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Eurovision Song Contest 2000
ESC 2000 logo.png
Final 13 May 2000
Presenter(s) Kattis Ahlström,
Anders Lundin
Director Marius Bratten
Host broadcaster Sweden SVT
Venue Globe Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
Winning song  Denmark
"Fly on the Wings of Love"
Voting system
Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Number of entries 24
Debuting countries  Latvia
Returning countries  Finland
 Macedonia
 Romania
 Russia
 Switzerland
Withdrawing countries  Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Lithuania
 Poland
 Portugal
 Slovenia
Nul points None
Interval act "Street Musicians from Stockholm" film
Eurovision Song Contest
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2000 was the 45th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 13 May 2000 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, following Charlotte Nilsson's victory in Jerusalem the previous year. It was the first time since 1996 that the contest was held on mainland Europe. 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" (originally: Smuk som et stjerneskud).

The Ericsson Globe was, at the time, the largest venue chosen to host the contest with a capacity of 16,000 spectators. The postcards used to introduce each country participating involved Swedish themes that incorporated each nation in some respect. The logo for the contest, a pair of open mouth lips, was chosen by SVT, and was described by its designers as "a sensual, yet stylistically pure mouth representing song, dialogue and speech", and was later one of the possible choices for the generic logo introduced at the 2004 Contest.[1]

Slovakia, Greece and Hungary decided not to compete for financial reasons.[1] The countries with the five lowest average scores over the previous five contests who had participated in 1999, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia were excluded.

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.[1] Such a disc was attempted in the previous year, however it lacked four of the competing songs.

The favourite in this year's contest was Estonia, who was also a fan favourite and praised by the press.[1] However, as the voting results came in, Denmark immediately took control of the scoreboard, beating Russia into second place by 40 points. Ireland reached a respectable result of 6th place with their traditional ballad, while Latvia was successful in their debut, reaching 3rd place.

There were some controversies concerning some participating countries. Israel, who opened the contest, entered a group who waved Israeli and Syrian flags advocating peace between the two nations. The two male singers in the group also ran up to each other and kissed for a brief moment. The Russian delegation petitioned for the winning Olsen Brothers to be disqualified, after they had used a vocoder to give Jorgen Olsen an electronic sound to his voice during one of the verses of their performance. This issue was rejected by the EBU.[1]

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 declaired 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.[1]

The contest was also broadcast in Canada, Australia, Japan, the United States and via the internet for the first time.

Contents

Individual entries

Results

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Israel Hebrew PingPong "Sameyakh" (שמייח) Be happy 22 7
02  Netherlands English Linda Wagenmakers "No Goodbyes" 13 40
03  United Kingdom English Nicki French "Don't Play That Song Again" 16 28
04  Estonia English Ines "Once in a Lifetime" 4 98
05  France French Sofia Mestari "On aura le ciel" We'll have the sky 23 5
06  Romania English Taxi "The Moon" 17 25
07  Malta English, Maltese Claudette Pace "Desire" 8 73
08  Norway English Charmed "My Heart Goes Boom" 11 57
09  Russia English Alsou "Solo" 2 155
10  Belgium French Nathalie Sorce "Envie de vivre" The wish to live 24 2
11  Cyprus Greek, Italian Voice "Nomiza" (Νόμιζα) I believed 21 8
12  Iceland English August & Telma "Tell Me!" 12 45
13  Spain Spanish Serafín Zubiri "Colgado de un sueño" Hanging from a dream 18 18
14  Denmark English Olsen Brothers "Fly on the Wings of Love" 1 195
15  Germany German Stefan Raab "Wadde hadde dudde da?" What do you have there? 5 96
16  Switzerland Italian Jane Bogaert "La vita cos'è?" What is life? 20 14
17  Croatia Croatian Goran Karan "Kad zaspu anđeli" When angels fall asleep 9 70
18  Sweden English Roger Pontare "When Spirits Are Calling My Name" 7 88
19  Macedonia Macedonian, English XXL "100% te ljubam" (100% те љубам) I love you 100% 15 29
20  Finland English Nina Åström "A Little Bit" 18 18
21  Latvia English Brainstorm "My Star" 3 136
22  Turkey Turkish, English Pınar Ayhan & The SOS "Yorgunum Anla" Understand that I'm weary 10 59
23  Ireland English Eamonn Toal "Millennium of Love" 6 92
24  Austria English The Rounder Girls "All To You" 14 34

Score sheet

According to the EBU rules of the 45th Eurovision Song Contest 2000 (published on 23 September 1999), all participating countries should have used televoting, where the top ten most voted for songs were awarded the 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points. In exceptional circumstances where televoting was not possible, a jury was used instead: Russia, Macedonia, Turkey and Romania. The Dutch votes were the votes of the backup jury due to interrupted broadcasting of the contest in the Netherlands, due to a disaster in the Dutch town of Enschede.

Voting procedure used:
Red: Televote.
Blue: Jury.
Voters
Total Score Israel Netherlands United Kingdom Estonia France Romania Malta Norway Russia Belgium Cyprus Iceland Spain Denmark Germany Switzerland Croatia Sweden Macedonia Finland Latvia Turkey Ireland Austria
Contestants Israel 7 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Netherlands 40 8 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 8 5 1 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 0
United Kingdom 28 1 0 2 0 3 6 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 6 0 0
Estonia 98 6 7 4 0 6 7 4 0 2 6 5 0 4 5 0 6 6 0 8 10 2 7 3
France 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Romania 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 12 0 0 0 0 0
Malta 73 3 1 2 1 0 7 2 8 1 8 0 1 3 3 0 8 3 8 0 4 5 3 2
Norway 57 7 0 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 7 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 6 10 4 0
Russia 155 10 0 8 10 5 12 12 8 7 12 8 5 6 4 2 12 5 7 5 0 0 10 7
Belgium 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Cyprus 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
Iceland 45 5 0 0 6 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 12 0 0 0 8 0 0 7 0 0 0
Spain 18 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Denmark 195 12 10 12 8 7 1 8 10 12 10 4 12 10 12 10 0 12 0 10 12 1 12 10
Germany 96 0 8 5 0 10 0 0 3 4 6 0 6 12 2 12 1 0 0 2 8 0 5 12
Switzerland 14 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
Croatia 70 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 10 0 0 0 2 0 6 6 0 10 6 0 8 0 6
Sweden 88 0 0 6 5 1 0 4 5 0 5 0 4 6 10 8 3 0 6 7 0 12 6 0
Macedonia 29 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Finland 18 0 5 0 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Latvia 136 4 4 7 12 3 0 0 12 1 12 1 10 7 8 7 7 0 10 3 12 0 8 8
Turkey 59 0 12 0 0 12 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 10 5 0 1 5 4 0 0 5
Ireland 92 2 3 10 4 4 2 10 6 0 4 7 2 3 5 0 8 5 4 0 1 1 7 4
Austria 34 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 2 4 0 0 0 3 5 4 2

12 points

Below is a summary of all 12 points in the final:

N. Recipient nation Voting nation
8 Denmark Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Russia, Sweden, United Kingdom
4 Latvia Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Norway
Russia Croatia, Cyprus, Malta, Romania
3 Germany Austria, Spain, Switzerland
2 Turkey France, Netherlands
1 Iceland Denmark
Romania Macedonia
Sweden Turkey

Returning artists

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

Commentators

  • Israel - No commentator
  • Netherlands - Willem van Beusekom
  • United Kingdom - Terry Wogan
  • Estonia - Marko Reikop
  • France - Julien Lepers
  • Romania - TBD
  • Malta - TBD
  • Norway - Jostein Pedersen
  • Russia - Alexey Zhuravlev & Tatiana Godunova
  • Belgium - Jean-Pierre Hautier (RTBF), André Vermeulen & Anja Daems (VRT)
  • Cyprus - Evi Papamichail
  • Iceland - Gísli Marteinn Baldursson
  • Spain - José Luis Uribarri
  • Denmark - Keld Heick
  • Germany - Peter Urban
  • Switzerland - TBD
  • Croatia - Aleksandar Kostadinov
  • Sweden - Pernilla Månsson Colt
  • Macedonia - Milanka Rašik
  • Finland - Jani Juntunen
  • Latvia - Kārlis Streips
  • Turkey - Ömer Önder
  • Ireland - Marty Whelan
  • Austria - Andi Knoll

Spokespersons

  • Israel - Yoav Ginai
  • Netherlands - Marlayne (Dutch representative in 1999)
  • United Kingdom - Colin Berry
  • Estonia - Evelin Samuel (Estonian representative in 1999)
  • France - Marie Myriam (French representative in 1977)
  • Romania - Andreea Marin
  • Malta - Valerie Vella
  • Norway - Marit Åslein
  • Russia - Zhanna Agalakova
  • Belgium - Thomas Van Hamme
  • Cyprus - Loukas Hamatsos
  • Iceland - Ragnheiður Elín Clausen
  • Spain - Hugo de Campos
  • Denmark - Michael Teschl (Danish representative in 1999)
  • Germany - Axel Bulthaupt
  • Switzerland - Astrid Von Stockar
  • Croatia - Marko Rašica
  • Sweden - Malin Ekander
  • Macedonia - Sandra Todorovska
  • Finland - Pia Mäkinen
  • Latvia - Lauris Reiniks
  • Turkey - Osman Erkan
  • Ireland - Derek Mooney
  • Austria - Dodo Roscic

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