eurovision 2005

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 2005
“Awakening”
Kyiv ESC 2005.svg
Dates
Semi-final date 19 May 2005
Final date 21 May 2005
Host
Venue Palace of Sports Kiev, Ukraine
Presenter(s) Maria Efrosinina
Pavlo Shylko
Director Sven Stojanovic
Host broadcaster National Television Company of Ukraine (NTU)
Opening act Ruslana performing a medley of “Wild Dances” and “Heart of Fire”
Interval act Ruslana performing “The same star”
Kiev Percussion Ensemble ARS NOVA
Anatolly Zalevskiy
Participants
Number of entries 39
Debuting countries   
Returning countries  
Withdrawing countries None

participating countries

History

The Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the 50th Eurovision Song Contest, which was held at the Palace of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine. The winner was Greece’s My Number One, written by famous Greek songwriters Christos Dantis and Natalia Germanou and performed by Swedish-born Greek singer Elena Paparizou, who scored 230 points, while Malta’s Angel written and performed by Chiara was the runner up with 192 points and the 3rd place went to Romania’s “Let Me Try”. The contest took place on 19 May for the semifinal and 21 May 2005 for the final.
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 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.
The newcomers to the Contest were Bulgaria and Moldova, while Hungary returned after a hiatus since their last entry in the 1998 contest. Lebanon was also expected to make a début with the song “Quand tout s’enfuit”, performed by Aline Lahoud, but was forced to withdraw after announcing they would show commercials over the Israeli entry. Many of the favourites with bookmakers; notably Iceland, Belarus, and the Netherlands; failed to qualify from the semifinal in perhaps the biggest shock of the year’s contest. It is also notable that Ireland, the only seven-time Eurovision winner, failed to qualify for the final.

Final

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Flag of HungaryHungary

NOX Forogj Világ 097 12
02 Flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdom

Javine Touch My Fire 018 22
03 Flag of MaltaMalta

Chiara Angel 192 02
04 Flag of RomaniaRomania

Luminita Anghel & Sistem Let Me Try 158 03
05 Flag of NorwayNorway

Wig Wam In My Dreams 125 09
06 Flag of TurkeyTurkey

Gülseren Rimi Rimi Ley 092 13
07 Flag of MoldovaMoldova

Zdob si Zdub Boonika Bate Toba 148 06
08 Flag of AlbaniaAlbania

Ledina Celo Tomorrow I Go 053 16
09 Flag of CyprusCyprus

Constantinos Christoforou Ela Ela 046 18
10 Flag of SpainSpain

Son de sol Brujería 028 21
11 Flag of IsraelIsrael

Shiri Maymon Hasheket Shenish’ar 154 04
12 Flag of Serbia & MontenegroSerbia and Montenegro

No Name Zauvijek Moja 137 07
13 Flag of DenmarkDenmark

Jakob Sveistrup Talking To You 125 09
14 Flag of SwedenSweden

Martin Stenmarck Las Vegas 030 19
15 Flag of F.Y.R. MacedoniaFyrom

Martin Vucic Make My Day 052 17
16 Flag of UkraineUkraine

Greenjolly Razom Nas Bahato 030 19
17 Flag of GermanyGermany

Gracia Run & Hide 004 24
18 Flag of CroatiaCroatia

Boris Novkovic feat. Lado members Vukovi Umiru Sami 115 11
19 Flag of GreeceGreece

Helena Paparizou My Number One 230 01
20 Flag of RussiaRussia

Natalia Podolskaya Nobody Hurt No One 057 15
21 Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina

Feminnem Call Me 079 14
22 Flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerland

Vanilla Ninja Cool Vibes 128 08
23 Flag of LatviaLatvia

Walter & Kazha The War Is Not Over 153 05
24 Flag of FranceFrance

Ortal Chacun Pense à Soi 011 23

semi final

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Flag of AustriaAustria Global.Kryner Y Así 030 21
02 Flag of LithuaniaLithuania Laura and the Lovers Little By Little 017 25
03 Flag of PortugalPortugal 2B Amar 051 17
04 Flag of MoldovaMoldova Zdob si Zdub Boonika Bate Toba 207 02
05 Flag of LatviaLatvia Walter & Kazha The War Is Not Over 085 10
06 Flag of MonacoMonaco Lise Darly Tout De Moi 022 24
07 Flag of IsraelIsrael
Shiri Maymon Hasheket Shenish’ar 158 07
08 Flag of BelarusBelarus
Angelica Agurbash Love Me Tonight 067 13
09 Flag of The NetherlandsNetherlands
Glennis Grace My Impossible Dream 053 14
10 Flag of IcelandIceland
Selma If I Had Your Love 052 16
11 Flag of BelgiumBelgium
Nuno Resende Le Grand Soir 029 22
12 Flag of EstoniaEstonia
Suntribe Let’s Get Loud 031 20
13 Flag of NorwayNorway
Wig Wam In My Dreams 164 06
14 Flag of RomaniaRomania
Luminita Anghel & Sistem Let Me Try 235 01
15 Flag of HungaryHungary
NOX Forogj Világ 167 05
16 Flag of Finland
Geir Rönning Why 050 18
17 Flag of F.Y.R. MacedoniaFyrom
Martin Vucic Make My Day 097 09
18 Flag of AndorraAndorra
Marian van de Wal La Mirada Interior 027 23
19 Flag of SwitzerlandSwitzerland
Vanilla Ninja Cool Vibes 114 08
20 Flag of CroatiaCroatia
Boris Novkovic feat. Lado members Vukovi Umiru Sami 169 04
21 Flag of BulgariaBulgaria
Kaffe Lorraine 049 19
22 Flag of IrelandIreland
Donna and Joseph McCaul Love? 053 14
23 Flag of SloveniaSlovenia
Omar Naber Stop 069 12
24 Flag of DenmarkDenmark
Jakob Sveistrup Talking To You 185 03
25 Flag of PolandPoland
Ivan & Delfin Czarna Dziewczyna 081 11

Returning artists

Four artists who had previously taken part in the contest returned in 2005, giving both success and failure: Greece’s Elena Paparizou and Malta’s Chiara both returned after coming third in previous contests (in 2001 and 1998 respectively), and made up the top two places in the final. The Cypriot entry Constantinos Christoforou returned after coming ninth in1996 and sixth in 2002 (as a member of the group One), however he wasn’t able to replicate his past success, placing 18th in the final. Selma returned for Iceland after being runner-up in 1999, however she too failed to replicate her past success, failing to qualify from the semi-final.

Artist Country Previous Year(s)
Constantinos Christoforou  Cyprus 1996, 2002 (part of One)
Elena Paparizou  Greece 2001 (part of Antique)
Selma  Iceland 1999
Chiara  Malta 1998

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