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.

Participants

Countries relegated/withdrawn in 2002 are highlighted in pink/red. After Portugal withdrew in 2002, their place was awarded to 18th-place Latvia (The Netherlands lost a tiebreaker with the latter).

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 IconThe Netherlands.png The Netherlands Michelle Courtens Out On My Own English -- 18 16
02 IconIceland.png Iceland Two Tricky Angel English -- 23 3
03 IconBosnia and Herzegovina.png Bosnia and Herzegovina Nino Pršeš Hano Bosnian Hannah 14 29
04 IconNorway.png Norway Haldor Lægreid On My Own English -- 23 3
05 IconIsrael.png Israel Tal Sondak En Davar Hebrew Never Mind 16 25
06 IconRussia.png Russia Mumiy Troll Lady Alpine Blue English -- 12 37
07 IconSweden.png Sweden Friends Listen To Your Heartbeat -- 5 100
08 IconLithuania.png Lithuania SKAMP You Got Style English, Lithuanian -- 13 35
09 IconLatvia.png Latvia Arnis Mednis Too Much English -- 18 16
10 IconCroatia.png Croatia Vanna Strings of My Heart English -- 10 42
11 IconPortugal.png Portugal MTM Só sei ser feliz assim Portuguese This is the only way I know to be happy 17 18
12 IconIreland.png Ireland Gary O'Shaughnessy Without Your Love English -- 21 6
13 IconSpain.png Spain David Civera Dile que la quiero Spanish Tell her that I love her 6 76
14 IconFrance.png France Natasha St-Pier Je n'ai que mon âme French, English All I have is my soul 4 142
15 IconTurkey.png Turkey Sedat Yüce Sevgiliye Son Turkish, English End of my lover 11 41
16 IconUnited Kingdom.png United Kingdom Lindsay Dracass No Dream Impossible English -- 15 28
17 IconSlovenia.png Slovenia Nuša Derenda Energy -- 7 70
18 IconPoland.png Poland Piasek 2 Long English -- 20 11
19 IconGermany.png Germany Michelle Wer Liebe lebt German, English Whoever lives love 8 66
20 IconEstonia.png Estonia Tanel Padar & Dave Benton w/ 2XL Everybody English -- 1 198
21 IconMalta.png Malta Fabrizio Faniello Another Summer Night English -- 9 48
22 IconGreece.png Greece Antique Die for You -- 3 147
23 IconDenmark.png Denmark Rollo & King Never Ever Let You Go -- 2 177

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