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The Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2004 was the 49th edition of the annual Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest. It took place in Istanbul, Turkey, following Sertab Erener's win at the 2003 contest in Riga, Latvia
Latvia
with the song "Everyway That I Can" - marking the country's first victory in the contest. The national broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), staged the event at the Abdi İpekçi Arena
Abdi İpekçi Arena
on 12 and 15 May 2004. Ukrainian singer Ruslana
Ruslana
won the contest with "Wild Dances". It is notable that this was only Ukraine's second participation in the contest. This was also the third year in a row in which the contest was won by a woman, performing a song composed at least partially by herself (being the previous two Marie N
Marie N
and Sertab Erener, which co-wrote their winning songs for the 2002 and 2003 contests). To accommodate the increasing number of countries who wished to participate, a semi-final was introduced. The countries which didn't qualify for the final are normally calculate like participating countries, as well semi finals are a part of the competition. For the second consecutive year, no returning acts were present - only the sixth time (including 1956) in the history of the contest that this happened and it was the first time this had happened in two consecutive years.

Contents

1 Hosts

1.1 Location

2 Firsts 3 Participating countries 4 Problems 5 Format

5.1 Voting structure

6 Results

6.1 Semi-final 6.2 Final

6.2.1 Voting during the final

7 Score sheet

7.1 Semi-final

7.1.1 12 points

7.2 Final

7.2.1 12 points

8 AP Awards 9 Marcel Bezençon
Marcel Bezençon
Awards 10 Commentators 11 Spokespersons 12 Official album

12.1 Charts

13 References 14 External links

Hosts[edit] Location[edit] Further information on the host city: Istanbul

Abdi İpekçi Arena
Abdi İpekçi Arena
in Istanbul, the 2004 venue.

The contest was held in Istanbul
Istanbul
following Turkey's victory in the 2003 contest in Riga, Latvia
Latvia
with Sertab Erener's "Everyway That I Can". Originally the Mydonose Showland was chosen by TRT to host the event, but was changed to the Abdi İpekçi Arena
Abdi İpekçi Arena
as the contest approached due to its bigger capacity.[1] Korhan Abay and Meltem Cumbul were presenters of the show. In the semi-final and the final, Meltem Cumbul warmed up the audience with a sing-a-long of Eurovision
Eurovision
classic "Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare)", originally by Domenico Modugno. Sertab Erener
Sertab Erener
returned to the stage in the final to perform "Everyway That I Can", the 2003 winning song, and one of her new songs called "Leave". Sertab also interviewed contestants in the green room. The Turkish dance ensemble Fire of Anatolia
Fire of Anatolia
performed as the interval act.[1] An official CD was released and, for the first time, the entire contest was released on DVD which included the Semi-Final and the Grand Final. Firsts[edit] The contest's new official generic logo was used for the first time this year, with the heart-shaped flag in the centre due to be changed for future contests. The slogan for Istanbul's contest was "Under The Same Sky", which communicated the importance of a united Europe and Turkish integration. This year was also notable as it was the first year that Turkey
Turkey
voted for Cyprus
Cyprus
and the second year in a row that Cyprus
Cyprus
voted for Turkey. Nevertheless, in a move that angered some Cypriots, when the country presented its votes no map of the island was shown (all other presenters were preceded with their country being highlighted on a map). This was due to Turkey's recognition of the northern half of the island as an independent republic (not recognised by any other state). It is likely Turkey
Turkey
pulled out of showing the map because it would have only highlighted the southern portion of the island, and thus angered the international community.[1] This was also the first year that the scores were only re-read by the hosts in one language. Before 2004 every point was repeated in French and English, but due to 36 countries voting, and more in years to come, in 2004 to save time the hosts only re-read each score in one language. This was in the opposite of the original country representative spoke in. Also, this year was the first time in which a non-winning entry scored over 200 points. Prior to this contest, only Rock 'n' Roll Kids
Rock 'n' Roll Kids
and Love Shine a Light, the winners in 1994 and 1997 had passed this mark. In this contest, all songs in the top 3 got over 200 points. Participating countries[edit] This year's Eurovision
Eurovision
contest was the first to be a two-day event, with one qualifying round held on a Wednesday and the grand final held on the following Saturday. Under this new format, byes into the final were given to the 'Big 4'; France, Germany, Spain
Spain
and the United Kingdom (as the largest financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union) and the ten highest placed finishers in the 2003 contest. Andorra, Albania, Belarus
Belarus
and Serbia and Montenegro participated in the Contest for the first time, with Monaco
Monaco
returning after a 25-year absence. Luxembourg
Luxembourg
were due to return after an absence of 11 years, but later pulled out after money issues arose between RTL and the EBU. All participating countries had the right to vote in both the qualifying round and the grand final. This was the first year in which all 36 participating countries voted based on a public phone vote. However France, Poland
Poland
and Russia
Russia
did not broadcast the semi-final (as they were not participating in it) and therefore did not give votes for it like the other thirty-three countries. Problems[edit] Just before the Slovenian entry was about to be performed, the Turkish broadcaster accidentally took a commercial break which meant the Slovenian song was not heard by Turkish viewers and consequently, Turkey
Turkey
gave no votes for the song.[1] There were technical problems when in a short hiatus halfway through the songs, (used for the advertising break), the hosts tried to contact various parties in Europe. They tried contacting Germany, Spain
Spain
and Turkey, but in the end were only able to get a response from Germany. During the Romanian postcard introduction, the information for the Romanian entry appeared on the screen, but was quickly taken away. A final minor hiccup occurred when, on her way to present the winner the trophy, Sertab Erener got her shoe stuck in a speaker grill by the side of the stage and had to be freed by stagehands. However this didn't delay proceedings, and other than the above the show ran smoothly. An hour after the semi-final had been aired, the European Broadcasting Union discovered that there had been problems with the vote counting in Monaco
Monaco
and Croatia. Digame, an affiliate of Deutsche Telekom, who had been responsible for processing all the votes (from 2004), reported that they had encountered problems with their calculation software, and there was a problem with text message voting in Croatia. When the votes were counted, results showed that Croatia
Croatia
had awarded themselves 4 points, which is against Eurovision
Eurovision
rules. Later, an official EBU statement read that there had been technical problems at the side of the Croatian mobile service provider, who neglected to delete the illegal votes from the results. Consequently, some votes were not counted in the results announced at the end of the broadcast of the semi-final. When the results were corrected to include these additional votes, they were found not to have affected which countries had qualified for the Final.[1] Format[edit] Voting structure[edit] Every country in the competition, including those who did not qualify for the final, were allowed to vote for other countries. After all performances were completed, each country opened their phone lines to allow their viewers to vote for their favourite song. Voting for the country in which you are situated is not allowed, however. Each country awarded points based on the number of votes cast for each song: the song which received the most viewer votes was awarded 12 points, the second 10 points, the third 8 points and then 7, 6, 5, etc. down to 1. In the event of a tie, the number of countries to vote for the tying songs would be counted, and the song having the most countries awarding points to it, would be the winner. In the event of a further tie, then the previously used method of counting back on the number of 12 points, 10 points etc., would be used to find an eventual winner. Results[edit] Semi-final[edit] The semi-final was held on 12 May 2004 at 21:00 (CET). 22 countries performed and all participants voted except France, Poland
Poland
and Russia. This was the first ever semi-final in Eurovision
Eurovision
history. Shaded countries qualified for the Eurovision
Eurovision
Final

Draw Country Artist Song Language[2] Place Points

01  Finland Jari Sillanpää "Takes 2 to Tango" English 14 51

02  Belarus Aleksandra and Konstantin "My Galileo" English 19 10

03   Switzerland Piero Esteriore & The MusicStars "Celebrate" English 22 0

04  Latvia Fomins and Kleins " Dziesma par laimi" Latvian 17 23

05  Israel David D'Or "Leha'amin" (להאמין) Hebrew, English 11 57

06  Andorra Marta Roure "Jugarem a estimar-nos" Catalan 18 12

07  Portugal Sofia Vitória "Foi magia" Portuguese 15 38

08  Malta Julie and Ludwig "On Again... Off Again" English 8 74

09  Monaco Maryon "Notre planète" French 19 10

10  Greece Sakis Rouvas "Shake It" English 3 238

11  Ukraine Ruslana "Wild Dances" English, Ukrainian 2 256

12  Lithuania Linas and Simona "What's Happened to Your Love?" English 16 26

13  Albania Anjeza Shahini "The Image of You" English 4 167

14  Cyprus Lisa Andreas "Stronger Every Minute" English 5 149

15  Macedonia Toše Proeski "Life" English 10 71

16  Slovenia Platin "Stay Forever" English 21 5

17  Estonia Neiokõsõ "Tii" Võro 11 57

18  Croatia Ivan Mikulić "You Are the Only One" English 9 72

19  Denmark Tomas Thordarson "Shame on You" English 13 56

20  Serbia and Montenegro Željko Joksimović
Željko Joksimović
& Ad-Hoc Orchestra "Lane moje" (Лане моје) Serbian 1 263

21  Bosnia and Herzegovina Deen "In the Disco" English 7 133

22  Netherlands Re-Union "Without You" English 6 146

A new ABBA
ABBA
video was shown in the semi final, briefly outlining how ABBA
ABBA
started and what the response was of the first record company they approached. It featured small puppets of the band performing snippets of their songs (the voices being the ones of the band) and featured Rik Mayall
Rik Mayall
as the record company manager.[1] This was cut from the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
DVD and released separately. References to the video that were made running up to the showing of it were also cut. Final[edit] The finalists were:

the four automatic qualifiers France, Germany, Spain
Spain
and the United Kingdom; the top 10 countries from the 2003 contest (other than the automatic qualifiers); the top 10 countries from the 2004 semi-final.

The final was held on 15 May 2004 at 21:00 (CET) and was won by Ukraine. Countries in bold automatically qualified for the Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest 2005 Final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language[2] Place Points

01  Spain Ramón "Para llenarme de ti" Spanish 10 87

02  Austria Tie Break "Du bist" German 21 9

03  Norway Knut Anders Sørum "High" English 24 3

04  France Jonatan Cerrada "À chaque pas" French, Spanish 15 40

05  Serbia and Montenegro Željko Joksimović
Željko Joksimović
& Ad-Hoc Orchestra "Lane moje" (Лане моје) Serbian 2 263

06  Malta Julie and Ludwig "On Again... Off Again" English 12 50

07  Netherlands Re-Union "Without You" English 20 11

08  Germany Max "Can't Wait Until Tonight" English, Turkish 8 93

09  Albania Anjeza Shahini "The Image of You" English 7 106

10  Ukraine Ruslana "Wild Dances" English, Ukrainian 1 280

11  Croatia Ivan Mikulić "You Are the Only One" English 12 50

12  Bosnia and Herzegovina Deen "In the Disco" English 9 91

13  Belgium Xandee "1 Life" English 22 7

14  Russia Julia Savicheva "Believe Me" English 11 67

15  Macedonia Toše Proeski "Life" English 14 47

16  Greece Sakis Rouvas "Shake It" English 3 252

17  Iceland Jónsi "Heaven" English 19 16

18  Ireland Chris Doran "If My World Stopped Turning" English 22 7

19  Poland Blue Café "Love Song" English, Spanish 17 27

20  United Kingdom James Fox "Hold On to Our Love" English 16 29

21  Cyprus Lisa Andreas "Stronger Every Minute" English 5 170

22  Turkey Athena "For Real" English 4 195

23  Romania Sanda "I Admit" English 18 18

24  Sweden Lena Philipsson "It Hurts" English 5 170

Voting during the final[edit] Countries revealed their votes in the following order:

 Andorra  Albania  Austria  Bosnia and Herzegovina  Belgium  Belarus   Switzerland  Serbia and Montenegro  Cyprus  Germany  Denmark  Estonia  Spain  Finland  France  United Kingdom  Greece  Croatia  Ireland  Israel  Iceland  Lithuania  Latvia  Monaco  Macedonia  Malta  Netherlands  Norway  Poland  Portugal  Romania  Russia  Sweden  Slovenia  Turkey  Ukraine

Score sheet[edit] Semi-final[edit]

Televoting Results

Finland 51

7

1

6

7 3

5

3

6 2

3

8

Belarus 10

2

1 2

5

Switzerland 0

Latvia 23

4

5

4 2

6

2

Israel 57 3 5 1

2 3

3 2 1 2

4 2 2 3

6 2

7 5

4

Andorra 12

12

Portugal 38 12

4

7

6

1

8

Malta 74 5 6

4

1

4 10

5 1 1 1 6 2 7 7

4

3

4

1

2

Monaco 10 4 2

4

Greece 238 8 12 5 5 10 8 3 10 12 10 3 4 7 5 12

6 2 12 6 8 6 4 7 12 6 5 8 12 4 4 12 10

Ukraine 256 10 3 4 7 8 12 2 8 8 6 6 12 10 8 7 7 8 10 10 10 12 10 5 8 10 7 7 12 7 6 8 8

Lithuania 26

2

7

2

3 1

8

3

Albania 167 6

7 6 5

10 6 1 8 7 1 2 6 6 8 7 5 4 4

5 3 12 8 5 8 2 6 7 5 6 1

Cyprus 149 2

6

6 6 1 2

4 5 6 1 7 10 12 2 8 3 8 4 3 12

5 10 4 3 1 3 3 5 7

Macedonia 71

8 2 8

5 12

3 1

4 5

1 1

4 2 6 3 6

Slovenia 5

1

3

1

Estonia 57

1

4

12 1

7 10 12

1 5

1

3

Croatia 72

8 10

7 6 5

5

1

3 1

6

4

1

7

8

Denmark 56

3

3

3

4

5 12

10

2

6

2 5

1

Serbia and Montenegro 263 1 4 12 12 7 10 12

10 12 10

8 10 8 10 12 6 8

1 4 7 10 4 12 10 10 10 12 12 7 12

Bosnia and Herzegovina 133

10 10

3

8 7

7 12

4

10 7

5

8 12

10 10 10

Netherlands 146 7

3 2 12 5 4 1 5 2 8 8 5 3 3 6 4 12 7 5 5 2 8 3 7

2 6 3

2 2 4

Rows are ordered by appearance, columns are ordered by voting order.

12 points[edit] Below is a summary of all 12 points in the semi-final:

N. Contestant Voting nation

9 Serbia and Montenegro Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Netherlands, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine

7 Greece Albania, Cyprus, Israel, Malta, Romania, Turkey, United Kingdom

4 Ukraine Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Portugal

2

Bosnia and Herzegovina Denmark, Norway

Cyprus Greece, Monaco

Estonia Finland, Latvia

Netherlands Belgium, Ireland

1

Albania Macedonia

Andorra Spain

Denmark Iceland

Macedonia Serbia and Montenegro

Portugal Andorra

Final[edit]

Televoting Results

Spain 87 12

7 2 6

7 2

8

3

8 1

3 1 3 4

1 12 5

2

Austria 9

4

5

Norway 3

3

France 40 7 1

10

4

12

2

4

Serbia and Montenegro 263 2 7 12 12 3 7 12

10 10 7 1 6 10 10 3 8 12 3 7 7 2 5 1 10 6 10 6 5 7 8 10 12 12 8 12

Malta 50 6 3

1

1 6

2 1 2 6 4

4 6

3

3 1

1

Netherlands 11

6

3

2

Germany 93

2 10 3

10

2 12

7 4

1 4

1

7

3 1 6 8 4

3 5

Albania 106

5 4 1

7 8

5 4

3 1 1 10 6 2

4

1

12 10 1 3

1

7 4 6

Ukraine 280 10 5 4 6 5 10

10 8 6 5 12 8 8 2 5 7 8 7 12 12 12 12 6 8 8 7 7 12 10 6 12 10 8 12

Croatia 50

3 10

5 3 5

1

1

5

5

5

7

Bosnia and Herzegovina 91

10 7

5 6

8

10

4 4

2 10

8 10 7

Belgium 7 1

1

5

Russia 67

12

1 6

8

4

2

6

8 10

10

Macedonia 47

6

8

1 12

5

1

7 4 3

Greece 252 8 12 2 5 8 6 4 7 12 7 3 5 7 6 6 12

7 5 10 6 10 7 10 7 12 6 2 7 6 12 7 4 6 10 8

Iceland 16

2

2

5

5

2

Ireland 7

7

Poland 27

2 4

1

4

3 7

1

5

United Kingdom 29

1

4

8

2

3

4

2

2 1 2

Cyprus 170 4

6

4 8 2 3

8 6 7 3 7 5 10 12 4 10 3 10 5 4 2

7 8 4 4 3 3 6 6 1 1 4

Turkey 195 3 8 8 7 12 3 8 2 4 12 10

2 5 12 6 6 3 1 2 5 3 2 8 6

12 8 8

10 8 5

6

Romania 18

3

10

1

4

Sweden 170 5 4 1 2 2 4

4 5 3 12 10 5 12 3 8

12 5 8 6 8

2 5

12 10 5 7 3

2 3 2

Rows are ordered by appearance, columns are ordered by voting order.

12 points[edit] Below is a summary of all 12 points in the final:

N. Contestant Voting nation

8 Ukraine Estonia, Israel, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Turkey

7 Serbia and Montenegro Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Sweden, Switzerland, Slovenia, Ukraine

5 Greece Albania, Cyprus, Malta, Romania, United Kingdom

4 Sweden Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway

Turkey Belgium, Germany, France, Netherlands

2 Spain Andorra, Portugal

1 Albania Macedonia

Cyprus Greece

France Monaco

Germany Spain

Macedonia Serbia and Montenegro

Russia Belarus

AP Awards[edit]

Category Country Song Performer(s) Final result Points

Artist Award  Macedonia "Life" Toše Proeski 14th 47

Composer Award  United Kingdom "Hold Onto Our Love" James Fox 16th 29

Performance Award  Ukraine "Wild Dances" Ruslana 1st 280

Song Award  Portugal "Foi Magia" Sofia Vitória 15th (in semifinal) 38 (in semifinal)

Marcel Bezençon
Marcel Bezençon
Awards[edit] The Marcel Bezençon Awards were first handed out during the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2002 in Tallinn, Estonia
Tallinn, Estonia
honoring the best competing songs in the final. Founded by Christer Björkman
Christer Björkman
(Sweden's representative in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
and current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (member of the Herreys, Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
1984 winner from Sweden), the awards are named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon.[3] The awards are divided into 3 categories; Press Award; Artistic Award; and Composer Award.[4]

Category Country Song Performer(s) Composer(s) Final result Points

Artists Award (Voted by previous winners)  Ukraine "Wild Dances" Ruslana Oleksandr Ksenofontov Ruslana
Ruslana
Lyzhychko 1st 280

Composer Award  Cyprus "Stronger Every Minute" Lisa Andreas Mike Konnaris (m & l) 5th 170

Press Award  Serbia and Montenegro "Lane moje" (Лане моје) Željko Joksimović Željko Joksimović 2nd 263

Commentators[edit]

  Albania
Albania
- Leon Menkshi (TVSH)   Andorra
Andorra
- Meri Picart & Josep Lluís Trabal (RTVA)   Austria
Austria
- Andi Knoll
Andi Knoll
(ORF2), Martin Blumenau (Final - Hitradio Ö3)   Belarus
Belarus
- Ales Kruglyakou ( Belarus
Belarus
1)   Belgium
Belgium
- Dutch: André Vermeulen and Bart Peeters
Bart Peeters
(VRT TV1),[5] Julien Put and Michel Follet (Final - VRT Radio 2), French: Jean-Pierre Hautier (La Une),[6] Patrick Duhamel and Serges Otthiers (Final - La Première)   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Dejan Kukric (BHTV1)   Croatia
Croatia
- Aleksandar "Aco" Kostadinov[7]   Cyprus
Cyprus
- Evi Papamichail (RIK 1)[8]   Denmark
Denmark
- Jørgen de Mylius
Jørgen de Mylius
(DR1)[9]   Estonia
Estonia
- Marko Reikop
Marko Reikop
(ETV)[10] and Vello Rand (Raadio 2)   Finland
Finland
- Finnish: Markus Kajo
Markus Kajo
and Asko Murtomäki (YLE TV2),[11] Swedish: Thomas Lundin (YLE FST), Sanna Kojo & Jorma Hietamäki (YLE Radio Suomi)[12]   France
France
- Laurent Ruquier
Laurent Ruquier
and Elsa Fayer (Final - France
France
3),[6] Jean-Luc Delarue (Final - France
France
Bleu)   Germany
Germany
- Peter Urban (All - Das Erste),[13] Thomas Mohr (Deutschlandfunk/NDR 2)[14]   Greece
Greece
- Dafni Bokota (NET)[15]   Iceland
Iceland
- Gísli Marteinn Baldursson (Sjónvarpið)[16]  Ireland - Marty Whelan (All - RTÉ One),[17] Brendan Balfe (Final - RTÉ Radio 1)   Israel
Israel
- No commentator   Latvia
Latvia
- Kārlis Streips   Lithuania
Lithuania
- Darius Užkuraitis  Macedonia - Milanka Rasic   Malta
Malta
- Eileen Montesin[18]   Mexico
Mexico
- Andrea Legarreta and Eugenio Derbez
Eugenio Derbez
(Canal de las Estrellas)   Monaco
Monaco
- Bernard Montiel & Génie Godula (TMC Monte Carlo)   Netherlands
Netherlands
- Willem van Beusekom
Willem van Beusekom
and Cornald Maas (Nederland 2),[19] Hijlco Span and Ron Stoeltie (Radio 3)   Norway
Norway
- Jostein Pedersen
Jostein Pedersen
(NRK1)[20]   Poland
Poland
- Artur Orzech
Artur Orzech
(TVP1)[21]   Portugal
Portugal
- Eládio Clímaco (RTP1)[22]   Romania
Romania
- Andreea Demirgian (TVR1)   Russia
Russia
- Yuri Aksyuta and Yelena Batinova (Channel One)   Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
- Duška Vučinić-Lučić (RTS1), Dražen Bauković & Tamara Ivanković (TVCG2))   Slovenia
Slovenia
- Andrea F   Spain
Spain
- Beatriz Pécker (semifinal TVE2, final TVE1)[23]   Sweden
Sweden
- Pekka Heino (SVT1),[24] Carolina Norén (SR P3)[25]    Switzerland
Switzerland
- German: Marco Fritsche (SF1),[26] French: Jean-Marc Richard and Alain Morisod (TSR1), Italian: Daniela Tami and Claudio Lazzarino (TSI 1)   Turkey
Turkey
- Bülend Özveren and Didem Tolunay (TRT 1),[27] Ümit Tunçağ, Osman Erkan and Gülşah Banda (Final - TRT Radyo 3)   Ukraine
Ukraine
- Rodion Pryntsevsky (First National TV Channel),[28]   United Kingdom
United Kingdom
- Paddy O'Connell
Paddy O'Connell
(Semi-Final - BBC Three), Terry Wogan (Final - BBC One), Ken Bruce
Ken Bruce
(Final - BBC Radio 2)

Spokespersons[edit]

voting moments of Andorra

Each country appointed a spokesperson to announce the points of each country.[29]

  Andorra
Andorra
- Pati Molné   Albania
Albania
- Zhani Ciko   Austria
Austria
- Dodo Roscic   Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Mija Martina (Bosnian representative singer in 2003 contest)   Belgium
Belgium
- Martine Prenen   Belarus
Belarus
- Denis Kurian    Switzerland
Switzerland
- Emel Aykanat   Serbia and Montenegro
Serbia and Montenegro
- Nataša Miljković   Cyprus
Cyprus
- Loukas Hamatsos   Germany
Germany
- Thomas Anders   Denmark
Denmark
- Camilla Ottesen   Estonia
Estonia
- Maarja-Liis Ilus
Maarja-Liis Ilus
(Estonian representative singer in the 1996 and 1997 contests)   Spain
Spain
- Anne Igartiburu   Finland
Finland
- Anna Stenlund   France
France
- Alex Taylor   United Kingdom
United Kingdom
- Lorraine Kelly   Greece
Greece
- Alexis Kostalas   Croatia
Croatia
- Barbara Kolar  Ireland - Johnny Logan (the only double ESC winner at that time - in 1980 and 1987; he also wrote 1992 winner "Why Me?" for Linda Martin)   Israel
Israel
- Merav Miller   Iceland
Iceland
- Sigrún Ósk Kristjánsdóttir   Lithuania
Lithuania
- Rolandas Vilkončius   Latvia
Latvia
- Lauris Reiniks
Lauris Reiniks
(Latvian representative in 2003 Contest as a part of F.L.Y.)   Monaco
Monaco
- Anne Allegrini   Malta
Malta
- Claire Agius  Macedonia - Karolina Petkovska   Netherlands
Netherlands
- Esther Hart
Esther Hart
(Dutch representative in the 2003 contest)   Norway
Norway
- Ingvild Helljesen   Poland
Poland
- Maciej Orłoś   Portugal
Portugal
- Isabel Angelino   Romania
Romania
- Andreea Marin   Russia
Russia
- Yana Churikova   Sweden
Sweden
- Jovan Radomir   Slovenia
Slovenia
- Peter Poles   Turkey
Turkey
- Meltem Ersan Yazgan   Ukraine
Ukraine
- Pavlo Shylko (DJ Pascha) (Would be the presenter of the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
2005 held in Kiev
Kiev
following Ruslana's victory.)

Official album[edit]

Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Istanbul
Istanbul
2004

Compilation album by Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest

Released 26 April 2004

Genre Pop

Length

54:03 (CD 1) 54:18 (CD 2)

Label EMI / CMC

Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
chronology

Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Riga
Riga
2003 (2003) Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Riga
Riga
20032003 Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Istanbul
Istanbul
2004 (2004) Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Kyiv 2005 (2005) Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Kyiv 20052005

Eurovision
Eurovision
Song Contest: Istanbul
Istanbul
2004 was the official compilation album of the 2004 Contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and released by EMI Records
EMI Records
and CMC International
CMC International
on 26 April 2004. The album featured all 36 songs that entered in the 2004 contest, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify into the grand final.[30]

CD 1

No. Title Artist Length

1. "Jugarem a estimar-nos" (Andorra) Marta Roure 3:01

2. "The Image of You" (Albania) Anjeza Shahini 2:59

3. "Du bist" (Austria) Tie Break 3:11

4. "In The Disco" (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Deen 2:56

5. "1 Life" (Belgium) Xandee 2:57

6. "My Galileo" (Belarus) Aleksandra & Konstantin 2:56

7. "Celebrate" (Switzerland) Piero & The Music Stars 2:55

8. "Lane moje" (Serbia and Montenegro) Željko Joksimović
Željko Joksimović
& Ad Hoc Orchestra 3:02

9. "Stronger Every Minute" (Cyprus) Lisa Andreas 3:03

10. "Can't Wait Until Tonight" (Germany) Max 3:02

11. "Shame On You" (Denmark) Thomas Thordarsson 2:49

12. "Tii" (Estonia) Neiokõsõ 3:02

13. "Para llenarme de ti" (Spain) Ramón 2:59

14. "À chaque pas" (France) Jonatan Cerrada 3:09

15. "Takes 2 To Tango" (Finland) Jari Sillanpää 3:00

16. "Hold On To Our Love" (United Kingdom) James Fox 2:58

17. "Shake It" (Greece) Sakis Rouvas 3:03

18. "You Are The Only One" (Croatia) Ivan Mikulić 3:00

Total length: 54:03

CD 2

No. Title Artist Length

1. "If My World Stopped Turning" (Ireland) Chris Doran 3:04

2. "Leha'amin" (Israel) David D'Or 3:04

3. "Heaven" (Iceland) Jónsi 3:06

4. "What's Happened To Your Love?" (Lithuania) Linas & Simona 3:03

5. " Dziesma par laimi" (Latvia) Fomins & Kleins 3:03

6. "Notre planète" (Monaco) Maryon 3:04

7. "On Again... Off Again" (Malta) Julie & Ludwig 3:02

8. "Life" (Macedonia) Toše Proeski 3:03

9. "Without You" (Netherlands) Re-Union 3:02

10. "High" (Norway) Knut Anders Sørum 3:04

11. "Love Song" (Poland) Blue Café 2:48

12. "Foi magia" (Portugal) Sofia Vitória 3:02

13. "I Admit" (Romania) Sanda 2:59

14. "Believe me" (Russia) Julia Savicheva 2:49

15. "It Hurts" (Sweden) Lena Philipsson 3:02

16. "Stay Forever" (Slovenia) Platin 3:00

17. "For Real" (Turkey) Athena 3:03

18. "Wild Dances" (Ukraine) Ruslana 3:01

Total length: 54:18

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak position

German Compilation Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[31] 3

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"Wild Dances" "Lane moje" "Shake It" "For Real" "Stronger Every Minute" "It Hurts" "The Image of You" "Can't Wait Until Tonight" "In the Disco" "Para llenarme de ti" "Believe Me" "On Again... Off Again" "You Are The Only One" "Life" "À chaque pas" "Hold On to Our Love" "Love Song" "I Admit" "Heaven" "Without You" "Du bist" "1 Life" "If My World Stopped Turning" "High"

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"Celebrate" " Dziesma par laimi" "Foi magia" "Jugarem a estimar-nos" "Leha'amin" "My Galileo" "Notre planète" "Shame on You" "Stay Forever" "Takes 2 to Tango" "Tii" "What's Happened to Your Love?"

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