|Eurovision Song Contest 2010|
|Share the Moment|
|Semi-final 1||25 May 2010|
|Semi-final 2||27 May 2010|
|Final||29 May 2010|
|Venue|| Telenor Arena |
|Executive supervisor||Svante Stockselius|
|Executive producer||Jon Ola Sand|
|Host broadcaster||Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK)|
|Opening act||Final: Alexander Rybak performing "Fairytale"|
|Number of entries||39|
|Voting system||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8–1 points to their 10 favourite songs.|
The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the 55th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Oslo, Norway, following the country's victory at the 2009 contest with the song "Fairytale" by Alexander Rybak. It was the third time Norway had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1986 and 1996. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK), the contest was held at the Telenor Arena, and consisted of two semi-finals on 25 and 27 May, and the final on 29 May 2010.The three live shows were hosted by Erik Solbakken, Haddy N'jie and Nadia Hasnaoui.
Thirty-nine countries took part in the contest, with Georgia returning after its one-year absence. Meanwhile, Andorra, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Montenegro all decided against participation, mainly for financial reasons related to the global financial crisis. Lithuania originally announced its non-participation, but was later among the participants confirmed by the EBU.
The winner was Germany with the song "Satellite", performed by Lena and written by Julie Frost and John Gordon. This was Germany's second victory in the contest, following their win in 1982, and their first win as a unified country. It was also the first win for one of the "Big Four" countries, since the rule's introduction in 2000. Turkey, Romania, Denmark and Azerbaijan rounded out the top five. Romania, finishing third, equalled their best result from 2005, while Georgia achieved their best result to date, finishing ninth. It was also the first and to date only time since the introduction of the semi-finals in 2004 that Sweden failed to qualify for the final. The last time Sweden was absent from the Eurovision final was in 1976.
The global financial crisis at the time, affected how the event was run; the host broadcaster NRK was forced to sell its broadcast rights for the 2010 FIFA World Cup to TV 2 and Viasat in order to finance the event.
The EBU announced prior to the contest, that the voting system used in the semi-finals would change from previous years to balance jury voting with televoting. A return of accompaniment by orchestra was also proposed, but did not happen.
150 million Norwegian kroner (€17 million) was originally the venue budget agreed upon by Trond Giske and Hans-Tore Bjerkaas, respectively the Norwegian Minister for Culture and the head of Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK). This represents a larger budget than that allotted in the 2007 Contest in Helsinki, but is not as much as the budget in Moscow for 2009. The revised estimated cost for the concert now stands at 211 million kroner (€24 million).
At a press conference in Oslo on 27 May 2009, it was announced that the show was to be held in the Oslo metropolitan area. NRK argued that Oslo was the only city with the required capacity, venues, and infrastructure to hold the show. On 3 July 2009, it was decided that the venue would be the newly constructed Telenor Arena, in the municipality of Bærum neighbouring Oslo.The Oslo Spektrum was ruled out to host the contest due to its smaller size and capacity as was Vallhall Arena in Oslo and the Hamar Vikingskipet.
NRK announced the theme art, slogan and design for the contest on 4 December 2009, during the Host City Insignia Exchange between the Mayors of Moscow, Oslo and Bærum, marking the official kick-off of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 season.The theme art, a series of intersecting circles, was selected to "represent gathering people and the diversity of emotions surrounding the Eurovision Song Contest." In addition to the base colour of white, the logo was created in black, gold, and pink. A preview of the stage design was released on 6 May 2010, featuring no LED screens, opting instead for various other lighting techniques.
Unlike the 2009 and the 2008 postcards, the 2010 postcards were based in simplicity but also included an innovative idea, they are shown like they could be seen right in the venue, over the crowd's heads.
The basic synopsis of the postcards is a numerous group of little golden balls (the theme of the ESC 2010) forms the shape of each country. Then, they move and form a screen where we can see a pre-recorded video of a little crowd from in a city of the country (usually the capital) about to perform supporting and cheering their act. After that, a few seconds of the performer of the country getting ready in the stage are shown; and then, the balls form the flag of the country supported.
In the part of the shape of the country, there were little discrepancies: some countries' shapes, such as those for Serbia, Israel, Armenia, and Azerbaijan, were not completely shown, due to territorial or border disputes in those areas.
NRK announced the hosts of the contest on 10 March 2010. Those chosen were Erik Solbakken, Haddy Jatou N'jie, and Nadia Hasnaoui. Solbakken and N'jie opened the three shows, introduced the artists, and reported from the green room during the voting, with Hasnaoui presenting the voting section and scoreboard announcements.This was the second Eurovision Family of Events that Hasnaoui had co-hosted, after doing so at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004, in Lillehammer. The trio guided the audience and viewers through the night in English, French, and Norwegian. This was the second time that more than two hosts were presenting the shows, after the 1999 Contest.
On 11 October 2009 the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announced that the format of the semi-finals was to be changed so that the results would be determined by a combination of 50% national jury and 50% televoting, making it more consistent with the final. Each country's votes were determined by combining the jury votes and the televoting results; the countries with the top ten highest points in each semi-final then qualify to participate in the final of the contest.This replaces the semi-final format used in the 2008 and 2009 contests in which the countries with the top nine highest points from the televoting results in each semi-final qualified for the final. The tenth semi-final place was then given to the country with the highest number of points from the jury's votes which had not already qualified for the final from the televoting results. On 26 October 2009 the EBU announced that the voting would be open throughout the competition and would conclude 15 minutes after the end of the very last song.
A number of fans began a campaign on social networking site Facebook for the return of an orchestra to the contest in Oslo, for the first time since 1998, with more than 5,000 people joiningAn orchestra, which had been used since the first contest in 1956, was dropped after the 1998 contest due to rapid developments in music technology, which made backing tracks more useful. Jan Fredrik Heyerdahl of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra said that they were interested in participating in the 2010 Contest if the EBU and NRK approved the return of an orchestra. However, no such change to the contest had been approved.
The interval act involved a number of live public outdoor dance events from across Europe, which were planned for promotional purposes, but done in the style of a series of spontaneous flashmobs. The outdoor footage was intercut with webcam footage from individual private households. Peter Svaar, Head of Press for the contest on behalf of broadcaster NRK, said: "We want to share the Eurovision Song Contest, rather than just broadcast it."The seven and a half minute long song, called "Glow", was produced and co-written by the Element team and performed and co-written by Madcon.
On Sunday 7 February 2010, the draw to decide which countries were to appear in either the first or second semi-final took place. The participating countries excluding the automatic finalists (France, Germany, Norway, Spain & the United Kingdom) were split into six pots, based upon how those countries had been voting. From these pots, half (or as close to half as is possible) competed in the first Semi Final on 25 May 2010. The other half in that particular pot will compete in the second Semi Final on 27 May 2010. This draw also doubled up as an approximate running order, in order for the delegations from the countries to know when their rehearsals commenced. The draw also determined in which Semi Final the automatic finalists voted in.The draw for the running order of the semi-finals, finals, and the order of voting, took place on 23 March 2010.
|Pot 1||Pot 2||Pot 3||Pot 4||Pot 5|
A total of 39 countries confirmed their participation for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, including Georgia, which returned to the contest after its absence in 2009 when its entry, "We Don't Wanna Put In" (by Stephane & 3G), was disallowed owing to political references to the newly elected Russian President Vladimir Putin, which violated contest rules.
The EBU announced that they would work harder to bring back Austria, Italy, and Monaco to the 2010 Contest.In September 2009 the EBU's director Bjørn Erichsen stated during an EBU press conference that "Austria will be back", and that the EBU "has reasons to believe that Luxembourg and Monaco" were also to participate and that "now we are only missing Italy". In late October 2009, the 2010 Contest project manager Jon Ola Sand has stated that "countries such as Monaco and Luxembourg have indicated that they wish to participate in next year's competition in Norway". However, the representatives of broadcasters of Austria, Monaco and Luxembourg denied participation in the 2010 contest. Wolfgang Lorenz, the programme director of the Austrian broadcaster Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), informed Austria would not take part in the competition stating that the contest has been "ruined by the regulations". Télé Monte Carlo (TMC) has also declared that Monaco would not be returning to the Eurovision Song Contest for the 2010 Edition, mainly due to a lack of finances to send a Monegasque entry. The RTL Group had announced that they were having serious discussions regarding a possible comeback for Luxembourg in the contest for the first time since 1993, but later confirmed that the country would not be present for the 2010 Contest either. San Marino also considered returning to the competition in 2010. However, after deliberations with Italian artists, including Italian sister duo Paola & Chiara, Sammarinnese broadcaster Radiotelevisione della Repubblica di San Marino (SMRTV) was informed to withhold returning after failing to receive funding from the Sammarinnese parliament or sponsors.
EBU had talks to Liechtenstein's only broadcaster 1FLTV (1 Fürstentum Liechtenstein Television) for them to join the EBU, and become a part of the Eurovision Song Contest. 1FLTV's programme director Peter Kolbel had confirmed interest in Liechtenstein's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest as soon as full EBU membership is granted, which may have happened in December 2009. Thus they were getting ready to debut in 2010, considering a national final concept similar to the German version of the Idol series – Deutschland sucht den Superstar (DSDS).In November 1FLTV decided against applying for EBU membership in December for financial reasons, ruling out a debut in at the 2010 contest. The broadcaster will now look at other options for funding EBU membership in the future.
In 2009, Jillian Evans, a representative of the European Parliament from Wales, stated her interest in securing Wales a place in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Norway. but in the end it was decided they would not to participate in the competition. Because their debut was rejected because Wales is not a sovereign state and the BBC has the exclusive right to represent the United Kingdom. Wales could be represented by either BBC Cymru Wales, ITV Cymru Wales or S4C.
From July to December 2009, five countries who participated in the 2009 contest announced their non-participation in the 2010 contest. The Czech Republic declared that it would not participate due to a lack of interest from Czech viewers after three successive semi-final failures since their debut in 2007.
Andorra's broadcaster Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA) announced a 10% reduction in its spending budget for 2010.RTVA had submitted a preliminary application to take part in the contest. However, being unable to secure extra funds by 11 December 2009, it decided to withdraw from the 2010 Contest. Following this announcement, many former Andorran Eurovision Song Contest contestants expressed their disappointment in RTVA's decision, and the lack of publicity the country will now receive by not being contestants in the contest. Hungary did not enter into the 2010 Contest, due to financial difficulties of the national broadcaster Magyar Televízió (MTV). Montenegro and Montenegrin broadcaster Radiotelevizija Crne Gore (RTCG) also refused participation because of financial problems, in a way to reach financial consolidation after three years as an independent state.
Lithuania's broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) initially announced its non-participation after failing to achieve the necessary funds of 300,000 litas (€90,000) for participation.It was later confirmed by the EBU that Lithuania would indeed participate in Oslo. Funding was eventually given by Lithuanian company Teo LT, which allowed Lithuania to participate in the contest.
Thirty-four countries participated in the semi-finals of the contest. The semi-final allocation draw took place on 7 February 2010, while the draw for the running order was held on 23 March 2010.
To keep tension high, the qualifiers were announced in random order, and scores were published online only after the final took place.
|Feminnem||Croatia||2005 (for Bosnia and Herzegovina)|
|Hera Björk||Iceland||2008 (as backing singer for Euroband), 2009 (as backing singer for Yohanna)|
|May Kristin Kaspersen||Norway||2008 (as backing singer for Maria Haukaas Storeng)|
|Jorunn Hauge||2006 (as backing singer for Christine Guldbrandsen), 2007 (as backing singer for Guri Schanke),|
|Karianne Kjærnes||2005 (as backing singer for Wig Wam), 2006 (as backing singer for Christine Guldbrandsen),|
|Dunja Gallineo Kajević||Bosnia and Herzegovina||2007 (as backing singer for Marija Šestić)|
|Elma Selimović||2009 (as backing singer for Regina)|
|Danijela Večerinović||2007 (as backing singer for Marija Šestić), and 2009 (as backing singer for Regina)|
|Marko Vulinović||2008 (as backing singer for Jelena Tomašević & Bora Dugić)|
|Kristján Gíslason||Iceland||2001 (as member of Two Tricky)|
|Pétur Örn Guðmundsson||2000 (as backing singer for August & Telma), 2006 (as backing singer for Silvia Night),|
|Erna Hrönn Ólafsdóttir||2009 (as backing singer for Yohanna)|
|Marina Ahverdova||Armenia||2006 (for Russia, as backing singer for Dima Bilan),|
|Jaana Vähämäki||Denmark||2001 (for Sweden, as backing singer for Friends),|
|Gry Trampedach Jørgensen||2001 (for Malta, as backing singer for Fabrizio Faniello)|
|Mads Enggaard Jørgensen||2004 (as backing singer for Tomas Thordarson)|
The first semi-final took place in Oslo on 25 May 2010. The ten countries in this semi-final with the highest scoring points, according to a combination of televotes and jury votes from each voting country, qualified for the final. France, Germany and Spain voted in this semi-final.
|01||Moldova||SunStroke Project and Olia Tira||"Run Away"||English||10||52|
|02||Russia||Peter Nalitch and Friends||"Lost and Forgotten"||English||7||74|
|07||Serbia||Milan Stanković||"Ovo je Balkan" (Oво je Балкан)||Serbian||5||79|
|08||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Vukašin Brajić||"Thunder and Lightning"||English||8||59|
|09||Poland||Marcin Mroziński||"Legenda"||English, Polish||13||44|
|10||Belgium||Tom Dice||"Me and My Guitar"||English||1||167|
|11||Malta||Thea Garrett||"My Dream"||English||12||45|
|12||Albania||Juliana Pasha||"It's All About You"||English||6||76|
|13||Greece||Giorgos Alkaios and Friends||"OPA" (ΩΠΑ)||Greek||2||133|
|14||Portugal||Filipa Azevedo||"Há dias assim"||Portuguese||4||89|
|15||Macedonia||Gjoko Taneski||"Jas ja imam silata" (Јас ја имам силата)||Macedonian||15||37|
|16||Belarus||3+2 feat Robert Wells||"Butterflies"||English||9||59|
|17||Iceland||Hera Björk||"Je ne sais quoi"||English||3||123|
The second semi-final took place in Oslo on 27 May 2010. The ten countries in this semi-final with the highest scoring points, according to a combination of televotes and jury votes from each voting country, qualified for the final. Norway and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.
|01||Lithuania||InCulto||"Eastern European Funk"||English||12||44|
|02||Armenia||Eva Rivas||"Apricot Stone"||English||6||83|
|03||Israel||Harel Skaat||"Milim" (מילים)||Hebrew||8||71|
|04||Denmark||Chanée and N'evergreen||"In a Moment Like This"||English||5||101|
|05||Switzerland||Michael von der Heide||"Il pleut de l'or"||French||17||2|
|06||Sweden||Anna Bergendahl||"This Is My Life"||English||11||62|
|09||Netherlands||Sieneke||"Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie)"||Dutch||14||29|
|10||Romania||Paula Seling andOvi||"Playing with Fire"||English||4||104|
|11||Slovenia||Ansambel Žlindra andKalamari||"Narodnozabavni rock"||Slovene||16||6|
|12||Ireland||Niamh Kavanagh||"It's for You"||English||9||67|
|13||Bulgaria||Miro||"Angel si ti" (Ангел си ти)||Bulgarian, English||15||19|
|14||Cyprus||Jon Lilygreen and The Islanders||"Life Looks Better in Spring"||English||10||67|
|15||Croatia||Feminnem||"Lako je sve"||Croatian||13||33|
|17||Turkey||maNga||"We Could Be the Same"||English||1||118|
The final took place on 29 May 2010 at 21:00 CEST in Telenor Arena, Bærum, Akershus, Greater Oslo, Norway. The "Big Four" and the host country, Norway, qualified directly for the final. From the two semi-finals on 25 and 27 May 2010, twenty countries qualified for the final. A total of twenty-five countries competed in the final. The voting system used was similar to that used in the 2009 contest (with a combination of televotes and jury votes), but viewers were able to vote during the performances; the voting window ended 15 minutes after the conclusion of the songs.
|02||Spain||Daniel Diges||"Algo pequeñito"||Spanish||15||68|
|03||Norway||Didrik Solli-Tangen||"My Heart Is Yours"||English||20||35|
|04||Moldova||SunStroke Project and Olia Tira||"Run Away"||English||22||27|
|05||Cyprus||Jon Lilygreen and The Islanders||"Life Looks Better in Spring"||English||21||27|
|06||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Vukašin Brajić||"Thunder and Lightning"||English||17||51|
|07||Belgium||Tom Dice||"Me and My Guitar"||English||6||143|
|08||Serbia||Milan Stanković||"Ovo je Balkan" (Oво je Балкан)||Serbian||13||72|
|09||Belarus||3+2 feat Robert Wells||"Butterflies"||English||24||18|
|10||Ireland||Niamh Kavanagh||"It's for You"||English||23||25|
|11||Greece||Giorgos Alkaios and Friends||"OPA!" (ΩΠΑ)||Greek||8||140|
|12||United Kingdom||Josh Dubovie||"That Sounds Good to Me"||English||25||10|
|14||Turkey||maNga||"We Could Be the Same"||English||2||170|
|15||Albania||Juliana Pasha||"It's All About You"||English||16||62|
|16||Iceland||Hera Björk||"Je ne sais quoi"||English||19||41|
|18||France||Jessy Matador||"Allez Ola Olé"||French||12||82|
|19||Romania||Paula Seling and Ovi||"Playing with Fire"||English||3||162|
|20||Russia||Peter Nalitch and Friends||"Lost and Forgotten"||English||11||90|
|21||Armenia||Eva Rivas||"Apricot Stone"||English||7||141|
|23||Portugal||Filipa Azevedo||"Há dias assim"||Portuguese||18||43|
|24||Israel||Harel Skaat||"Milim" (מילים)||Hebrew||14||71|
|25||Denmark||Chanée and N'evergreen||"In a Moment Like This"||English||4||149|
The split jury/televoting results were announced by the EBU in June 2010. Only the split totals received by each country were given, not the full breakdown.
In the first semifinal, one unknown country had only a jury because the votes of the country did not meet the EBU threshold.
|Split results (Semi-final 1)|
|5||Serbia||92||Bosnia and Herzegovina||86|
|11||Bosnia and Herzegovina||42||Poland||58|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||59||1||2||5||12||6||3||7||5||8||4||6|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the 1st semi-final:
|N.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|5||Belgium||Germany, Iceland, Malta, Poland, Portugal|
|3||Russia||Belarus, Estonia, Moldova|
|Serbia||Bosnia and Herzegovina, France|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Serbia|
|Split results (Semi-final 2)|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the 2nd semi-final:
|N.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|3||Azerbaijan||Georgia, Turkey, Ukraine|
|Split results (Final)|
|14||Belgium||76||Bosnia and Herzegovina||65|
|16||Bosnia and Herzegovina||35||Ireland||62|
|25||United Kingdom||7||United Kingdom||18|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||51||12||6||8||10||4||5||6|
Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final:
|N.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|9||Germany||Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland|
|5||Denmark||Iceland, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Slovenia|
|4||Azerbaijan||Bulgaria, Malta, Turkey, Ukraine|
|Greece||Albania, Belgium, Cyprus, United Kingdom|
|3||Armenia||Israel, Netherlands, Russia|
|Turkey||Azerbaijan, Croatia, France|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Serbia|
|Serbia||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
Countries revealed their votes in the following order:
Most countries sent commentators to Oslo or commentated from their own country, in order to add insight to the participants and, if necessary, provide voting information.
|Albania||All shows||TVSH||Leon Menkshi|
|Armenia||All shows||ARMTV||Hrachuhi Utmazyan and Khoren Levonyan|
|Azerbaijan||All shows||İctimai Televiziya||Hüsniyyə Məhərrəmova|
|Belarus||All shows||Belarus 1||Denis Kurian|
|Belgium||All shows||La Une||French: Jean-Pierre Hautier and Jean-Louis Lahaye|
|La Première||French: Patrick Duhamel and Corinne Boulangier|
|één||Dutch: André Vermeulen and Bart Peeters|
|Radio 2||Dutch: Sven Pichal and Michel Follet|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||All shows||BHT1||Dejan Kukrić|
|Bulgaria||BNT||Georgi Kushvaliev and Elena Rosberg|
|Croatia||All shows||HRT||Duško Čurlić|
|Cyprus||All shows||RIK 1||Melina Karageorgiou|
|CyBC Radio 2||Nathan Morley|
|Denmark||All shows||DR1||Nikolaj Molbech|
|Estonia||All shows||ERR||Marko Reikop and Sven Lõhmus|
|Finland||All shows||YLE TV2||Finnish: Jaana Pelkonen and Asko Murtomäki|
|YLE Radio Suomi||Finnish: Sanna Kojo and Jorma Hietamäki|
|YLE TV2||Swedish: Thomas Larsson|
|France||Semi-finals||France 4||Peggy Olmi and Yann Renoard|
|Final||France 3||Cyril Hanouna and Stéphane Bern|
|Georgia||All shows||GPB||Sopho Altunashvili|
|Germany||All shows||Das Erste||Peter Urban|
|Final||NDR 2||Tim Frühling and Thomas Mohr|
|Greece||All shows||NET||Rika Vagiani|
|Second Programme||Maria Kozakou|
|Iceland||All shows||Sjónvarpið||Sigmar Guðmundsson|
|Ireland||All shows||RTÉ One||Marty Whelan|
|RTÉ Radio 1||Maxi|
|Israel||All shows||IBA||No commentator|
|Latvia||All shows||LTV||Kārlis Streips|
|Lithuania||All shows||LRT||Darius Užkuraitis|
|Macedonia||All shows||MRT||Karolina Petkovska|
|Malta||All shows||TVM||Valerie Vella|
|Moldova||All shows||TRM||Marcel Spătari|
|Netherlands||All shows||Nederland 1||Cornald Maas and Daniël Dekker|
|Norway||All shows||NRK1||Olav Viksmo-Slettan|
|Poland||All shows||TVP1||Artur Orzech|
|Portugal||All shows||RTP1||Sérgio Mateus|
|Romania||All shows||TVR1||Leonard Miron and Gianina Corondan|
|Russia||All shows||Russia-1||Olga Shelest and Dmitry Guberniev|
|Slovakia||All shows||Dvojka||Roman Bomboš|
|Slovenia||All shows||RTVSLO||Andrej Hofer|
|Spain||SF1/Final||La 1, La 2||José Luis Uribarri|
|Sweden||All shows||SVT1||Christine Meltzer and Edward af Sillén|
|SR P4||Carolina Norén and Björn Kjellman|
|Switzerland||All shows||SF zwei||German: Sven Epiney|
|TSR 2||French: Jean-Marc Richard and Nicolas Tanner|
|RSI La 1||Sandy Altermatt|
|Turkey||All shows||TRT 1||Bülend Özveren|
|Ukraine||All shows||First National TV Channel||Timur Miroshnychenko|
|United Kingdom||Semi-finals||BBC Three||Paddy O'Connell and Sarah Cawood|
|Final||BBC One||Graham Norton|
|BBC Radio 2||Ken Bruce|
|Australia||All shows||SBS||Julia Zemiro and Sam Pang|
|Hungary||All shows||Duna TV||Zsolt Jeszenszky|
|Montenegro||All shows||TVCG 2||Dražen Bauković and Tamara Ivanković|
For the fourth time, the contest was broadcast in high-definition. Some countries, through their high-definition channel, allowed their country to watch the contest in HD:
The performance of Daniel Diges representing Spain was disrupted by Catalan pitch invader Jaume Marquet Cot, also known as Jimmy Jump. The performance continued as Marquet, wearing a barretina, joined in with the carefully choreographed routine, but he ran off when security personnel appeared on the stage. Spain was subsequently allowed to perform their song a second time after Denmark's entry - the 25th and final song - had been performed.
In addition to the main winner's trophy, the Marcel Bezençon Awards and the Barbara Dex Award were contested during the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. The OGAE (French: Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l'Eurovision, English: General Organisation of Eurovision Fans) voting poll also took place before the contest.
The Marcel Bezençon Awards honour the best competing songs in the final. Named after the founder of the contest, the awards were created and first handed at the 2002 contest by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the 1992 contest and the country's current Head of Delegation), and Richard Herrey (a member of the Herreys who won the 1984 contest for Sweden).The awards are divided into three categories: Artistic Award, Composers Award, and Press Award. This is the first and to date the only occasion in which the same representation managed to win in all categories.
|Artistic Award||Israel||"Milim" (מילים)||Harel Skaat||Tomer Hadadi, Noam Horev||14th||71|
OGAE is an international organisation which conducts a voting poll for the favourite songs among its members before the annual contest. It consists of a network of over 40 Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond.Below is the top five overall results, after all the votes had been cast.
|Country||Song||Performer(s)||Composer(s)||OGAE result||Eurovision Ranking|
|Denmark||"In a Moment Like This"||Chanée & N'evergreen||Thomas G:son, Henrik Sethsson, Erik Bernholm||220||4th|
|Israel||"Milim"||Harel Skaat||Tomer Adaddi, Noam Horev||177||14th|
|Germany||"Satellite"||Lena||Julie Frost, John Gordon||172||1st|
|Norway||"My Heart Is Yours"||Didrik Solli-Tangen||Hanne Sørvaag, Fredrik Kempe||146||20th|
|Iceland||"Je ne sais quoi"||Hera Björk||Örlygur Smári, Hera Björk||130||19th|
The Barbara Dex Award is a humorous fan award given to the worst dressed artist each year. Named after Belgium's representative who came last in the 1993 contest, wearing her self-designed dress, the award was handed by the fansite House of Eurovision from 1997 to 2016 and is being carried out by the fansite songfestival.be since 2017.
|2||Moldova||SunStroke Project & Olia Tira||110|
|3||Russia||Peter Nalitch and Friends||109|
|Eurovision Song Contest: Oslo 2010|
|Compilation album by|
|Released||17 May 2010|
|Label||EMI / CMC|
|Eurovision Song Contest chronology|
Eurovision Song Contest: Oslo 2010 was the official compilation album of the 2010 Contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and released by EMI Records and CMC International on 17 May 2010.The album featured all 39 songs that entered in the 2010 contest, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify into the grand final.
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the 51st edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Athens, Greece, following the country's victory at the 2005 contest with the song "My Number One" by Helena Paparizou. It was the first time Greece had hosted the contest - 32 years after the country made its debut. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation (ERT), the contest was held at the Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall, and consisted of a semi-final on 18 May, and the final on 20 May 2006. The two live shows were hosted by Maria Menounos and Sakis Rouvas.
Andorra has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest six times, debuting in the 2004 contest and participating every year thereafter until the 2009 contest. As of 2021 the nation remains the only country to have never competed in a grand final, with their best result being a 12th-place finish in the 2007 semi-final and thus failing to qualify. Andorra withdrew from the contest following their 2009 appearance, with the national broadcaster Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA) citing financial difficulties preventing their continued participation, and the country has not entered the contest again since. Interest in the contest has however remained high in the principality, while recent statements from the Andorran government and broadcaster indicate a return could be favourable dependent on financial backing.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was the 54th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Moscow, Russia, following the country's victory at the 2008 contest with the song "Believe" by Dima Bilan. It was the first time Russia had hosted the contest - 14 years after the country made its debut. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Channel One (C1R), the contest was held at the Olimpiysky Arena, and consisted of two semi-finals on 12 and 14 May, and the final on 16 May 2009. The semi-finals were hosted by Natalia Vodianova and Andrey Malahov, while the final was hosted by Ivan Urgant and Alsou Abramova.
Norway participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 with the song "Fairytale" written and performed by Alexander Rybak. NRK organised the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2009 in order to select the Norwegian entry for the 2009 contest in Moscow, Russia. "Fairytale" performed by Alexander Rybak was selected as the winner with the clearest victory in Melodi Grand Prix to date following a five-week-long competition consisting of three semi-finals, a Second Chance round and the final.
Andorra participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, as previously confirmed by Andorran broadcaster Ràdio i Televisió d'Andorra (RTVA).
The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was the 56th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, following the country's victory at the 2010 contest with the song "Satellite" by Lena. It was the third time Germany had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1957 and 1983. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcasters Arbeitsgemeinschaft Rundfunkanstalten Deutschland (ARD) and Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), the contest was held at the Esprit Arena and consisted of two semi-finals on 10 and 12 May, and the grand final on 14 May 2011. The three live shows were hosted by Anke Engelke, Judith Rakers and Stefan Raab.
Norway participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "My Heart Is Yours" written by Hanne Sørvaag and Fredrik Kempe. The song was performed by Didrik Solli-Tangen. In addition to participating in the contest, the Norwegian broadcaster Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK) also hosted the Eurovision Song Contest after winning the competition in 2009 with the song "Fairytale" performed by Alexander Rybak. NRK organised the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2010 in order to select the Norwegian entry for the 2010 contest in Oslo. "My Heart Is Yours" performed by Didrik Solli-Tangen was selected as the winner following a five-week-long competition consisting of three semi-finals, a Second Chance round and the final.
The Belarus entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was organised by BTRC. It had been originally planned for ONT to take over after criticism over BTRC's selection methods. However, as ONT's application for the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the contest's organisers, had been rejected, BTRC again selected the Belarusian entry for the seventh year. An internal selection was held by the broadcaster after a public call for song submissions, and after 41 entries were received the band 3+2 were selected. The band performed the song "Butterflies" at the contest, having changed their song on 19 March from their initial choice "Far Away".
Azerbaijan was represented at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 by 17-year-old singer Safura Alizadeh, selected from an open casting call for artists and a national final. She performed the song "Drip Drop" at the contest, held in Bærum, Norway, and finished 5th in the final. Azerbaijanian broadcaster İctimai Televiziya və Radio Yayımları Şirkəti (İTV) selected the song on 18 March.
Bulgaria will change its selection format for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 - Bulgarska nacionalna televizija (BNT) will internally select the artist that will represent Bulgaria at the contest in Bærum, Norway, while the song will be selected by the Bulgarian public in a national final. BNT selected Miroslav Kostadinov to represent Bulgaria in Oslo, where he will perform one of five songs which will be specifically produced for the national final.
The Netherlands participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway. Selecting their song through the national final Nationaal Songfestival 2010, organised by Dutch broadcaster TROS. TROS has announced that the 2010 Eurovision entry will be composed by Pierre Kartner, with the singer selected through the Nationaal Songfestival contest. Kartner, also known as Father Abraham, is known for his song "The Smurf Song", which was a number one single in 16 countries, as well as writing the 1973 Eurovision entry for the Netherlands, "De oude muzikant" performed by Ben Cramer, which achieved 14th place. Kartner was also announced as the greatest Dutch composer by the Dutch Top 40. For the first time since 1998 the Dutch song was performed in Dutch.
France will select its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 through an internal selection by French broadcaster France Télévisions. On 19 February it was revealed that France 2 had selected Congolese singer and dancer Jessy Matador to represent France at Eurovision, with the hope of creating a summer hit and to promote the 2010 FIFA World Cup in France. Matador's song will be "Allez Ola Olé", as announced on 24 February.
Serbia entered the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, held in Oslo, Norway in May 2010, with Milan Stanković's "Ovo je Balkan".
Spain took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 held in Oslo, Norway. The national broadcaster Radiotelevisión Española (RTVE) selected the Spanish entry through a national selection process. Firstly by an online competition, ¡Tu país te necesita!, similar to the selection methods used in 2008 and 2009, which selected 10 acts to participate in the final of the selection process, Destino Oslo, La Gala de Eurovisión 2010, held on 22 February. The winner of the final was Daniel Diges with the song "Algo pequeñito".
Georgia competed in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, returning after a year's absence. Georgian broadcaster GPB internally selected Sopho Nizharadze to sing for Georgia at the Contest in May 2010. Nizharadze performed six songs on 27 February. "Shine" was chosen to be sung at the contest in Oslo, Norway, after the votes of a public televote and a professional jury. The song was written by Hanne Sørvaag, Harry Sommerdahl and Christian Leuzzi, and was Sørvaag's third Eurovision composition.
Russia participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, held in Oslo, Norway in May 2010, and was represented by broadcaster Rossiya Channel (RTR).
Latvia and Latvijas Televīzija (LTV) participated at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010, to be held in Oslo, Norway in May 2010.
Ukraine participated in Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Sweet People" written by Borys Kukoba, Vadim Lisitsa and Olena Kucher. The song was performed by Alyosha.
Norway participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national final Melodi Grand Prix 2011, organised by the Norwegian broadcaster, Norsk Rikskringkasting (NRK).