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Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Athens, Greece (Semi-Final)
« on: June 16, 2007, 08:23:38 PM »
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2006, ATHENS, GREECE (SEMI-FINAL)


The 51st Eurovison Song Contest was slightly smaller than the previous year.  Austria and Hungary declined to take part and Serbia & Montenegro withdrew due to a scandal during their selection process.  Armenia joined the contest so the number of participants stood at 37.  The Semi-Final welcomed Carola back to ESC, once again representing Sweden and 15 years after she'd last appeared.  She easily made it to the final.  Also returning, after a shorter break of 3 years, were Ich Troje for Poland.  They could not recreate their top 10 finish of 2003 and failed to make the final.  Finland provided the main talking point with monster rockers Lordi appearing in masks with a hard rock (hallelujah) song.  Lithuania were optimistic with their song called "We Are The Winners".  Iceland had to change the lyrics of their song to remove a swear word from it.  Silvia Night managed to upset almost everyone with her antics and failed to qualify for the final prompting another tantrum.  The 10 qualifiers for the final were Russia, Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Lithuania, Finland, Ukraine, Ireland, Sweden, Turkey and newcomers Armenia, who having opened the Semi-Final and closed the final became the first country to open and close the same contest.

FULL SEMI FINAL RESULTS
1.(16) 292 points - Finland - Hard Rock Hallelujah - Lordi
2.(22) 267 points - Bosnia & Herzigovina - Lejla - Hari Mata Hari
3.(13) 217 points - Russia - Never Let You Go - Dima Bilan
4.(20) 214 points - Sweden - Invincible - Carola
5.(18 ) 163 points - Lithuania - We Are The Winners - LT United
6.(1) 150 points - Armenia - Without Your Love - André
7.(15) 146 points - Ukraine - Show Me Your Love - Tina Karol
8.(14) 91 points - Turkey - Süper Star - Sibel Tüzün
9.(8 ) 79 points - Ireland - Every Song Is A Cry For Love - Brian Kennedy
10.(11) 76 points - Macedonia - Ninanajna - Elena Risteska
11.(12) 70 points - Poland - Follow My Heart - Ich Troje featuring the Real McCoy
12.(7) 69 points - Belgium - Je t'adore - Kate Ryan
13.(23) 62 points - Iceland - Congratulations - Silvia Night
14.(6) 58 points - Albania - Zjarr e ftohtë - Luiz Ejlli
15.(9) 57 points - Cyprus - Why Angels Cry - Annet Artani
16.(3) 49 points - Slovenia - Mr Nobody - Anzej Dezan
17.(2) 36 points - Bulgaria - Let Me Cry - Mariana Popova
18.(21) 2 points - Estonia - Through My Window - Sandra Oxenryd
19.(19) 26 points - Portugal - Coisas de nada - Nonstop
20.(17) 22 points - Netherlands - Amambanda - Treble
21.(10) 14 points - Monaco - La coco dance - Séverine Ferrer
22.(5) 10 points - Belarus - Mum - Polina Smolova
23.(4) 8 points - Andorra - Sense tu - Jenny

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 2006, Athens, Greece (Semi-Final)
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2007, 03:32:34 AM »
We were close :)

I think the lack of charisma in Kate's performance killed your chances.  Although they had much weaker songs Turkey, Macedonia, Ireland & Lithuania all had better performances.  Still not sure how Armenia qualified though - what an awful performance that was :doh:

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