Europe experienced a breathtaking show live from the Telenor Arena in Oslo tonight with 25 acts from 25 countries giving their very best. 20 of these had qualified
from the two Semi-Finals while host nation Norway and the so-called 'Big Four' - France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom - were automatically set for the Final. After all 39 countries had voted, it was Lena from Germany who was the lucky winner with his song Satellite, collecting 246 points altogether.
Pretty much out of nowhere – apart from the homemade dance videos and a few attempts with the school band – Lena conquered the audience’s heart during the national German final for the Eurovision Song Contest. “I didn’t tell my friends about my first casting for the show, so there wouldn’t be any stupid comments if I got kicked out straight away,” she says, thinking of her terrible stage fright. Even though Lena danced regularly during her childhood – from Ballet to Jazz and Hip Hop – she made her way to music without piano lessons or vocal training. But she got her chance, grabbed it and developed rapidly. Directly after the German national final, her single Satellite went to the top of all national charts and stayed there for weeks. Lena even created a new German download record: never before had a song sold so well in such a short time!
50% jury impact
The winner was decided by a mixture of 50% televote and 50% jury. For this purpose, national juries consisting of five music industry professionals gathered in all 39 participating countries who ranked the songs in Eurovision Song Contest style, giving 12 points to their favourite song, 10 points to their second favourite, etc. The results of the five jury members were then added up and accounted for 50% of the country's votes. Those results were then combined with the televoting results.
The Spanish entry by Daniel Diges Algo Pequeñito (Something Tiny) was disturbed by a spectator jumping on the scene, so according to the rules, the song was performed again at the end.
Eurovision Song Contest 2010 Final
PlaceCountryPerformerSongPoints1GermanyLenaSatellite2462TurkeymaNgaWe Could Be The Same1703RomaniaPaula Seling & OviPlaying With Fire1624DenmarkChanée & N'evergreenIn A Moment Like This1495AzerbaijanSafuraDrip Drop1456BelgiumTom DiceMe And My Guitar1437ArmeniaEva RivasApricot Stone1418GreeceGiorgos Alkaios & FriendsOPA1409GeorgiaSofia NizharadzeShine13610UkraineAlyoshaSweet People10811RussiaPeter Nalitch & FriendsLost And Forgotten9012FranceJessy MatadorAllez Olla Olé8213SerbiaMilan StankovićOvo Je Balkan7214IsraelHarel SkaatMilim7115SpainDaniel DigesAlgo Pequeñito (Something Tiny)6816AlbaniaJuliana PashaIt's All About You6217Bosnia & HerzegovinaVukašin BrajićThunder And Lightning5118PortugalFilipa AzevedoHá Dias Assim4319IcelandHera BjörkJe Ne Sais Quoi4120NorwayDidrik Solli-TangenMy Heart Is Yours3521CyprusJon Lilygreen & The IslandersLife Looks Better In Spring2722MoldovaSunstroke Project & Olia TiraRun Away2723IrelandNiamh KavanaghIt's For You2524Belarus3+2Butterflies1825United KingdomJoshThat Sounds Good To Me10