Eurovision 2011 Germany Dusseldorf

Eurovision 2011 Germany Dusseldorf

Eurovision, Europe's favorite annual event, took place this year in Düsseldorf Germany on the 14th of May 2011.

The 2011 Eurovision Song Contest was the 56th edition of this highly watched event. The host broadcaster was NDR. Preparations had already started at the Düsseldorf Arena months prior to the actual event. After the football pitch was removed and the groundwork completed with the stage and seating, a massive LED wall was installed with approximately 520 lighting-elements covering a width of 60 meters and a height of 18 meters. To note that the huge roof over the arena was retracted and weatherproofed for the event. More than 35,000 people were accommodated in the seating area, giving the public a chance to experience the show live. The tickets were also sold out weeks before the final Eurovision song contest.

Eurovision 2011 Germany Dusseldorf was presented by three hosts Anke Engelke, Judith Rakers, and Stefan Raab. It was the third time three people had hosted the contest after 1999 and 2010.

The 2011 Eurovision Song Contest took place on 3 days , 10 May (First Semi-Final), 12 May (Second Semi-Final) and 14 May (Grand Final). It was also the third time the contest was held in Germany, (Munich 1983 - Frankfurt 1957).

The voting system used was similar to previous contests, with a combination of televotes and jury votes selecting the winner. Viewers were able to vote during the performances; the voting window ended end 15 minutes after the conclusion of the songs.

Winners of Eurovision 2011:

Ell and Nikki represented Azerbaijan with "Running Scared".(WINNER OF EUROVISION 2011)

Raphael Gualazzi represented Italy with "Madness of Love" (2ND POSITION)

Eric Saade (part Lebanese) represented Sweden with 'Popular'. (3RD POSITION)

Participants in Eurovision 2011:

The final 2011 Eurovision Song Contest took take place on the 14 of May 2011, with only twenty-five countries competing out of the original 43 entries received by The European Broadcasting Union. From the two semi-finals on 10 and 12 May 2011, twenty countries qualified for the final, in addition to the "Big Five" winners that were automatically qualified for the final.

The 43 represented countries and their respective broadcasters were:

1. Albania (RTVSH)
2. Armenia (AMPTV)
3. Austria (ORF)
4. Azerbaijan (Ictimai TV)
5. Belarus (BTRC)
6. Belgium (RTBF)
7. Bosnia & Herzegovina (BHRT)
8. Bulgaria (BNT)
9. Croatia (HRT)
10. Cyprus (CyBC)
11. Denmark (DR)
12. Estonia (ERR)
13. Finland (YLE)
14. France (France TV)
15. FYR Macedonia (MKRTV)
16. Georgia (GEGT)
17. Germany (NDR/ARD) (Host Broadcaster)
18. Greece (ERT)
19. Hungary (MTV)
20. Iceland (RÚV)
21. Ireland (RTÉ)
22. Occupied Palestine (IBA)
23. Italy (RAI)
24. Latvia (LTV)
25. Lithuania (LRT)
26. Malta (PBS)
27. Moldova (TRM)
28. The Netherlands (TROS)
29. Norway (NRK)
30. Poland (TVP)
31. Portugal (RTP)
32. Romania (TVR)
33. Russia (C1R)
34. San Marino (SMRTV)
35. Serbia (RTS)
36. Slovakia (STV)
37. Slovenia (RTVSLO)
38. Spain (RTVE)
39. Sweden (SVT)
40. Switzerland (SRG/SSR)
41. Turkey (TRT)
42. Ukraine (NTU)
43. United Kingdom (BBC)

Top 5 Participants in Eurovision 2011 semi-finals:

Amaury Vassili represented France ; His song is called 'Sognu'.

Raphael Gualazzi represented Italy with 'Madness Of Love'.

Blue represented the UK with 'I Can'.

Lena represented Germany with 'Taken by a Stranger'.

Lucía Pérez represented Spain with 'Que me quiten lo bailao' (They can't take away the good things I've lived)

Other Participants in Eurovision 2011:

Magdalena Tul represented Poland with 'Jestem' (I am)

Stella Mwangi represented Norway with "Haba Haba" Little by little.

Aurela Gaçe represented Albania with "Feel the Passion".

Emmy represented Armenia with "Boom-Boom".

Yüksek Sadakat represented Turkey with "Live It Up".

Nina represented Serbia with "Čaroban" (Magical).

Alexey Vorobyov represented Russia with "Get You".

Anna Rossinelli represented Switzerland with "In Love for a While".

Eldrine represented Georgia with "One More Day".

Paradise Oskar represented Finland with "Da Da Dam" .

Glen Vella represented Malta with "One Life".

Senit represented San Marino with "Stand By".

Daria Kinzer represented Croatia with "Celebrate".

Sigurjón's Friends represented Iceland with "Coming Home"

Kati Wolf represented Hungary with "What About My Dreams?".

Homens da Luta represented Portugal with "A luta é alegria" (The struggle is joy)

Evelina Sašenko represented Lithuania with "C'est ma vie" (It's my life)

Loukas Giorkas feat. Stereo Mike represented Greece with "Watch My Dance".

Dino Merlin represented Bosnia and Herzegovina with "Love in Rewind".

Nadine Beiler represented Austria with "The Secret Is Love" .

3JS represented Netherlands with "Never Alone".

Witloof Bay represented Belgium with "With Love Baby".

TWiiNS represented Slovakia with "I'm Still Alive".

Mika Newton represented Ukraine with "Angels".

Zdob şi Zdub represented Moldova with "So Lucky" .

Christos Mylordos represented Cyprus with "San Aggelos S'agapisa" (I loved you like an angel).

Poli Genova represented Bulgaria with "Na inat" (For spite).

Vlatko Ilievski represented Macedonia with "Rusinka" (Russian girl).

Dana International represented Occupied Palestine with "Ding Dong".

Maja Keuc represented Slovenia with "No One".

Hotel FM represented Romania with "Change"

Getter Jaani represented Estonia with "Rockefeller Street".

Anastasia Vinnikova represented Belarus with "I Love Belarus" .

Musiqq represented Latvia with "Angel in Disguise"

A Friend In London represented Denmark with "New Tomorrow".

Jedward represented Ireland with "Lipstick".

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