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The show

Final
Saturday, 12 May, 2001, 19:00
Location
Parkenstadion, Copenhagen, Denmark
Host broadcaster
DR
Presented by
Natasja Crone & Søren Pilmark
EBU Supervisor
Christine Marchal-Ortiz
Interval Act
Aqua

The show

Final
Saturday, 12 May, 2001, 19:00
Location
Parkenstadion, Copenhagen, Denmark
Host broadcaster
DR
Presented by
Natasja Crone & Søren Pilmark
EBU Supervisor
Christine Marchal-Ortiz
Interval Act
Aqua

A record-breaking 35,000 spectators attended the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, the largest venue to date.

Come on, everybody!

23 countries participated in the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest. Bosnia & Herzegovina, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Lithuania and Greece all returned to the contest, replacing the seven countries with the lowest average result in the past five contests: Romania, Switzerland, FYR Macedonia, Finland, Belgium, Austria and Cyprus.
The spectator record from the previous year in Stockholm was already broken in 2001 as nearly 35,000 attended the show in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.
France, Greece and Slovenia were predicted to win this year but Estonia took everyone by surprise by taking the trophy.

About the winner 

Tanel Padar and Aruban-born Dave Benton's pop-funk entry Everybody won the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest 21 points ahead of second-placed Denmark. The song did not become a hit in Europe but did provide Estonia with the opportunity to host the contest the following year. 

Facts and figures 

  • The EBU introduced a new rule this year that only the top 15 countries and the so called 'Big Four' (Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and France) could participate in the 2002 contest.
  • The Danish national broadcaster CR had to cope with major challenges including building a roof over the Parken Stadium so that it met the requirements to host the Eurovision Song Contest. The venue is still the largest to host the contest to date.
  • The presenters spoke entirely in rhyming couplets, much to the ridicule of UK commentator Terry Wogan. He later apologised for his comments after the Danish broadcaster complained to the BBC.

Participants & Results

R/O
Country
Artist
Song
Points
Ranking
01The NetherlandsMichelleOut On My Own1618
02IcelandTwoTrickyAngel322
03Bosnia & HerzegovinaNinoHano2914
04NorwayHaldor LægreidOn My Own322
05IsraelTal SondakEin Davar2516
06RussiaMumiy trollLady Alpine Blue3712
07SwedenFriendsListen To Your Heartbeat1005
08LithuaniaSkampYou Got Style3513
09LatviaArnis MednisToo Much1618
10CroatiaVannaStrings Of My Heart4210
11PortugalMTMSó Sei Ser Feliz Assim1817
12IrelandGary O'ShaughnessyWithout Your Love621
13SpainDavid CiveraDile Que La Quiero766
14FranceNatasha Saint-PierJe N'ai Que Mon âme1424
15TurkeySedat YüceSevgiliye Son4111
16United KingdomLindsay D.No Dream Impossible2815
17SloveniaNuša DerendaEnergy707
18PolandPiasek2 Long1120
19GermanyMichelleWer Liebe Lebt668
20EstoniaTanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XLEverybody1981
21MaltaFabrizio FanielloAnother Summer Night489
22GreeceGreeceAntiqueDie For You1473
23DenmarkRollo & KingNever Ever Let You Go1772
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