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The Eurovision Song Contest 2011

Updated on August 23, 2017
Eurovision 2011
Eurovision 2011

About the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 took place in Düsseldorf, Germany following Lena Meyer-Landrut having sung the winning song for that country in the 2010 competition.

The year 2011 saw 43 countries across the Eurovision catchment area participate, four more than took part in the previous year.

2011 welcomed the return of Hungary, San Marino, Italy and Austria to the Contest, with the semifinals taking place on May 10 and 12, while the grand final was presented on the evening of May 14.

Here is the information about the 2011 Contest.

Welcome to Eurovision 2011

Germany's Winning 2010 Eurovision Song: Satellite: Lena Meyer-Landrut

Why was the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 held in Dusseldorf?

Under the rules of the European Broadcasting Union, the winning country from the previous year hosts the current year's event.

In 2010, Lena Meyer-Landrut won the Contest with the song Satellite and thus the competition came to Germany in 2011.

Here is a reminder of the winning song from 2010.

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

The latest edition of this guide includes details of every Eurovision Song Contest from 1956 to 2010. Find out all about the performers, composers and writers, along with statistics on voting patterns for each country. Also gives an analysis of the best and worst countries and much more.

 
ESC  Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf-Stockum, Germany: Venue for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest
ESC Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf-Stockum, Germany: Venue for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Eurovision Song Contest 2011

The 2011 Eurovision CD, featuring all 43 entries performed at the Contest.

 

Eurovision 2011: The Participants

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) revealed the final list of nations that were present at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf.

The following countries were represented in the two Semi-Finals which took place on the 10th and 12th of May:

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

France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom - known as the Big Five - automatically qualified for the Final.

Result: Semi-Final 1: Top 10 Qualify

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Greece
Watch My Dance
Loukas Giorkas ft. Stereo Mike
133
2. Azerbaijan
Running Scared
Ell & Nikki
122
3. Finland
Da Da Dam
Paradise Oskar
103
4. Iceland
Coming Home
Sjonni's Friends
100
5. Lithuania
C'est ma vie (It's My Life)
Evelina Sašenko
81
6. Georgia
One More Day
Eldrine
74
7. Hungary
What About My Dreams?
Kati Wolf
72
8. Serbia
Čaroban (Magical)
Nina
67
9. Russia
Get You
Alexej Vorobjov
64
10. Switzerland
In Love for a While
Anna Rossinelli
55
11. Malta
One Life
Glen Vella
54
12. Armenia
Boom Boom
Emmy
54
13. Turkey
Live It Up
Yüksek Sadakat
47
14. Albania
Feel the Passion
Aurela Gaçe
47
15. Croatia
Celebrate
Daria
41
16. San Marino
Stand By
Senit
34
17. Norway
Haba Haba (Little By Little)
Stella Mwangi
30
18. Portugal
A luta é alegria (The Struggle is Joy)
Homens da Luta
22
19. Poland
Jestem (I Am)
Magdalena Tul
18
Spain and the United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.

Watch My Dance: Greece: Winner Semi-Final 1

Result: Semi-Final 2: Top 10 Qualify

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Sweden
Popular
Eric Saade
155
2. Denmark
New Tomorrow
A Friend in London
135
3. Slovenia
No One
Maja Keuc
112
4. Romania
Change
Hotel FM
111
5. Bosnia & Herzegovina
Love in Rewind
Dino Merlin
109
6. Ukraine
Angel
Mika Newton
81
7. Austria
The Secret is Love
Nadine Beiler
69
8. Ireland
Lipstick
Jedward
68
9. Estonia
Rockefeller Street
Getter Jaani
60
10. Moldova
So Lucky
Zdob şi Zdub
54
11. Belgium
With Love Baby
Witloof Bay
53
12. Bulgaria
Na inat (With Stubbornness)
Poli Genova
48
13. Slovakia
I'm Still Alive
TWiiNS
48
14. Belarus
I Love Belarus
Anastasia Vinnikova
45
15. Israel
Ding Dong
Dana International
38
16. Macedonia
Rusinka (Russian Girl)
Vlatko Ilievski
36
17. Latvia
Angel in Disguise
Musiqq
25
18. Cyprus
San Aggelos S'agapisa (Loved You Like An Angel)
Christos Mylordos
16
19. The Netherlands
Never Alone
3JS
13
France, Germany and Italy voted in this semi-final.

Popular: Sweden: Winner Semi-Final 2

Ell & Nikki: Winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 for Azerbaijan
Ell & Nikki: Winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 for Azerbaijan

Above image by Vugarİbadov (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Result: The Final

Country
Song
Artist
Points
1. Azerbaijan
Running Scared
Ell & Nikki
221
2. Italy
Madness of Love
Raphael Gualazzi
189
3. Sweden
Popular
Eric Saade
185
4. Ukraine
Angel
Mika Newton
159
5. Denmark
New Tomorrow
A Friend in London
134
6. Bosnia & Herzegovina
Love in Rewind
Dino Merlin
125
7. Greece
Watch My Dance
Loukas Giorkas ft. Stereo Mike
120
8. Ireland
Lipstick
Jedward
119
9. Georgia
One More Day
Eldrine
110
10. Germany
Taken By A Stranger
Lena
107
11. United Kingdom
I Can
Blue
100
12. Moldova
So Lucky
Zdob şi Zdub
97
13. Slovenia
No One
Maja Keuc
96
14. Serbia
Čaroban (Magical)
Nina
85
15. France
Sognu (Dream)
Amaury Vassili
82
16. Russia
Get You
Alexej Vorobjov
77
17. Romania
Change
Hotel FM
77
18. Austria
The Secret is Love
Nadine Beiler
64
19. Lithuania
C'est ma vie (It's My Life)
Evelina Sašenko
63
20. Iceland
Coming Home
Sjonni's Friends
61
21. Finland
Da Da Dam
Paradise Oskar
57
22. Hungary
What About My Dreams?
Kati Wolf
53
23. Spain
Que me quiten lo bailao (They Can't Take Away the Fun From Me
Lucía Pérez
50
24. Estonia
Rockefeller Street
Getter Jaani
44
25. Switzerland
In Love For A While
Anna Rossinelli
19
Italy, Spain, France, Germany, United Kingdom automatically qualified for the Final

Running Scared: Azerbaijan: Winner 2011

Madness of Love: Italy: Runner-Up

Popular: Sweden: Third Place

The Eurovision Debate - Add Your Thoughts!

Do You Watch Eurovision Each Year?

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      Lindrus 5 years ago

      I like Eurovision, but - as many others who have watched it through the years - I'm disappointed in the voting system.

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      davidber 6 years ago

      I am a huge fan, but voting system should be changed

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      It's a shame that France didn't win the contest - I'm NOT French!!!

      The Eurovision must stop here, it should be the last edition of this nowadays Eastern Europe only contest and all Western countries in Europe should boycott the event next year.

      I'll do the best I can to have our TV channels not broadcast this insult to our intelligence and our honesty.

      Sorry, that's my rant for the... day? Perhaps the month. I also don't plan to comment on any kind of advertisement for the least honest contest ever.

      By the way, I recommend to everyone to BUY Amaury Vassili's CDs, he's one of the best singers of the 21st century and represent the greatness of the Western European culture and art!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      NO child knows no site offers viewing results so WHAT IS FIRST TIME now?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I adore Eurovision, and as an English viewer the dulcet tones of Terry Wogan always add to the experience for me. I remember meeting a woman a few years ago in my hotel in Budapest during a month's travel, and she turned out to be a former Hungarian Eurovision contestant from years ago! I didn't recgonise her at first, there having been so many. But I did get her to sing for me, which brough back some ace memories!

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      GetSillyProduct 6 years ago

      I'm ashamed to admit, but I watch it every year

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      desdemony 6 years ago

      Eurovision Song Contest is fun and reminds me of home. It's a must watch if you're in Europe.