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Eurovision Song Contest 2001
ESC 2001 logo.png
Final 12 May 2001
Presenter(s) Natasja Crone Back
Søren Pilmark
Host broadcaster Denmark DR
Venue Parken Stadium
Copenhagen, Denmark
Winning song  Estonia
"Everybody"
Voting system
Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Number of entries 23
Debuting countries None
Returning countries  Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Greece
 Lithuania
 Poland
 Portugal
 Slovenia
Withdrawing countries  Austria
 Belgium
 Cyprus
 Finland
 Macedonia
 Romania
 Switzerland
Nul points None
Opening act Olsen Brothers with "Fly on the Wings of Love" and "Walk Right Back"
Interval act Aqua and Safri Duo
Eurovision Song Contest
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2001 was the 46th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 12 May 2001 in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was the first time in 36 years that Denmark hosted the Eurovision Song Contest, thanks to the Olsen Brothers' win the previous year in Stockholm. The presenters and hosts were danish journalist and TV-show presenter Natasja Crone Back and the famous danish actor Søren Pilmark. The contest was won by Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL who represented Estonia with the song "Everybody". Dave Benton, from Aruba, was the first black person to win the Eurovision Song Contest.

The logo of the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest was made out of four circles, placed in the shape of a heart. The four circles were also present in the stage design, with the light construction was made of the same four rings.[1]

The Danish national broadcaster faced some problems whilst organising the contest such as the lack of funds and the search for a suitable venue. The event was eventually located in the football stadium Parken, after the company running the stadium agreed to add a retractable roof to the building. This solution made it the biggest venue ever to host a Eurovision Song Contest, but the scale of it wasn't entirely a success: many of the 38,000 people in the audience could not see the stage, and for many entries the hall appeared to be too big.[1]

All of the countries participating in this year's Eurovision were required to use televoting for the first time after becoming compulsory. The jury backup votes were only used by some countries with either technical problems with their televotes or a weak fixed-telephone infrastructure. Further changes occurred in the qualification process for the 2002 Contest: along with the "Big 4" countries, the top 15 placed countries of the country would qualify for next year's competition. The other spots for 2002 would be filled by countries that were excluded from the 2001 contest because of their low point average for the years 1996-2000.[1]

France, Greece and Slovenia were the heavy favourites to win the contest, however as the voting progressed it became a two-horse race between Denmark and Estonia, with Estonia ending as the unexpected winners.[1]

Controversy was again rife in the 2001 Contest: the United Kingdom TV commentator Terry Wogan repeatedly referred to the hosts as "Doctor Death and the Tooth Fairy/The Little Mermaid" after providing their entire commentary in rhyming couplets. So offended were the Danes that the BBC was obliged to issue an apology on Wogan's comments. Controversy also surrounded the Swedish song, "Listen To Your Heartbeat", which was repeatedly accused as a plagarism of the Belgian entry for the 1996 Contest, "Liefde is een kaartspel". Eventually the EBU decided for the matter to be settled in court, with the song allowed to compete as long as the courts did not declare the song as plagarism.[1][2]

During the voting the Danish band Aqua performed with a medley of their singles, with percussion ensemble Safri Duo performing in the medley.[1] Although enjoyable, people complained about it being a little bit "rude" as there was some swearing during the performance, both at the beginning and end of "Barbie Girl".

Contents

The stage design for Eurovision 2001.

Individual Entries

Results

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Netherlands English Michelle "Out On My Own" 18 16
02  Iceland English Two Tricky "Angel" 22 3
03  Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian, English Nino Pršeš "Hano" Hannah 14 29
04  Norway English Haldor Lægreid "On My Own" 22 3
05  Israel Hebrew Tal Sondak "En Davar" (אין דבר) Never mind 16 25
06  Russia English Mumiy Troll "Lady Alpine Blue" 12 37
07  Sweden English Friends "Listen To Your Heartbeat" 5 100
08  Lithuania English, Lithuanian SKAMP "You Got Style" 13 35
09  Latvia English Arnis Mednis "Too Much" 18 16
10  Croatia English Vanna "Strings of My Heart" 10 42
11  Portugal Portuguese MTM "Só sei ser feliz assim" This is the only way
I know to be happy
17 18
12  Ireland English Gary O'Shaughnessy "Without Your Love" 21 6
13  Spain Spanish David Civera "Dile que la quiero" Tell her that I love her 6 76
14  France French, English Natasha St-Pier "Je n'ai que mon âme" All I have is my soul 4 142
15  Turkey Turkish, English Sedat Yüce "Sevgiliye Son" Goodbye my love 11 41
16  United Kingdom English Lindsay Dracass "No Dream Impossible" 15 28
17  Slovenia English Nuša Derenda "Energy" 7 70
18  Poland English PIASEK "2 Long" 20 11
19  Germany German, English Michelle "Wer Liebe lebt" To live for love 8 66
20  Estonia English Tanel Padar, Dave Benton, 2XL "Everybody" 1 198
21  Malta English Fabrizio Faniello "Another Summer Night" 9 48
22  Greece Greek, English Antique "Die for You" 3 147
23  Denmark English Rollo & King "Never Ever Let You Go" 2 177

Voting structure

The majority of participating countries held a televote, where the top ten most voted for songs were awarded the 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points. This year the EBU introduced for the first time a mix of voting systems (50% televoting and 50% jury) for those countries that didn't want to use 100% televoting. According to the EBU rules (published on 05/10/00), every broadcaster was free to make a choice between the full televoting system and the mixed 50-50 system. In exceptional circumstances, where televoting was not possible at all, only a jury was used: Bosnia & Herzegovina, Turkey and Russia. Only a few countries are confirmed to have used the mixed voting system: Croatia, Greece and Malta.

Score sheet

Voting procedure used:
Red: Televote.
Blue: Jury.
Purple: 50/50
Voters
Total Score Netherlands Iceland Bosnia and Herzegovina Norway Israel Russia Sweden Lithuania Latvia Croatia Portugal Ireland Spain France Turkey United Kingdom Slovenia Poland Germany Estonia Malta Greece Denmark
Contestants Netherlands 16 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Iceland 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 29 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 7
Norway 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Israel 25 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Russia 37 0 5 0 0 3 0 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 5 0
Sweden 100 0 7 3 2 8 2 2 6 4 5 8 5 2 8 8 0 5 0 7 8 0 10
Lithuania 35 5 1 2 0 4 10 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latvia 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0
Croatia 42 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 5 0 3 0 10 7 0
Portugal 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ireland 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spain 76 7 2 5 4 12 0 5 0 4 0 7 3 5 6 3 1 1 0 3 0 8 0
France 142 8 4 12 7 2 12 6 7 7 6 12 7 3 1 6 6 10 6 10 0 4 6
Turkey 41 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 7 0 4 10 3
United Kingdom 28 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 3 2 4 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0
Slovenia 70 4 6 10 6 1 4 7 4 0 8 0 2 2 1 0 0 6 4 5 0 0 0
Poland 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 1
Germany 66 1 0 0 3 0 8 0 0 1 1 10 6 10 6 3 2 0 4 1 5 1 4
Estonia 198 12 10 4 10 6 6 8 12 12 2 0 10 8 8 12 12 12 12 10 12 12 8
Malta 48 0 3 1 5 0 7 3 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 3 1 2 3 12
Greece 147 6 8 8 8 10 5 12 5 2 5 4 5 12 3 5 7 8 8 8 6 7 5
Denmark 177 10 12 0 12 7 0 10 6 10 12 8 12 7 4 4 10 10 7 12 12 6 6

12 points

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

N. Recipient nation Voting nation
9 Estonia Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia, Turkey, United Kingdom
6 Denmark Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Norway,
3 France Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Russia
2 Greece Spain, Sweden
1 Spain Israel
Malta Denmark
Portugal France

Other involved countries

Australia Australia 
Although Australia is not itself eligible to enter, the event was broadcast on SBS. As is the case each year, it did not however broadcast it live due to the difference in Australian time zones. This year, the broadcast contained a locally produced addition of a studio audience of young representatives from the competing countries. However, a number of complaints saw the United Kingdom's broadcast, including commentary from Terry Wogan, shown a few weeks later. [1]

Commentators

  • Netherlands - Willem van Beusekom
  • Iceland - Gísli Marteinn Baldursson
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina - Ismeta Dervoz
  • Norway - Jostein Pedersen
  • Israel - No commentator
  • Russia - Alexandr Anatolievich & Konstantin Mihailov
  • Sweden - Henrik Olsson
  • Lithuania - Darius Užkuraitis
  • Latvia - TBC
  • Croatia - TBC
  • Portugal - Eládio Climaco
  • Ireland - Marty Whelan
  • Spain - José Luis Uribarri
  • France - Marc-Olivier Fogiel & Dave
  • Turkey - Ömer Önder
  • United Kingdom - Terry Wogan (BBC One), Ken Bruce (BBC Radio 2)
  • Slovenia - TBC
  • Poland - Artur Orzech
  • Germany - Peter Urban
  • Estonia - Marko Reikop
  • Malta - TBC
  • Greece - Daphne Bokota
  • Denmark - Hans Otto Bisgaard

Spokespersons

  • Netherlands - Marlayne (Dutch representative in 1999)
  • Iceland - Eva María Jónsdóttir
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina - Segmedina Srna
  • Norway - Roald Øyen
  • Israel - Yoav Ginai
  • Russia - Larisa Verbitskaya
  • Sweden - Josefine Sundström
  • Lithuania - Loreta Tarozaite
  • Latvia - Renars Kaupers
  • Croatia - Danijela Trbovic
  • Portugal - Margarida Mercês de Mello
  • Ireland - Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh
  • Spain - Jennifer Rope
  • France - Corinne Hermès (Luxembourgish representative in 1983)
  • Turkey - Meltem Ersan Yazgan
  • United Kingdom - Colin Berry
  • Slovenia - Mojca Mavec
  • Poland - Maciej Orłoś
  • Germany - Axel Bulthaupt
  • Estonia - Elektra
  • Malta - Claire Fabri
  • Greece - Alexis Kostalas
  • Denmark - Gry Johansen (Danish representative in 1983)

References








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