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The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the 55th edition held at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway.  The semis took place on 25 and 27 May 2010 with the final on 29 May 2010.  The show was hosted by Nadia Hasnaoui, Haddy N'jie and Erik Solbakken.

With the success of the debut of the split jury/televote voting system in the previous year's final, it would become the system that would not only choose the winner in the final, but also choose the ten qualifiers from each of the two semi-finals. 39 countries took part, Georgia returned after their one-year absence.  Andorra, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Montenegro all withdrew.

This year's contest is best known for giving birth to an Internet phenomenon: Moldova's song proved to be extremely popular with fans and went viral due to a saxophone solo by Sunstroke Project member Sergey Stepanov, who would earn the nickname "Epic Sax Guy".

It was also the final contest for then Executive Supervisor Svante Stockselius. Jon Ola Sand, who was the executive producer of the 2010 contest, would go on to be his successor.

The contest was won by Germany, who had waited 28 years since their last win back in 1982 and became the first Big Four nation to win since the rule was introduced back in 2000. The winning song was Satellite performed by Lena.

Participants

Semi-Final 1

IconFrance France, IconGermany Germany and IconSpain Spain voted in this semi.  It was held on 25 May 2010.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 IconMoldova Moldova Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira Run Away English -- 10 52
02 IconRussia Russia Peter Nalitch & Friends Lost and Forgotten English -- 7 74
03 IconEstonia Estonia Malcolm Lincoln & Manpower 4 Siren English -- 14 39
04 IconSlovakia Slovakia Kristina Horehronie Slovak -- 16 24
05 IconFinland Finland Kuunkuiskaajat Työlki ellää Finnish One can work for a living too 11 49
06 IconLatvia Latvia Aisha What For? English -- 17 11
07 IconSerbia Serbia Milan Stanković Ovo je Balkan Serbian This is the Balkans 5 79
08 IconBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Vukašin Brajić Thunder and Lightning English -- 8 59
09 IconPoland Poland Marcin Mroziński Legenda English, Polish The legend 13 44
10 IconBelgium Belgium Tom Dice Me and My Guitar English -- 1 167
11 IconMalta Malta Thea Garrett My Dream English -- 12 45
12 IconAlbania Albania Juliana Pasha It's All About You English -- 6 76
13 IconGreece Greece Giorgos Alkaios & Friends OPA! Greek -- 2 133
14 IconPortugal Portugal Filipa Azevedo Há dias assim Portuguese It's one of those days 4 89
15 IconNorth Macedonia North Macedonia Gjoko Taneski, Billy Zver and Pejčin Jas ja imam silata Macedonian I have the strength 15 37
16 IconBelarus Belarus 3+2 ft. Robert Wells Butterflies English -- 9 59
17 IconIceland Iceland Hera Björk Je ne sais quoi English I don't know what 3 123

Semi-Final 2

IconNorway Norway and IconUnited Kingdom United Kingdom voted in this semi.  It was held on 27 May 2010.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 IconLithuania Lithuania InCulto Eastern European Funk English -- 12 44
02 IconArmenia Armenia Eva Rivas Apricot Stone English -- 6 83
03 IconIsrael Israel Harel Skaat Milim Hebrew Words 8 71
04 IconDenmark Denmark Chanée & N'evergreen In a Moment Like This English -- 5 101
05 IconSwitzerland Switzerland Michael von der Heide Il pleut de l'or French It's raining gold 17 2
06 IconSweden Sweden Anna Bergendahl This Is My Life English -- 11 62
07 IconAzerbaijan Azerbaijan Safura Drip Drop English -- 2 113
08 IconUkraine Ukraine Alyosha Sweet People English -- 7 77
09 IconThe Netherlands The Netherlands Sieneke Ik ben verliefd (Sha-la-lie) Dutch I'm in love (Sha-la-lie) 14 29
10 IconRomania Romania Paula Seling & Ovi Playing With Fire English -- 4 104
11 IconSlovenia Slovenia Ansambel ŽlindraKalamari Narodnozabavni rock Slovene Native folk rock 16 6
12 IconIreland Ireland Niamh Kavanagh It's for You English -- 9 67
13 IconBulgaria Bulgaria Miro Angel si ti Bulgarian, English You're an angel 15 19
14 IconCyprus Cyprus Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders Life Looks Better in Spring English -- 10 67
15 IconCroatia Croatia Feminnem Lako je sve Croatian Everything is easy 13 33
16 IconGeorgia Georgia Sofia Nizharadze Shine English -- 3 106
17 IconTurkey Turkey MaNga We Could Be The Same English -- 1 118

Grand Final

All countries voted. It was held on 29 May 2010

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 IconAzerbaijan Azerbaijan Safura Drip Drop English -- 5 145
02 IconSpain Spain Daniel Diges Algo pequeñito Spanish Something tiny 15 68
03 IconNorway Norway Didrik Solli-Tangen My Heart Is Yours English -- 20 35
04 IconMoldova Moldova Sunstroke Project & Olia Tira Run Away English -- 22 27
05 IconCyprus Cyprus Jon Lilygreen & The Islanders Life Looks Better in Spring English -- 21 27
06 IconBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Vukašin Brajić Thunder and Lightning English -- 17 51
07 IconBelgium Belgium Tom Dice Me and My Guitar English -- 6 143
08 IconSerbia Serbia Milan Stanković Ovo je Balkan Serbian This is the Balkans 13 72
09 IconBelarus Belarus 3+2 ft. Robert Wells Butterflies English -- 24 18
10 IconIreland Ireland Niamh Kavanagh It's for You English -- 23 25
11 IconGreece Greece Giorgos Alkaios & Friends OPA! Greek -- 8 140
12 IconUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Josh Dubovie That Sounds Good To Me English -- 25 10
13 IconGeorgia Georgia Sofia Nizharadze Shine English -- 9 136
14 IconTurkey Turkey MaNga We Could Be The Same English -- 2 170
15 IconAlbania Albania Juliana Pasha It's All About You English -- 16 62
16 IconIceland Iceland Hera Björk Je ne sais quoi English I don't know what 19 41
17 IconUkraine Ukraine Alyosha Sweet People English -- 10 108
18 IconFrance France Jessy Matador Allez Ola Olé French Come on! Ola! Olé! 12 82
19 IconRomania Romania Paula Seling & Ovi Playing With Fire English -- 3 162
20 IconRussia Russia Peter Nalitch & Friends Lost and Forgotten English -- 11 90
21 IconArmenia Armenia Eva Rivas Apricot Stone English -- 7 141
22 IconGermany Germany Lena Meyer-Landrut Satellite English -- 1 246
23 IconPortugal Portugal Filipa Azevedo Há dias assim Portuguese It's one of those days 18 43
24 IconIsrael Israel Harel Skaat Milim Hebrew Words 14 71
25 IconDenmark Denmark Chanée and N'evergreen In a Moment Like This English -- 4 149

Videos

Eurovision Song Contest 2010 - Grand Final - Full Show

Eurovision Song Contest 2010 - Grand Final - Full Show

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