Eurovision Song Contest 2001

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Eurovision Song Contest 2001
ESC 2001 logo.svg
Dates
Final date 12 May 2001
Host
Venue Parken Stadium
Copenhagen, Denmark
Presenter(s) Natasja Crone Back
Søren Pilmark
Executive supervisor Christine Marchal-Ortiz
Host broadcaster Danmarks Radio (DR)
Opening act Olsen Brothers with "Fly on the Wings of Love" and "Walk Right Back"
Interval act Aqua and Safri Duo
Participants
Number of entries 23
Debuting countries None
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries
Vote
Voting system Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs.
Nul points None
Winning song  Estonia
"Everybody"
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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. The Olsen Brothers Opened the show with a snippet from their winning song "Fly on the Wings of Love", followed by their latest single "Walk Right Back", which was already a smash hit in Denmark. The presenters were Danish journalist and TV-show presenter Natasja Crone Back and the famous Danish actor Søren Pilmark who spoke most of their announcements in rhyme. The contest was won by Estonia who were represented by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL with the song "Everybody", written by Ivar Must and Maian Kärmas. Dave Benton, who was born and raised in Aruba, was the first black person and, at the age of 50 years and 101 days, the oldest contestant at the time to win the contest.[1]

Location[edit]

Location of the host city in Denmark.
For more details on the host city, see Copenhagen.

Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark was the host city for the ninth edition of Eurovision. First documentation of the city was in the 11th century, Copenhagen became the capital of Denmark in the beginning of the 15th century. During the 17th century, under the reign of Christian IV, it became a significant regional centre. Its strategic location and excellent infrastructure, with the largest airport in Scandinavia,[2] Kastrup, located 14 minutes by train from the city centre, have made it a regional hub and a popular location for regional headquarters[3] and conventions.

The venue choice for the contest was Parken Stadium, a football stadium in the Indre Østerbro (Inner Østerbro) district of Copenhagen, Denmark, built from 1990–1992. A total of 35,000 spectators saw the show live from within the stadium, breaking a record held by the previous hosts Sweden in 2000.[1]

Format[edit]

The logo of the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest was made out of four circles, placed in the shape of a heart. The four circles were also present in the stage design, with the light construction was made of the same four rings.[4]

The Danish national broadcaster faced some problems whilst organising the contest such as the lack of funds and the search for a suitable venue. The event was eventually located in the football stadium Parken, after the company running the stadium agreed to add a retractable roof to the building. This solution made it the biggest venue ever to host a Eurovision Song Contest, but the scale of it wasn't entirely a success: many of the 38,000 people in the audience could not see the stage, and for many entries the hall appeared to be too big.[4]

All of the countries participating in this year's Eurovision were required to use televoting for the first time after becoming compulsory. The jury backup votes were only used by some countries with either technical problems with their televotes or a weak fixed-telephone infrastructure. Further changes occurred in the qualification process for the 2002 Contest: along with the "Big 4" countries, the top 15 placed countries would qualify for next year's competition. The other spots for 2002 would be filled by countries that were excluded from the 2001 contest because of their low point average for the years 1996–2000.[4]

France, Greece and Slovenia were the heavy favourites to win the contest, however as the voting progressed it became a two-horse race between Denmark and Estonia, with Estonia ending as the unexpected winners.[4]

Incidents[edit]

Controversy was again rife in the contest: the United Kingdom TV commentator Terry Wogan repeatedly made critical comments about the hosts and dubbed them "Doctor Death and the Tooth Fairy/The Little Mermaid" after providing their entire commentary in rhyming couplets.[5] The Danes were so offended that the BBC was obliged to issue an apology on Wogan's comments.[5] Controversy also surrounded the Swedish song, "Listen To Your Heartbeat", which was repeatedly accused as a plagiarism of the Belgian entry for the 1996 Contest, "Liefde is een kaartspel".[6] Eventually the EBU decided for the matter to be settled in court, with the song allowed to compete as long as the courts did not declare the song as plagiarism.[4][7]

During the voting the Danish band Aqua performed with a medley of their singles, with percussion ensemble Safri Duo performing in the medley.[4] Although enjoyable, people complained about it being a little bit "rude" as there was some swearing during the performance, both at the beginning and end of "Barbie Girl".

Participating countries[edit]

Due to the EBU's relegation rule of the lowest ranked countries from the contest had to miss the follow year's contest, meant several countries had to withdraw, while relegated countries from the 1999 contest were able to return this year. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, and Slovenia returned, while Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, Macedonia, Romania, and Switzerland, the seven countries with the lowest average result in the past five contests, were relegated. This brought the total number of participating countries to twenty-three.[1]

Returning artists[edit]

No returning acts were present this year, the first time it happened since 1989.

Results[edit]

Draw Country Language[8] Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Netherlands English Michelle Courtens "Out On My Own" 18 16
02  Iceland English Two Tricky "Angel" 23 3
03  Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian, English Nino Pršeš "Hano" Hannah 14 29
04  Norway English Haldor Lægreid "On My Own" 23 3
05  Israel Hebrew Tal Sondak "En Davar" (אין דבר) Never mind 16 25
06  Russia English Mumiy Troll "Lady Alpine Blue" 12 37
07  Sweden English Friends "Listen To Your Heartbeat" 5 100
08  Lithuania English, Lithuanian SKAMP "You Got Style" 13 35
09  Latvia English Arnis Mednis "Too Much" 18 16
10  Croatia English Vanna "Strings of My Heart" 10 42
11  Portugal Portuguese MTM "Só sei ser feliz assim" This is the only way
I know to be happy
17 18
12  Ireland English Gary O'Shaughnessy "Without Your Love" 21 6
13  Spain Spanish David Civera "Dile que la quiero" Tell her that I love her 6 76
14  France French, English Natasha St-Pier "Je n'ai que mon âme" All I have is my soul 4 142
15  Turkey Turkish, English Sedat Yüce "Sevgiliye Son" End of my lover 11 41
16  United Kingdom English Lindsay Dracass "No Dream Impossible" 15 28
17  Slovenia English Nuša Derenda "Energy" 7 70
18  Poland English Piasek "2 Long" 20 11
19  Germany German, English Michelle "Wer Liebe lebt" Whoever lives love 8 66
20  Estonia English Tanel Padar, Dave Benton, 2XL "Everybody" 1 198
21  Malta English Fabrizio Faniello "Another Summer Night" 9 48
22  Greece English, Greek Antique "Die for You" 3 147
23  Denmark English Rollo & King "Never Ever Let You Go" 2 177

Scoreboard[edit]

Parken Stadium, Copenhagen

The majority of participating countries held a televote, where the top ten most voted for songs were awarded the 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points. This year the EBU introduced for the first time a mix of voting systems (50% televoting and 50% jury) for those countries that didn't want to use 100% televoting. According to the EBU rules (published on 05/10/00), every broadcaster was free to make a choice between the full televoting system and the mixed 50-50 system. In exceptional circumstances, where televoting was not possible at all, only a jury was used: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Turkey and Russia. Only a few countries are confirmed to have used the mixed voting system: Croatia, Greece and Malta.

Voting procedure used:
Red: Televote.
Blue: Jury.
Purple: 50/50
Voters
Total Score Netherlands Iceland Bosnia and Herzegovina Norway Israel Russia Sweden Lithuania Latvia Croatia Portugal Ireland Spain France Turkey United Kingdom Slovenia Poland Germany Estonia Malta Greece Denmark
Contestants Netherlands 16 5 1 6 4
Iceland 3 1 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 29 4 10 7 1 7
Norway 3 3
Israel 25 6 10 7 2
Russia 37 5 3 10 8 4 2 5
Sweden 100 7 3 2 8 2 2 6 4 5 8 5 2 8 8 5 7 8 10
Lithuania 35 5 1 2 4 10 1 5 1 4 2
Latvia 16 8 8
Croatia 42 7 10 5 3 10 7
Portugal 18 6 12
Ireland 6 1 5
Spain 76 7 2 5 4 12 5 4 7 3 5 6 3 1 1 3 8
France 142 8 4 12 7 2 12 6 7 7 6 12 7 3 1 6 6 10 6 10 4 6
Turkey 41 3 7 7 7 4 10 3
United Kingdom 28 2 3 3 3 3 2 4 1 2 2 3
Slovenia 70 4 6 10 6 1 4 7 4 8 2 2 1 6 4 5
Poland 11 2 3 5 1
Germany 66 1 3 8 1 1 10 6 10 6 3 2 4 1 5 1 4
Estonia 198 12 10 4 10 6 6 8 12 12 2 10 8 8 12 12 12 12 10 12 12 8
Malta 48 3 1 5 7 3 1 4 2 1 3 1 2 3 12
Greece 147 6 8 8 8 10 5 12 5 2 5 4 5 12 3 5 7 8 8 8 6 7 5
Denmark 177 10 12 12 7 10 6 10 12 8 12 7 4 4 10 10 7 12 12 6 6

12 points[edit]

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

N. Contestant Voting nation
9 Estonia Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey, United Kingdom
6 Denmark Iceland, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Norway
3 France Bosnia & Herzegovina, Portugal, Russia
2 Greece Spain, Sweden
1 Spain Israel
Malta Denmark
Portugal France

International broadcasts and voting[edit]

The table below shows the order in which votes were cast during the 2001 contest along with the spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country. Each national broadcaster also sent a commentator to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language. Details of the commentators and the broadcasting station for which they represented are also included in the table below.[1]

Voting order Country Spokespersons Commentator Broadcaster
01  Netherlands
Willem van Beusekom Nederland 2[9]
Hijlco Span Nederlands Radio 2
02  Iceland Eva María Jónsdóttir Gísli Marteinn Baldursson Sjónvarpið[10]
03  Bosnia and Herzegovina Segmedina Srna Ismeta Dervoz-Krvavac BHT1
04  Norway Roald Øyen Jostein Pedersen NRK1[11]
05  Israel Yoav Ginai[12] No commentator IBA
Daniel Pe'er Reshet Gimel
06  Russia Larisa Verbitskaya Alexandr Anatolievich & Konstantin Mikhailov Public Russian Television
Vadim Dolgachev Voice of Russia
07  Sweden Josefine Sundström[13] Henrik Olsson SVT1[13]
Carolina Norén SR P3[14]
08  Lithuania Loreta Tarozaitė[15] Darius Užkuraitis LTV
09  Latvia
Kārlis Streips Latvijas Televīzija
10  Croatia Danijela Trbović[16] Ante Batinović HRT 1[17]
Draginja Balaš HR 2
11  Portugal Margarida Mercês de Mello[18] Eládio Clímaco RTP1[18]
12  Ireland Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh Marty Whelan RTÉ One[19]
Brendan Balfe RTÉ Radio 1
13  Spain Jennifer Rope José Luis Uribarri TVE1[20]
14  France Marc-Olivier Fogiel & Dave France 3[22]
Olivier Chiabodo France Bleu
15  Turkey Meltem Ersan Yazgan Ömer Önder TRT 1
Ümit Tunçağ TRT Radyo 3
16  United Kingdom Colin Berry Terry Wogan BBC One
Ken Bruce BBC Radio 2
17  Slovenia Mojca Mavec Andrea F SLO1
18  Poland Maciej Orłoś Artur Orzech TVP1[23]
19  Germany Axel Bulthaupt Peter Urban Das Erste[24]
Thomas Mohr Deutschlandfunk/NDR 2[25]
20  Estonia Ilomai Küttim "Elektra" Marko Reikop Eesti Televisioon[26]
Vello Rand ERR Raadio 2
21  Malta Marbeck Spiteri[27] Alfred Borg PBS
22  Greece Alexis Kostalas[28] Dafni Bokota ET1[29]
Giorgos Mitropoulos ERA1
23  Denmark
Hans Otto Bisgaard & Hilda Heick DR1[30]
-  Australia1 (non-participating country) Terry Wogan SBS
-  Austria (non-participating country) Andi Knoll ORF1
Stermann & Grissemann FM4[31]
-  Belgium (non-participating country) André Vermeulen & Anja Daems VRT TV1[32]
Jean-Pierre Hautier RTBF La Une[22]
Julien Put & Michel Follet VRT Radio 2
Laurent Daube & Éric Russon RTBF La Première
-  Cyprus (non-participating country) Evi Papamichail RIK 1[33]
-  Finland (non-participating country) Jani Juntunen & Asko Murtomäki YLE TV1[34]
-  Macedonia (non-participating country) Milanka Rašik MTV 2
-  Romania (non-participating country) Andreea Marin & Leonard Miron TVR2
-  Switzerland (non-participating country) Sandra Studer SF2)
Phil Mundwiller TSR 1
Jonathan Tedesco TSI 1
-  Yugoslavia2 (non-participating country) Unknown YU Info
1.^ Although Australia is not itself eligible to enter, the event was broadcast on SBS. As is the case each year, it did not however broadcast it live due to the difference in Australian time zones. This year, the broadcast contained a locally produced addition of a studio audience of young representatives from the competing countries. However, a number of complaints saw the United Kingdom's broadcast, including commentary from Terry Wogan, shown a few weeks later.[35]
2.^ After the breakup of Yugoslavia, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was last participated in 1992. YU Info channel broadcast the show, although Yugoslavia did not participate.

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