Eurovision Song Contest 2001

A record-breaking 35,000 spectators attended the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, the largest venue to date.

Come on, everybody!

23 countries participated in the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest. Bosnia & Herzegovina, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Lithuania and Greece all returned to the contest, replacing the seven countries with the lowest average result in the past five contests: Romania, Switzerland, FYR Macedonia, Finland, Belgium, Austria and Cyprus.

The spectator record from the previous year in Stockholm was already broken in 2001 as nearly 35,000 attended the show in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.

France, Greece and Slovenia were predicted to win this year but Estonia took everyone by surprise by taking the trophy.

About the winner

Tanel Padar and Aruban-born Dave Benton's pop-funk entry Everybody won the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest 21 points ahead of second-placed Denmark. The song did not become a hit in Europe but did provide Estonia with the opportunity to host the contest the following year.

Facts and figures

  • The EBU introduced a new rule this year that only the top 15 countries and the so called 'Big Four' (Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and France) could participate in the 2002 contest.
  • The Danish national broadcaster CR had to cope with major challenges including building a roof over the Parken Stadium so that it met the requirements to host the Eurovision Song Contest. The venue is still the largest to host the contest to date.
  • The presenters spoke entirely in rhyming couplets, much to the ridicule of UK commentator Terry Wogan. He later apologised for his comments after the Danish broadcaster complained to the BBC.

Facts & Figures


Saturday 12 May 2001


Parkenstadion, Copenhagen, Denmark


Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL from Estonia




Natasja Crone & Søren Pilmark

EBU Scrutineer

Christine Marchal-Ortiz

Interval Act


The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 The Netherlands
Flag of The NetherlandsNOS
Michelle Out On My Own
André Remkes, Dirk Jan Vermeij
016 18
02 Iceland
Flag of IcelandRÚV
TwoTricky Angel
Einar Bárðarson, Magnus Thor... Einar Bárðarson
003 22
03 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaPBSBIH
Nino Hano
Nino Pršeš
029 14
04 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Haldor Lægreid On My Own
Ole Henrik Antonsen, Tom-Stein... Ole Henrik Antonsen, Tom-Stein...
003 22
05 Israel
Flag of IsraelIBA
Tal Sondak Ein Davar
Yair Klinger Shimrit Orr
025 16
06 Russia
Flag of RussiaC1R
Mumiy troll Lady Alpine Blue
Ilia Lagoutenko
037 12
07 Sweden
Flag of SwedenSVT
Friends Listen To Your Heartbeat
Thomas G:son, Henrik Sethsson
100 05
08 Lithuania
Flag of LithuaniaLRT
Skamp You Got Style
Viktoras Diawara, Linas Rimša Erica Quinn Jennings, Vilius A...
035 13
09 Latvia
Flag of LatviaLTV
Arnis Mednis Too Much
Arnis Mednis Gustavs Terzens, Arnis Mednis
016 18
10 Croatia
Flag of CroatiaHRT
Vanna Strings Of My Heart
Tonci Huljic Vjekoslava Huljic
042 10
11 Portugal
Flag of PortugalRTP
MTM Só Sei Ser Feliz Assim
Marco Quelhas
018 17
12 Ireland
Flag of IrelandRTÉ
Gary O'Shaughnessy Without Your Love
Pat Sheridan
006 21
13 Spain
Flag of SpainTVE
David Civera Dile Que La Quiero
Alejandro Abad
076 06
14 France
Flag of FranceFrance 3
Natasha Saint-Pier Je N'ai Que Mon âme
Jill Kapler
142 04
15 Turkey
Flag of TurkeyTRT
Sedat Yüce Sevgiliye Son
Semih Güneri Nurdan Güneri
041 11
16 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Lindsay D. No Dream Impossible
Russ Ballard, Chris Winter
028 15
17 Slovenia
Flag of SloveniaRTVSLO
Nuša Derenda Energy
Matjaz Vlašic Lucienne Lonchina
070 07
18 Poland
Flag of PolandTVP
Piasek 2 Long
Robert Chojnacki Andrzej Piaseczny
011 20
19 Germany
Flag of GermanyARD
Michelle Wer Liebe Lebt
Gino Trovatello, Matthias Stingl Eva Richter
066 08
20 Estonia
Flag of EstoniaERR
Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL Everybody
Ivar Must Maian-Anna Kärmas
198 01
21 Malta
Flag of MaltaPBS
Fabrizio Faniello Another Summer Night
Paul Abela Georgina Abela
048 09
22 Greece
Flag of GreeceERT
Antique Die For You
Nikos Terzis Antonis Papas
147 03
23 Denmark
Flag of DenmarkDR
Rollo & King Never Ever Let You Go
Søren Poppe Stefan Nielsen
177 02


Participant Bosnia & Herzegovina Croatia Denmark Estonia France Germany Greece Iceland Ireland Israel Latvia Lithuania Malta Norway Poland Portugal Russia Slovenia Spain Sweden The Netherlands Turkey United Kingdom Points Place
The Netherlands The Netherlands
5614 16 18
Iceland Iceland
21 3 22
Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina
107174 29 14
Norway Norway
3 3 22
Israel Israel
61027 25 16
Russia Russia
45538102 37 12
Sweden Sweden
3410727886282552588 100 5
Lithuania Lithuania
21145102154 35 13
Latvia Latvia
88 16 18
Croatia Croatia
73710510 42 10
Portugal Portugal
126 18 17
Ireland Ireland
15 6 21
Spain Spain
53582312441715763 76 6
France France
12661064472777101212636816 142 4
Turkey Turkey
73771043 41 11
United Kingdom United Kingdom
32433322312 28 15
Slovenia Slovenia
1085146214664274 70 7
Poland Poland
1532 11 20
Germany Germany
141616153410810132 66 8
Estonia Estonia
4288101210106121212101261288121212 198 1
Malta Malta
112213315374321 48 9
Greece Greece
8556388510257884581212657 147 3
Denmark Denmark
1212412612127106612781071010410 177 2