Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Final

Theme art

The Final of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest took place in Helsinki, Finland, at the Hartwall Arena. For the occasion, the venue was referred to as the Helsinki Arena. Czech Republic and Georgia debuted in the Semi-Final, so did Serbia and Montenegro as independent states. Of those countries, only Georgia and Serbia managed to qualify for the Final, together with returning country Hungary.

Equal opportunities for all!

Host Broadcaster YLE adopted the True Fantasy as the theme for this year's contest. The Finnish design agency Dog Design won a competition to design the visual theme of the contest, which incorporated colourful, kaleidoscopic patterns. The high-tech stage was constructed in the shape of a kantele, a traditional Finnish instrument. The contest's Presenting Partner was TeliaSonera, International Presenting Partners were Nobel Biocare and the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.

The Final opened with Lordi, the monster rock band that brought Finland its first ever Eurovision Song Contest history the year before. Along with Jaana Pelkonen and Mikko Leppilampi, Krisse Salminen co-hosted the show from the green room and the Senate Square. Star guest to open the voting was Santa Clause, who came from northern Finland for this special occasion.

The outcome of the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest caused commotion in Western Europe, where audience and media criticised the credibility of the results. The results were even brought up in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Swedish paper Expressen wrote about feeling "shame" over the reactions in many Western European countries, and claimed that "the Eurovision Song Contest had never been better" and calling the Serbian winner a "worthy, historic winner."

About the winner

Serbia, participating as an independent country for the first time, won the contest, closely followed by respectively Ukraine and Russia. In 2000, 2003 and 2006, Russia was also close to victory, but so far the country has not been so lucky as Ukraine, winner of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest.

Facts & figures

  • It was the first time that the Eurovision Song Contest was produced and broadcast in High Definition. British broadcaster BBC and Swedish broadcaster SVT aired the contest in HD-quality on their respective HD channel;
  • Almost 9 milion votes were cast all over Europe, either by telephone or SMS.

Facts & Figures

Date

Saturday 12 May 2007

Location

Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland

Winner

Marija Šerifović from Serbia

Broadcaster

YLE

Hosts

Jaana Pelkonen & Mikko Leppilampi

Executive Producer

Heikki Seppälä

EBU Scrutineer

Svante Stockselius

Director

Timo Suomi

Interval Act

Apocalyptica

The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Flag of Bosnia & HerzegovinaBHRT
Marija Sestic Rijeka Bez Imena 106 11
02 Spain
Flag of SpainTVE
NASH I Love You Mi Vida 043 20
03 Belarus
Flag of BelarusBTRC
Dmitry Koldun Work Your Magic 145 06
04 Ireland
Flag of IrelandRTÉ
Dervish They Can't Stop The Spring 005 24
05 Finland
Flag of FinlandYLE
Hanna Pakarinen Leave Me Alone 053 17
06 F.Y.R. Macedonia
Flag of F.Y.R. MacedoniaMKRTV
Karolina Mojot Svet 073 14
07 Slovenia
Flag of SloveniaRTVSLO
Alenka Gotar Cvet Z Juga 066 15
08 Hungary
Flag of HungaryMTV
Magdi Rúzsa Unsubstantial Blues 128 09
09 Lithuania
Flag of LithuaniaLRT
4Fun Love Or Leave 028 21
10 Greece
Flag of GreeceERT
Sarbel Yassou Maria 139 07
11 Georgia
Flag of GeorgiaGPB
Sopho My Story 097 12
12 Sweden
Flag of SwedenSVT
The Ark The Worrying Kind 051 18
13 France
Flag of FranceFrance 3
Les Fatals Picards L'amour à La Française 019 22
14 Latvia
Flag of LatviaLTV
Bonaparti.lv Questa Notte 054 16
15 Russia
Flag of RussiaC1R
Serebro Song # 1 207 03
16 Germany
Flag of GermanyARD
Roger Cicero Frauen Regieren Die Welt 049 19
17 Serbia
Flag of SerbiaRTS
Marija Šerifović Molitva 268 01
18 Ukraine
Flag of UkraineNTU
Verka Serduchka Dancing Lasha Tumbai 235 02
19 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Scooch Flying The Flag (for You) 019 22
20 Romania
Flag of RomaniaTVR
Todomondo Liubi, Liubi, I Love You 084 13
21 Bulgaria
Flag of BulgariaBNT
Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankulov Water 157 05
22 Turkey
Flag of TurkeyTRT
Kenan Dogulu Shake It Up Shekerim 163 04
23 Armenia
Flag of ArmeniaAMPTV
Hayko Anytime You Need 138 08
24 Moldova
Flag of MoldovaTRM
Natalia Barbu Fight 109 10

Scoreboard

Participant Albania Andorra Armenia Austria Belarus Belgium Bosnia & Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia F.Y.R. Macedonia Finland France Georgia Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Israel Latvia Lithuania Malta Moldova Montenegro Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia Serbia Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland The Netherlands Turkey Ukraine United Kingdom Points Place
Bosnia & Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina
8181047413768868710 106 11
Spain Spain
1236122485 43 20
Belarus Belarus
210416277854412871010371112212 145 6
Ireland Ireland
5 5 24
Finland Finland
714611254121 53 17
F.Y.R. Macedonia F.Y.R. Macedonia
3181085110101061 73 14
Slovenia Slovenia
427764158433534 66 15
Hungary Hungary
62548410578554182281258342 128 9
Lithuania Lithuania
1212103 28 21
Greece Greece
783831212313341075161042445410 139 7
Georgia Georgia
56612115732166124572258 97 12
Sweden Sweden
212810127 51 18
France France
48223 19 22
Latvia Latvia
11010104312634 54 16
Russia Russia
3121225376212532768616876686534373458106 207 3
Germany Germany
657531251761 49 19
Serbia Serbia
17127712612386121286841274338512108565121101286 268 1
Ukraine Ukraine
126410153541238264105736810128372212124834732138 235 2
United Kingdom United Kingdom
712 19 22
Romania Romania
1032572837112711222 84 13
Bulgaria Bulgaria
4646610718554121027356546710635 157 5
Turkey Turkey
1010121071010412212131177271012112 163 4
Armenia Armenia
55108810101226521010810125 138 8
Moldova Moldova
438421231052421610126116277 109 10