Eurovision Song Contest 2005

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005
Awakening
Kyiv ESC 2005.svg
Dates
Semi-final date 19 May 2005 (2005-05-19)
Final date 21 May 2005 (2005-05-21)
Host
Venue Palace of Sports
Kiev, Ukraine
Presenter(s) Maria Efrosinina
Pavlo Shylko
Director Sven Stojanovic
Executive supervisor Svante Stockselius
Executive producer Pavlo Grytsak
Host broadcaster National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU)
Opening act
  • Semi-final: The Song and Dance Company of Ukraine Military Forces, A-6 Ballet and Diezel DJ Power (Freak show)
  • Final: Ruslana performing a medley of "Wild Dances" and "Heart on Fire"
Interval act
  • Semi-final: Irina Mazur's Ballet "Life"
  • Final: Kiev Percussion Ensemble ARS NOVA, Anatoliy Zalevskiy and Ruslana performing "The Same Star"
Participants
Number of entries 39
Debuting countries
Returning countries  Hungary
Withdrawing countries None
Vote
Voting system Each country awarded 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs.
Nul points None
Winning song  Greece
"My Number One"
Eurovision Song Contest
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the 50th annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place at the Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ruslana's win in the 2004 Contest with the song "Wild Dances". The contest consisted of two shows: the semi-final and final, which took place on 19 and 21 May 2005, respectively. The shows were hosted by Maria Efrosinina and Pavlo Shylko. Thirty-nine countries participated, including the débuts of Bulgaria and Moldova and the return of Hungary, which was last represented in 1998.

Organizers hoped that this event would boost Ukraine's image abroad and increase tourism, while the country's new government hoped that it would also give a modest boost to the long-term goal of acquiring European Union membership.

The winner for 2005 was Greece with the song "My Number One" performed by Helena Paparizou, which scored 230 points, beating Malta into second place by a margin of 38 points. This was the first victory for Greece at the Eurovision Song Contest. Romania, Israel and Latvia rounded out the top five. The "Big Four" countries (France, Germany, Spain and United Kingdom) all placed in the bottom four position of the scoreboard in the final.

Overview[edit]

The official logo of the contest remained the same from the 2004 contest with the country's flag in the heart being changed. Following Istanbul's 'Under The Same Sky', the slogan for the 2005 show was 'Awakening', which symbolised the awakening of the country and city ready to present itself to Europe. The postcards (short clips shown between performances) for the 2005 show illustrated Ukraine’s culture and heritage along with a more modern and industrial side to the country.

The hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev were television presenter Maria "Masha" Efrosinina and DJ Pavlo "Pasha" Shylko. Previous winner Ruslana returned to the stage in Kiev to perform in the interval act and to interview the contestants backstage in the 'green room'. The famous Ukrainian boxers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko opened the televoting, while a special trophy was presented to the winner by Ukraine's president, Viktor Yushchenko.

Publicity[edit]

An official CD and DVD was released and a new introduction was an official pin set, which contains heart-shaped pins with the flags of all thirty-nine participating countries. The EBU also commissioned a book "The Eurovision Song Contest – The Official History" by British/American author John Kennedy O'Connor to celebrate the contest's fiftieth anniversary.[1] The book was presented on screen during the break between songs 12 and 13 (Serbia and Montenegro, Denmark). The book was published in English, German, French, Dutch, Swedish, Danish and Finnish.

During the semi final, there were a few volume falls in the sound, most notably during the Norwegian song, shortly after the intro. These were not fixed for the DVD release.

Problems[edit]

2005 was no exception for scandals regarding the representatives from the countries participating. Germany's entrant in the Eurovision Song Contest rejected calls to quit after her producer admitted manipulating the country's pop charts with mass purchases of her single. Gracia Baur, defended her producer David Brandes, also behind Swiss entry Vanilla Ninja, and said she would go to the finals in Kiev despite complaints from other German singers. Bulgaria's debut was overshadowed by a scandal. The song "Lorraine" by Kaffe was accused of plagiarism. The song sounded too similar to another one released by Ruslan Mainov in 2001. There were also problems in Malta with the electricity supply during the contest, so TV viewers were unable to watch their national selection from the very beginning. There was a controversy regarding the Turkish entry: TRT got a false jury which led to the victory of the song Gülseren, which the 2003 winner Sertab Erener said was not the best choice. There were similar controversies in Macedonia which led to an eventual victory for Martin Vučić. The Ukrainian song had to be changed because it would bring a political message to the people, and EBU stated that no politics could be involved in the contest. The entry for Serbia and Montenegro was also overshadowed by a scandal and an accusation of plagiarism. Portugal's entry, "Amar", had had very poor sound quality, with the female singer's microphone failing many times on stage.

It is also notable that the programme lasted just short of 3.5 hours. This was mainly due to the extremely long voting procedure, where 39 countries voted, reading out every single score. Many people, including United Kingdom commentator Terry Wogan, noticed this and commented about the marathon-like voting procedure, when Russia voted he stated "How many more countries have we got? What time is it?". Because the show overran so badly, the EBU changed the way the votes were announced in 2006 into a much shorter method, where only the top 3 scores were read out (the rest appeared on the scoreboard automatically).

Ruslana was also intended to be a presenter for the show, but was pulled out before the contest for numerous reasons, including her poor English skills. She opened the contest, and did do a few brief interviews in the green room at a few different stages in the event.

Participating countries[edit]

Thirty-nine countries participated in the 2005 Contest. Hungary returned to the contest after a six-year absence, last competing in 1998. Bulgaria and Moldova competed in the contest for the first time.

Returning artists[edit]

Constantinos Christoforou represented Cyprus for the third time, having previously represented the nation at the 1996 contest as a solo artist and at the 2002 contest as part of the group One. Helena Paparizou previously represented Greece in 2001 as part of the duo Antique. Selma previously represented Iceland in 1999. Chiara previously represented Malta in 1998. Anabel Conde, who represented Spain in 1995, returned as a backing vocalist for Andorra.

Results[edit]

Semi-final[edit]

The semi-final was held on 19 May 2005 at 21:00 (CET). 25 countries performed and all 39 participants voted.

Shaded countries qualified for the Eurovision Final

Draw Country Language[2] Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Austria English, Spanish Global.Kryner "Y así" Like that 21 30
02  Lithuania English Laura and The Lovers "Little by Little" 25 17
03  Portugal English, Portuguese 2B "Amar" To love 17 51
04  Moldova English, Romanian Zdob şi Zdub "Boonika bate toba" Grandmamma beats the drum 2 207
05  Latvia English Walters and Kazha "The War Is Not Over" 10 85
06  Monaco French Lise Darly "Tout de moi" All of me 24 22
07  Israel English, Hebrew Shiri Maimon "Hasheket Shenish'ar" (השקט שנשאר) The silence that remains 7 158
08  Belarus English Angelica Agurbash "Love me Tonight" 13 67
09  Netherlands English Glennis Grace "My Impossible Dream" 14 53
10  Iceland English Selma "If I Had Your Love" 16 52
11  Belgium French Nuno Resende "Le grand soir" The big night 22 29
12  Estonia English Suntribe "Let's Get Loud" 20 31
13  Norway English Wig Wam "In My Dreams" 6 164
14  Romania English Luminiţa Anghel and Sistem "Let Me Try" 1 235
15  Hungary Hungarian NOX "Forogj, világ!" Spin, world 5 167
16  Finland English Geir Rönning "Why?" 18 50
17  Macedonia English Martin Vučić "Make My Day" 9 97
18  Andorra Catalan Marian van de Wal "La Mirada Interior" The inner glance 23 27
19  Switzerland English Vanilla Ninja "Cool Vibes" 8 114
20  Croatia Croatian Boris Novković feat. Lado Members "Vukovi umiru sami" Wolves die alone 4 169
21  Bulgaria English Kaffe "Lorraine" 19 49
22  Ireland English Donna and Joe "Love?" 14 53
23  Slovenia Slovene Omar Naber "Stop" 12 69
24  Denmark English Jakob Sveistrup "Talking to You" 3 185
25  Poland Polish, Russian Ivan and Delfin "Czarna dziewczyna" Black-haired girl 11 81

Final[edit]

The finalists were:

  • the four automatic qualifiers France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom;
  • the top 10 countries from the 2004 final (other than the automatic qualifiers);
  • the top 10 countries from the 2005 semi-final.

The final was held on 21 May 2005 at 21:00 (CET) and was won by Greece.

Countries in bold automatically qualified for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 Final.

Draw Country Language[2] Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Hungary Hungarian NOX "Forogj, világ!" Spin, world 12 97
02  United Kingdom English Javine "Touch My Fire" 22 18
03  Malta English Chiara "Angel" 2 192
04  Romania English Luminiţa Anghel and Sistem "Let Me Try" 3 158
05  Norway English Wig Wam "In My Dreams" 9 125
06  Turkey Turkish Gülseren "Rimi Rimi Ley" 13 92
07  Moldova English, Romanian Zdob şi Zdub "Boonika bate toba" Grandmamma beats the drum 6 148
08  Albania English Ledina Çelo "Tomorrow I Go" 16 53
09  Cyprus English Constantinos Christoforou "Ela Ela" 18 46
10  Spain Spanish Son de Sol "Brujería" Witchcraft 21 28
11  Israel English, Hebrew Shiri Maimon "Hasheket Shenish'ar" (השקט שנשאר) The silence that remains 4 154
12  Serbia and Montenegro Montenegrin[3] No Name "Zauvijek moja" (Заувијек моја) Forever mine 7 137
13  Denmark English Jakob Sveistrup "Talking to You" 9[4] 125
14  Sweden English Martin Stenmarck "Las Vegas" 19 30
15  Macedonia English Martin Vučić "Make My Day" 17 52
16  Ukraine English, Ukrainian, Russian GreenJolly "Razom nas bahato" (Разом нас багато) Together we are many 19[4] 30
17  Germany English Gracia "Run & Hide" 24 4
18  Croatia Croatian Boris Novković feat. Lado Members "Vukovi umiru sami" Wolves die alone 11 115
19  Greece English Helena Paparizou "My Number One" 1 230
20  Russia English Natalia Podolskaya "Nobody Hurt No One" 15 57
21  Bosnia and Herzegovina English Feminnem "Call Me" 14 79
22  Switzerland English Vanilla Ninja "Cool Vibes" 8 128
23  Latvia English Walters and Kazha "The War Is Not Over" 5 153
24  France French Ortal "Chacun pense à soi" Everyone thinks of themselves 23 11

Note that Serbia and Montenegro withdrew from the 2006 contest and so their automatic spot in the final was given to Croatia.

Scoreboard[edit]

The EBU introduced an undisclosed threshold number of televotes that would have to be registered in each voting country in order to make that country's votes valid. If that number was not reached, the country's backup jury would vote instead. In the semi-final this affected Monaco, Andorra and Albania, and Andorra, Monaco and Moldova in the final.

Semi-final[edit]

Televoting Results
Total Score Austria Lithuania Portugal Monaco Belarus Netherlands Iceland Belgium Estonia Finland Andorra Bulgaria Ireland Slovenia Poland Hungary United Kingdom Malta Romania Norway Turkey Moldova Albania Cyprus Spain Israel Serbia and Montenegro Denmark Sweden Macedonia Ukraine Germany Croatia Greece Russia Bosnia and Herzegovina Switzerland Latvia France
Contestants Austria 30 7 10 5 1 1 6
Lithuania 17 5 4 8
Portugal 51 10 5 12 12 12
Moldova 207 8 10 8 10 8 4 5 3 6 3 7 6 6 5 12 1 12 3 8 1 10 6 10 12 4 6 12 6 10 5
Latvia 85 12 4 7 2 10 6 6 12 3 2 6 5 2 7 1
Monaco 22 10 2 10
Israel 158 2 6 12 12 10 3 1 12 4 7 4 5 6 6 8 6 5 7 3 4 3 4 1 5 3 8 3 8
Belarus 67 3 1 12 1 7 3 7 2 6 4 8 10 3
Netherlands 53 8 12 5 4 2 8 1 5 6 2
Iceland 52 6 3 8 10 2 4 10 7 2
Belgium 29 12 6 3 1 7
Estonia 31 5 6 1 2 1 1 3 12
Norway 164 2 6 1 5 2 12 2 6 12 2 10 3 7 7 3 7 2 8 2 4 7 4 12 8 2 6 4 7 5 6
Romania 235 10 10 7 3 8 5 8 1 4 4 5 8 1 8 12 8 10 7 7 12 12 12 12 5 7 5 5 1 7 1 12 3 5 4 6
Hungary 167 7 7 4 7 6 4 5 1 7 4 12 1 2 10 6 8 6 3 8 8 1 3 4 10 8 5 7 3 1 5 4
Finland 50 6 1 8 3 10 8 10 4
Macedonia 97 4 3 3 10 8 4 10 12 10 1 2 12 10 8
Andorra 27 7 4 6 10
Switzerland 114 1 8 2 2 8 6 12 10 3 2 5 5 3 1 2 2 5 3 2 2 4 3 6 3 3 2 2 7
Croatia 169 12 4 3 5 1 4 4 1 3 2 8 12 3 8 6 4 6 10 12 6 12 7 10 12 10 4
Bulgaria 49 5 7 4 10 6 1 8 7 1
Ireland 53 2 2 1 2 10 12 5 5 4 1 5 4
Slovenia 69 3 4 2 1 7 2 8 1 7 7 3 10 6 8
Denmark 185 6 7 5 10 12 10 7 7 8 8 12 10 7 10 4 3 12 8 12 5 6 2 4 7 2 1
Poland 81 5 1 6 5 3 5 4 5 1 7 2 8 8 2 10 5 1 3

12 points[edit]

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

N. Contestant Voting nation
6 Romania Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Moldova, Spain
5 Croatia Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia
4
Denmark Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden
Moldova Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
3
Israel Andorra, Belarus, Monaco
Norway Denmark, Finland, Iceland
Portugal France, Germany, Switzerland
2
Latvia Lithuania, Malta
Macedonia Albania, Croatia
1
Belarus Bulgaria
Belgium Portugal
Estonia Latvia
Hungary Poland
Ireland United Kingdom
Netherlands Belgium
Switzerland Estonia

Final[edit]

Televoting Results
Total Score Austria Lithuania Portugal Monaco Belarus Netherlands Iceland Belgium Estonia Finland Andorra Bulgaria Ireland Slovenia Poland Hungary United Kingdom Malta Romania Norway Turkey Moldova Albania Cyprus Spain Israel Serbia and Montenegro Denmark Sweden Macedonia Ukraine Germany Croatia Greece Russia Bosnia and Herzegovina Switzerland Latvia France
Contestants Hungary 97 2 2 6 2 3 6 5 10 8 6 7 5 8 6 1 2 6 2 3 1 3 3
United Kingdom 18 8 4 1 5
Malta 192 5 2 5 5 5 4 8 4 8 10 1 5 10 2 10 8 4 6 7 10 10 6 10 8 4 8 12 3 5 7
Romania 158 6 12 4 1 3 5 7 7 8 5 7 10 7 6 4 7 5 8 12 12 3 3 2 2 5 2 5
Norway 125 5 4 1 12 3 8 12 2 1 4 4 8 5 5 3 3 3 1 2 12 8 6 4 3 6
Turkey 92 7 12 10 3 1 3 8 8 4 10 8 6 12
Moldova 148 2 10 10 7 8 1 6 6 3 3 4 2 2 12 7 2 4 4 5 5 12 1 1 7 10 4 8 2
Albania 53 3 2 8 12 2 10 5 10 1
Cyprus 46 10 3 12 1 7 1 12
Spain 28 8 12 4 4
Israel 154 1 3 5 12 8 7 6 1 5 8 6 8 7 8 7 5 3 6 3 6 5 1 7 5 8 1 2 10
Serbia and Montenegro 137 12 6 3 4 4 10 2 6 1 6 10 4 10 3 3 12 6 6 10 12 1 6
Denmark 125 4 1 10 8 10 4 5 2 3 7 5 6 8 3 4 12 10 3 10 6 4
Sweden 30 3 6 1 5 2 7 6
Macedonia 52 1 7 5 5 10 7 8 7 2
Ukraine 30 7 12 8 1 2
Germany 4 2 2
Croatia 115 8 6 7 2 1 2 1 2 12 2 7 5 2 2 10 8 8 2 1 12 8 7
Greece 230 4 1 3 10 2 12 3 4 12 2 2 1 12 12 6 10 4 12 4 12 12 8 7 12 2 12 7 12 5 4 6 7 8
Russia 57 7 12 7 7 10 4 10
Bosnia and Herzegovina 79 10 6 1 8 4 7 10 4 4 7 3 10 5
Switzerland 128 8 4 8 10 7 12 10 1 3 6 6 3 1 3 4 2 1 5 5 4 3 3 7 12
Latvia 153 12 6 6 3 5 10 4 10 12 7 4 1 6 10 8 12 1 6 6 3 1 7 7 1 5
France 11 5 1 5

12 points[edit]

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

N. Contestant Voting nation
10 Greece Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Germany, Hungary, Serbia and Montenegro, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom
3 Latvia Ireland, Lithuania, Moldova
Norway Denmark, Finland, Iceland
Romania Israel, Spain, Portugal
Serbia and Montenegro Austria, Croatia, Switzerland
2 Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia
Cyprus Greece, Malta
Moldova Romania, Ukraine
Switzerland Estonia, Latvia
Turkey France, Netherlands
1 Albania Macedonia
Denmark Norway
Israel Monaco
Malta Russia
Russia Belarus
Spain Andorra
Ukraine Poland

Other countries[edit]

  •  Czech Republic – Czech broadcaster Česká televize (ČT) initially applied to participate in the 2005 Contest, however, the broadcaster reconsidered débuting in the contest and later withdrew their application on 3 December 2004.[5]
  •  Lebanon – Lebanese broadcaster Télé Liban confirmed Lebanon's début in the contest and selected the song "Quand tout s'enfuit" performed by Aline Lahoud as their entry. However, the broadcaster announced their withdrawal from the competition on 18 March 2005 after the EBU informed them that the rules of the competition require them to broadcast the Israeli entry during the live show and enable viewers to vote for the nation, which contravened a Lebanese law prohibiting any acknowledgement of Israel. As the withdrawal period for the contest had passed, Télé Liban forfeited the return of their participation fee and potentially faced further fines from the EBU.[6]

Other Awards[edit]

Marcel Bezençon Awards[edit]

The Marcel Bezençon Awards were first handed out during the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia honoring the best competing songs in the final. Founded by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest and current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (member of the Herreys, Eurovision Song Contest 1984 winner from Sweden), the awards are named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon.[7] The awards are divided into 3 categories; Press Award; Artistic Award; and Composer Award.[8]

Category Country Song Performer(s) Composer(s) Final result Points
Artists Award
(Voted by previous winners)
 Greece "My Number One" Helena Paparizou Christos Dantis
Natalia Germanou
1st 230
Composer Award  Serbia and Montenegro "Zauvijek moja" No Name Slaven Knezović
Milan Perić
7th 137
Press Award  Malta "Angel" Chiara Chiara Siracusa 2nd 192

Barbara Dex Award[edit]

Further information: Barbara Dex Award

The Barbara Dex Award has been annually awarded by the fan website House of Eurovision since 1997, and is a humorous award given to the worst dressed artist each year in the contest. It is named after the Belgian artist, Barbara Dex, who came last in the 1993 contest, in which she wore her own self designed (awful) dress.[9]

Place[10] Country[10] Performer(s)[10] Votes[10]
1  Macedonia Martin Vučić 42
2  Iceland Selma 39
3  Portugal 2B 34
4  Norway Wig Wam 29
5  Belarus Angelica Agurbash 21

International broadcasts and voting[edit]

Voting and spokespersons[edit]

The order in which each country announced their votes was compiled by placing the countries that failed to qualify from the semi-final first in the running order they performed in during the semi-final, followed by the finalists which voted in the order they performed in during the final. The spokespersons are shown alongside each country.[11]

  1.  Austria – Dodo Roscic
  2.  Lithuania – Rolandas Vilkončius
  3.  Portugal – Isabel Angelino
  4.  Monaco – Anne Allegrini
  5.  Belarus – Elena Ponomareva
  6.  NetherlandsNancy Coolen
  7.  IcelandRagnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir
  8.  Belgium – Armelle Gysen
  9.  EstoniaMaarja-Liis Ilus
    (participant for Estonia in 1996 and 1997)
  10.  FinlandJari Sillanpää
    (participant for Finland in 2004)
  11.  Andorra – Ruth Gumbau
  12.  Bulgaria – Evgenia Atanasova
  13.  IrelandDana Rosemary Scallon
    (winner for Ireland in 1970)
  14.  SloveniaKatarina Čas
  15.  Poland – Maciej Orłoś
  16.  Hungary – Zsuzsa Demcsák
  17.  United KingdomCheryl Baker
    (winner for United Kingdom in 1981 as part of Bucks Fizz)
  18.  Malta – Valerie Vella
  19.  Romania – Berti Barbera
  20.  Norway – Ingvild Helljesen
  21.  Turkey – Meltem Ersan Yazgan
  22.  Moldova – Elena Camerzan
  23.  Albania – Zhani Ciko
  24.  Cyprus – Melani Steliou
  25.  Spain – Ainhoa Arbizu
  26.  Israel – Dana Herman
  27.  Serbia and MontenegroNina Radulović
  28.  DenmarkGry Johansen
    (participant for Denmark in 1983)
  29.  SwedenAnnika Jankell
  30.  MacedoniaKarolina Gočeva
    (participant for Macedonia in 2002 and in 2007)
  31.  Ukraine – Maria Orlova
  32.  GermanyThomas Hermanns
  33.  Croatia – Barbara Kolar
  34.  Greece – Alexis Kostalas
  35.  RussiaYana Churikova
  36.  Bosnia and HerzegovinaAna Mirjana Račanović
  37.  Switzerland – Cécile Bähler
  38.  LatviaMarija Naumova
    (winner for Latvia in 2002 and co-presenter in 2003)
  39.  FranceMarie Myriam
    (winner for France in 1977)

Commentators[edit]

See also[edit]

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