Eurovision 2010 – The EBU has published the added up viewing figures of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. Almost 69 million people watched the final. The first semifinal was watched by 20,3 million, the second one by 18,9 million. The cumulative number of viewers was thus 108,2 million. This is much lower than in 2009 when a total of 124 million watched the show. The EBU explains this with the fact that a big country like Russia hosted the contest attracting more viewers in their own country, as in 2007 and 2008 the viewing figures were almost the same as this year (106 million). Read more and see the ratings in 13 countries! (more…)
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EBU – The European Broadcasting Union has now (finally) revealed the jury and televoting results of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. The split result is quite interesting as it reinforces some rumors and refutes other, that were floating around after the contest. One thing is very clear now: Germany is the rightful winner as Lena won both the televote and the jury vote. The notion that Germany only won through the juries is thus wrong. Lena even got more support from televoters than from the jury. The country that profited most from the juries was Belgium. Had only the juries decided the result Belgium (more…)
Finland – “Satellite”, the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 not only got 12 points from Suomi, but also became a smash #1 hit. Now there is a Finnish version of the song by Charlotte Kero: Listen to the song! The song’s title “Kiertokuu” means something like moon in circulation. Satellite would simply mean satellitti. Finnish oh Finnish
Brazil – “Satellite” again! The song has made it into the Brazilian radio charts. After Lena’s victory in Oslo, several Brazilian newspapers have written about her and the song. Since then several radio stations (more…)
Germany – The World Cup 2010 in South Africa is already well underway and a group of German students have recorded a special soccer version of “Satellite” the song with which Germany won the Eurovision Song Contest this year.
The lyrics are in German and have been changed to suit the soccer theme. Instead of “Love oh love” for example, they sing “Schland oh Schland” the last syllable of “Deutschland”.
You can watch their video here:
Lucerne – The 2009 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow has been nominated for a Rose d’or. It is the first time in over 45 years that Europe’s favourite TV show has been nominated. The category “Variety & Live Event Show” seems perfect for the Contest, produced (in 2009) by Russian channel 1 and the EBU. Other nominated programmes include: «Sharon Osbourne: A Comedy Roast», «Canada for Haiti» and «Ina’s Nacht» as well as 4 other live events. Whether the ESC can win this prestigious award will be revealed september 22nd in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Azerbaijan – French-Syrian businessman Omar Harfouch accuses Azerbaijan of cheating on the French website jeanmarcmorandini.com. He claims Azerbaijan exerted pressure on jurors of several countries, paying bribes through Azerbaijani embassies (more…)
Yerevan,Baku – After the big problems of 2009, new tensions arise between rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan in connection to the Eurovision Song Contest. Last year they fought due to national symbols (Tatik&Papik) shown during the voting by Armenian spokesperson Sirusho as well as blocked voting lines in Azerbaijan. (more…)
eurovision.tv has now published two videos with reactions of the participants in the Green Room:
Ralph Siegel, who won the contest for Germany in 1982 as a composer, has gone on record with a Berlin newspaper, claiming he is still the only German having won the Eurovision Song Contest as it is a prize for composers and not for singers. “Satellite” the German winning entry this year was composed by John Gordon, a Danish citizen and Judie Frost an American. I think he’s just being a little too petty-minded and he’s not even right! In 1972 Klaus Munro won as a composer for ‘Apres toi’ performed by Greek-German singer Vicky Leandros for Luxembourg!
Nicole, the artist singing and winning for Germany in 1982 has meanwhile congratulated Lena on her website, welcoming her into the club of Eurovision winners and wishing her ‘more than a little peace’ for the next few weeks and months:
That’s how you do it Mr. Siegel!
The Eurovision Song Contest has been called many things: From “Gay olympics” to “Festival of Gayness” , which (to be honest) is not really surprising looking at the hugh gay following of the competition. Additionally, the songs and most notably the performances don’t really help dismissing this impression.
This year Serbia and Bulgaria were widely noted as being “gay” performances. Miro because of the performance and his outfit, Milan because of…well…himself.
This is surprising, as Bulgaria and Serbia are not really known for being especially tolerant towards gay people. The law, that made homosexuality illigal in Bulgaria was abolished only in 2007 (right before Bulgaria’s entry into the EU) and in 2009 a gay pride parade in Sofia was interrupted by angry, agressive protesters. It seems like musicians in Bulgaria have a special status, as many of the so called male “Chalga-singers” are very feminine or even transgender.
It seems like some Serbians and Bulgarians don’T really reflect their intolerant opinion towards gays, while sending the gayest entries of them all to Eurovision.
As we all know (I think ) Germany is the winner of Eurovision 2010. But who exactly voted for them?
Here you can see all the votes Germany received in video and on a map:
Lena has swept Scandinavia, the Baltics, Spain, Switzerland and Slovakia. But surprisingly she also did very well on the Balkans.
The 12 points from Switzerland had to be expected, as her entry “Satellite” had reached #2 on the Swiss charts earlier.
Again with a representative chosen with the help of Stefan Raab the 12 points from Spain go to Germany. The German diaspora on Mallorca and other parts of Spain might have helped.
Scandinavia just seemed to love her style of music. In Sweden she had already charted at #41. And was in the itunes charts of all Scandinavian countries during Eurovision week.
In the Baltics and Turkey the song was repeatedly played on radios, which certainly helped on the night.
The ten points from Turkey are more than deserved after years and years of German 12 points going to Turkey.
The only countries not having voted for Germany are Moldova, Belarus, Georgia, Armenia and Israel!
It seems like the Caucasus doesn’T like simple, understated performances (Proven by all three participants this year)
Israel giving 0 points to Germany is no big surprise (although Germany had received 12 points from Israel in 1999)
“Satellite” the winning song of the 55th Eurovision Song Contest shapes up to become one of the most successful winners in recent memory. Unfortunately in the United Kingdom and France the single was not purchaseable during most of the weekend. Not surprisingly her video is a youtube hit as well! Lena’s song is currently doing well in serveral European countries’ itunes charts (especially in Central Europe and Scandinavia):
#2 ( #1 for Tom Dice)
and even in Australia she has been seen at #13!
The Norwegian and Danish Top 10 were reserved for Eurovision entries over most of the weekend.
The videoclip of Satellite as well as several videos of Lena’s performances at the Eurovision Song Contest have been hugh hits on youtube over the weekend. Lena ruled the Top 5 most viewed videos WORLDWIDE with her winning song.
The official video of her clip alone has already been watched over 14,5 million times!
I smell a hit!