all time rank: the position that the country and the song have between all the eurovision songs
chart from the game vote for the best eurovision song.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2000 was the 45th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 13 May 2000 at the Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.A record-breaking 13,000 enthusiastic spectators were ready for the big Final of the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest in the Globen Arena in Stockholm.The contest was the second to be held in Stockholm, and the fourth held in Sweden. The presenters were Kattis Ahlström and Anders Lundin, and the contest was won by the Olsen Brothers who represented Denmark with the song “Fly on the Wings of Love” .
The favourite in this year’s contest was Estonia, who was also a fan favourite and praised by the press.However, as the voting results came in, Denmark immediately took control of the scoreboard, beating Russia into second place and Latvia into 3rd place.
25 participating countries were intended for the 2000 Eurovision Song Contest, but Greece decided not to participate, so only 24 took part as the European Broadcasting Union did not find a replacement in time for the last spot. Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Lithuania, Romania and Bosnia & Herzegovina were not allowed to take part due to their bad average scores.Internet polls also had the United Kingdom and the Netherlands as favourites but these countries only finished 16th and 13th respectively.
For the first time, an official CD compilation was released; it contained all of the songs of the participating nations and was available throughout Europe.Such a disc was attempted in the previous year, however it lacked four of the competing songs.
Despite the fact that Denmark’s song Fly On The Wings Of Love by the Olsen Brothers climbed in the predicted rankings in the week prior to the final, the Scandinavian country was only thought to finish in 18th position. Therefore it came as a huge surprise for many that the charming Olsen Brothers won – and with a large margin to the runner-up, Russia. Fly on the wings of love went on to become a huge hit in Scandinavia and the German-speaking countries. The Russian delegation petitioned the disqualification of the winner, Denmark, because a vocoder had been used to give one of the performers in the Danish duo, Jørgen Olsen, an electronic sound to his voice during one part of their performance.
Israel, who opened the contest, entered a group who waved Israeli and Syrian flags advocating peace between the two nations. In the Netherlands, NOS decided to take the Contest off air halfway through because of the Enschede fireworks disaster that happened earlier that day, so it could use the channel for continuous news broadcasts. Later, NOS declared that it was both for practical reasons as well as because they found it “inappropriate to broadcast a light entertainment programme on the night of such a catastrophic event”. As a result, televoting had to be suspended and the Dutch votes were given by a stand-by jury instead.
The intermission during the finale of the ESC was “Once Upon a Time Europe Was Covered With Ice”, a movie/song directed, composed and edited by Johan Söderberg and produced by John Nordling. For the film Söderberg had traveled all over Europe to record children performing the score. On stage were violinist Caroline Lundgren, drummer Strängnäs Trumkorps plus street musicians from Stockholm and dancers from the Bounce Street Dance Company.
The contest was also broadcast in Canada, Australia, Japan, the United States and via the internet for the first time.
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Linda Wagenmakers||No Goodbyes||040||13|
||Nicki French||Don’t Play That Song Again||028||16|
||Ines||Once In A Lifetime||098||04|
||Sofia Mestari||On Aura Le Ciel||005||23|
||Charmed||My Heart Goes Boom||057||11|
||Nathalie Sorce||Envie De Vivre||002||24|
||Einer Augúst Víðisson en Telma Augústdóttir||Tell Me!||045||12|
||Serafín Zubiri||Colgado De Un Sueño||018||18|
||Olsen brothers||Fly On The Wings Of Love||195||01|
||Stefan Raab||Wadde Hadde Dudde Da||096||05|
||Jane Bogaert||La Vita Cos’è?||014||20|
||Goran Karan||Kada Zaspu Andeli||070||09|
||Roger Pontare||When Spirits Are Calling My Name||088||07|
||XXL||100\% Te Ljubam||029||15|
||Nina Åström||A Little Bit||018||18|
||Pinar Ayhan & S.O.S. band||Yorgunum Anla||059||10|
||Eamonn Toal||Millennium Of Love||092||06|
||The rounder girls||All To You||034||14|
|Alexandros Panayi (part of Voice)||Cyprus||1995|