What a magnificent show! Europe has decided and for the first time in Eurovision history Finland received the crown! If you have followed the voting it has become clear during the first third part that Finland is leading. Their song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" has reached the hearts of the Europeans. They did not win scantily, the won by a mile! 38 countries have voted for this magnificent result of 292 points! So that's why the next Eurovision Song Contest is taking place in 2007 in Finland.
On the second rank with 248 point came Russia with "Never let you go" and on third rank and 229 points Bosnia & Herzegovina and "Leila". Under the high estimations went Texas Lightening from Germany with only 36 points and came 15th. The host country Greece came on a respectable 9th rank with 128 points. Fears of manipulation have been taken by the highest EBU representative Svante Stockselius, it was not possible to vote via Internet telephone (Voice over IP).
Just recently Finland voted the be best Finnish Eurovision entry ever, and Lordi won with "Hard Rock Hallelujah". Finland always shaped up badly and came last so many times and they tried so hard, but this year it worked out brilliantly. Now the world is looking to Finland. Congratulations!
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.