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About the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest

Updated on September 18, 2016
Lena: Eurovision Winner 2010
Lena: Eurovision Winner 2010 | Source

The 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway

In 2009, Norway won the Eurovision Song Contest with singer Alexander Rybak, who performed the song Fairytale.

His victory brought the 55th Contest to Oslo and continued 2009's modified voting format of national juries, together with televoting from countries around Europe. This system was also added to the semi-final stages for the first time.

Thirty nine nations confirmed their participation in the Contest, which included two semi finals on 25th and 27th May 2010 respectively. The Grand Final took place on 29th May 2010.


Welcome to Eurovision 2010

Norway's Winning 2009 Eurovision Song: Alexander Rybak: Fairytale

Why was the Eurovision Song Contest 201 held in Oslo?

Under the rules of the European Broadcasting Union, the winning country from the previous year hosts the current year's event. In 2009, Alexander Rybak won the Contest with the song Fairytale, and thus the competition came to Norway in 2010.

Here is a reminder of the winning song from 2009.

Eurovision Statistics & More: A Complete Guide to Eurovision

The Complete  & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010
The Complete & Independent Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest 2010

This edition of the guide includes details of every Eurovision Song Contest from its inception to 2010. Find out all about the performers, composers and writers, along with much more information.

 
Telenor Arena
Telenor Arena | Source

Eurovision 2010: The Participants

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) revealed the final list of nations that were present at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo.

The following countries were represented in the two Semi-Finals which took place on the 25th and 27th of May:

Albania; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Belgium; Bosnia & Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; FYR Macedonia; Georgia; Greece; Iceland; Ireland; Israel; Latvia; Lithuania; Malta; Moldova; the Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russia; Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Sweden; Switzerland; Turkey and Ukraine.

France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom - known as the Big Four - automatically qualified for the Final, together with the previous year's winning country, Norway.

Result: Semi-Final 1: Top 10 Qualify

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Belgium
Me and My Guitar
Tom Dice
167
2. Greece
OPA!
Giorgos Alkaios & Friends
133
3. Iceland
Je ne sais quoi (I Don't Know What)
Hera Björk
123
4. Portugal
Há dias assim (It's One of Those Days)
Filipa Azevedo
89
5. Serbia
Ovo je Balkan (This is the Balkans)
Milan Stanković
79
6. Albania
It's All About You
Juliana Pasha
76
7. Russia
Lost and Forgotten
Peter Nalitch & Friends
74
8. Bosnia & Herzegovina
Thunder and Lightning
Vukašin Brajić
59
9. Belarus
Butterflies
3+2 ft. Robert Wells
59
10. Moldova
Run Away
SunStroke Project & Olia Tira
52
11. Finland
Työlki ellää (One Can Work For a Living, Too)
Kuunkuiskaajat
49
12. Malta
My Dream
Thea Garrett
45
13. Poland
Legenda (Legend)
Marcin Mroziński
44
14. Estonia
Siren
Malcolm Lincoln & Manpower 4
39
15. FYR Macedonia
Jas ja imam silata (I Have the Strength)
Gjoko Taneski, Billy Zver & Pejčin
37
16. Slovakia
Horehronie
Kristina
24
17. Latvia
What For?
Aisha
11
France, Germany and Spain voted in this semi-final.

Me & My Guitar: Belgium: Winner Semi-Final 1

Result: Semi-Final 2: Top 10 Qualify

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Turkey
We Could Be the Same
maNga
118
2. Azerbaijan
Drip Drop
Safura
113
3. Georgia
Shine
Sofia Nizharadze
106
4. Romania
Playing With Fire
Paula Seling & Ovi
104
5. Denmark
In a Moment Like This
Chanée & N'evergreen
101
6. Armenia
Apricot Stone
Eva Rivas
83
7. Ukraine
Sweet People
Alyosha
77
8. Israel
Milim
Harel Skaat
71
9. Ireland
It's For You
Niamh Kavanagh
67
10. Cyprus
Life Looks Better in Spring
Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders
67
11. Sweden
This Is My Life
Anna Bergendahl
62
12. Lithuania
Eastern European Funk
InCulto
44
13. Croatia
Lako je sve (Everything is Easy)
Feminnem
33
14. The Netherlands
Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie) (I'm in Love (Sha-la-lie) )
Sieneke
29
15. Bulgaria
Angel si ti (You're an Angel)
Miro
19
16. Slovenia
Narodnozabavni rock (Native Folk Rock
Ansambel Žlindra & Kalamari
6
17. Switzerland
Il pleut de l'or (It's Raining Gold)
Michael von der Heide
2
Norway and the UK voted in this semi-final

We Could Be the Same: Turkey: Winner Semi-Final 2

Lena: Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 for Germany
Lena: Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 for Germany

Germany Wins Eurovision 2010

Lena Meyer Landrup, the young German singer, claimed the crown at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest for Germany.

Her song Satellite garnered 246 points representing more than 70 points over her nearest rival, Turkey.

Lena's victory, therefore, brought the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest to Berlin, Germany.


Image by bemu1 (LenaUploaded by EnemyOfTheState) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Result: The Final

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Germany
Satellite
Lena
246
2. Turkey
We Could Be the Same
maNga
170
3. Romania
Playing With Fire
Paula Seling & Ovi
162
4. Denmark
In a Moment Like This
Chanée & N'evergreen
149
5. Azerbaijan
Drip Drop
Safura
145
6. Belgium
Me and My Guitar
Tom Dice
143
7. Armenia
Apricot Stone
Eva Rivas
141
8. Greece
OPA
Giorgos Alkaios & Friends
140
9. Georgia
Shine
Sofia Nizharadze
136
10. Ukraine
Sweet People
Alyosha
108
11. Russia
Lost and Forgotten
Peter Nalitch & Friends
90
12. France
Allez Ola Olé
Jessy Matador
82
13. Serbia
Ovo je Balkan (This is the Balkans)
Milan Stanković
72
14. Israel
Milim (Words)
Harel Skaat
71
15. Spain
Algo pequeñito (Something Tiny)
Daniel Diges
68
16. Albania
It's All About You
Juliana Pasha
62
17. Bosnia & Herzegovina
Thunder and Lightning
Vukašin Brajić
51
18. Portugal
Há dias assim (It's One of Those Days)
Filipa Azevedo
43
19. Iceland
Je ne sais quoi (I Don't Know What)
Hera Björk
41
20. Norway
My Heart Is Yours
Didrik Solli-Tangen
35
21. Cyprus
Life Looks Better in Spring
Jon Lilygreen & the Islanders
27
22. Moldova
Run Away
SunStroke Project & Olia Tira
27
23. Ireland
It's For You
Niamh Kavanagh
25
24. Belarus
Butterflies
3+2 ft. Robert Wells
18
25. United Kingdom
That Sounds Good to Me
Josh Dubovie
10
Norway, Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom automatically qualified for the Final

Satellite: Germany: Winner 2010

We Could Be the Same: Turkey: Runner-Up

Third: Playing With Fire: Romania: Paula Seling & Ovi

© 2010 Richard

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I was not at all familiar with the Eurovision Song Contest so enjoyed learning. Thanks

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      aishu19 7 years ago

      Never heard of this contest before.... nice work!

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      smange lm 7 years ago

      God, It looks like we made similar lenses at exactly the same time - great minds! Well, at least they're different!

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      Cynthia Arre 7 years ago from Quezon City

      Being Asian, I have never heard of this contest before (or I may have but I didn't really pay attention) but you have managed to pique my interest. Beautifully crafted lens, I will check back to listen to the music. (:

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      The lens is very well done, unashamed Eurovision fan :) I LOVED last year winning song! And it seems that Norway produced another great singer and another great song for this year contest!

      However, it's in my opinion the most horrible day of the year in Europe... OMG! I'll surely book a trip for the weekend so that I'm not frustrated as all TV channels broadcast this atrocity. Eurovision Song Contest has become unfair to Western European countries and it has always been rigged in favour of some countries.

      Apart from France Gall (France), Abba (Sweden), Johnny Logan (Ireland) and Brotherhood of Man (UK) I don't think a single Eurosion Song winner has got a career nor produced a single correct song - even not Sandra Kim, the Belgian winner twenty-five years ago, lol.

      As for me, I'll say... Waxing-Lyrical, 12 points!

      Oh... sh*** one can only allow 5 points to be given to the winner ;)

      Dom.

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