eurovision 2000

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.

Eurovision Song Contest 2000
ESC 2000 logo.png
Dates
Final date 13 May 2000
Host
Venue Globe Arena
Stockholm,Sweden
Presenter(s) Kattis Ahlstrom,
Anders Lundin
Director Marius Bratten
Host broadcaster Sweden SVT
Interval act “Once Upon a Time Europe Was Covered With Ice” film
Participants
Number of entries 24
Debuting countries
Returning countries     
Withdrawing countries     

participating countries

History

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.[2] 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
01 Israel

Flag of Israel
Ping Pong Sa’me’akh 007 22
02 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Linda Wagenmakers No Goodbyes 040 13
03 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Nicki French Don’t Play That Song Again 028 16
04 Estonia

Flag of Estonia
Ines Once In A Lifetime 098 04
05 France

Flag of France
Sofia Mestari On Aura Le Ciel 005 23
06 Romania

Flag of Romania
Taxi The Moon 025 17
07 Malta

Flag of Malta
Claudette Pace Desire 073 08
08 Norway

Flag of Norway
Charmed My Heart Goes Boom 057 11
09 Russia

Flag of Russia
Alsou Solo 155 02
10 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Nathalie Sorce Envie De Vivre 002 24
11 Cyprus

Flag of Cyprus
Voice Nomiza 008 21
12 Iceland

Flag of Iceland
Einer Augúst Víðisson en Telma Augústdóttir Tell Me! 045 12
13 Spain

Flag of Spain
Serafín Zubiri Colgado De Un Sueño 018 18
14 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Olsen brothers Fly On The Wings Of Love 195 01
15 Germany

Flag of Germany
Stefan Raab Wadde Hadde Dudde Da 096 05
16 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Jane Bogaert La Vita Cos’è? 014 20
17 Croatia

Flag of Croatia
Goran Karan Kada Zaspu Andeli 070 09
18 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Roger Pontare When Spirits Are Calling My Name 088 07
19 Fyrom

Flag of F.Y.R. Macedonia
XXL 100\% Te Ljubam 029 15
20 Finland

Flag of Finland
Nina Åström A Little Bit 018 18
21 Latvia

Flag of Latvia
BrainStorm My Star 136 03
22 Turkey

Flag of Turkey
Pinar Ayhan & S.O.S. band Yorgunum Anla 059 10
23 Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Eamonn Toal Millennium Of Love 092 06
24 Austria

Flag of Austria
The rounder girls All To You 034 14

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous Year(s)
Alexandros Panayi (part of Voice)  Cyprus 1995
Serafín Zubiri  Spain 1992
Roger Pontare  Sweden 1994

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