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The show

Grand Final
Saturday, 15 May, 2004, 19:00
Semi-Final
Wednesday, 12 May, 2004, 19:00
Location
Abdi Ipekci Sport Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Host broadcaster
TRT
Presented by
Meltem Cumbul & Korhan Abay
EBU Supervisor
Svante Stockselius
TV Director
Sven Stojanovic
Interval Act
Fire of Anatolia

The contest

Number of participants
36
Winner

The show

Grand Final
Saturday, 15 May, 2004, 19:00
Semi-Final
Wednesday, 12 May, 2004, 19:00
Location
Abdi Ipekci Sport Center, Istanbul, Turkey
Host broadcaster
TRT
Presented by
Meltem Cumbul & Korhan Abay
EBU Supervisor
Svante Stockselius
TV Director
Sven Stojanovic
Interval Act
Fire of Anatolia

After having successfully hosted the first ever Eurovision Song Contest Semi-Final, Istanbul held its breath for the 2004 Final.

Race to the finish

Ten countries qualified from the Semi-Final: Serbia & Montenegro, Ukraine, Greece, Albania, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Malta, Croatia and FYR Macedonia.
Greece sent one of its biggest stars to Istanbul, Sakis Rouvas, who gave an energetic performance of his song Shake It. Similarly Serbia & Montenegro was represented by a singer who was big in the Balkans, Željko Joksimović.

About the winner 

Minutes into the voting it became clear that the winner would come from one of three countries; Ukraine, Greece and Serbia & Montenegro. 
Ukraine's Ruslana won the contest with Wild Dances. She had been on an extensive promotional tour before the contest and became one of Ukraine's best known artists. 

Facts & figures 

  • A DVD of the contest was released for the first time in 2004.
  • The slogan for the 2004 contest was Under The Same Sky
  • During the rehearsals Ruslana broke one of the glass panels of the stage with her whip!

The contest

Number of participants
36
Winner

Participants & Results

R/O
Country
Artist
Song
Points
Ranking
01SpainRamónPara Llenarme De Ti8710
02AustriaTie BreakDu Bist921
03NorwayKnut Anders SørumHigh324
04FranceJonatan CerradaA Chaque Pas4015
05Serbia & MontenegroŽŽeljko JoksimovićLane Moje2632
06MaltaJulie & LudwigOn Again... Off Again5012
07The NetherlandsRe-unionWithout You1120
08GermanyMax (Maximilian Mutzke)Can't Wait Until Tonight938
09AlbaniaAnjeza ShahiniThe Image Of You1067
10UkraineRuslanaWild Dances2801
11CroatiaIvan MikulicYou Are The Only One5012
12Bosnia & HerzegovinaDeenIn The Disco919
13BelgiumXandee1 Life722
14RussiaJulia SavichevaBelieve Me6711
15F.Y.R. MacedoniaTose ProeskiLife4714
16GreeceGreeceSakis RouvasShake It2523
17IcelandJónsiHeaven1619
18IrelandChris DoranIf My World Stopped Turning722
19PolandBlue CafeLove Song2717
20United KingdomJames FoxHold On To Our Love2916
21CyprusLisa AndreasStronger Every Minute1705
22TurkeyAthenaFor Real1954
23RomaniaSanda LadosiI Admit1818
24SwedenLena PhilipssonIt Hurts1705
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