Lena from Germany. Photo: Indrek Galetin (EBU)
Oslo, Norway -

After an exciting voting in front of 18,000 people in a fully packed Oslo Telenor Arena and millions of TV viewers all over Europe, it was finally Lena from Germany who received the highest number of points from televoters and juries from the 39 countries participating in this year's edition of Europe's Favourite TV-show! Germany managed to gather 246 points altogether, followed by maNga from Turkey with 170 points and Ovi & Paula Selling from Romania who collected 162 points.

Europe experienced a breathtaking show live from the Telenor Arena in Oslo tonight with 25 acts from 25 countries giving their very best. 20 of these had qualified

from the two Semi-Finals while host nation Norway and the so-called 'Big Four' - France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom - were automatically set for the Final. After all 39 countries had voted, it was Lena from Germany who was the lucky winner with his song Satellite, collecting 246 points altogether.

Pretty much out of nowhere – apart from the homemade dance videos and a few attempts with the school band – Lena conquered the audience’s heart during the national German final for the Eurovision Song Contest. “I didn’t tell my friends about my first casting for the show, so there wouldn’t be any stupid comments if I got kicked out straight away,” she says, thinking of her terrible stage fright. Even though Lena danced regularly during her childhood – from Ballet to Jazz and Hip Hop – she made her way to music without piano lessons or vocal training. But she got her chance, grabbed it and developed rapidly. Directly after the German national final, her single Satellite went to the top of all national charts and stayed there for weeks. Lena even created a new German download record: never before had a song sold so well in such a short time!

50% jury impact

The winner was decided by a mixture of 50% televote and 50% jury. For this purpose, national juries consisting of five music industry professionals gathered in all 39 participating countries who ranked the songs in Eurovision Song Contest style, giving 12 points to their favourite song, 10 points to their second favourite, etc. The results of the five jury members were then added up and accounted for 50% of the country's votes. Those results were then combined with the televoting results.

The Spanish entry by Daniel Diges Algo Pequeñito (Something Tiny) was disturbed by a spectator jumping on the scene, so according to the rules, the song was performed again at the end.

Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Final

Place Country Performer Song Points
1 Germany Lena Satellite 246
2 Turkey maNga We Could Be The Same 170
3 Romania Paula Seling & Ovi Playing With Fire 162
4 Denmark Chanée & N'evergreen In A Moment Like This 149
5 Azerbaijan Safura Drip Drop 145
6 Belgium Tom Dice Me And My Guitar 143
7 Armenia Eva Rivas Apricot Stone 141
8 Greece Giorgos Alkaios & Friends OPA 140
9 Georgia Sofia Nizharadze Shine 136
10 Ukraine Alyosha Sweet People 108
11 Russia Peter Nalitch & Friends Lost And Forgotten 90
12 France Jessy Matador Allez Olla Olé 82
13 Serbia Milan Stanković Ovo Je Balkan 72
14 Israel Harel Skaat Milim 71
15 Spain Daniel Diges Algo Pequeñito (Something Tiny) 68
16 Albania Juliana Pasha It's All About You 62
17 Bosnia & Herzegovina Vukašin Brajić Thunder And Lightning 51
18 Portugal Filipa Azevedo Há Dias Assim 43
19 Iceland Hera Björk Je Ne Sais Quoi 41
20 Norway Didrik Solli-Tangen My Heart Is Yours 35
21 Cyprus Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders Life Looks Better In Spring 27
22 Moldova Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira Run Away 27
23 Ireland Niamh Kavanagh It's For You 25
24 Belarus 3+2 Butterflies 18
25 United Kingdom Josh That Sounds Good To Me 10

Check out the full scoreboard here.

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  • Posted on 15 May 2011 at 22:45
    How embarrasing that yet again Britain is at the bottom of the list, if however we had someone half decent like adele, instead of blue who weren't even good in there 'good days' i feel we'd have more of a chance!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 January 2011 at 20:17
    Eurovision asks: "What do you think of the winner?"

    I answer: GERMANY !!!

    VIVA LA LENA !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 January 2011 at 17:38
    Good job! I'm from the Netherlands and I already knew we weren't going to win with Sieneke. So I was a fan of Germany and told everyone that they centainly where going to win and she won! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 November 2010 at 21:43
    in the televoting, lena was the first too, but the rest countries had other places.. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 23 November 2010 at 21:41
    first all say, she have a fake british accent, now something say she have a irish accent, she dont have a german, british, irish accent, its her own accent.. OK?

    Lena♥ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 30 August 2010 at 16:10
    The song that wins is the winner. It's easy like that!!!!
    So please stop posting pseudo-intellectual comments!!!
    The winning song IS the REAl winner, wether you like it personally or not!!
    Less showing off, less nationalisms & less geopolitics would be nice.
    THANX NORWAY for a great show!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 June 2010 at 13:16
    My personal ranking for the first 3 places was
    01. Island 02. Belgium 03. Germany 04. Greece 05. France
    So you can see: personal taste and the Results of Eurovision are something different.
    Hera Björk from island only made it to the final at the middle field, even though she had a catchy song and sung it perfectly. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 June 2010 at 13:14
    @ taurioleo
    Maybe its not your taste. But Lena did perform this Song (which was a Ballad at the start) as a Jazz and Hip Hop Song. I dont like her set up Accent, too - but its her right as a just 19 years old girl to choose the way she likes to express her English, which is of course not her mother language.
    The Russian Place 10 and the russian Winner Dima Bilan (with all the gimmicks) were much much more doubtful than the winner of 2010.
    Lena did a great, handsome, "Natural" performance. She s a good Winner.
    You both should face it. The results of Juries and Televoting would not change it. On a german Eurovision Page was mentioned that Lena s win would have been even bigger if only the Televoters have decided.
    And of course it s a question of how many times people call, and IF all countries have good technical ways - but that is not the fault of Lena or Germany. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 10 June 2010 at 13:14
    @ physico
    Every year has it s favorites. And the televoting is on since many years now. They changed it into Televoting PLUS Jury to avoid too much points from Country-Connections like Skandinavia, Ex-UdSSR/Sovjetunion-Countries or East_Europe.
    Aserbaidschan (Safura with DripDrop) was namend a lot of times to be Number One. Lena was high in the mentionings but not always at a sure Winner.
    But Safura overperformed her song with all the gimmicks (stairway, dress and her english was not very well) - and Lena just did a great humble and easy performance - just her and her backinggirls.
    The Song is very nice - so she won. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 9 June 2010 at 04:30
    Germany was not even in my top 10!! Where did she get that fake irish accent?
    it was not a song, she just spoke the text, and what aload of crap that was!
    Turkey 2nd !! CRAP but that happens now all the time, they allways get voted so they dont need to send a good entry!! same goes for greece too!! CRAP !! CRAP !! CRAP !!
    The real winner this year was Romania " The best song in this years contest without a doubt "
    Albania, Iceland, Belgium, Norway and Spain had good entry,s too !!
    The Worst of all came from moldovia followed closely by Belarus, Serbia, Israel, Ireland and not to mention Russia!
    As far as the UK, was not the worst song in the contest, should have coma alot higher than it did!!!
    Well Next year hope to see Austria return and win!! been over 40 years since they last won!! maybe even
    Italy will return? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 June 2010 at 23:50
    Hello physiko,
    You are absolutely right. It looks like also televoting can be manipulated as well. In such case it isn’t about Lena. Somebody likes Lena, somebody Turkish or Armenia. It’s normal. But all discussion must be about to have such rules, such condition when any lobby, and any manipulation by producers will not be able. Fair will be to have only one voice, one point by one phone number. Then it will be about real televoting not about who has a lot of many to call continuously couple of hours and to block the lines. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 8 June 2010 at 00:39
    I have doubt about the result of Oslo.

    I had taken part with the song contest in the televote. I could let one after the other to my candidates arbitrarily many voices come up. Every time the machine thanked courteously for my phone call. The pipelines were open 150 minutes.

    Example 1: A group of 100 fans calls constantly. Per minute setting down a phone call is possible laxly. Proves per fan 150 voices, for the whole group 15.000 of voices.

    Example 2: The connection of a company has 10 office pipelines. On Saturday late at night rests the work. The computer uses to capacity all office pipelines with his permanent phone calls. Brings at 150 minutes at least 1,500 voices. Because the computer is a little quicker than one person, he should create 3,000 voices.

    The costs for the phone calls are fractions the marketing costs for a song.

    Result: The televote has zero value. The result can be manipulated by producers or fan groups arbitrarily. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 7 June 2010 at 22:14
    I don't understand why it is problem to public results of voting immediately.
    Of course, interesting is to see both results in parallel, results of televoting and professional juries, to see who of them made winner.

    Comment to UweBerlin.
    I believe that Lena is popular in Germany and she is successful.
    But Eurovision song really wasn't the best. It was said also by some Germen.

    I like to see results of televoting because I suppose that Lena won due juries.
    I don't suppose any jury was manipulated by somebody to vote for Lena.
    But I think a lot of juries were manipulated by media.
    As media campaign was focused to Lena, a lot of juries voted Lena to keep their own "professional look".
    They avoided being different of official meaning, therefore they voted favourite from media.
    I don't believe televoting has the same results as jury. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 June 2010 at 12:48
    Last year they released the full results at the end of July. So we all only have to wait a little bit. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 6 June 2010 at 08:17