eurovision 2006

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 2006
“Feel The Rhythm”
Eurovision Song Contest 2006 logo.svg
Dates
Semi-final date 18 May 2006
Final date 20 May 2006
Host
Venue Olympic Indoor Hall
Athens, Greece
Presenter(s) Maria Menounos
Sakis Rouvas
Director Sven Stojanovic
Host broadcaster Elliniki Radiofonia Tileorasi (ERT)
Opening act SF: Eurovision Medley performed by Greek dancers,
Sakis Rouvas and Maria Menounos performing “Love Shine a Light”
Final: Foteini Darra performing“The Mermaid Song” accompanied by Greek dancers,
Elena Paparizou performing “My Number One”(Secondary opening act)
Interval act SF: Sakis Rouvas performing “I’m in Love with You”
Final: Elena Paparizou performing “Mambo!”
Participants
Number of entries 37
Debuting countries  
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries   

History

The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the 51st Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on 18 May (for the semi-final) and 20 May 2006 (for the final). The hosting national broadcaster of the contest was Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT). The Finnish band Lordi won the contest with the song “Hard Rock Hallelujah”, written by lead singer Mr. Lordi. “Hard Rock Hallelujah” was the first ever hard rock song to win the contest, since Eurovision is normally associated with softer pop music and schlager.
The hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens were popular Greek singer Sakis Rouvas, the Greek representative at Eurovision in 2004 and 2009, and the Greek American television presenter and actress, Maria Menounos. In the semi-final, both the hosts sang Katrina and the Waves’ contest-winning “Love Shine A Light”. For one of the intervals, Sakis Rouvas sang an English version of his Greek hit “S’eho Erotefthi” (already a smash hit in Greece) called “I’m in love with you”. Elena Paparizou, who performed the winning song in Kiev, returned to the Eurovision stage in Athens. Following the examples of Sertab Erener and Ruslana in the last two years, she sang twice in the final, “My Number One” in the opening and her current song “Mambo!” in the interval (which was also a smash hit in Greece at the time.
The 2006 contest also saw the 1,000th song to be performed in the contest, when “Every Song Is a Cry for Love” by Ireland’s Brian Kennedy was first sung in the semi-final. Armenia also entered for the first time in the contest.
The official logo of the contest remained the same from 2004 and 2005 with the country’s flag in the heart being changed. The 2006 sub-logo created by the design company Karamela for Greek television was apparently based on the Phaistos Disc which is a popular symbol of ancient Greece. According to ERT, it was “inspired by the wind and the sea, the golden sunlight and the glow of the sand”. Following Istanbul’s “Under The Same Sky” and Kiev’s “Awakening”, the slogan for the 2006 show was “Feel The Rhythm”.

Final -Results

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

Six4One If We All Give A Little 030 16
02 Flag of MoldovaMoldova

Arsenium & Natalia Gordienko Loca 022 20
03 Flag of IsraelIsrael

Eddie Butler Ze Hazman 004 23
04 Flag of LatviaLatvia Cosmos I Hear Your Heart 030 16
05 Flag of NorwayNorway Christine Guldbrandsen Alvedansen 036 14
06 Flag of SpainSpain

Las Ketchup Bloody Mary 018 21
07 Flag of MaltaMalta

Fabrizio Faniello I Do 001 24
08 Flag of GermanyGermany

Texas Lightning No, No, Never 036 14
09 Flag of DenmarkDenmark

Sidsel Ben Semmane Twist Of Love 026 18
10 Flag of RussiaRussia

Dima Bilan Never Let You Go 248 02
11 Flag of F.Y.R. MacedoniaFyrom Elena Risteska Ninanajna 056 12
12 Flag of RomaniaRomania

Mihai Traistariu Tornero 172 04
13 Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBosnia & Herzegovina

Hari Mata Hari Lejla 229 03
14 Flag of LithuaniaLithuania

LT United We Are The Winners 162 06
15 Flag of United KingdomUnited Kingdom

Daz Sampson Teenage Life 025 19
16 Flag of GreeceGreece

Anna Vissi Everything 128 09
17 Flag of FinlandFinland

Lordi Hard Rock Hallelujah 292 01
18 Flag of UkraineUkraine

Tina Karol Show Me Your Love 145 07
19 Flag of FranceFrance

Virginie Pouchin Il était Temps 005 22
20 Flag of CroatiaCroatia

Severina Moja štikla 056 12
21 Flag of IrelandIreland

Brian Kennedy Every Song Is A Cry For Love 093 10
22 Flag of SwedenSweden

Carola Invincible 170 05
23 Flag of TurkeyTurkey

Sibel Tüzün Superstar 091 11
24 Flag of ArmeniaArmenia

André Without Your Love 129 08

semi final- results

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Flag of ArmeniaArmenia André Without Your Love 150 07
02 Flag of BulgariaBulgaria

Mariana Popova Let Me Cry 036 17
03 Flag of SloveniaSlovenia

Anžej Dežan Mr. Nobody 049 16
04 Flag of AndorraAndorra

Jennifer Sense Tu 008 23
05 Flag of BelarusBelarus

Polina Smolova Mum 010 22
06 Flag of AlbaniaAlbania

Luiz Ejlli Zjarr E Ftohtë 058 15
07 Flag of BelgiumBelgium

Kate Ryan Je T’adore 069 12
08 Flag of IrelandIreland

Brian Kennedy Every Song Is A Cry For Love 079 10
09 Flag of CyprusCyprus

Annet Artani Why Angels Cry 057 13
10 Flag of MonacoMonaco

Séverine Ferrer La Coco-dance 014 21
11 Flag of F.Y.R. MacedoniaFyrom Elena Risteska Ninanajna 076 08
12 Flag of PolandPoland

Ich Troje Follow My Heart 070 11
13 Flag of RussiaRussia

Dima Bilan Never Let You Go 217 03
14 Flag of TurkeyTurkey

Sibel Tüzün Superstar 091 09
15 Flag of UkraineUkraine Tina Karol Show Me Your Love 146 06
16 Flag of FinlandFinland

Lordi Hard Rock Hallelujah 292 01
17  Flag of The NetherlandsNetherlands

Treble Amambanda 022 19
18 Flag of LithuaniaLithuania

LT United We Are The Winners 163 05
19 Flag of PortugalPortugal

Nonstop Coisas De Nada 026 19
20 Flag of SwedenSweden

Carola Invincible 214 04
21 Flag of EstoniaEstonia

Sandra Through My Window 028 18
22 Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBosnia & Herzegovina

Hari Mata Hari Lejla 267 02
23 Flag of IcelandIceland

Silvia Night Congratulations 062 13
24 Flag of Serbia & MontenegroSerbia & Montenegro

Withdrew from the competition, but still voted To be announced 000 24

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous Year(s)
Anna Vissi  Greece 1980, 1982 (for Cyprus)
Eddie Butler  Israel 1999 (part of Eden)
Viktoras Diawara (part of LT United) Lithuania 2001 (part of SKAMP)
Fabrizio Faniello  Malta 2001
Ich Troje  Poland 2003
Carola Sweden 1983, 1991 (winner)
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