semi-final with the song "New Tomorrow" and took a 5th place in the final with 134 points.-Members:...

"New Tomorrow
New Tomorrow
"New Tomorrow" is a 2011 English language song by Danish pop/rock band A Friend in London. It represented Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held in Düsseldorf, Germany. On 26 February 2011, the song won the Danish preselection contest Dansk Melodi Grand Prix in 2011...

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04 English Evelina Sašenko
Evelina Sašenko
Evelina Sašenko born 26 July 1987 in Rūdiškės) is a Polish-Lithuanian jazz singer, who was born and lives in Lithuania. She represented Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. She is also known for participating in various television projects.Sašenko was born into Polish-Ukrainian family...

"C'est ma vie
C'est ma vie
"C'est ma vie" is a ballad type song by Evelina Sašenko that respresented Lithuania at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held in Düsseldorf, Germany, after winning both the televote and jury voting in Eurovizija 2011 , the national selection show for Lithuania. The song is sung mostly in English...

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It's my life 19 63
05 English, Hungarian
Hungarian language
Hungarian is a Uralic language, part of the Ugric group. With some 14 million speakers, it is one of the most widely spoken non-Indo-European languages in Europe....

Kati Wolf
Kati Wolf
Kati Wolf is a Hungarian singer and former airline purser. Wolf represented Hungary at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "What About My Dreams?"....

"What About My Dreams?
What About My Dreams?
"What About My Dreams?" is a song by Hungarian singer Kati Wolf. It represented Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, in Düsseldorf, Germany...

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22 53
06 English Jedward
Jedward
John Paul Henry Daniel Richard Grimes and Edward Peter Anthony Kevin Patrick Grimes are an Irish hip pop duo. They are identical twins and perform under the name Jedward...

"Lipstick
Lipstick (Jedward song)
"Lipstick" is the third single released by Irish pop duo Jedward. It is the first song released from their second studio album, Victory. The song also represented Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany. "Lipstick" was selected on 11 February 2011, following the...

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8 119
07 English Eric Saade
Eric Saade
Eric Saade born 29 October 1990) is a Swedish pop singer and children's television presenter. After two years with the boyband What's Up!, he left in February 2009 to pursue a solo career. Eric Saade represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany after winning the national...

"Popular
Popular (Eric Saade song)
"Popular" is an English language song written by Fredrik Kempe in 2008 and performed by Swedish singer Eric Saade. It was an entry by Saade in the Melodifestivalen 2011 contest, in a bid to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany. On 12 May, the song qualified...

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3 185
08 English Getter Jaani
Getter Jaani
Getter Jaani is an Estonian pop singer. She represented Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with her entry "Rockefeller Street"...

"Rockefeller Street
Rockefeller Street
-Charts:-Release history :-External links:...

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24 44
09 English, Greek
Greek language
Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages. Native to the southern Balkans, it has the longest documented history of any Indo-European language, spanning 34 centuries of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the majority of its history;...

Loukas Giorkas
Loukas Giorkas
Loukas Giorkas , is a Cypriot singer and the winner of the first season of the Greek version of the television talent series The X Factor. In September 2009 he released his first EP album, Mazi, which attained gold status. He studies Biology at the University of Patras...

 feat.
Stereo Mike
Stereo Mike
Mihalis Exarhos , known professionally by his stage name Stereo Mike, is a Greek hip hop artist. He is the first MTV EMA Award winner in the "Best Greek Act" category...

"Watch My Dance
Watch My Dance
"Watch My Dance" is a song by Cypriot singer Loukas Giorkas featuring Stereo Mike. It has represented Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. A snippet of the song was released by broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation on 9 February 2011 along with the other candidate songs from the...

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7 120
10 English, Russian
Russian language
Russian is a Slavic language used primarily in Russia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Turkmenistan and Estonia and, to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics...

Alexey Vorobyov
Alexey Vorobyov
Alexey Vladimirovich Vorobyov is a Russian singer and actor who performs both in Russian and English. For international purposes Vorobyov is also credited as Alex Sparrow, a translation of his Russian name. He is best known for appearing on the Russian version of The X Factor at the age of 17 in...

"Get You
Get You
"Get You" is a song performed by Russian pop singer Alex Vorobyov who represented his country at the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 held in Düsseldorf, Germany on May 10, 2011. He qualified through to the final that took plave on May 14, 2011, finishing at the 16th place...

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16 77
11 Corsican
Corsican language
Corsican is a Italo-Dalmatian Romance language spoken and written on the islands of Corsica and northern Sardinia . Corsican is the traditional native language of the Corsican people, and was long the vernacular language alongside the Italian, official language in Corsica until 1859, which was...

Amaury Vassili
Amaury Vassili
Amaury Vassili is a French singer and the professional tenor. His debut album Vincerò from 2009 went double platinum in France, and he has had international success with releases in Canada, South Africa and South Korea.-Biography:Amaury Vassili, born Amaury Vassili Chotard, began singing around...

"Sognu
Sognu
"Sognu" is a song by Amaury Vassili that was the entry for France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, was held in Düsseldorf, Germany. Although the song was favorite to win the contest, it ended up in 15th position....

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Dream 15 82
12 Italian
Italian language
Italian is a Romance language spoken mainly in Europe: Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, by minorities in Malta, Monaco, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Libya, Eritrea, and Somalia, and by immigrant communities in the Americas and Australia...

, English
Raphael Gualazzi
Raphael Gualazzi
Raffaele Gualazzi , better known as Raphael Gualazzi, is an Italian singer and pianist.-Love Outside the Window:...

"Madness of Love
Follia d'amore
"Follia d'amore" is a song by Raphael Gualazzi. The song was the winner of the Sanremo Festival in the newcomer artists' section and also won the Critics' "Mia Martini" Award for newcomers....

"
2 189
13 English Anna Rossinelli
Anna Rossinelli
Anna Rossinelli is a Swiss singer-songwriter. Rossinelli sings as a part of a pop-soul trio band, which performs under her name.- Eurovision Song Contest :...

"In Love for a While
In Love for a While
-Credits and personnel:*Lead vocals – Anna Rossinelli*Bass – Georg Dillier *Electric Guitar – Manuel Meisel -Chart performance:-External links:*...

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25 19
14 English Blue "I Can
I Can (Blue song)
"I Can" is a song by British pop group Blue. It was the United Kingdom's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 which was held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The song came 11th scoring 100 points. It is the first time in Eurovision Song Contest history that the British entry has been decided...

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11 100
15 English Zdob şi Zdub
Zdob si Zdub
Zdob şi Zdub is a Moldovan band, based in Chişinău, whose work for the last several years has combined elements of hip-hop , hardcore punk and comical lyrics with traditional Romanian folk music. The name is onomatopoeic for the sound of a drum beat...

"So Lucky
So Lucky (Zdob şi Zdub song)
"So Lucky" is a song performed by the Moldovan ska-punk band Zdob şi Zdub who represented their country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The song finished in 12th place.-Charts:...

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12 97
16 English Lena
Lena Meyer-Landrut
Lena Meyer-Landrut , known professionally as Lena, is a German singer-songwriter. She represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway, and won the contest with the song "Satellite"...

"Taken by a Stranger
Taken by a Stranger
"Taken by a Stranger" is a song by German singer Lena Meyer-Landrut that represented Germany at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, earning 107 points and 10th place...

"
10 107
17 English Hotel FM
Hotel FM
Hotel FM is a Romanian band, formed in April 2005 by British expatriate David Bryan and his friends Gabriel Băruţa and Alex Szűz. The band held concerts in several cities in Romania and Germany and launched a promotional CD in spring 2006....

"Change
Change (Hotel FM song)
"Change" is a pop song written by Gabriel Băruţă alongside Alexandra Ivan and performed by the band Hotel FM.- Background :The song was elected to represent Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011."Change" has won the National Selection on the New Year's Day, on 1 January 2011, after taking...

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17 77
18 English Nadine Beiler
Nadine Beiler
Nadine Beiler is an Austrian R&B and Pop singer, who won the 3rd season of the Austrian casting show Starmania in 2007. On February 16, 2007, she released her first single Alles was du willst. Currently Beiler is attending high school in Tyrol, where she lives with her mother and her sister in...

"The Secret Is Love
The Secret Is Love
"The Secret Is Love" is the Austrian entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, sung in English by Nadine Beiler.On February 25 she won the Austrian preselection on ORF and Ö3. It is the first single released from her second studio album I've Got a Voice...

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18 64
19 English Ell
Eldar Gasimov
Eldar "Ell" Gasimov is an Azerbaijani singer who successfully represented Azerbaijan at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in the music duo Eldar & Nigar with Nigar Jamal.-Early life:...

 and Nikki
Nigar Jamal
Nigar "Nikki" Jamal is an Azerbaijani singer currently living in London, United Kingdom, since 2005. Jamal's singing genres include R&B, soul and pop music...

"Running Scared" 1 221
20 English Maja Keuc
Maja Keuc
Maja Keuc , is a singer who represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song "No One"....

"No One
No One (Maja Keuc song)
"No One" is a song performed by Maja Keuc. The music was composed by Matjaž Vlašič, and the lyrics were written by Urša Vlašič. The song was the winner of the 2011 edition of EMA, where it was performed in Slovene as "Vanilija" , and later represented Slovenia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in...

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21 English Sjonni's Friends
Sigurjón's Friends
Sigurjón's Friends are an Icelandic tribute band. The band formed in early 2011 when the Icelandic singer Sigurjón Brink died days before he was to perform his entry "Aftur heim" in the Icelandic national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The band members were all friends of Sigurjón...

"Coming Home
Coming Home (Sigurjón's Friends song)
"Coming Home" is the Icelandic entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. It will be performed by the tribute band Sigurjón's Friends. The original singer, Sigurjón Brink died days before the Icelandic national selection for the contest, after which his musician friends decided to form Sigurjón's...

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20 61
22 Spanish
Spanish language
Spanish , also known as Castilian , is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile into central and southern Iberia during the...

Lucía Pérez
Lucía Pérez
Lucía Pérez Vizcaíno is a Spanish singer who represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Germany with the song "Que me quiten lo bailao".-Career:...

"Que me quiten lo bailao
Que me quiten lo bailao
"Que me quiten lo bailao" was the Spanish entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, performed by Lucía Pérez...

"
They can't take away
the fun from me
23 50
23 English Mika Newton
Mika Newton
Mika Newton , born on 5 March 1986, is a Ukrainian singer from the city of Burshtyn. She leads a rock band whose other members are known as Uncle Fe, Snow, Andrew and "Loco" Vitalii. Their début album Anomaliya was released in 2005.-Style:Newton has been singing since the age of nine...

"Angel
Angel (Mika Newton song)
"Angel" is a song by Mika Newton which represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, helt in Düsseldorf, Germany.-Eurovision 2011:...

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4 159
24 Serbian
Serbian language
Serbian is a form of Serbo-Croatian, a South Slavic language, spoken by Serbs in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia and neighbouring countries....

Nina "Čaroban
Čaroban
"Čaroban" is a song sung by Nina and composed by Kristina Kovač, and it was the Serbian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held in Düsseldorf, Germany in May 2011. The song placed in the top 10 in the first semi final of Eurovision, and was performed as the 24th song in the Grand Final on...

" (Чаробан)
Magical 14 85
25 English Eldrine
Eldrine
Eldrine is a Georgian rock band that represented Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 with the song called One More Day. The current line-up consists of 6 band members: Sophio Toroshelidze, Mikheil Chelidze, Irakli Bibilashvili, David Changoshvili, Tamar Shekiladze and Beso Tsikhelashvili...

"One More Day
One More Day (Eldrine song)
"One More Day" is a song performed by Eldrine and was the Georgian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The song was the National Final of the contest, organised by GPB, which selected the Georgian entry for the Contest, which was held in Düsseldorf, Germany in May 2011...

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9 110

3. Includes two phrases in English.
4. Spanish idiom which literally means: "May they take away from me what I've danced".

Voting during the final


Countries revealed their votes in the following order:
  1.  Russia
  2.  Kingdom of Bulgaria
  3.  Netherlands
  4.  Italy
  5.  Cyprus
  6.  Ukraine
  7.  Finland
  8.  Norway
  9.  Armenia
  10.  Republic of Macedonia
  11.  Iceland
  12.  Slovakia
  13.  United Kingdom
  14.  Denmark
  15.  Austria



  1.  Poland
  2.  Sweden
  3.  San Marino
  4.  Germany
  5.  Azerbaijan
  6.  Slovenia
  7.  Turkey
  8.  Switzerland
  9.  Greece
  10.  Georgia (country)
  11.  Early Modern France
  12.  Serbia
  13.  Independent State of Croatia
  14.  Belarus


    1.  Kingdom of Romania
    2.  Albania
    3.  Malta
    4.  Portugal
    5.  Hungary
    6.  Lithuania
    7.  Bosnia and Herzegovina
    8.  Republic of Ireland
    9.  Spain
    10.  Israel
    11.  Estonia
    12.  Moldova
    13.  Belgium
    14.  Latvia
      Unlike previous years, the voting order was not drawn with the order of presentation of songs. Rather, the voting order was calculated just before the event, to reduce the likelihood of there being an outright winner from the start.

      Split jury/televoting results


      The split jury/televoting results were announced by the EBU in May 2011. As in 2010, only the split totals received by each country were given, not the full breakdown, although the BBC
      BBC
      The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcaster. Its headquarters is at Broadcasting House in the City of Westminster, London. It is the largest broadcaster in the world, with about 23,000 staff...

       did reveal the exact details for the United Kingdom vote on 26 May 2011.
      Place Televoting Points Jury Points
      1 223 251
      2 221 182
      3 176 168
      4 168 166
      5 166 145
      6 151 119
      7 138 117
      8 138 111
      9 113 106
      10 101 104
      11 99 90
      12 98 90
      13 89 86
      14 79 84
      15 76 82
      16 73 79
      17 64 75
      18 61 74
      19 60 72
      20 55 66
      21 47 60
      22 39 57
      23 32 53
      24 25 38
      25 2 25

      Semi-final 1

      Voting Results
      Poland 18 3 4 4 2 5
      Norway 30 1 1 1 2 8 4 10 2 1
      Albania 47 8 6 8 7 4 2 12
      Armenia 54 2 7 8 8 7 7 4 8 3
      Turkey 47 12 2 5 3 2 10 12 1
      Serbia 67 6 7 2 4 12 7 3 3 12 5 1 3 2
      Russia 64 4 3 12 3 6 5 3 1 5 3 3 3 5 5 3
      Switzerland 55 3 6 3 2 6 2 6 8 5 6 6 2
      Georgia 74 5 8 10 4 5 1 8 2 1 12 8 10
      Finland 103 10 12 6 1 3 12 10 3 12 6 8 7 3 4 6
      Malta 54 2 6 7 2 5 6 12 4 2 1 7
      San Marino 34 8 5 5 1 6 1 6 2
      Croatia 41 7 12 1 12 4 1 4
      Iceland 100 4 10 2 8 3 8 10 12 10 8 6 12 7
      Hungary 72 5 6 10 12 1 6 7 5 10 10
      Portugal 22 4 4 2 1 8 3
      Lithuania 81 12 8 4 1 7 3 10 2 2 5 6 4 5 12
      Azerbaijan 122 8 5 12 10 1 12 5 10 5 10 8 7 7 10 7 1 4
      Greece 133 7 1 10 10 4 7 6 7 7 4 5 6 8 10 12 4 10 7 8

      Semi-final 2

      Voting Results
      Bosnia and Herzegovina 109 12 10 4 12 4 8 12 12 5 2 7 10 7 4
      Austria 69 7 3 5 1 4 4 10 1 7 2 5 2 1 12 5
      Netherlands 13 8 5
      Belgium 53 8 1 6 6 2 6 2 2 8 1 3 6 2
      Slovakia 48 6 3 3 12 7 3 3 3 3 5
      Ukraine 81 4 10 8 3 5 3 6 8 6 2 7 12 1 6
      Moldova 54 4 2 5 4 12 10 1 4 5 7
      Sweden 155 5 10 12 12 7 5 3 12 2 12 5 7 12 8 7 12 8 12 1 3
      Cyprus 16 6 2 8
      Bulgaria 48 2 2 1 5 1 10 1 4 4 1 3 4 10
      Macedonia 36 10 7 1 3 8 7
      Israel 38 5 2 5 1 7 4 6 7 1
      Slovenia 112 12 8 8 4 7 8 10 6 10 5 4 8 6 5 3
      Romania 111 6 4 10 6 12 7 8 1 4 7 6 5 6 3 8 6 12
      Estonia 60 5 6 8 6 4 5 1 8 3 10 4
      Belarus 45 2 1 10 10 3 8 1 4 6
      Latvia 25 4 2 8 2 2 7
      Denmark 135 1 7 7 7 3 3 2 12 6 12 10 10 5 10 4 12 12 2 10
      Ireland 68 7 1 5 2 2 10 7 1 6 3 10 10 8

      Final

      Voting Results
      Finland 57 5 1 3 7 7 5 2 10 5 12
      Bosnia and Herzegovina 125 8 3 5 4 12 7 12 12 12 4 7 10 7 8 2 12
      Denmark 134 12 10 10 7 5 6 8 12 3 7 5 4 12 6 3 7 10 1 6
      Lithuania 63 10 2 6 1 1 7 12 12 3 2 7
      Hungary 53 12 5 2 7 2 2 5 6 4 8
      Ireland 119 10 2 12 12 12 8 4 4 7 1 8 6 5 7 8 3 10
      Sweden 185 6 5 10 10 4 12 6 1 10 3 3 3 3 4 7 5 1 1 1 10 4 4 6 6 4 10 4 10 10 6 12 4
      Estonia 44 7 2 7 7 6 2 2 2 5 4
      Greece 120 8 8 2 2 1 10 8 8 6 3 6 10 7 8 8 12 10 3
      Russia 77 6 3 5 1 5 5 4 1 8 4 4 4 8 2 4 8 5
      France 82 4 4 12 3 1 2 10 5 2 2 5 1 3 6 2 12 7 1
      Italy 189 3 6 10 4 5 6 10 8 4 7 3 6 6 1 3 3 12 2 7 10 12 6 10 12 10 6 1 1 3 12
      Switzerland 19 10 5 4
      United Kingdom 100 3 3 6 2 4 1 10 4 5 1 2 3 1 6 2 6 7 2 3 4 12 5 1 2 5
      Moldova 97 4 8 7 4 8 8 4 12 5 7 7 5 5 1 5 7
      Germany 107 3 8 2 6 4 3 6 8 10 7 6 3 4 5 3 1 7 5 8 8
      Romania 77 4 1 1 1 12 12 1 6 8 5 4 10 6 6
      Austria 64 1 7 1 2 4 7 2 12 5 3 3 1 2 3 1 3 5 2
      Azerbaijan 221 5 8 8 7 3 8 5 12 6 1 10 10 8 8 10 8 8 8 12 12 10 10 8 6 3 7 8 4 6 2
      Slovenia 96 12 7 6 2 2 5 1 4 3 10 2 3 1 12 1 2 1 6 10 3 3
      Iceland 61 8 1 6 12 1 5 10 4 2 8 4
      Spain 50 4 12 3 1 5 2 5 12 2 4
      Ukraine 159 2 7 10 7 8 2 12 6 6 10 2 3 12 7 4 5 7 12 5 8 7 7 10
      Serbia 85 2 10 5 3 6 7 10 4 6 6 1 1 5 8 3 8
      Georgia 110 12 5 3 8 6 7 10 12 7 10 8 7 1 2 12
      The table is horizontally and vertically ordered by appearance in the final, then horizontally by appearance in the semi-finals.

      12 points


      Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final:
      N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
      5 Bosnia and Herzegovina
      Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Bosnia and Herzegovina participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through an internal selection, organised by the Bosnian broadcaster Radiotelevizija Bosne i Hercegovine .-BH Eurosong 2011:...

       
      Austria
      Austria
      Austria , officially the Republic of Austria , is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the...

      , Macedonia
      Republic of Macedonia
      Macedonia , officially the Republic of Macedonia , is a country located in the central Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. It is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence in 1991...

      , Serbia
      Serbia
      Serbia , officially the Republic of Serbia , is a landlocked country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Carpathian basin and the central part of the Balkans...

      , Slovenia
      Slovenia
      Slovenia , officially the Republic of Slovenia , is a country in Central and Southeastern Europe touching the Alps and bordering the Mediterranean. Slovenia borders Italy to the west, Croatia to the south and east, Hungary to the northeast, and Austria to the north, and also has a small portion of...

      , Switzerland
      Switzerland
      Switzerland name of one of the Swiss cantons. ; ; ; or ), in its full name the Swiss Confederation , is a federal republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. The country is situated in Western Europe,Or Central Europe depending on the definition....

      4 Italy
      Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      The European Broadcasting Union announced that Italy would compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, set to be held in Düsseldorf, Germany. Italy returned to the contest after a 14 year absence, having last competed in the 1997 Contest...

       
      Albania
      Albania
      Albania , officially known as the Republic of Albania , is a country in Southeastern Europe, in the Balkans region. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea...

      , Latvia
      Latvia
      Latvia , officially the Republic of Latvia , is a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by Estonia , to the south by Lithuania , to the east by the Russian Federation , to the southeast by Belarus and shares maritime borders to the west with Sweden...

      , San Marino
      San Marino
      San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino , is a state situated on the Italian Peninsula on the eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. It is an enclave surrounded by Italy. Its size is just over with an estimated population of over 30,000. Its capital is the City of San Marino...

      , Spain
      Spain
      Spain , officially the Kingdom of Spain languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Spain's official name is as follows:;;;;;;), is a country and member state of the European Union located in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula...

      3 Azerbaijan
      Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Azerbaijan won the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany with the entry "Running Scared".-National Final 2011:A few days after the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Bærum, İctimai TV announced the Azerbaijani participation in Düsseldorf....

       
      Malta
      Malta
      Malta , officially known as the Republic of Malta , is a Southern European country consisting of an archipelago situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, south of Sicily, east of Tunisia and north of Libya, with Gibraltar to the west and Alexandria to the east.Malta covers just over in...

      , Russia
      Russia
      Russia or , officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation , is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects...

      , Turkey
      Turkey
      Turkey , known officially as the Republic of Turkey , is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe...

      Denmark
      Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Denmark participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national final Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011, organised by Danish broadcaster Danmarks Radio .-Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2011:...

       
      Iceland
      Iceland
      Iceland , described as the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic and European island country in the North Atlantic Ocean, on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Iceland also refers to the main island of the country, which contains almost all the population and almost all the land area. The country has a population...

      , Ireland
      Ireland
      Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe. It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth...

      , Netherlands
      Netherlands
      The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, located mainly in North-West Europe and with several islands in the Caribbean. Mainland Netherlands borders the North Sea to the north and west, Belgium to the south, and Germany to the east, and shares maritime borders...

      Georgia
      Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Georgia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through a televised national final. This was the country's fourth participation in the contest since 2007.-Selection procedure:...

       
      Belarus
      Belarus
      Belarus , officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered clockwise by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Its capital is Minsk; other major cities include Brest, Grodno , Gomel ,...

      , Lithuania
      Lithuania
      Lithuania , officially the Republic of Lithuania is a country in Northern Europe, the biggest of the three Baltic states. It is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea, whereby to the west lie Sweden and Denmark...

      , Ukraine
      Ukraine
      Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km², making it the second largest contiguous country on the European continent, after Russia...

      Ireland
      Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Ireland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany with the song "Lipstick" performed by Jedward. The song was selected by the Irish public through the national final Eurosong 2011 competition, organised by the Irish broadcaster, Raidió Teilifís Éireann .-Eurosong...

       
      Denmark
      Denmark
      Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

      , Sweden
      Sweden
      Sweden , officially the Kingdom of Sweden , is a Nordic country on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. Sweden borders with Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund....

      , United Kingdom
      United Kingdom
      The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

      Ukraine
      Ukraine in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Ukraine participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their artist and song through a televised national final, organised by the Ukrainian broadcaster, the NTU...

       
      Armenia
      Armenia
      Armenia , officially the Republic of Armenia , is a landlocked mountainous country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia...

      , Azerbaijan
      Azerbaijan
      Azerbaijan , officially the Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, and Iran to...

      , Slovakia
      Slovakia
      The Slovak Republic is a landlocked state in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about . Slovakia is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south...

      2 France
      France in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      France participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through an internal selection, organised by the French broadcaster France 3.-Selection process:...

       
      Belgium
      Belgium
      Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

      , Greece
      Greece
      Greece , officially the Hellenic Republic , and historically Hellas or the Republic of Greece in English, is a country in southeastern Europe....

      Lithuania
      Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Lithuania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selcting their entry through a series of semifinals and a televised national final. This was the country's twelfth participation in the contest.-Participation:...

       
      Georgia
      Georgia (country)
      Georgia is a sovereign state in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded to the west by the Black Sea, to the north by Russia, to the southwest by Turkey, to the south by Armenia, and to the southeast by Azerbaijan. The capital of...

      , Poland
      Poland
      Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

      Romania
      Romania in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Romania participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their entry through a televised national final, organised by Romanian broadcaster Televiziunea Română...

       
      Italy
      Italy
      Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

      , Moldova
      Moldova
      Moldova , officially the Republic of Moldova is a landlocked state in Eastern Europe, located between Romania to the West and Ukraine to the North, East and South. It declared itself an independent state with the same boundaries as the preceding Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1991, as part...

      Slovenia
      Slovenia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Slovenia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through a televised national final, organised by the Slovenian broadcaster Radiotelevizija Slovenija . The show will be held on 27 February 2011.-EMA 2011:EMA had one show, helded on 27. February...

       
      Bosnia and Herzegovina
      Bosnia and Herzegovina
      Bosnia and Herzegovina , sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or simply Bosnia, is a country in Southern Europe, on the Balkan Peninsula. Bordered by Croatia to the north, west and south, Serbia to the east, and Montenegro to the southeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina is almost landlocked, except for the...

      , Croatia
      Croatia
      Croatia , officially the Republic of Croatia , is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of the Mitteleuropa, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb. The country is divided into 20 counties and the city of Zagreb. Croatia covers ...

      Spain
      Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Spain participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their entry through a televised national final, organised by the Spanish broadcaster Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española...

       
      France
      France
      The French Republic , The French Republic , The French Republic , (commonly known as France , is a unitary semi-presidential republic in Western Europe with several overseas territories and islands located on other continents and in the Indian, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Metropolitan France...

      , Portugal
      Portugal
      Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the...

      Sweden
      Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Melodifestivalen 2011 was a Swedish song contest held between February and March 2011. It selected Sweden's 51st song to represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest, and was the 50th edition of Melodifestivalen...

       
      Estonia
      Estonia
      Estonia , officially the Republic of Estonia , is a state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. It is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Finland, to the west by the Baltic Sea, to the south by Latvia , and to the east by Lake Peipsi and the Russian Federation . Across the Baltic Sea lies...

      , Israel
      Israel
      The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...

      1 Austria
      Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Austria returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, after previously entering in 2007 with Eric Papilaya singing "Get a Life – Get Alive", placing second to last in the semi-final...

       
      Germany
      Germany
      Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

      Finland
      Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Finland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their entry through Euroviisut 2011, organised by Finnish broadcaster Yleisradio . The final was broadcast Full HD 1080p via YLE HD channel....

       
      Norway
      Norway
      Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

      Greece
      Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Greece took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, held between 10 and 14 May 2011, placing seventh. On 2 March 2011, as part of the selection process organized by the Greek national broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation , six competing acts—Antigoni Psihrami, Kokkina Halia, Loukas...

       
      Cyprus
      Cyprus
      Cyprus , officially the Republic of Cyprus , is a Eurasian island country, member of the European Union, in the Eastern Mediterranean, east of Greece, south of Turkey, west of Syria and north of Egypt. It is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.The earliest known human activity on the...

      Hungary
      Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Hungary returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, after previously entering in 2009 with Zoli Ádok singing "Dance with me", placing fifteenth in the second semi-final. This will be the country's ninth participation in the contest since 1994.-Internal selection:On 7...

       
      Finland
      Finland
      Finland , officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe. It is bordered by Sweden in the west, Norway in the north and Russia in the east, while Estonia lies to its south across the Gulf of Finland.Around 5.4 million people reside...

      Iceland
      Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Iceland participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national final Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2011, organised by Icelandic broadcaster Ríkisútvarpið .-Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 2011:...

       
      Hungary
      Hungary
      Hungary , officially the Republic of Hungary , is a landlocked country in Central Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Ukraine and Romania to the east, Serbia and Croatia to the south, Slovenia to the southwest and Austria to the west. The...

      Moldova
      Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      Moldova participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany and selected their entry through a televised national final, O melodie pentru Europa , organised by Moldovan broadcaster TeleRadio-Moldova...

       
      Romania
      Romania
      Romania is a country located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, on the Lower Danube, within and outside the Carpathian arch, bordering on the Black Sea...

      United Kingdom
      United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
      The United Kingdom participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, sending their 54th entry to the contest. The British Broadcasting Corporation , the broadcaster responsible for the United Kingdom entry, internally selected successful boy band Blue to compete at...

       
      Bulgaria
      Bulgaria
      Bulgaria , officially the Republic of Bulgaria , is a parliamentary democracy within a unitary constitutional republic in Southeast Europe. The country borders Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, as well as the Black Sea to the east...


      Commentators


      Leon Menkshi
      Leon Menkshi
      Leon Menkshi is a famous Albanian TV personality. Leon is a professional Journalist and one of Albania's outstanding and charming news anchors; he is also known as a radio host and interviewer...

       – Julia Zemiro
      Julia Zemiro
      Julia Zemiro is an Australian television presenter, radio host, actor, singer and comedian.- Early life :...

       and Sam Pang
      Sam Pang
      Sam Pang is a Chinese Australian radio and television host, writer and producer.-Career:A former Collingwood Football Club under 19s member, Pang turned to radio hosting at an age of 18 at the urging of his friends to do so. He co-hosted Triple R's Breakfasters program for 5 years.He then began...

       – Andi Knoll
      Andi Knoll
      Andreas Knoll is a Austrian Radio and television presenter.Since the 1999 Contest, Knoll following Ernst Grissemann has been the Austrian commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest and since 2002 Knoll has hosted the Austrian Heat for the Eurovision...

       (ORF eins) – Leyla Əliyeva
      Leyla Aliyeva
      Leyla Aliyeva is an Azerbaijani author, social activist, youth campaigner and environmentalist.- Heydar Aliyev Foundation :...

       (İctimai Televiziya və Radio Yayımları Şirkəti) – Jean-Pierre Hautier
      Jean-Pierre Hautier
      Jean-Pierre Hautier is a Belgian television presenter and broadcaster for RTBFHautier is known for his long time commentary for RTBF viewers on the Eurovision Song Contest which he has done since the 1994 Contest after the regular commentator Claude Delacroix got promoted to the head of Belgian...

       & Jean-Louis Lahaye (in French, La Une
      La Une
      La Une is a Belgian national television channel, owned and operated by RTBF.- INR :The Institut National de Radiodiffusion began experimental television in Belgium on 2 June 1953, with the crowning of Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom...

      ), André Vermeulen
      André Vermeulen
      André Leopold Adiel Vermeulen is a Belgian/Flemish journalist and television personality for VRT.Since the 1991 Contest, Vermeulen following Luc Appermont has been the Flemish commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest...

       & Sven Pichal (in Dutch, één
      EEN
      EEN may refer to:* Eastern Educational Television Network, the original name for American Public Television.* Elemental Energy, a Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game booster pack.* Emerald Energy, an oil company...

      ) – Dejan Kukrić (BHT1) – Elena Rosberg and Georgi Kushvaliev – Duško Čurlić (HRT Television
      Croatian Radiotelevision
      Croatian Radiotelevision is a Croatian public broadcasting company. It operates several radio and television channels, over a domestic transmitter network as well as satellite...

      ) and Branko Uvodić (Hrvatski Radio II
      Croatian Radiotelevision
      Croatian Radiotelevision is a Croatian public broadcasting company. It operates several radio and television channels, over a domestic transmitter network as well as satellite...

      ) – Melina Karageorgiou (RIK 1
      Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation
      The Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation ) or CyBC is Cyprus's public broadcasting service, transmitting island-wide on four radio and two television channels. CyBC is a non-profit organization that utilises its entire income for the promotion of its main mission, which is the objective provision of...

      ) – Ole Tøpholm (DR1
      DR1
      DR1 is a Danish national television channel, produced by the public service broadcaster, DR. It was the first television station to be established in Denmark, and began broadcasting in 1951 – at first only for an hour a day three times a week....

      ) – Marko Reikop – Tarja Närhi and Asko Murtomäki (in Finnish, YLE TV2
      YLE TV2
      YLE TV2 is a Finnish television channel owned and operated by YLE.TV2 launched in 1964, and broadcasts public service programming, children's, youth, sport and music programmes.-Own Productions:* Ajankohtainen kakkonen* Akuutti* Jopet Show* Kummeli...

      ) and Eva Frantz and Johan Lindroos (in Swedish, YLE FST5) – Audrey Chauveau and Bruno Berbere (France Ô
      France Ô
      France Ô is a French public television network featuring programming from the French overseas departments and collectivities in Metropolitan France. It is part of the France Télévisions group...

      , semi-final 2), Laurent Boyer
      Laurent Boyer
      Laurent Boyer is a French radio and television host. He is the companion of singer Alice Dona.He worked on M6 since its creation and presented programs such as Graines de star, Nos meilleurs Moments, Jour J and Fréquenstar.On radio, Laurent Boyer was a host on Kiss Fm, 95.2, and Europe 1 Laurent...

       and Catherine Lara
      Catherine Lara
      Catherine Lara is a French violinist, composer and singer.-Music career:As a child, Lara studied violin and received the first prize of chamber music at the Conservatoire de Paris in 1966....

       (France 3
      France 3
      France 3 is the second largest French public television channel and part of the France Télévisions group, which also includes France 2, France 4, France 5, and France Ô....

      , final)., André Torrent (France Bleu
      France Bleu
      France Bleu is a network of 43 local and regional radio stations in France. National programming from Paris is relayed by local and regional stations supplemented with local news and content. It is part of the public broadcaster Radio France...

      , final) – Steven Gätjen
      Steven Gätjen
      Steven Gätjen is an event- and TV-host in the U.S. and Germany.Steven Gätjen speaks fluent German and English. He hosts TV-Shows and Live-Events and also works as an actor and producer...

       (ProSieben,1st Semifinal only) and Peter Urban
      Peter Urban
      Peter Urban is a German musician and radio host.Since the 1997 Contest, Urban following Jan Hofer has been the German commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest. Due to illness in 2009, Urban was unable to commentate on the 2009 Contest, with Tim Frühling filling in, however returning to...

       (Das Erste
      Das Erste
      Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen , marketed as Das Erste , is the principal publicly owned television channel in Germany...

      , semifinals and final), Thomas Mohr, Steffi Neu and Tim Frühling
      Tim Frühling
      Tim Frühling is a German disc jockey and Radio personality for Hessischer Rundfunk.Between 1998 and 2003 hr XXL before working for You FM and between the years of 2000 and 2003 and from 2005 and 2008 Frühling was news broadcaster for the breakfast show...

        (NDR Radio 2
      Norddeutscher Rundfunk
      Norddeutscher Rundfunk is a public radio and television broadcaster, based in Hamburg. In addition to the city-state of Hamburg, NDR transmits for the German states of Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Schleswig-Holstein...

      , final) – Sopho Altunishvili – Maria Kozakou (NET
      New Hellenic Television
      New Hellenic Television , branded as NET, is the second television network of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation , the public broadcaster of Greece. It is mainly a news and information channel that broadcasts daily newscasts with national and international news, documentaries, talkshows, current...

      )

      – Gábor Gundel Takács – Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir (RÚV) – Marty Whelan
      Marty Whelan
      Martin 'Marty' Whelan is a Jacob's Award-winning Irish radio and television personality currently working for Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Frequently seen and heard on RTÉ radio and television, he has presented a variety of shows...

       (RTÉ One
      RTÉ One
      RTÉ One is the flagship television channel of Raidió Teilifís Éireann , and it is the most popular and most watched television channel in Ireland. It was launched as Telefís Éireann on 31 December 1961, it was renamed RTÉ Television in 1966, and it was renamed as RTÉ One upon the launch of RTÉ...

      ) and Larry Gogan
      Larry Gogan
      Laurence 'Larry' Gogan is an Irish broadcaster working for Raidió Teilifís Éireann . He is a disc jockey on RTÉ 2fm. His show is The Golden Hour, during which Larry plays old favourites and classic songs from yesteryear. Gogan spun the first disc on Radio 2, Like Clockwork by The Boomtown Rats...

       (RTÉ Radio 1
      RTÉ Radio 1
      RTÉ Radio 1 is the principal radio channel of Irish public-service broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann and is the direct descendant of Dublin radio station 2RN, which began broadcasting on a regular basis on 1 January 1926...

      ) - No Commentator (First National Channel of Israel
      Channel 1 (Israel)
      Channel 1 is one of the oldest television channels in Israel and one of five terrestrial channels in the country...

      ), Daniel Pe'er
      Daniel Pe'er
      Daniel Pe'er Daniel Pe'er Daniel Pe'er (Hebrew: דניאל פאר (Tel Aviv, 2 January 1943) is an Israeli television host and Newsreader.In 1979 Pe'er hosted the twenty fourth Eurovision Song Contest held in the Israeli capital Jerusalem alongside Yardena Arazi...

       (Third Radio
      Kol Yisrael
      Kol Yisrael is Israel's public domestic and international radio service, operated as a division of the Israel Broadcasting Authority.-History:...

      ) – Raffaella Carrà
      Raffaella Carrà
      Raffaella Carrà , in Italy often simply known as la Carrà and in some Latin American countries sometimes simply as Raffaella, is an Italian singer, dancer, television presenter, and actress...

       (second semifinal and final) and Bob Sinclar
      Bob Sinclar
      Bob Sinclar, originally spelled "Sinclair" - , is a French record producer, House music DJ, remixer and owner of the label Yellow Productions.- Career history :...

       (Rai 2) – Valters Frīdenbergs (semi-finals and final), Kārlis Būmeistars (final), both from Walters & Kazha – Darius Užkuraitis – Eli Tanaskovska – Eileen Montesin
      Eileen Montesin
      Eileen Montesin is a Maltese actor and television personality who appeared on Super One television's Undercover and KC....

       – Marcel Spătari (Moldova 1
      Moldova 1
      Moldova 1 is the national Moldovan television channel, operated by the national public broadcaster, TeleRadio-Moldova.- Directors :* Andrei Timuş * Mihail Onoicenco...

      ) – Jan Smit
      Jan Smit (singer)
      Johannes Hendricus Maria "Jan" Smit is a Dutch pop music and schlager singer. He scored his first number one position in the Dutch charts with Ik zing dit lied voor jou alleen in 1997...

       and Daniël Dekker
      Daniël Dekker
      Daniël Dekker is a Dutch Disc Jockey and Radio host. In 1980 Dekker began his radio career on Radio Amersterdam before working for 3FM and Radio 2....

       (Nederland 1
      Nederland 1
      Nederland 1 is the first national television station in the Netherlands, it was launched on 2 October 1951. It provides public broadcasting and currently exists next to sister channels Nederland 2 and 3. The several broadcasting organisations of the Publieke Omroep deliver programmes. A wide...

      ) – Olav Viksmo-Slettan (NRK1
      NRK1
      NRK1 is the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's main television channel. Test broadcasts started on 12 January 1954, regular test broadcasts started on 13 April 1958 and regular broadcasts started in 20 August 1960. It is Norway's oldest and largest television channel...

      ) – Artur Orzech (TVP1) – Sílvia Alberto (RTP1) – Liana Stanciu and Bogdan Pavlică (TVR1) – Yana Churikova
      Yana Churikova
      Yana Churikova is a Russian journalist and television host who worked on MTV Russia before moving to Channel One, where she hosted seven seasons of the Star Factory show. She has also gained publicity across Europe and the world for presenting the results of the Russian televote at the Eurovision...

      , Yuriy Aksyuta (semi-finals and final) and Kirill Nabutov (final) (Channel One
      Channel One (Russia)
      Channel One is the first television channel to broadcast in the Soviet Union. The channel was renamed Ostankino Channel 1 in 1991, after the Soviet Union broke up and the Russian SFSR became the Russian Federation. According to a recent government publication, the Russian government controls 51%...

      ) – Lia Fiorio

      – Duška Vučinić-Lučić (first semifinal and final), Dragan Ilić (second semifinal only) (RTS1) and Tanja Zeljković (Radio Belgrade 1
      Radio Belgrade
      Radio Belgrade is a state-owned and operated radio station in Belgrade, Serbia.The predecessor of Radio Beograd, Radio Beograd-Rakovica, started its program in 1924 and was a part of a state wireless telegraph station. Radio Beograd, AD started in March 1929...

      , semifinals and final) – Roman Bomboš (Dvojka
      Dvojka
      Dvojka is a Slovak television channel owned and operated by Slovenská televízia....

      ) – Andrej Hofer (TV), Andrej Karoli (radio) – José María Íñigo
      José María Íñigo
      José María Íñigo is a Spanish radio and television presenter and stage and screen actor for Televisión Española.Born in Bilbao, Íñigo was hired by Radio Bilbao and then by Cope. He joined TVE in 1968 working on the show "Último Grito" alongside Pedro Olea...

       (La 1) – Edward af Sillén and Hélène Benno (SVT1
      SVT1
      SVT1 is the primary television station of the Swedish public service broadcaster Sveriges Television in Sweden.-History:The channel began broadcasting in 1956 and was known as Radiotjänst TV, A year later, it was renamed Sveriges Radio TV. In 1969, the second television station TV2 was launched and...

      ) – Sven Epiney
      Sven Epiney
      Sven Epiney is a famous Swiss television host TV-moderator, radio moderator and editor, who works for SF DRS and DRS3 Television channels in Switzerland. He speaks German, French, English and Italian. He was the Swiss commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and...

       (in German, SF zwei), Jean-Marc Richard and Nicolas Tanner (in French, TSR 2
      TSR 2
      TSR 2 is a Swiss public television channel owned by Télévision Suisse Romande, launched on 1 September 1997, showing documentary, culture and sport programmes...

      ), Jonathan Tedesco (in Italian, RSI La 1) – Bülend Özveren
      Bülend Özveren
      Bülend Özveren is a Turkish television presenter and sport speaker. He completed his secondary education from Lycée Saint-Benoît and higher education from Galatasaray High School. He graduated from Istanbul University, faculty of Law. He started to work at TRT on 31 July 1965. For a long time he...

       & Erhan Konuk (TRT 1
      TRT 1
      TRT 1 is the first Turkish national television station. It launched on January 31 , 1968.-Introduction:TRT 1, the first television channel in Turkey, started their test transmissions on January 31, 1968, and commenced full national broadcasts in December 1971. It was the only channel in Turkey...

      ) – Timur Miroshnychenko, Tetjana Terekhova (First National TV Channel) and Olena Zelinchenko (National Radio
      Radio Ukraine
      The National Radio Company of Ukraine is the publicly-funded radio broadcaster in Ukraine.- Current broadcasting :The National Radio Company of Ukraine broadcasts 97.5 hours daily on its three home channels and "Radio Ukraine International"...

      ). – Scott Mills
      Scott Mills
      Scott Robert Mills is a British radio DJ, television presenter and occasional actor, best known for presenting The Scott Mills Show on BBC Radio 1...

       and Sara Cox
      Sara Cox
      Sara Cox , known as "Coxy", is an English TV presenter and radio DJ, most well known for presenting the breakfast show on BBC Radio 1 between 2000 and 2003...

       (BBC Three
      BBC Three
      BBC Three is a television network from the BBC broadcasting via digital cable, terrestrial, IPTV and satellite platforms. The channel's target audience includes those in the 16-34 year old age group, and has the purpose of providing "innovative" content to younger audiences, focusing on new talent...

      , semi-finals), Graham Norton
      Graham Norton
      Graham William Walker, known by his stage name Graham Norton , is an Irish actor, comedian, television presenter and columnist...

       (BBC One
      BBC One
      BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom. It was launched on 2 November 1936 as the BBC Television Service, and was the world's first regular television service with a high level of image resolution...

      , final) and Ken Bruce
      Ken Bruce
      Kenneth Robertson Bruce is a British broadcaster known for his programme on BBC Radio 2, which is broadcast on weekdays from 9:30am until 12 noon.-Early life and career:...

       (BBC Radio 2
      BBC Radio 2
      BBC Radio 2 is one of the BBC's national radio stations and the most popular station in the United Kingdom. Much of its daytime playlist-based programming is best described as Adult Contemporary or AOR, although the station is also noted for its specialist broadcasting of other musical genres...

      , final)

      Spokespersons


      - Leon Menkshi
      Leon Menkshi
      Leon Menkshi is a famous Albanian TV personality. Leon is a professional Journalist and one of Albania's outstanding and charming news anchors; he is also known as a radio host and interviewer...

       – Lusine Tovmasyan
      Lusine Tovmasyan
      Lusine Tovmasyan is an Armenian beauty pageant contestant who won the title of Miss Armenia 2003.- Biography :Tovmasyan was born to Armenian parents in Yerevan, where she spent her childhood...

       – Kati Bellowitsch
      Katharina Bellowitsch
      Katharina Bellowitsch, often referred to as Kati Bellowitsch is an Austrian radio and TV presenter.Born in Graz, Styria, Bellowitsch trained as a primary school teacher before becoming, in 1996, a presenter at a commercial radio station in Styria ...

       – Safura Alizadeh
      Safura Alizadeh
      Safura Alizadeh is an Azerbaijani singer and saxophonist. Alizadeh took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, where she brought Azerbaijan on 5th place, with song "Drip Drop". She later released her debut album It's My War, which made its way into several European countries...

       (Singer for Azerbaijan in 2010) – Leila Ismailova – Maureen Louys – Ivana Vidmar – Maria Ilieva
      Maria Ilieva
      Maria Ilieva is a Bulgarian singer and producer recognized by some as the most successful female vocal artist of the contemporary Bulgarian music scene. Judge on the upcoming first season of X factor Bulgaria.-Early life:...

       – Nevena Rendeli – Loukas Hamatsos – Lise Rønne – Piret Järvis
      Piret Järvis
      Piret Järvis is an Estonian singer, guitarist and songwriter of the popular girl group Vanilla Ninja and an indiegroup Disko4000....

       from Vanilla Ninja
      Vanilla Ninja
      Vanilla Ninja is a three-piece Estonian girl band which has enjoyed chart success in a number of countries across Europe, especially in Estonia, Germany and Austria....

       – Susan Aho (Singer for Finland in 2010 as part of Kuunkuiskaajat
      Kuunkuiskaajat
      Kuunkuiskaajat is a Finnish female folk duo made up of Värttinä members Susan Aho and Johanna Virtanen, that represented Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Työlki ellää"...

      ) – Cyril Féraud – Ina Müller

      Sofia Nizharadze
      Sofia Nizharadze
      Sofia Nizharadze is a Georgian singer, actress and songwriter who represented Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song Shine.-Early life:...

       (Singer for Georgia in 2010) – Lena Aroni – Éva Novodomszky
      Éva Novodomszky
      Éva Novodomszky is a Hungarian journalist and presenter.She started her career in a journalist school . She became reporter of news of youth in Magyar Televízió. Later she worked for Parlamenti Napló, EuroPercek, Szabadság tér and Híradó. She has been the presenter of Híradó since 2000...

       – Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir
      Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir
      Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir is an Icelandic television personality, actress, and former Miss Iceland.-Biography:Ragnhildur began her gymnastics career in 1991, and was recognised as the 1998 Best Gymnast. Ragnhildur is the co-host of Sjónvarpið's top-rated primetime news/talk show Kastljós...

       – Derek Mooney
      Derek Mooney
      Derek James Mooney is an Irish radio and television presenter, as well as a radio producer. He currently presents a weekday afternoon programme called Mooney on RTÉ Radio 1....

       – Ofer Nachshon – Raffaella Carrà
      Raffaella Carrà
      Raffaella Carrà , in Italy often simply known as la Carrà and in some Latin American countries sometimes simply as Raffaella, is an Italian singer, dancer, television presenter, and actress...

       – Aisha
      Aija Andrejeva
      Aija Andrejeva Aija Andrejeva Aija Andrejeva (born 16 January 1986, Ogre, Latvia, better known by her stage name Aisha is a Latvian singer.-Eurovision Song Contest 2010:...

       (singer for Latvia in 2010) – Giedrius Masalskis – Kristina Taleska – Kelly Schembri – Geta Burlacu
      Geta Burlacu
      Geta Burlacu is a Moldovan jazz singer. Burlacu represented Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008 with the song "A Century Of Love" but failed to get past the semi-finals...

       (Singer for Moldova in 2008) – Mandy Huydts (Singer for the Netherlands in 1986 as part of Frizzle Sizzle
      Frizzle Sizzle
      Frizzle Sizzle were a Dutch teenage girl group of the 1980s. The four members of the group were Karin Vlasblom , Laura Vlasblom , Mandy Huydts and Marjon Keller ....

      ) – Nadia Hasnaoui
      Nadia Hasnaoui
      Nadia Hasnaoui is a Norwegian television presenter.Hasnaoui was born in Morocco to a Norwegian mother and Moroccan father. When she was four years old her parents divorced and she moved to Norway with her mother. In Oslo she attended a strict Catholic French kindergarten and then later a French...

       (Co-presenter for 2010 contest in Norway) – Odeta Moro-Figurska – Joana Teles

      – Malvina Cservenschi – Dima Bilan
      Dima Bilan
      ' is a Russian actor and pop singer . Bilan represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with "Never Let You Go", finishing second, and he won the contest in 2008 in Belgrade, with the song "Believe". He has had several Russian no. 1 hits....

       (Singer for Russia in 2006 and 2008) – Nicola Della Valle (Singer for San Marino in 2008 as part of Miodio
      Miodio
      Miodio is a band that consists of three Italian and two Sammarinese members. They represented San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, performing the song Complice. This was the first time San Marino had entered the competition...

      ) – Dušica Spasić – Mária Pietrová – Klemen Slakonja – Elena S. Sánchez – Danny Saucedo
      Danny Saucedo
      Danny Saucedo is a Swedish singer and songwriter often presented just as Danny, who competed as one of the finalists in Idol 2006 - the Swedish version of Idol where he got to the top 6 before being eliminated.Danny has released three music albums and eleven music singles...

       – Cécile Bähler – Ömer Önder – Ruslana
      Ruslana
      Ruslana Stepanivna Lyzhychko is a World Music Award winning and MTV Europe Music Award nominated artist, and the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004....

       (Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004
      Eurovision Song Contest 2004
      The Eurovision Song Contest 2004, was the 49th Contest and it was held in the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. This was the first occasion in which the contest was held in Turkey after they had won the competition in 2003 with Sertab Erener singing "Everyway That I Can"...

       for Ukraine) – Alex Jones
      Alex Jones (presenter)
      Charlotte Alexandra "Alex" Jones is a Welsh television presenter, from Ammanford, best known for co-presenting BBC's The One Show since August 2010.-Early life:...


      Broadcasting


      – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on ARM 1. – Even though Australia is not eligible to enter, the contest were broadcast on SBS One and SBS HD, with the first semi-final on 13 May, the second semi-final on 14 May and final on 15 May. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on ORF eins. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on İctimai TV. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on Belteleradio First Channel. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on RTBF
      RTBF
      Radio Télévision Belge Francophone is the public broadcasting organization of the French Community of Belgium, the southern, French-speaking part of Belgium...

       and VRT
      Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep
      The Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie , or VRT, is a publicly-funded broadcaster of radio and television in Flanders ....

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on BHT1, division of BHRT. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on BNT
      Bulgarian National Television
      The Bulgarian National Television or BNT is the public broadcaster of Bulgaria. The company was founded in 1959 and began broadcasting on December 26 of the same year. It began broadcasting in color in 1970...

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on HRT
      Croatian Radiotelevision
      Croatian Radiotelevision is a Croatian public broadcasting company. It operates several radio and television channels, over a domestic transmitter network as well as satellite...

       and Croatian Radio. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on DR
      Danmarks Radio
      DR – officially rendered into English as the Danish Broadcasting Corporation – is Denmark's national broadcasting corporation. Founded in 1925 as a public-service organization, it is today Denmark's oldest and largest electronic media enterprise...

       and DR HD
      DR HD
      DR HD is a Danish high-definition television channel and Danmarks Radio's sixth licence-funded channel. The channel launched on 1 November 2009. All broadcasts on DR HD are in HD quality; no upscaled standard definition programmes are broadcasted. The channel broadcasts in 1280x720.-External links:*...

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on ETV
      Eesti Televisioon
      Eesti Televisioon is the national public television station of Estonia. It made its first broadcast on 19 July 1955.The bulk of ETV's funding comes from government grant-in-aid, around 15% of which is in turn funded by the fees paid by Estonian commercial broadcasters in return for their...

      , Raadio 2 and online. – Although not eligible to take part as an independent region, the semi-finals and the final were broadcast on timeshift on Sjónvarp Føroya
      Sjónvarp Føroya
      Sjónvarp Føroya means "Television of the Faroe Islands". It is the only public TV station in the small country of 48,000 inhabitants, speaking their own Faroese language....

       with Danish commentary from DR
      Danmarks Radio
      DR – officially rendered into English as the Danish Broadcasting Corporation – is Denmark's national broadcasting corporation. Founded in 1925 as a public-service organization, it is today Denmark's oldest and largest electronic media enterprise...

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on YLE TV2
      YLE TV2
      YLE TV2 is a Finnish television channel owned and operated by YLE.TV2 launched in 1964, and broadcasts public service programming, children's, youth, sport and music programmes.-Own Productions:* Ajankohtainen kakkonen* Akuutti* Jopet Show* Kummeli...

      . – The second semi-final (in which France voted) was broadcast on France Ô
      France Ô
      France Ô is a French public television network featuring programming from the French overseas departments and collectivities in Metropolitan France. It is part of the France Télévisions group...

      , with the final on France 3
      France 3
      France 3 is the second largest French public television channel and part of the France Télévisions group, which also includes France 2, France 4, France 5, and France Ô....

       and France Bleu
      France Bleu
      France Bleu is a network of 43 local and regional radio stations in France. National programming from Paris is relayed by local and regional stations supplemented with local news and content. It is part of the public broadcaster Radio France...

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on 1 TV GPB
      Georgian Public Broadcasting
      Georgian Public Broadcasting is the national public broadcaster of Georgia. It started broadcasting radio in 1925, and Georgian TV started broadcasting in 1956. Today, 85% of the Georgian population receive the First Channel , and 55% receive the Second Channel...

      .

      – Host broadcaster, NDR, produced the programme for ARD. ProSieben broadcast the first semi-final, while Das Erste
      Das Erste
      Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen , marketed as Das Erste , is the principal publicly owned television channel in Germany...

       broadcast the second semi-final and the final. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on NET
      New Hellenic Television
      New Hellenic Television , branded as NET, is the second television network of the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation , the public broadcaster of Greece. It is mainly a news and information channel that broadcasts daily newscasts with national and international news, documentaries, talkshows, current...

       and ERT HD
      ERT HD
      ERT HD is a high definition television channel by the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, or ERT. It is the first high definition TV channel in Greece and started broadcasting on April 27, 2011 in several large Greek cities such as Athens, Thessaloniki and Alexandroupolis...

      . – Although not eligible to take part as an independent region, The semi-finals and the final were broadcast on timeshift on KNR
      Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa
      Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa is the national public broadcasting corporation of Greenland, based in the country's capital city, Nuuk....

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on m1
      M1 (TV channel)
      m1 is a Hungarian television channel own and operated by Magyar Televízió. It is also transmitted in high definition.It was 24 hours in 2000 along with m2...

      . – The semi-finals were broadcast live on RTÉ Two
      RTÉ Two
      RTÉ Two is a free-to-air general entertainment channel operated by Irish state broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann. RTÉ Two is available throughout the island of Ireland through digital terrestrial service Saorview, VHF and UHF bands, and is also available via satellite to Irish subscribers of...

      , with the final broadcast live on RTÉ One
      RTÉ One
      RTÉ One is the flagship television channel of Raidió Teilifís Éireann , and it is the most popular and most watched television channel in Ireland. It was launched as Telefís Éireann on 31 December 1961, it was renamed RTÉ Television in 1966, and it was renamed as RTÉ One upon the launch of RTÉ...

      . RTÉ website – The second semi-final and the final were broadcast live on IBA
      Israel Broadcasting Authority
      Israel Broadcasting Authority is Israel's state broadcasting network.It grew out of the radio station Kol Yisrael, which made its first broadcast as an independent station on . The name of the organisation operating Kol Yisrael was changed to Israel Broadcasting Service in 1951...

      . The first semi-final was broadcast on IBA on 12 May 12. – The second semi-final (where Italy votes) was broadcast on Rai 5
      Rai 5
      Rai 5 is an Italian television channel owned by RAI and broadcast on Digital terrestrial television in Italy. The channel replaced Rai Extra. It broadcasts programs about art, fashion, dance, opera, theatre, cuisine, travel, and documentary films....

       and Rai Radio 2, the final on Rai 2. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on LTV
      Latvijas Televizija
      Latvijas Televīzija is the state-owned public service broadcasting television company in Latvia.The company is funded by grant-in-aid from the Latvian government , and gaining the rest from showing television commercials . Although moving LTV to licence fee funding has long been debated, this has...

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on LRT
      Lithuanian National Radio and Television
      Lithuanian National Radio and Television is the national public broadcasting company of Lithuania. The company operates the two national public television channels LTV, LTV2 and LTV World . LRT also broadcasts three national public radio stations...

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on MTV 1
      MTV 1 (Macedonia)
      MTV 1 is a Macedonian television channel owned and operated by Macedonian Radio-Television....

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on Moldova 1
      Moldova 1
      Moldova 1 is the national Moldovan television channel, operated by the national public broadcaster, TeleRadio-Moldova.- Directors :* Andrei Timuş * Mihail Onoicenco...

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on Nederland 1
      Nederland 1
      Nederland 1 is the first national television station in the Netherlands, it was launched on 2 October 1951. It provides public broadcasting and currently exists next to sister channels Nederland 2 and 3. The several broadcasting organisations of the Publieke Omroep deliver programmes. A wide...

       for TROS
      TROS
      TROS is a Dutch television and radio organization part of the Netherlands Public Broadcasting...

      . – Despite not being eligible to take part, the contest was broadcast on Stratos, with the first semi-final on 11 May, the second semi-final on 13 May, and the final on 15 May. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on NRK1
      NRK1
      NRK1 is the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's main television channel. Test broadcasts started on 12 January 1954, regular test broadcasts started on 13 April 1958 and regular broadcasts started in 20 August 1960. It is Norway's oldest and largest television channel...

       and NRK1 HD. – The first semi-final and the final were broadcast live and semi-final 2 on delay on RTP1, RTP HD
      RTP HD
      RTP HD is RTP's HDTV channel. In 2008 it broadcast the 2008 Summer Olympics in HD on ZON's cable and satellite platforms. It is also marketed as RTP1 HD, when broadcasting RTP1 programming.- Sports :* UEFA Champions League...

       and RTP Internacional
      RTP Internacional
      RTP Internacional is the international television service of Rádio e Televisão de Portugal, the Portuguese public broadcaster...

      .

      – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on TVR1, TVR International and TVR HD
      TVR HD
      TVR HD is a high-definition version of the Romanian public broadcasting channel TVR. The channel broadcasted Euro 2008 and the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games in high definition...

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on Channel One. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on RTS1, RTS Digital, RTS HD, RTS SAT and Radio Belgrade 1
      Radio Belgrade
      Radio Belgrade is a state-owned and operated radio station in Belgrade, Serbia.The predecessor of Radio Beograd, Radio Beograd-Rakovica, started its program in 1924 and was a part of a state wireless telegraph station. Radio Beograd, AD started in March 1929...

      . – As in 2008, the final was broadcast live on San Marino RTV. – The first semi-final and the final were broadcast live by Slovenská televízia on Jednotka
      Jednotka
      Jednotka is a Slovak television channel owned and operated by Slovenská televízia....

       and the second semi-final on Dvojka
      Dvojka
      Dvojka is a Slovak television channel owned and operated by Slovenská televízia....

      . The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on Rádio FM. – The semi-finals were broadcast live on RTV SLO 2
      Radiotelevizija Slovenija
      Radiotelevizija Slovenija – usually abbreviated to RTV Slovenija – is Slovenia's national public broadcasting organization. Based in the country's capital, Ljubljana, it has regional broadcasting centres in Koper and Maribor and correspondents around Slovenia, Europe and the world...

       and the final was broadcast live on RTV SLO 1
      Radiotelevizija Slovenija
      Radiotelevizija Slovenija – usually abbreviated to RTV Slovenija – is Slovenia's national public broadcasting organization. Based in the country's capital, Ljubljana, it has regional broadcasting centres in Koper and Maribor and correspondents around Slovenia, Europe and the world...

      , both channels from Slovenian national television. – Both semi-finals were broadcast live on La 2, and the final was broadcast live on La 1 and TVE Internacional
      TVE Internacional
      TVE Internacional is an internationally-broadcast Spanish language channel run by Spain's national broadcaster, TVE. Programming includes a mix of news, discussion-based programmes and drama and documentaries from TVE's La 1 and La 2 Spanish networks. It was launched in 1989...

       and deferred on TVE HD
      TVE HD
      TVE HD is a high-definition channel run by the Spanish public broadcaster Televisión Española. The channel broadcast the 2008 Olympic Games in high-definition. It was available via pay-TV platforms Digital+ and Imagenio, but not on digital terrestrial and free to air as originally planned the...

      . – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on SVT1
      SVT1
      SVT1 is the primary television station of the Swedish public service broadcaster Sveriges Television in Sweden.-History:The channel began broadcasting in 1956 and was known as Radiotjänst TV, A year later, it was renamed Sveriges Radio TV. In 1969, the second television station TV2 was launched and...

       and SVT1 HD. – For the French-speaking part of the country, TSR 2
      TSR 2
      TSR 2 is a Swiss public television channel owned by Télévision Suisse Romande, launched on 1 September 1997, showing documentary, culture and sport programmes...

       broadcast the first semi-final and the final; SF zwei broadcast the first semi-final and the final for the German-speaking regions; for the Italian-speaking regions RSI La 2 broadcast the first semi-final while RSI La 1 broadcast the final. HD Suisse
      HD suisse
      HD suisse is a Swiss high-definition television channel operated by the public service broadcaster SRG SSR. This is the 8th channel launched by SRG SSR, and currently the only Swiss television channel available in high definition....

       also broadcast the final, but with no commentary. The second semi-final was not broadcast by Swiss channels. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on TRT 1
      TRT 1
      TRT 1 is the first Turkish national television station. It launched on January 31 , 1968.-Introduction:TRT 1, the first television channel in Turkey, started their test transmissions on January 31, 1968, and commenced full national broadcasts in December 1971. It was the only channel in Turkey...

      , TRT HD
      TRT HD
      TRT HD is the second High definition channel of TRT after TRT 3 HD. It was launched on 24 May 2010. It broadcasts events such as the Eurovision Song Contest in HD....

      , TRT Avaz
      TRT Avaz
      TRT Avaz ilaunched on 21 March 2009, Nevruz Day which is an eastern spring solstice celebration followed by Turkic countries, as well as elsewhere....

      , TRT Müzik
      TRT Müzik
      TRT Müzik is a Turkish television channel owned and operated by Turkish Radio and Television Corporation. It broadcasts 24 hours music programmes featuring music magazines and talkshows. TRT Müzik can also be watched on TRT 4....

       and TRT Radyo 3. – The semi-finals and the final were broadcast live on NTU
      National Television Company of Ukraine
      National Television Company of Ukraine is the national television broadcaster in Ukraine. It is state-run, and operates the television channel Pershyi Nazional'niy, the only Ukrainian TV channel that has a coverage over 97% of Ukraine's territory. It is the only state-owned national channel. Its...

       First National Channel, as well as on UR1 and UR2 channels of National Radio
      Radio Ukraine
      The National Radio Company of Ukraine is the publicly-funded radio broadcaster in Ukraine.- Current broadcasting :The National Radio Company of Ukraine broadcasts 97.5 hours daily on its three home channels and "Radio Ukraine International"...

      . – The semi-finals were broadcast on BBC Three
      BBC Three
      BBC Three is a television network from the BBC broadcasting via digital cable, terrestrial, IPTV and satellite platforms. The channel's target audience includes those in the 16-34 year old age group, and has the purpose of providing "innovative" content to younger audiences, focusing on new talent...

       and BBC HD
      BBC HD
      BBC HD is a high-definition television network provided by the BBC. The service was initially run as a trial from 15 May 2006 until becoming a full service on 1 December 2007...

       while the final was broadcast on BBC One
      BBC One
      BBC One is the flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom. It was launched on 2 November 1936 as the BBC Television Service, and was the world's first regular television service with a high level of image resolution...

      , BBC One HD and on BBC Radio 2.

      National jury members

      – Christine Goor (Classic 21
      Classic 21
      Classic 21 is a Belgian radio station based in Mons and it broadcasts across Wallonia and Brussels on the FM band....

      ), René Michiels (La Première
      La Première
      La Première is a national French-language radio channel produced by the Belgian public broadcasting organization Radio télévision belge de la communauté française ....

      ), Nathan Skweres (Radio Nostalgie), Stéphanie Beernaert (RTBF
      RTBF
      Radio Télévision Belge Francophone is the public broadcasting organization of the French Community of Belgium, the southern, French-speaking part of Belgium...

      ) and Maarten Verhaeghen (VRT
      Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroep
      The Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie , or VRT, is a publicly-funded broadcaster of radio and television in Flanders ....

      ) – Erann DD (Jury president / singer), Matilde Kühl (song writer), Lars "Chief 1" Pedersen (producer), Le Gammeltoft (DJ and radio host) and Bryan Rice
      Bryan Rice
      Brian Risberg Clausen, better known as Bryan Rice , is a Danish pop singer and songwriter.His debut single "No Promises" was a huge hit in Denmark in the fall of 2005/spring of 2006. The song was covered and released by British X Factor winner Shayne Ward reaching #2 in the official U.K...

       (singer) – Tomi Saarinen (chairman, head of Music at Radio YleX), Olga K (reporter at Radio Aalto), Juhani Merimaa (CEO of Tavastia Club
      Tavastia Club
      The Tavastia Club is a popular rock music club in Helsinki, Finland. The house is owned by Hämäläis-Osakunta, one of the student nations at the University of Helsinki, but since 1991 the club has been operated by a private enterprise renting the house from the nation. It is located in central...

      ), Saara Aalto (musician, singer, songwriter) and Mårten Svartström (head of Music at YLE FST5) – Marie Myriam
      Marie Myriam
      Marie Myriam is a French singer of Portuguese origins...

       (Jury president, singer and French winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1977
      Eurovision Song Contest 1977
      The Eurovision Song Contest 1977 was the 22nd edition series, and was held on 7 May 1977 in London. With Angela Rippon as the presenter, the contest was won by Marie Myriam who represented France, with her song "L'oiseau et l'enfant" . This was France's fifth victory, a record, which was equalled...

      ), Frédéric Zeitoun (musical journalist and lyricist), Patrick Demailly (cultural journalist), Gaëlle Gauthier (singer) and Serge Poezevara (writer and radio host) – Ina Müller (Jury president / singer), Eva Briegel
      Eva Briegel
      Eva Briegel is a German singer and member of the rock band Juli.-Early life:Briegel's family lived in Böblingen in 1978, when Eva was born. In 1982 they moved to Langgöns, Hessen, where Eva attended primary school, before moving to Linden where Eva attended the Anne-Frank-Schule...

       (singer), Alina Süggeler (singer), Gerd Gebhardt (music manager) and Edi van Beek (music editor) – Beppe Carletti
      Beppe Carletti
      Giuseppe "Beppe" Carletti is an Italian musician, founder and keyboardist of the band I Nomadi.- Career :Carletti was born in Novi di Modena, Emilia-Romagna....

       (chairman, musician and composer, founder of the music band Nomadi
      Nomadi
      Nomadi is an Italian band formed in 1963 and still present on the music scene.-Origins:In 1961 Beppe Carletti and Leonardo Manfredini formed the group I Monelli ....

      ), Marco Molendini (journalist and music critic at Il Messaggero
      Il Messaggero
      Il Messaggero is an Italian newspaper based in Rome, Italy, founded in 1878.It is owned by the Italian publishing company Caltagirone Editore, and its leaders include Azzurra Caltagirone, the partner of the political leader Pierferdinando Casini, on its board...

      ), Stefania Zizzari (journalist at TV Sorrisi e Canzoni
      TV Sorrisi e Canzoni
      TV Sorrisi e Canzoni is an Italian weekly listings magazine and is the most sold weekly in Italy.Based in Segrate, Milan, Italy, it is published by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, the biggest Italian publishing company....

      ), Stefania Ulivi (journalist at Corriere della Sera
      Corriere della Sera
      The Corriere della Sera is an Italian daily newspaper, published in Milan.It is among the oldest and most reputable Italian newspapers. Its main rivals are Rome's La Repubblica and Turin's La Stampa.- History :...

      ) and Gianmaurizio Foderaro (speaker at Rai Radio 1) – Fred Siebelink (musical expert journalist at DJ Sterren.nl, 3FM
      3FM
      3FM is a Dutch radio station on the NPO which broadcasts popular music. It can be compared with BBC Radio 1.-History:3FM was created as Hilversum 3 by minister Maarten Vrolijk on 11 October 1965, to counterbalance the popular offshore station Radio Veronica...

       and KXradio), Robbie Langendorf (CNR), Tim Douwsma (singer and host at DJ Sterren.nl), Mandy Huydts (singer, Dutch entrant at Eurovision Song Contest 1986
      Eurovision Song Contest 1986
      The Eurovision Song Contest 1986 was the 31st Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 3 May 1986 in the Grieg Hall in Bergen, Norway. It was the first occasion on which Norway played host to the contest...

      ) and Frank Helmink (director of Buma Cultuur
      Buma Cultuur
      The Buma Culture Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports and promotes Dutch music. The name Buma Cultuur has existed since March 1, 2006, the foundation was formerly known as the Foundation Conamus....

      ) – Sonia Tura (chairman; San Marino RTV web content coordinator), Massimiliano Messieri (musician and music academician), Chiara Masi (music entertainer and hip-hop dancer), Cristina Polverelli (musician, piano concertist) and Laura Casetta (musician, singer and journalist) – Semifinal 1: Mauro Canut (musician and blogger), Reyes del Amor (music critic), Daniel Diges
      Daniel Diges
      Daniel Diges García is a Spanish singer, pianist, composer and actor. Although officially born in Madrid, he has spent all his youth in Alcalá de Henares .-Life and career:...

       (singer and actor, Spanish entrant at Eurovision Song Contest 2010
      Eurovision Song Contest 2010
      The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast from the Telenor Arena in Bærum, Greater Oslo, Norway. It was the third time Norway had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1986 and 1996. The 2010 winner was Germany with Lena singing "Satellite",...

      ), David Ascanio (singer and composer) and Jacobo Calderón (music producer) – Final: Chenoa
      Chenoa
      María Laura Corradini Falomir, popularly known as Chenoa is a famous Argentine-Spanish female music artist who became successful after appearing on the TV contest Operación Triunfo. Her music style could be described in the United States as pop...

       (singer), Reyes del Amor (music critic), Daniel Diges
      Daniel Diges
      Daniel Diges García is a Spanish singer, pianist, composer and actor. Although officially born in Madrid, he has spent all his youth in Alcalá de Henares .-Life and career:...

       (singer and actor, Spanish entrant at Eurovision Song Contest 2010
      Eurovision Song Contest 2010
      The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast from the Telenor Arena in Bærum, Greater Oslo, Norway. It was the third time Norway had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1986 and 1996. The 2010 winner was Germany with Lena singing "Satellite",...

      ), David Ascanio (singer and composer) and Jacobo Calderón (music producer) – Thomas Hall (Melodifestivalen
      Melodifestivalen
      Melodifestivalen is an annual music competition organised by Swedish public broadcasters Sveriges Television and Sveriges Radio . It determines the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest, and has been staged almost every year since 1959...

      project manager), Sia Axelsson, Hanna Eklöv, Martin Kagemark (back-up singer in Melodifestivalen 2003–2010) and Hansi Friberg – Levent Mayda (Jury president / production coordinator at TRT
      Turkish Radio and Television Corporation
      The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation, also known as TRT , is the national public broadcaster of Turkey and was founded in 1964. Around 70% of TRT's funding comes from a tax levied on electricity bills and a sales tax on television and radio receivers...

      ), Burcu Avcı (music academician), Senem Aypar (singer), Murat Gedikli (composer) and Utku Güdü (singer) – David Arnold
      David Arnold
      David Arnold is an English film composer best known for scoring five James Bond films, the 1994 film Stargate, the 1996 film Independence Day, and the television series Little Britain.-Film and television career:...

       (film composer), Paul Edwards (music/entertainment lawyer), Niamh Perry
      Niamh Perry
      Niamh Perry is an Irish singer and actress who competed as one of the finalists in the BBC talent show-themed television series I'd Do Anything in 2008 and is currently portraying Fleck in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Love Never Dies.-Background:Born in Bangor, County Down, Perry attended Our...

       (singer), Celeste Richardson (singer) and Kevin Hughes (DJ/music journalist)

      Returning artists

      Artist Country Previous year(s)
      Dino Merlin
      Dino Merlin
      Edin Dervišhalidović , stage name Dino Merlin, , is a prominent Bosnian singer-songwriter and musician. He is a popular singer/songwriter in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and is also popular in the other countries of the former Yugoslavia such as Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Republic of Macedonia and...

      1999
      Eurovision Song Contest 1999
      The Eurovision Song Contest 1999 was the 44th Eurovision Song Contest, held on 29 May 1999 in Jerusalem, Israel after Dana International won the contest the previous year in the United Kingdom. The venue for the contest was the International Convention Center...

      Lena
      Lena Meyer-Landrut
      Lena Meyer-Landrut , known professionally as Lena, is a German singer-songwriter. She represented Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway, and won the contest with the song "Satellite"...

      2010
      Eurovision Song Contest 2010
      The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast from the Telenor Arena in Bærum, Greater Oslo, Norway. It was the third time Norway had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1986 and 1996. The 2010 winner was Germany with Lena singing "Satellite",...

       (winner)
      Gunnar Ólason (part of Sjonni's Friends
      Sigurjón's Friends
      Sigurjón's Friends are an Icelandic tribute band. The band formed in early 2011 when the Icelandic singer Sigurjón Brink died days before he was to perform his entry "Aftur heim" in the Icelandic national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The band members were all friends of Sigurjón...

      )
      2001
      Eurovision Song Contest 2001
      The Eurovision Song Contest 2001 was the 46th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 12 May 2001 in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was the first time in 36 years that Denmark hosted the Eurovision Song Contest, thanks to the Olsen Brothers' win the previous year in Stockholm...

       (part of Two Tricky
      Two Tricky
      Two Tricky is a boy band from Iceland, consisting of members Kristján Gíslason and Gunnar Ólason. They represented their country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 with the song "Angel", a favourite amongst the fans of the eurovision but which failed to place with the top 10...

      )
      Dana International
      Dana International
      Sharon Cohen , professionally known as Dana International is an Israeli pop singer of Yemenite Jewish ancestry. She has released eight albums and three additional compilation albums, positioning herself as one of Israel's most successful musical acts ever...

      1998
      Eurovision Song Contest 1998
      The Eurovision Song Contest 1998 was the 43rd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1998 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The presenters were Terry Wogan and Ulrika Jonsson...

       (winner)
      Zdob şi Zdub
      Zdob si Zdub
      Zdob şi Zdub is a Moldovan band, based in Chişinău, whose work for the last several years has combined elements of hip-hop , hardcore punk and comical lyrics with traditional Romanian folk music. The name is onomatopoeic for the sound of a drum beat...

      2005
      Eurovision Song Contest 2005
      The Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the 50th Eurovision Song Contest, which was held at the Palace of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine. The winner was Greece's My Number One, written by Christos Dantis and Natalia Germanou and performed by Swedish-born Greek singer Elena Paparizou, who scored 230 points,...



      Stefan Raab
      Stefan Raab
      Stefan Konrad Raab is a German entertainer, television host, comedian and musician. Raab began his television career hosting the comedy show Vivasion in 1993 and has been hosting the late-night comedy show TV total since 1999. He became well-known in 1994 after composing a hit single spoofing...

       who represented Germany in 2000 and appeared as a conductor and backing artist for other German entries, hosted the contest. This was the first time since 1958
      Eurovision Song Contest 1958
      The Eurovision Song Contest 1958 was the third Eurovision Song Contest. The convention that the winning country from a year hosted the following year's contest was introduced in this year. France's win was their first. It was the last time to date that the United Kingdom did not enter the contest...

      and only the second time in the history of the contest that two former winners returned on the same year.

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