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Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Athens, Greece (Final)
« on: June 16, 2007, 08:56:38 PM »
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2006, ATHENS, GREECE (FINAL)


The final was once again held 2 days after the semi-final.  45 years after their debut, and having finished no higher than 6th previously, Finland emerged victorious holding the lead from start to finish.  The monsters of rock Lordi had done 4 things that 40 previous Finnish entrants couldn't do. 1) win, 2) finish top 5, 3) score 100+ points and 4) finish ahead of the United Kingdom!!.  Returning to the contest, along with Carola who had been in the Semi-Final, were Anna Vissi returning for Greece 26 years after her debut, and 24 years after her last appearance.  Eddie Butler was a member of Israeli group Eden in 1999 and returned as a soloist 7 years later.  Fabrizio Faniello returned for Malta and finished last avoiding the dreaded 0 points thanks to the Albanian voters.  Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger were back again as composers and lyricist for the 18th time each (most, but not all, of them together).  The Bosnian entry was written by Zeljko Joksimovic who'd been runner up for Serbia & Montenegro 2 years previously.  Serbia & Montenegro themselves had to withdraw from the contest due to a voting scandal in their National Final.  However they were still able to vote in the contest.  The Big 4 once again fared poorly with Germany doing best finishing 14th.  France and Spain were once again in the bottom 4 with the United Kingdom only a couple of places higher in 19th.  Romania brought Italian back to the contest with parts of their song Tornero being sung in the language.  They finished highest of the direct qualifiers, finishing 4th

Results
1.(17) 292 points - Finland - Hard Rock Hallelujah - Lordi
2.(10) 248 points - Russia - Never Let You Go - Dima Bilan
3.(13) 229 points - Bosnia & Herzegovina - Lejla - Hari Mata Hari
4.(12) 172 points - Romania - Tornero - Mihai Traistariu
5.(22) 170 points - Sweden - Invincible - Carola
6.(14) 162 points - Lithuania - We Are The Winners - LT United
7.(18 ) 145 points - Ukraine - Show Me Your Love - Tina Karol
8.(24) 129 points - Armenia - Without Your Love - André
9.(16) 128 points - Greece - Everything - Anna Vissi
10.(21) 93 points - Ireland - Every Song Is A Cry For Love - Brian Kennedy
11.(23) 91 points - Turkey - Süper star - Sibel Tüzün
12.(11) 56 points - Macedonia - Ninanajna - Elena Risteska
(20) 56 points - Croatia - Moja Stikla - Severina
14.(5) 36 points - Norway - Alvedansen - Christine Guldbrandsen
(8 ) 36 points - Germany - No No Never - Texas Lightning
16.(1) 30 points - Switzerland - If We All Give A Little - six4one
(4) 30 points - Latvia - I Hear Your Heart - Vocal Group Cosmos
18.(9) 26 points - Denmark - Twist Of Love - Sidsel Ben Semmane
19.(15) 25 points - United Kingdom - Teenage Life - Daz Sampson
20.(2) 22 points - Moldova - Loca - Arsenium featuring Natalia Gordienko & Connect R
21.(6) 18 points - Spain - Un Bloodymary - Las Ketchup
22.(19) 5 points - France - Il était temps - Virginie Pouchain
23.(3) 4 points - Israel - Together We Are One - Eddie Butler
24.(7) 1 point - Malta - I Do - Fabrizio Faniello

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Athens, Greece (Final)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007, 08:59:56 PM »
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2006, ATHENS, GREECE (FINAL)
  Fabrizio Faniello returned for Malta and finished last. 

That's music for my ears. Care to repeat it again :) You forgot the 1 point too high remark :D.

Interestingly, I watched this final today :o. It was a nice all around final but lacked the hook that the semi had. Most songs were ok though, so the winner is somewhat not to my taste, but I was glad for Finland though...



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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Athens, Greece (Final)
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2007, 09:20:52 PM »
How about the addition to the Fabrizio remark now :)

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Athens, Greece (Final)
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2007, 09:23:23 PM »
How about the addition to the Fabrizio remark now :)

Oh, it's ok, I'd change voters for jury, and I'd add drugged jury actually, but voters is fine


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