The Eurovision Song Contest 2001 was the 46th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 12 May 2001 at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was the first time in 36 years that Denmark hosted the Eurovision Song Contest, thanks to the Olsen Brothers' win the previous year in Stockholm. Parken Stadium was also the largest venue to host the contest with over 38,000 people attending the event.
The Olsen Brothers opened the show with a snippet from their winning song Fly on the Wings of Love, followed by their latest single "Walk Right Back". The presenters were Danish journalist and TV-show presenter Natasja Crone Back and the famous Danish actor Søren Pilmark who spoke most of their announcements in rhyme. BBC commentator Terry Wogan caused quite a stir among the Danish people when he referred to the hosts at one point as "the Tooth Fairy and Doctor Death".
The contest was won by Estonia who were represented by Tanel Padar and Dave Benton with the song Everybody. Dave Benton, who was born and raised in Aruba, was the first black person and, at the age of 50 years and 101 days, the oldest contestant at the time to win the contest. Estonia was also the first of the former Soviet states to win the contest as well as the first new winning nation since Yugoslavia in 1989.