Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Final

The 2010 Eurovision Song Contest was held in the capital of Norway, Oslo. 39 countries took part in the contest, which had two Semi-Finals and a Grand Final.

Thirty-nine countries took part in the 2010 contest, which was produced under the slogan Share the Moment. Georgia returned after a one year absence whilst Andorra, the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Montenegro all withdrew. Lithuania originally announced its withdrawal from the competition, but was later among the 39 participants confirmed by the EBU. The global financial crisis was affecting many participating broadcasters at the time and many withdrawals were due to budgetary constrains.

The interval act involved a flashmob including participants from across Europe. The outdoor footage was intercut with webcam footage from individual private households - Europe really was sharing the moment.

About the winner

While she had been the main favourite to win for months, still, the victory of Lena for Germany with her song Satellite still came as a total surprise for many. Her simplistic performance gathered votes across Europe and became one of the biggest hits in Europe.

She went on to defend her title the year after and managed to earn another a top 10 position with her entry Taken By A Stranger.

Facts and figures

  • Spain’s entry had to be performed again as the original performance was interrupted by a stage invasion.
  • The Norwegian broadcaster had decided they wanted to take the contest back to the basics and after the contest in 2009, where LEDs were widely used, they used none. The 2010 was produced on a considerably lower budget than the year before.
  • Some delegations, including the UK and Ireland travelled to Oslo by boat after the eruptions of the Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajökull, which caused widespread disruption to air travel across Europe.

Facts & Figures


Saturday 29 May 2010


Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway


Lena from Germany




Erik Solbakken, Haddy Jatou N'jie & Nadia Hasnaoui

Executive Producer

Jon Ola Sand

EBU Scrutineer

Svante Stockselius


Ole Jørgen Grønlund & Kim Strømstad

The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Azerbaijan
Flag of Azerbaijanİctimai
Safura Drip Drop
Anders Bagge, Stefan Örn Sandra Bjurman
145 05
02 Spain
Flag of SpainTVE
Daniel Diges Algo Pequeñito (Something Tiny)
Jesús Cañadilla, Luis Miguel d...
068 15
03 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Didrik Solli-Tangen My Heart Is Yours
Hanne Sørvaag & Fredrik Kempe
035 20
04 Moldova
Flag of MoldovaTRM
Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira Run Away
Anton Ragoza & Sergey Stepanov Alina Galetskaya
027 22
05 Cyprus
Flag of CyprusCyBC
Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders Life Looks Better In Spring
Nasos Lambrianides, Melis Kons... Nasos Lambrianides
027 21
06 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBHRT
Vukašin Brajić Thunder And Lightning
Dino Šaran
051 17
07 Belgium
Flag of BelgiumVRT
Tom Dice Me And My Guitar
Tom Dice, Jeroen Swinnen & Ash...
143 06
08 Serbia
Flag of SerbiaRTS
Milan Stanković Ovo Je Balkan
Goran Bregović Goran Bregović, Marina Tucakov...
072 13
09 Belarus
Flag of BelarusBTRC
3+2 Butterflies
Maxim Fadeev Malka Chaplin
018 24
10 Ireland
Flag of IrelandRTÉ
Niamh Kavanagh It's For You
Niall Mooney, Mårten Eriksson,...
025 23
11 Greece
Flag of GreeceERT
Giorgos Alkaios & Friends OPA
Giorgos Alkaios Giannis Antoniou & Friends
140 08
12 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Josh That Sounds Good To Me
Pete Waterman, Mike Stock, Ste...
010 25
13 Georgia
Flag of GeorgiaGPB
Sofia Nizharadze Shine
Hanne Sorvaag, Harry Sommerdah...
136 09
14 Turkey
Flag of TurkeyTRT
maNga We Could Be The Same
maNga Evren Özdemir, maNga, Fiona Mo...
170 02
15 Albania
Flag of AlbaniaRTSH
Juliana Pasha It's All About You
Ardit Gjebrea Ardit Gjebrea & Pirro Çako
062 16
16 Iceland
Flag of IcelandRÚV
Hera Björk Je Ne Sais Quoi
Örlygur Smári & Hera Björk
041 19
17 Ukraine
Flag of UkraineNTU
Alyosha Sweet People
Olena Kucher, Borys Kukoba & V... Olena Kucher
108 10
18 France
Flag of FranceFrance 3
Jessy Matador Allez Olla Olé
H.Ducamin & J.Ballue
082 12
19 Romania
Flag of RomaniaTVR
Paula Seling & Ovi Playing With Fire
Ovidiu Cernăuțeanu
162 03
20 Russia
Flag of RussiaRTR
Peter Nalitch & Friends Lost And Forgotten
Peter Nalitch
090 11
21 Armenia
Flag of ArmeniaAMPTV
Eva Rivas Apricot Stone
Armen Martirosyan Karen Kavaleryan
141 07
22 Germany
Flag of GermanyNDR
Lena Satellite
Julie Frost & John Gordon Julie Frost
246 01
23 Portugal
Flag of PortugalRTP
Filipa Azevedo Há Dias Assim
Augusto Madureira
043 18
24 Israel
Flag of IsraelIBA
Harel Skaat Milim
Tomer Adaddi Noam Horev
071 14
25 Denmark
Flag of DenmarkDR
Chanée & N'evergreen In A Moment Like This
Thomas G:son, Henrik Sethsson ...
149 04


Participant Albania Armenia Azerbaijan Belarus Belgium Bosnia & Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Denmark Estonia F.Y.R. Macedonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Iceland Ireland Israel Latvia Lithuania Malta Moldova Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland The Netherlands Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Points Place
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
657121023814372127788721212 145 5
Spain Spain
7712421584122454 68 15
Norway Norway
257623334 35 20
Moldova Moldova
641610 27 22
Cyprus Cyprus
44112123 27 21
Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina
610651248 51 17
Belgium Belgium
10367126101047103105455102761 143 6
Serbia Serbia
31281710587101 72 13
Belarus Belarus
11232 18 24
Ireland Ireland
1212667 25 23
Greece Greece
12312651274887218710553312 140 8
United Kingdom United Kingdom
1234 10 25
Georgia Georgia
1287446758552551251410116157 136 9
Turkey Turkey
8123610101266103125101428323538810 170 2
Albania Albania
35512110721871 62 16
Iceland Iceland
283454366 41 19
Ukraine Ukraine
81010762727683577715 108 10
France France
63337118386632474322 82 12
Romania Romania
5171288457832512106103617101045228 162 3
Russia Russia
103121010851026410 90 11
Armenia Armenia
57874610771216561214811266 141 7
Germany Germany
10110836412128123238121041271368121012121241054 246 1
Portugal Portugal
4486161265 43 18
Israel Israel
45812101415861033 71 14
Denmark Denmark
2542252212124103881241217124826 149 4