Die Grand Prix Hitliste
|Die Grand Prix Hitliste|
|Final||20 May 2006|
|Venue||NDR Studios, Hamburg, Germany|
|Host broadcaster||Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR)|
|Number of entries||20|
|Voting system||Combination of televote, jury vote and an online poll (German public only)|
|Winning song||"Wild Dances" by Ruslana|
Die Grand Prix Hitliste – Die schönsten Songs Europas ("The Grand Prix Hit Parade – The Best Songs of Europe") was a one-off music competition, held by the German broadcaster Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) on 20 May 2006 in Hamburg, Germany. Its aim was to determine the best song in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest by means of an opinion poll.
Twenty songs were selected to participate in the competition through an online poll, which included all winners of the Eurovision Song Contest and all German Eurovision entries between 1956 and 2005 (103 in total). During the live broadcast on the television channel Das Erste, "Wild Dances" by Ruslana was chosen as the winner, ahead of well-known Eurovision classics such as "Waterloo" and "Ein bißchen Frieden". The programme was viewed by a television audience of approximately six million people in Germany.
The top twenty Eurovision acts voted for in an online poll participated in the live show. None of the acts were performed live; videos of their original performances in their respective years were shown to the viewers instead. After all twenty songs had been shown, the German public could vote for their favourite song through televoting or via the online poll. All votes were combined to determine the final results. At the end of the show, "Wild Dances" by Ruslana was announced as the winner, having received a total of 71,209 votes.
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