Eurovision Dance Contest 2007

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Eurovision Dance Contest 2007
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Dates
Final date 1 September 2007
Host
Venue BBC Television Centre,[1]
London, United Kingdom
Presenter(s) Graham Norton
Claudia Winkleman[1]
Host broadcaster British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Interval act Enrique Iglesias
Participants
Number of entries 16
Debuting countries  Austria
 Denmark
 Finland
 Germany
 Greece
 Ireland
 Lithuania
 Netherlands
 Poland
 Portugal
 Russia
 Spain
 Sweden
 Switzerland
 Ukraine
 United Kingdom
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries None
Vote
Voting system Each country awards 1-8, 10, and 12 points to their 10 favourite acts.
Nul points   Switzerland
Winning dancers  Finland
Katja Koukkula & Jussi Väänänen
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The Eurovision Dance Contest 2007 was the 1st Eurovision Dance Contest a dance entertainment co-production between the EBU and the BBC. The first ever pan-European dance competition was held on 1 September 2007 in London, United Kingdom with the participation of 16 countries. Viewers cast their votes by telephone and SMS text message voting on each couple's two dances – the first being ballroom or Latin with the second being freestyle, with a "national" flavour.

The first ever winner of the contest was Finland who received a total of 132 points. 2nd place went to Ukraine 3rd to Ireland, 4th to Poland and 5th place to Austria and Portugal, who received both 74 points.

Production[edit]

The contest was hosted by the BBC,[2] and was a co-production by Splash Media – run by the developers of its successful Strictly Come Dancing format – and sports production house Sunset + Vine – with help from the International DanceSport Federation and in association with the European Broadcasting Union.

Comedian Graham Norton and Claudia Winkleman presented the 2007 contest from the BBC Television Centre in London.

The contest was broadcast in English and French languages, although France did not take part.[3] Each broadcaster also had the option of providing its own commentators at the event. UK commentators were Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli.

Participants[edit]

The Croatian broadcaster HRT had expressed an interest in taking part, but pulled out due to costs and scheduling problems.[citation needed]

As well as those countries that took part, Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, Iceland, Israel and Macedonia also broadcast the contest despite not taking part in it, with possibility to join it in 2008.[4]

Due to the forest fires in Greece the Greek national broadcaster ERT did not air the show live and therefore used jury instead of televoting.[5]

Austria and Portugal both finished with the same number of points, however, Austria received points from every other participating nation thus receiving points from more countries than Portugal, hence Austria took 5th place.

Draw Country Dancers Dance Styles Place Points
01  Switzerland Denise Biellmann & Sven Ninnemann Paso Doble and Swing 16 0
02  Russia Mariya Sittel & Vladislav Borodinov Rumba and Paso Doble 7 72
03  Netherlands Alexandra Matteman & Redmond Valk Cha-Cha-Cha and Rumba 12 34
04  United Kingdom Camilla Dallerup & Brendan Cole Rumba and Freestyle 15 18
05  Austria Kelly & Andy Kainz Jive and Paso Doble 5 74
06  Germany Wolke Hegenbarth & Oliver Seefeldt Samba dance and Freestyle 8 59
07  Greece Ourania Kolliou & Spiros Pavlidis Jive and Sirtaki 13 31
08  Lithuania Gabrielė Valiukaitė & Gintaras Svistunavičius Paso Doble and Traditional Lithuanian Folk Dance 11 35
09  Spain Amagoya Benlloch & Abraham Martinez Cha-Cha-Cha and Paso Doble 10 38
10  Ireland Nicola Byrne & Mick Donegan Jive and Fandango 3 95
11  Poland Katarzyna Cichopek & Marcin Hakiel Cha-Cha-Cha and Showdance 4 84
12  Denmark Mette Skou Elkjær & David Jørgensen Rumba and Showdance 9 38
13  Portugal Sónia Araújo & Ricardo Silva Jive and Tango 5 74
14  Ukraine Yulia Okropiridze & Illya Sydorenko Quickstep and Showdance 2 121
15  Sweden Cecilia Ehrling & Martin Lidberg Paso Doble and Disco Fusion 14 23
16  Finland Katja Koukkula & Jussi Väänänen Rumba and Paso Doble 1 132

Scoreboard[edit]

The following 16 countries took part,[3][6][7] and received the scores shown below.

  Voters
Switzerland Russia Netherlands United Kingdom Austria Germany Greece Lithuania Spain Ireland Poland Denmark Portugal Ukraine Sweden Finland
Contestants Switzerland 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russia 0 3 10 3 7 0 6 4 5 4 0 8 12 0 10
Netherlands 5 0 0 7 2 12 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 3
United Kingdom 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 7 0 3 0 0 0 0
Austria 7 3 5 2 10 2 3 3 4 6 8 5 5 4 7
Germany 10 5 6 0 10 0 0 7 0 5 7 6 1 2 0
Greece 2 4 1 5 4 5 4 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 0
Lithuania 0 1 0 6 0 0 4 0 12 1 0 1 6 3 1
Spain 6 2 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 12 4 0 5
Ireland 1 10 7 8 6 3 1 8 5 10 12 3 8 7 6
Poland 4 8 4 7 8 12 0 1 6 10 4 0 10 10 0
Denmark 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 7 2 3 0 4 2 8 4
Portugal 12 6 8 3 2 8 8 2 12 0 0 2 3 6 2
Ukraine 3 12 10 12 5 6 5 12 8 6 12 6 7 5 12
Sweden 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 5 0 0 8
Finland 8 7 12 4 12 4 10 10 10 8 8 10 10 7 12
THE TABLE IS ORDERED BY APPEARANCE

12 points[edit]

Below is a summary of all 12 points in the contest:

5 Ukraine Finland, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, United Kingdom
3 Finland Austria, Netherlands, Sweden
2 Portugal Spain, Switzerland
1 Ireland Denmark
Lithuania Ireland
Netherlands Greece
Poland Germany
Russia Ukraine
Spain Portugal

International broadcasts and voting[edit]

Voting and spokespersons[edit]

The order in which each country announced their votes was done in order of performance. The spokespersons are shown alongside each country.[8]

  1.  Switzerland – Cécile Bähler
  2.  Russia – Like Kremer
  3.  Netherlands – Marcus van Teijlingen
  4.  United Kingdom – Kirsty Gallagher
  5.  Austria – Peter L. Eppinger
  6.  Germany – Alice Kessler and Ellen Kessler
  7.  Greece – George Amyras
  8.  Lithuania – Lavija Šurnaitė-Kairienė
  9.  Spain – Jesús Álvarez
  10.  Ireland – Pamela Flood
  11.  Poland – Ewelina Kopic
  12.  Denmark – Louise Wolff
  13.  Portugal – Marta Leite de Castro
  14.  Ukraine – Svetoslav Vlokh
  15.  Sweden – Ulrica Bengtsson
  16.  Finland – Johanna Pirttilahti

Commentators[edit]

Most countries sent commentators to London or commentated from their own country, in order to add insight to the participants and, if necessary, provide voting information.

References[edit]

External links[edit]