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 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.
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.
|Constantinos Christoforou||Cyprus||1996, 2002 (part of One)|
|Elena Paparizou||Greece||2001 (part of Antique)|