Swear I'm not Paul: News: Eurovision 2010 Results

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

News: Eurovision 2010 Results

By now the fallout is well over and most of Europe is getting on with the rest of their lives. However, Germany is probably already perparing to host next year's Eurovision Song Contest after 19 year old Lena took home the coveted prize with her song 'Satellite'.

It was a disappointing night for both Ireland and the UK, as both of the home countries were left propping up the table, with Ireland in 23rd and the United Kingdom coming in 25th from 25 acts on the night.

Eurovision 2010 Full Results table:

Place Country Performer Song Points
2TurkeymaNgaWe Could Be The Same170
3RomaniaPaula Seling & OviPlaying With Fire162
4DenmarkChanée & N'evergreenIn A Moment Like This149
5AzerbaijanSafuraDrip Drop145
6BelgiumTom DiceMe And My Guitar143
7ArmeniaEva RivasApricot Stone141
8GreeceGiorgos Alkaios & FriendsOPA140
9GeorgiaSofia NizharadzeShine136
10UkraineAlyoshaSweet People108
11RussiaPeter Nalitch & FriendsLost And Forgotten90
12FranceJessy MatadorAllez Olla Olé82
13SerbiaMilan StankovićOvo Je Balkan72
14IsraelHarel SkaatMilim71
15SpainDaniel DigesAlgo Pequeñito (Something Tiny)68
16AlbaniaJuliana PashaIt's All About You62
17Bosnia & HerzegovinaVukašin BrajićThunder And Lightning51
18PortugalFilipa AzevedoHá Dias Assim43
19IcelandHera BjörkJe Ne Sais Quoi41
20NorwayDidrik Solli-TangenMy Heart Is Yours35
21CyprusJon Lilygreen & The IslandersLife Looks Better In Spring27
22MoldovaSunstroke Project & Olia TiraRun Away27
23IrelandNiamh KavanaghIt's For You25
25United KingdomJoshThat Sounds Good To Me10

We also found out Ireland's position in the second semi-final. We came 9th (ten acts got through, the tenth was joint on 67 points with us). Turkey won our semi final with 118 points, and Belgium romped home in Tuesday's first semi-final. However, it was not either of their nights, and one of the Big Four won for the first time in 13 years. It was also Germany's second ever victory, they last won in 1982.

And as for the stage invader during the Spanish song, AFP reported "Some in Spain identified the intruder as Jaume Marquet Cot, better known as "Jimmy Jump," a real estate agent from the separatist-minded region of Catalonia who is known for pitch invasions of several major sporting events."

Here's the winning song, Lena with 'Satellite':

And here's a nice acoustic version of the song:


Anonymous said...

Wheres Bulgaria in your table? I cant see them anywhere!

Ronan said...

Bulgaria didn't make the final. They came 15th in the second semi-final with 10 points. 67 was the cut off point to make the final.

anonymous said...

pfft wth is it with everyone hating the uk. every single year we come last and its definately not because the song being crap :@

Ronan said...

This year I think it may have been partly the song's fault. It just didn't appeal to the greater European public. Plus Josh sounded very out of tune on the night.

That said, I expected Ireland to give the UK an 8 or maybe more. Perhaps we need more neighbours, or to split the UK into four countries. That's the only way to guarantee more points.