Eurovision Song Contest 2000

The Eurovision Song Contest 2000 was the 45th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Stockholm, Sweden, following Charlotte Nilsson's win at the 1999 contest in Jerusalem, Israel with the song "Take Me to Your Heaven". It was the fourth time Sweden had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1975, 1985 and 1992. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT), the contest was held at the Globe Arena, with the final on 13 May 2000. The live show was hosted by Kattis Ahlström and Anders Lundin.

Eurovision Song Contest 2000
ESC 2000 logo.png
Dates
Final13 May 2000 (2000-05-13)
Host
VenueGlobe Arena
Stockholm, Sweden
Presenter(s)
Directed byMarius Bratten
Executive supervisorChristine Marchal-Ortiz
Executive producerSvante Stockselius
Host broadcasterSveriges Television (SVT)
Interval act"Once Upon a Time Europe Was Covered With Ice" film
Websiteeurovision.tv/event/stockholm-2000 Edit this at Wikidata
Participants
Number of entries24
Debuting countries Latvia
Returning countries
Non-returning countries
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Vote
Voting systemEach country awarded 12, 10, 8–1 point(s) to their 10 favourite songs
Nul pointsNone
Winning song
1999 ← Eurovision Song Contest → 2001

Twenty-four countries took part in the contest. Latvia participated for the first time, while Slovakia, Greece and Hungary decided not to compete, citing financial reasons.[1] Finland, Macedonia, Romania, Russia and Switzerland returned after their relegation from the previous edition. Meanwhile, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia were relegated.

The winner was Denmark with the song "Fly on the Wings of Love", performed by the Olsen Brothers and written by the oldest brother Jørgen Olsen. This was Denmark's second victory in the contest, following their win in 1963. Russia, Latvia, Estonia and Germany rounded out the top five. Russia achieved their best result in the contest up to this point, while Latvia achieved the best placing for a debuting country since Poland's second place finish in 1994. On the day of their victory, Jørgen Olsen was 50 years and 61 days of age, making him the oldest artist yet to win the contest. The combined ages of The Olsen Brothers make them the oldest aged act ever to win the contest.[2]

Sponsored by Microsoft, the contest was also broadcast in Australia, Canada, Japan and the United States via the internet for the first time.[1]

LocationEdit

 
Globe Arena, Stockholm - host venue of the 2000 contest.
Locations of the candidate cities: the chosen host city is marked in blue, while the eliminated cities are marked in red.

It was the first time since 1996 that the contest was held on mainland Europe, having in the interim been held in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Israel.

The Swedish broadcaster, SVT, announced on 7 July 1999, that Stockholm would be the host city of the 2000 contest, with the event being staged at the Globe Arena. 'Globen' (as the venue is known as locally) was said to be chosen due its size, being able to accommodate an audience of 16,000 - a new record - and also because Stockholm had not hosted the contest since 1975. It was also argued that it would be somewhat cheaper than the other options.[3]

The other possible candidates in the bidding phase had been Scandinavium in Gothenburg and Malmömässan in Malmö. They had previously hosted in 1985 and in 1992, respectively.[4]

FormatEdit

Visual designEdit

The graphic design programme for this year's contest was developed by Stockholm Design Lab and was centred around a stylised mouth logo. It was given the Excellent Swedish Design award later that year.[5] It 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] The softness of the mouth was contrasted with a pointy typeface, made specifically for the contest. During each performance, a distorted version of each performing country's flag would be shown within the mouth next to the stage.

Interval actEdit

The intermission during the finale of the ESC was "Once Upon a Time Europe Was Covered With Ice", a movie/song directed, composed and edited by Johan Söderberg and produced by John Nordling.[6] For the film Söderberg had traveled all over Europe to record children performing the score. On stage were violinist Caroline Lundgren (who appeared during the opening dressed in a traditional Swedish costume and exclaimed “Welcome Europe!"), drummer Strängnäs Trumkorps plus street musicians from Stockholm and dancers from the Bounce Streetdance Company.

IncidentsEdit

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 Jørgen Olsen an electronic sound to his voice, during one of the verses of their performance. (Even though Russia themselves awarded Denmark maximum 12 points.) This issue was rejected by the European Broadcasting Union (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 declared 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 later rebroadcast in full.

PostcardsEdit

The postcards used to introduce each country participating involved Swedish themes that incorporated each nation in some respect. All the postcards are filmed in Stockholm, except for the Swedish postcard, which was filmed in Germany. The various themes were as following, listed in appearance order:

  1.   IsraelStockholm Public Library / a girl reading a book by Israeli author Amos Oz
  2.   NetherlandsMicrobiology Centre / Scientists from the Netherlands
  3.   United KingdomRåsunda Stadium / British football manager Stuart Baxter
  4.   EstoniaApartment in Stockholm / Choir from Estonia
  5.   France – Nightclub in Stockholm / French Club music
  6.   RomaniaMasquerade at the Royal Opera / A man dressed as Count Dracula, a Romanian myth
  7.   Malta – Stockholm Harbour / a sailboat with the Maltese Cross on its sail
  8.   NorwayStockholm City Centre / a yacht filled with petrol from Norway
  9.   RussiaRoyal Dramatic Theatre / Actors perform in the play "Three Sisters" by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov
  10.   BelgiumNeighbourhood in Stockholm / a burglar stopped by two Chien de Saint-Huberts, a Belgian bloodhound breed
  11.   CyprusUnderground station / passengers going ice skating, and then take a break and eat Cypriot oranges
  12.   IcelandForest outside Stockholm / a camping couple is frightened by noises, then calm down when they realise these are just Icelandic horses
  13.   SpainModerna Museet / a person puts a paiting and leaves the building designed by the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo
  14.   Denmark – Apartment Building / Light coming out of the windows, all lit by Danish lamps
  15.   GermanyStreet in Stockholm / a fast food worker looks at a police chase, while holding a German Knackwurst
  16.    SwitzerlandEriksdalsbadet Swimming Arena / a group of female swimmers compete, and the results shown on a Swiss timing board
  17.   Croatia – Stockholm from the air / a group of people skydive, using parachutes, an invention by Croatian polymath Faust Vrančić
  18.   SwedenExpo 2000, Hanover, Germany / workers watch the 45th Eurovision Song Contest, which is held in Sweden
  19.   MacedoniaCinema in Stockholm / a screening of the Macedonian film "Before the Rain"
  20.   FinlandStockholm Archipelago / Ferry from Finland
  21.   Latvia – Restaurant in Stockholm / A waiter serves Pickled Mushrooms, a Latvian speciality
  22.   Turkey – Internet office / A woman goes online and reads the blog of Turkish internet celebrity Mahir Çağrı
  23.   Ireland – Dance Studio / Irish dance lesson
  24.   AustriaArlanda Airport / A passenger gets off the plane, suntanned from a ski holiday in Austria

Participating countriesEdit

According to the relegation rules at the time, the countries with the five lowest average scores over the previous five contests (1995-1999) had to be relegated. The countries in question were: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia. Meanwhile, the countries that were relegated from the previous year's contest (1999), were able to return. The countries in question were: Finland, North Macedonia, Romania, Russia and Switzerland.

In addition to this, Latvia debuted in the contest this year. Slovakia, Greece and Hungary decided not to compete this year, citing financial reasons.[1]

Prior to the contest Estonia was the favourite to win. The entry was also a fan favourite and praised by the press.[1]

Returning artistsEdit

Lead artistsEdit

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Alexandros Panayi (part of Voice)   Cyprus 1995
Roger Pontare   Sweden 1994 (in a duet with Marie Bergman)
Stefan Raab   Germany 1998 (as "conductor" for Germany)
Eamonn Toal   Ireland 1995 (as a backing vocalist for Eddie Friel)
Serafín Zubiri   Spain 1992

Backing performersEdit

Artist[7] Country Previous year(s)
Al Bano    Switzerland 1976, 1985 (both for   Italy and both with Romina Power)
Frank Ådahl   Sweden 1990 (as a member of Edin-Ådahl)
Gabriel Forss   Malta 1997 (as a member of Blond, representing   Sweden)
Eyjólfur Kristjánsson   Iceland 1991 (with Stefán Hilmarsson)

ResultsEdit

Draw Country Artist Song Language[8] Place[9] Points
01   Israel PingPong "Sameach" (שמח) Hebrew1 22 7
02   Netherlands Linda Wagenmakers "No Goodbyes" English 13 40
03   United Kingdom Nicki French "Don't Play That Song Again" English 16 28
04   Estonia Ines "Once in a Lifetime" English 4 98
05   France Sofia Mestari "On aura le ciel" French 23 5
06   Romania Taxi "The Moon" English 17 25
07   Malta Claudette Pace "Desire" English2 8 73
08   Norway Charmed "My Heart Goes Boom" English 11 57
09   Russia Alsou "Solo" English 2 155
10   Belgium Nathalie Sorce "Envie de vivre" French 24 2
11   Cyprus Voice "Nomiza" (Νόμιζα) Greek, Italian 21 8
12   Iceland August & Telma "Tell Me!" English 12 45
13   Spain Serafín Zubiri "Colgado de un sueño" Spanish 18 18
14   Denmark Olsen Brothers "Fly on the Wings of Love" English 1 195
15   Germany Stefan Raab "Wadde hadde dudde da?" German, English 5 96
16    Switzerland Jane Bogaert "La vita cos'è?" Italian 20 14
17   Croatia Goran Karan "Kad zaspu anđeli" Croatian 9 70
18   Sweden Roger Pontare "When Spirits Are Calling My Name" English 7 88
19   Macedonia XXL "100% te ljubam" (100% те љубам) Macedonian, English 15 29
20   Finland Nina Åström "A Little Bit" English 18 18
21   Latvia Brainstorm "My Star" English 3 136
22   Turkey Pınar Ayhan & The SOS "Yorgunum Anla" Turkish, English 10 59
23   Ireland Eamonn Toal "Millennium of Love" English 6 92
24   Austria The Rounder Girls "All to You" English 14 34
1.^ Contains some words in English.
2.^ Contains some words in Maltese.

ScoreboardEdit

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 point(s). In the televoting household shall not be permitted to vote more than three times. In exceptional circumstances where televoting was not possible, a jury was used instead:[10] Russia, Macedonia, Turkey and Romania.

The Dutch votes were provided by a backup jury following interruption to the broadcast of the contest in the Netherlands as a result of the fireworks disaster in the Dutch city of Enschede.

Voting results[11]
Voting procedure used:
  100% Televoting
  100% Jury vote
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 6 1
Netherlands 40 8 2 5 8 5 1 4 1 2 3 1
United Kingdom 28 1 2 3 6 3 4 3 6
Estonia 98 6 7 4 6 7 4 2 6 5 4 5 6 6 8 10 2 7 3
France 5 2 3
Romania 25 6 7 12
Malta 73 3 1 2 1 7 2 8 1 8 1 3 3 8 3 8 4 5 3 2
Norway 57 7 3 3 3 7 7 7 6 10 4
Russia 155 10 8 10 5 12 12 8 7 12 8 5 6 4 2 12 5 7 5 10 7
Belgium 2 2
Cyprus 8 1 3 4
Iceland 45 5 6 7 12 8 7
Spain 18 5 2 10 1
Denmark 195 12 10 12 8 7 1 8 10 12 10 4 12 10 12 10 12 10 12 1 12 10
Germany 96 8 5 10 3 4 6 6 12 2 12 1 2 8 5 12
Switzerland 14 6 5 2 1
Croatia 70 8 8 10 2 6 6 10 6 8 6
Sweden 88 6 5 1 4 5 5 4 6 10 8 3 6 7 12 6
Macedonia 29 10 7 2 10
Finland 18 5 7 4 2
Latvia 136 4 4 7 12 3 12 1 12 1 10 7 8 7 7 10 3 12 8 8
Turkey 59 12 12 1 3 1 10 5 1 5 4 5
Ireland 92 2 3 10 4 4 2 10 6 4 7 2 3 5 8 5 4 1 1 7 4
Austria 34 1 2 3 8 2 4 3 5 4 2

12 pointsEdit

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

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
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

Qualification for the 2001 contestEdit

In addition to Denmark, the host country of the 2001 contest, and the "Big Four", the 12 countries with the highest average scores between 1996 and 2000 were allowed to take part in the Eurovision Song Contest 2001 alongside new or returning countries.[12]

Table key

  Automatically qualified
  Qualified
Rank Country Average Yearly Scores
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
1   Latvia 136.00 136
2   United Kingdom 107.20 77 227 166 38 28
3   Ireland 98.60 162 157 64 18 92
4   Denmark 97.00 25 71 195
5   Russia 94.00 33 155
6   Israel 90.67 172 93 7
7   Sweden 88.00 100 36 53 163 88
8   Germany 86.00 22 86 140 96
9   Malta 80.80 68 66 165 32 73
10   Croatia 80.40 98 24 131 79[a] 70
11   Estonia 80.00 94 82 36 90 98
12   Netherlands 68.80 78 5 150 71 40
13   Iceland 65.00 51 18 146 45
14   Norway 57.00 114 0 79 35 57
15   Turkey 56.60 57 121 25 21 59
16   Belgium 46.00 22 122 38 2
17   Austria 44.75 68 12 65 34
18   Cyprus 43.40 72 98 37 2 8
19   Spain 30.60 17 96 21 1 18
20   France 27.00 18 95 3 14 5
21   Macedonia 22.50 16 29
22   Finland 16.33 9 22 18
23   Romania 15.50 6 25
24    Switzerland 10.25 22 5 0 14

International broadcasts and votingEdit

Sponsored by Microsoft, the contest was also broadcast in Canada, Australia, Japan, the United States and all 18 European MSN sites via the internet for the first time.[14]

Voting and spokespersonsEdit

The spokespersons announced the score from their respective country's televote (or, in some cases, national jury) in running order.

  1.   Israel – Yoav Ginai (Winner of the 1998 contest, as lyricist)[15]
  2.   NetherlandsMarlayne (Dutch representative in 1999)
  3.   United KingdomColin Berry
  4.   EstoniaEvelin Samuel (Estonian representative in 1999)[16]
  5.   FranceMarie Myriam (Winner of the 1977 contest)[17]
  6.   RomaniaAndreea Marin
  7.   Malta – Valerie Vella[18]
  8.   Norway – Marit Åslein
  9.   RussiaZhanna Agalakova
  10.   BelgiumThomas Van Hamme[17]
  11.   Cyprus – Loukas Hamatsos[19]
  12.   Iceland – Ragnheiður Elín Clausen
  13.   Spain – Hugo de Campos
  14.   DenmarkMichael Teschl (Danish representative in 1999)[20]
  15.   GermanyAxel Bulthaupt
  16.    Switzerland – Astrid Von Stockar
  17.   Croatia – Marko Rašica[21]
  18.   Sweden – Malin Ekander[22]
  19.   Macedonia – Sandra Todorovska[23]
  20.   Finland – Pia Mäkinen[24]
  21.   LatviaLauris Reiniks (Latvian representative in 2003 as part of F.L.Y.)
  22.   Turkey – Osman Erkan
  23.   IrelandDerek Mooney
  24.   Austria – Dodo Roščić

CommentatorsEdit

Most countries sent commentators to Stockholm or commented from their own country, in order to add insight to the participants and, if necessary, the provision of voting information.

Participating countriesEdit

Non-participating countriesEdit

Official albumEdit

Eurovision Song Contest: Stockholm 2000
 
Compilation album by
Released13 May 2000
GenrePop
Length71:36
LabelEMI / CMC
Eurovision Song Contest chronology
Eurovision Song Contest: Stockholm 2000
(2000)
Eurovision Song Contest: Copenhagen 2001
(2001)

Eurovision Song Contest: Stockholm 2000 was the official compilation album of the 2000 Contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and released by EMI Records and CMC International on 13 May 2000.[46] The album featured all 24 songs that entered in the 2000 contest, and was the first time that the EBU had produced such merchandise.[47]

ChartsEdit

Chart (2000) Peak
position
German Compilation Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[48] 3

Notes and referencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Croatia's score from the 1999 contest was reduced by 33% for the purposes of determining average scores due to the use of synthesised pre-recorded vocals in that year's Croatian entry.[13]

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