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The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was the 52nd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Helsinki, Finland, following Lordi's win at the 2006 contest in Athens, Greece with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah". The contest was held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland from 10 May to 12 May, and staged by host broadcaster Yle. A budget of €13 million was presented for arranging the contest. Other bids to host the contest came from Espoo, Turku and Tampere. The hosts were Finnish television personality Jaana Pelkonen and Finnish musician, stage performer and actor Mikko Leppilampi. Krisse Salminen acted as guest host in the green room, and reported from the crowds at the Senate Square. A record number of 42 countries participated. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) put aside its limit of 40 countries, which would have meant excluding some countries using a ranking order scheme.[2] The winner was Serbia, appearing as an independent country for the first time.[3] After Lordi scored the first ever Eurovision victory with a hard rock song, several countries sent rock songs to the Contest rather than the soft pop and schlager styles more closely associated with Eurovision. This trend continued at the 2008 and 2009 Contests. Cyprus and Latvia entered songs in languages other than their own or English. Although this happened with the Belgium 2003 entry, this was the first time the contest featured countries doing this with actual languages as opposed to an imaginary one.

Contents

1 Format

1.1 Visual design

2 Participating countries

2.1 Returning artists 2.2 Semi-final 2.3 Final

3 Scoreboard

3.1 Semi-final

3.1.1 12 points

3.2 Final

3.2.1 12 points

4 Other Awards

4.1 Marcel Bezençon Awards 4.2 OGAE 4.3 Barbara Dex Award

5 International broadcasts and voting

5.1 Voting and spokespersons 5.2 Other involved countries 5.3 High-definition broadcast 5.4 Commentators

5.4.1 Commentators for participating countries 5.4.2 Commentators for non-participating countries

6 Official album

6.1 Charts

7 References 8 External links

Format[edit]

The hosts Jaana Pelkonen and Mikko Leppilampi

Hartwall Areena, Helsinki - host venue of the 2007 contest.

On 12 March 2007, the draws for the running order for the semi-final, final and voting procedure took place. A new feature allowed five wild-card countries from the semi-final and three countries from the final to choose their starting position. The heads of delegation went on stage and chose the number they would take. In the semi-final, Austria, Andorra, Turkey, Slovenia and Latvia were able to choose their positions. In the final, Armenia, Ukraine and Germany were able to exercise this privilege. All countries opted for spots in the second half of both evenings. Shortly after the draw, the entries were approved by the EBU, ending the possibility of disqualification for the Israeli song.[citation needed] The United Kingdom chose their entry after the deadline because they were granted special dispensation from the EBU. The contest saw some minor changes to the voting time-frame. The compilation summary video of all entries including phone numbers was shown twice. The voting process was the same as 2006 except there was fifteen minutes to vote, an increase of five minutes on the 2006 Contest. In the final, the results from each country were once again shown from one to seven points automatically on screen and only eight, ten and twelve were read by the spokespeople. For the first time, the winner was awarded a promotion tour around Europe, visiting Denmark, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Greece and Germany. The tour was held between 16 May and 21 May. The event was sponsored by European communications group TeliaSonera, and — as with several previous contests — Nobel Biocare. Apocalyptica were the interval act, and played a medley of songs: Worlds Collide, Faraway and finally Life Burns!, but without the usual lyrics. Visual design[edit] The official logo of the contest remained the same as 2006; the flag in the centre of the heart was changed to the Finnish flag. The European Broadcasting Union and YLE announced that the theme for the 2007 contest would be "True Fantasy", which embraced Finland and "Finnishness" in terms of the polarities associated with the country.[4] The design agency Dog Design was responsible for the design of the visual theme of the contest which incorporated vibrant kaleidoscopic patterns formed from various symbols including exclamation marks and the letter F.[5] The stage was in the shape of a kantele, a traditional Finnish instrument. On 20 February 2007 a reworked official website for the contest was launched marking the first public exhibition of this year's theme. An official CD and DVD were released (but no HD DVD or Blu-ray, despite the event being broadcast in high definition for the first time). An official fan book was also released. The themes of the postcards (short videos between the acts) were short stories happening in different Finnish places. Participating countries[edit] Participating countries in a Eurovision Song Contest must be active members of the EBU. 42 countries submitted preliminary applications. Although in previous years the maximum number of participating countries was 40, the EBU allowed all 42 to participate in 2007. The Czech Republic, Serbia, Montenegro and Georgia all entered the contest for the first time in 2007.[6] Monaco announced its withdrawal on 12 December 2006,[7] and the EBU announced the final lineup of 42 countries on 15 December 2006. Returning artists[edit] Evridiki returned to represent Cyprus, having previously represented the nation in 1992 and 1994. Eiríkur Hauksson previously represented Iceland in 1986 as part of the vocal trio ICY and he previously represented Norway in 1991 as part of the group Just 4 Fun. Karolina Gočeva previously represented Macedonia in 2002. Edsilia Rombley previously represented the Netherlands in 1998. Semi-final[edit] The semi-final was held on 10 May 2007 at 21:00 (CET). 28 countries performed and all 42 participants voted. Countries qualified for the final are highlighted.

Draw Country Artist Song Language[8] Place Points

01  Bulgaria Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov "Water" Bulgarian 6 146

02  Israel Teapacks "Push the Button" English, French, Hebrew 24 17

03  Cyprus Evridiki "Comme ci, comme ça" French 15 65

04  Belarus Koldun "Work Your Magic" English 4 176

05  Iceland Eiríkur Hauksson "Valentine Lost" English 13 77

06  Georgia Sopho "Visionary Dream" English 8 123

07  Montenegro Stevan Faddy "'Ajde, kroči" ('Ајде, крочи) Montenegrin 22 33

08   Switzerland DJ BoBo "Vampires Are Alive" English 20 40

09  Moldova Natalia Barbu "Fight" English 10 91

10  Netherlands Edsilia Rombley "On Top of the World" English 21 38

11  Albania Frederik Ndoci "Hear My Plea" English, Albanian 17 49

12  Denmark DQ "Drama Queen" English 19 45

13  Croatia Dragonfly feat. Dado Topić "Vjerujem u ljubav" Croatian, English 16 54

14  Poland The Jet Set "Time to Party" English 14 75

15  Serbia Marija Šerifović "Molitva" (Молитва) Serbian 1 298

16  Czech Republic Kabát "Malá dáma" Czech 28 1

17  Portugal Sabrina "Dança comigo" Portuguese, English1 11 88

18  Macedonia Karolina "Mojot svet" (Мојот свет) Macedonian, English 9 97

19  Norway Guri Schanke "Ven a bailar conmigo" English2 18 48

20  Malta Olivia Lewis "Vertigo" English 25 15

21  Andorra Anonymous "Salvem el món" Catalan, English 12 80

22  Hungary Magdi Rúzsa "Unsubstantial Blues" English 2 224

23  Estonia Gerli Padar "Partners in Crime" English 22 33

24  Belgium The KMG's "Love Power" English 26 14

25  Slovenia Alenka Gotar "Cvet z juga" Slovene 7 140

26  Turkey Kenan Doğulu "Shake It Up Şekerim" English 3 197

27  Austria Eric Papilaya "Get a Life – Get Alive" English 27 4

28  Latvia Bonaparti.lv "Questa notte" Italian 5 168

Notes

1.^ Contained some words in French and Spanish. 2.^ Although the song was performed in English, the title and sentence in the lyrics "Ven a bailar conmigo" is in Spanish.

Final[edit] The finalists were:

the four automatic qualifiers France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom; the top 10 countries from the 2006 final (other than the automatic qualifiers); the top 10 countries from the 2007 semi-final.

The final was held on 12 May 2007 at 21:00 (CET) and was won by Serbia.

Draw Country Artist Song Language[8] Place Points

01  Bosnia and Herzegovina Marija Šestić "Rijeka bez imena" (Ријека без имена) Serbian 11 106

02  Spain D'NASH "I Love You Mi Vida" Spanish3 20 43

03  Belarus Dmitry Koldun "Work Your Magic" English 6 145

04  Ireland Dervish "They Can't Stop the Spring" English 24 5

05  Finland Hanna Pakarinen "Leave Me Alone" English 17 53

06  Macedonia Karolina "Mojot svet" (Мојот свет) Macedonian, English 14 73

07  Slovenia Alenka Gotar "Cvet z juga" Slovene 15 66

08  Hungary Magdi Rúzsa "Unsubstantial Blues" English 9 128

09  Lithuania 4Fun "Love or Leave" English 21 28

10  Greece Sarbel "Yassou Maria" (Γεια σου Μαρία) English 7 139

11  Georgia Sopho "Visionary Dream" English 12 97

12  Sweden The Ark "The Worrying Kind" English 18 51

13  France Les Fatals Picards "L'amour à la française" French, English ("Franglais") 22[9] 19

14  Latvia Bonaparti.lv "Questa notte" Italian 16 54

15  Russia Serebro "Song #1" English 3 207

16  Germany Roger Cicero "Frauen regier'n die Welt" German, English 19 49

17  Serbia Marija Šerifović "Molitva" (Молитва) Serbian 1 268

18  Ukraine Verka Serduchka "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" (Dancing Лаша Тумбай) German, English, Ukrainian 2 235

19  United Kingdom Scooch "Flying the Flag (For You)" English 22 19

20  Romania Todomondo "Liubi, Liubi, I Love You" (Люби, Люби, I Love You) English, Italian, Spanish, Russian, French, Romanian 13 84

21  Bulgaria Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov "Water" Bulgarian 5 157

22  Turkey Kenan Doğulu "Shake It Up Şekerim" English 4 163

23  Armenia Hayko "Anytime You Need" English, Armenian 8 138

24  Moldova Natalia Barbu "Fight" English 10 109

Notes

3.^ Contained some words in English.

Scoreboard[edit] All countries participating in the contest were required to use televoting and/or SMS voting during both evenings of the contest. In the event of technical difficulties, or if the votes of the country did not meet the EBU threshold, then a back-up jury's results were to be used. Albania and Andorra were the only countries that used juries. A draw was held in Helsinki to establish the order in which the countries presented their votes during the final. Semi-final[edit]

Televoting Results

Bulgaria 146 5

1

6 8

10 10 5 2 12 3 2 5 1 1 12 6 3 6 4

10

3

3

2

5 6 7 8

Israel 17

6

4

2

3

1

1

Cyprus 65

4

5

12

5

8 7

4 3

7

10

Belarus 176 4

12

1 7

4

5 2

1 4 3 10

12

10 3

5

6 7 7 4 6 3 12 12 10 4 4 12

4 2

Iceland 77

3

10

12

5 12

6 1

12

6

10

Georgia 123

8 8

4

6 3

4 10

1

7

8

8

5

10

3

10 10 7

3 8

Montenegro 33

8

5

7

5 5

3

Switzerland 40

6

3 2

2 1 2

8

10 2

4

Moldova 91

12 7

3 6

8

12

12 6

3

2

7 1

6 6

Netherlands 38

5

4

10 3

1

1 1

8

5

Albania 49 6

3

8

4 4

3

1

7

2

1 10

Denmark 45

2

3

5

4

1 5 6

4

8

7

Croatia 54 7

7

6

10

3

8

2

5

6

Poland 75 1 5 5 10 4 3 2

2

3

5 3

10

6

5

1 2

3 2 3

Serbia 298 12 10 10

12 7 6 5 5

8

12 4 4 2 6 8 12 12 7 10 1 8 12 12 10 8 1

8 8 10 8 8 2 10 5 6 5 12 12

Czech Republic 1

1

Portugal 88

7 6 12

10

8 1

3

1

1

7

8

4

3

10 7

Macedonia 97 10

5

10

6 7

10 2

8 10

6 6

12 5

Norway 48 2

3 3

7

4

1

2

3

2 4

6

7 2 1

1

Malta 15

7

6

2

Andorra 80

4

4 12

5 2

6

2 4 2

2 2

7

4

5

2

4

6 6

1

Hungary 224

1

4 8 2 12

1 12 10 1 1 7 10 5 10 4 7 6

6 7 10 4 8 8 7 4 8 10 4 8 4 3 8 12 8

4

Estonia 33

6

6

3

2

12

4

Belgium 14

2

12

Slovenia 140 8 6

8 2 1

7 7

3 6 6 7

4

10

5

4 6 1 5

5

7 5 5

7 3

5 7

Turkey 197 3

2 7 10 12 8

2

7

8 12

12 8

12

6 10 1 12

10 7 1 7

3 1 10 12 8 6

Austria 4

1

3

Latvia 168

2

1

5 1

3

8 8

5 5 4 7 10

12 7 2 3 7 12 12 12 5

1 3 2

5 12 2 8

4

The table is ordered by appearance in the semi-final, then by pre-determined voting order.

12 points[edit] Below is a summary of all 12 points in the semi-final:

N. Contestant Voting nation

9 Serbia Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Switzerland

6 Turkey Albania, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom

5

Belarus Armenia, Israel, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

Latvia Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania, Malta, Poland

3

Hungary Denmark, Iceland, Serbia

Iceland Finland, Norway, Sweden

Moldova Belarus, Portugal, Romania

2 Bulgaria Cyprus, Turkey

1

Andorra Spain

Belgium Georgia

Cyprus Greece

Estonia Latvia

Macedonia Bulgaria

Portugal Andorra

Final[edit]

Televoting Results (Jury in Albania and Andorra)

Bosnia and Herzegovina 106 7

1

8 1 7

8

10

8

10 8

3

6 8 4 7

6

4

Spain 43 4

6

1

3 8 12

2

5

2

Belarus 145 3

10

5

2

4

1 2 1 6

12

7

2

10 7 8 1

12 12 8 4 7 10

7 4

Ireland 5

5

Finland 53

1

7

4

1 5 4 1

6

12

12

Macedonia 73 10

1

10

1 8

3

8 10

6 5

1 10

Slovenia 66 8 4

3 5

7 2 3

7

1

5

4 3 4

4

6

Hungary 128

6 2

8

12 10

5 2

8

4 5

7 4 8 3

4 5 1 4 5

8

5 8 2

2

Lithuania 28

2

1

12

10

3

Greece 139

3 8

3 1

2 4

4 3 8

7 10 12

1 10

4 3 5

4 12 4

5

6 10 3 7

Georgia 97

6 5

3

7 5 1 6

1 2 2 6

12

1 2 1

5

8 7 6

5 4

2

Sweden 51

2

12

8

12

10

7

France 19

2 8

4

3

2

Latvia 54

2

1 6

10 3

3 10 4 10

1

4

Russia 207 6 12 12 3

2 2 8 4 7 3 8 2

4

3 7 3 3 8 6 6 5

6

6 6 12 7 5 5 10

7 1 3 8 6 5 6

Germany 49

5 7

5

5

1

6

7

6

3

1

2

1

Serbia 268 12 7 7

12 8 6 4 1

12

12 7 5 1 6 3 12 12 3 8

10 12 8 8 4 8

6 6 10 6 5 3 7 8 5

12 12

Ukraine 235 2 10 6 12 4 4 3 7 7 3 6 3 5 1 12

4 4 5 4 10 5 8 2 2 12 1 8 3 8 10 3 3

8 12 6 12 7 8 2 3

United Kingdom 19

7 12

Romania 84

10 3 7

2 12

2

7

5

7

3

2

2 1 1

12

8

Bulgaria 157 5

4

6 5

12 10 6 5 6 6 4 6

5 10 6 7

4

7

7 1

3 4 2

3 5 8 10

Turkey 163 1

10 12 10

4

10 12

10 7

12

7 10

12

2 7 7 1 2

3

1 12 10 1

Armenia 138

5

5 10

6 8

12

10

8

5 2

10 10

12 8

5 10

10 2

Moldova 109

8 3 4

10 6 1 2 7

10

12 2

1 4

2 1

2

3 4 2 7 6

6

1 5

Vertically, the table is ordered by appearance in the final. Horizontally, the table is ordered by voting order.

12 points[edit] Below is a summary of all 12 points in the final:

N. Contestant Voting nation

9 Serbia Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Finland, Macedonia, Hungary, Montenegro, Slovenia, Switzerland

5 Ukraine Andorra, Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland, Portugal

Turkey Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom

3 Russia Armenia, Belarus, Estonia

Belarus Israel, Russia, Ukraine

2 Armenia Georgia, Turkey

Finland Iceland, Sweden

Greece Cyprus, Bulgaria

Sweden Denmark, Norway

Romania Moldova, Spain

1 Bulgaria Greece

Georgia Lithuania

Hungary Serbia

Lithuania Ireland

Moldova Romania

Spain Albania

United Kingdom Malta

Other Awards[edit] Marcel Bezençon Awards[edit] The Marcel Bezençon Awards were first handed out during the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia honoring the best competing songs in the final. Founded by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest and current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (member of the Herreys, Eurovision Song Contest 1984 winner from Sweden), the awards are named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon.[10] The awards are divided into 3 categories; Press Award; Artistic Award; and Composer Award.[11]

Category Country Song Performer(s) Composer(s) Final result Points

Artists Award (Voted by previous winners)  Serbia "Molitva" Marija Šerifović Vladimir Graić Saša Milošević Mare 1st 268

Composer Award  Hungary "Unsubstantial Blues" Magdi Rúzsa Magdi Rúzsa Imre Mózsik 9th 128

Press Award  Ukraine "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" Verka Serduchka Verka Serduchka 2nd 235

OGAE[edit] Further information: OGAE Organisation Générale des Amateurs de l'Eurovision (more commonly known as OGAE) is an international organisation that was founded in 1984 in Savonlinna, Finland by Jari-Pekka Koikkalainen.[12] The organisation consists of a network of 40 Eurovision Song Contest fan clubs across Europe and beyond, and is a non-governmental, non-political, and non-profitable company.[13] In what has become an annual tradition for the OGAE fan clubs, a voting poll was opened allowing members from different clubs around the world to vote for their favourite songs of the 2007 contest. Below is the top five overall results, after all the votes had been cast.[14]

Country Song Performer(s) Composer(s) OGAE result

 Serbia "Molitva" Marija Šerifović Vladimir Graić, Saša Milošević Mare 184

 Belarus "Work Your Magic" Dmitry Koldun Philip Kirkorov, Karen Kavaleryan 159

  Switzerland "Vampires Are Alive" DJ BoBo DJ BoBo 155

 Cyprus "Comme ci, comme ça" Evridiki Dimitris Korgialas, Poseidonas Giannopoulos 142

 Greece "Yassou Maria" Sarbel Alex Papakonstantinou, Marcus Englöf, "Mack" 107

Barbara Dex Award[edit] Further information: Barbara Dex Award The Barbara Dex Award has been annually awarded by the fan website House of Eurovision since 1997, and is a humorous award given to the worst dressed artist each year in the contest. It is named after the Belgian artist, Barbara Dex, who came last in the 1993 contest, in which she wore her own self designed (awful) dress.

Country Song Performer(s) Composer(s)

 Ukraine "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" (Dancing Лаша Тумбай) Verka Serduchka Andriy Danylko

International broadcasts and voting[edit] Voting and spokespersons[edit] The order in which each country announced their votes was determined in a draw during the heads of delegation meeting. The spokespersons are shown alongside each country.[15]

 Montenegro – Vidak Latković  Belarus – Juliana  Armenia – Sirusho (Armenian representative in the 2008 Contest)  Andorra – Marian van de Wal (Andorran representative in the 2005 Contest)  Austria – Eva Pölzl  France – Vanessa Dolmen  Denmark – Susanne Georgi (Andorran representative in the 2009 Contest)  Greece – Alexis Kostalas  Spain – Ainhoa Arbizu  Serbia – Maja Nikolić  Finland – Laura Voutilainen (Finnish representative in the 2002 Contest)  Turkey – Meltem Ersan Yazgan  Bosnia and Herzegovina – Vesna Andree Zaimović  Belgium – Maureen Louys  Portugal – Francisco Mendes  Albania – Leon Menkshi  Romania – Andreea Marin Bănică  Cyprus – Giannis Haralambous  Croatia – Barbara Kolar  Slovenia – Peter Poles  Israel – Jason Danino-Holt  Germany – Thomas Hermanns  Lithuania – Lavija Šurnaitė  Norway – Synnøve Svabø   Switzerland – Sven Epiney  Czech Republic – Andrea Savane  Netherlands – Paul de Leeuw and Edsilia Rombley  Ireland – Linda Martin (Irish representative in the 1984 Contest and winner of the 1992 Contest)  Malta – Mireille Bonello  Estonia – Laura Põldvere (Estonian representative in the 2005 Contest as part of Suntribe and in the 2017 Contest)  Georgia – Neli Agirba  Bulgaria – Mira Dobreva  Sweden – André Pops  Ukraine – Katya Osadcha  Russia – Yana Churikova  Latvia – Jānis Šipkevics (Latvian representative in the 2006 Contest as part of Cosmos)  Iceland – Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir  Poland – Maciej Orłoś  Moldova – Andrei Porubin  United Kingdom – Fearne Cotton  Macedonia – Elena Risteska (Macedonian representative in the 2006 Contest)  Hungary – Éva Novodomszky

Other involved countries[edit]

Australia  Although Australia was not itself eligible to enter, the semi-final and final were broadcast the event on SBS.[16] As is the case each year, they were not broadcast live due to the difference in Australian time zones. Australia aired the United Kingdom's broadcast, including commentary from Paddy O'Connell, Sarah Cawood and Terry Wogan. Before the broadcasts, viewers were told by an SBS host that the Eurovision Song Contest was one of their most popular programmes. The final rated an estimated 436,000 viewers, and was ranked number 20 on the broadcasters top rating programs of the 2006/2007 financial year.[4]

Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan were willing to enter the contest, but since AzTV applied for active EBU membership but was denied on 18 June 2007, they missed the contest and had to wait until they were accepted. Another Azerbaijani broadcaster, İctimai Televiziya və Radio Yayımları Şirkəti, broadcast the contest. It was a passive EBU member at the time, and had broadcast it for the previous two years. It was the only non-participating broadcaster this year to send its own commentators to the contest.[17]

Italy Italian television had not entered since 1997. National broadcaster RAI is in strong competition with commercial TV stations and believes that Eurovision would not be a popular show in Italy, although the 1991 edition (held in Rome) was followed by 6 million people. They have not broadcast the contest in recent years, although an independent Italian channel for the gay community has shown the show.[18]

Monaco Monaco broadcast the final on TMC after having withdrawn from this competition in December 2006, opening the possibility of returning for the 2008 contest. However TMC did not return in 2008.

Worldwide  A live broadcast of the Eurovision Song Contest was broadcast worldwide by satellite through Eurovision streams such as Channel One Russia, ERT World, TVE Internacional, TVP Polonia, RTP Internacional and TVR i. The official Eurovision Song Contest website also provided a live stream without commentary using the peer-to-peer transport Octoshape.

High-definition broadcast[edit] YLE produced the event in 1080i HD and 5.1 Surround Sound.[19] This was the first year that the event was broadcast live in HD. The BBC in the United Kingdom broadcast the final in high definition on BBC HD.[20] Swedish broadcaster SVT broadcast both the semi-final and the final on their HD-channel SVT HD.[21] However the event is only available to buy on standard-definition DVD, with no HD DVD or Blu-ray version available in high definition. Commentators[edit] Commentators for participating countries[edit] The commentators of the 42 participating countries are as follows:

Country SF / Final Commentator(s)

 Albania All Leon Menkshi (TVSH)

 Andorra[22] All Meri Picart (RTVA)

Josep Lluís Trabal (RTVA)

 Armenia - Gohar Gasparian

 Austria - Andi Knoll (ORF2)

 Belarus All Denis Kurian (Belarus 1)

Alexander Tikhanovich (Belarus 1)

 Belgium[23] All Jean-Pierre Hautier (La Une)

Jean-Louis Lahaye (La Une)

Patrick Duhamel (La Première)

Corinne Boulangier (La Première)

André Vermeulen (één)

Anja Daems (één)

Michel Follet (Radio 2)

Sven Pichal (Radio 2)

 Bosnia and Herzegovina All Dejan Kukrić (BHT1)

 Bulgaria All Georgi Kushvaliev

Elena Rosberg

 Croatia[24] All Duško Čurlić

 Cyprus[25] All Vaso Komninou (RIK 1)

 Czech Republic All Kateřina Kristelová

Final Pepa Vojtek

 Denmark[26] All Søren Nystrøm Rasted (DR1)

Adam Duvå Hall (DR1)

 Estonia[27] - Marko Reikop

 Finland[28][29] All Heikki Paasonen (YLE TV2)

Ellen Jokikunnas (YLE TV2)

Asko Murtomäki (fi) (YLE TV2)

Thomas Lundin (sv) (YLE FST5)

Final Sanna Kojo (YLE Radio Suomi)

Jorma Hietamäki (YLE Radio Suomi)

 France[23] SF Peggy Olmi (France 4)

Yann Renoard (France 4)

Final Julien Lepers (France 3)

Tex (France 3)

Yves Derisbourg (France Bleu)

 Georgia - Sandro Gabisonia

- Sopho Altunashvili

 Germany[30] All Peter Urban (Das Erste)

Final Thomas Mohr (NDR 2)[31]

Tim Frühling (hr3)[32]

 Greece All Fotis Sergoulopoulos (NET)

Maria Bakodimou

 Hungary All Gábor Gundel Takács (M1)

 Iceland[33] - Sigmar Guðmundsson (Sjónvarpið)

 Ireland[34][35] All Marty Whelan (RTÉ One)

Larry Gogan (RTÉ Radio 1)

 Israel - -

 Latvia - Kārlis Streips

 Lithuania - Darius Užkuraitis

 Macedonia - Milanka Rašić

 Malta[36] - Antonia Micallef

 Moldova - Vitalie Rotaru

- -

 Montenegro - Dražen Bauković (TVCG2)

- Tamara Ivanković (TVCG2)

 Netherlands[37] All Cornald Maas (Nederland 1)

Final Paul de Leeuw (Nederland 1)

 Norway[38] All Per Sundnes (NRK1)

 Poland[39] All Artur Orzech (TVP1)

 Portugal[40] - Isabel Angelino (RTP1)

- Jorge Gabriel

 Romania - Andreea Demirgian (TVR1)

 Russia - Yuri Aksyuta (Channel One)

- Yelena Batinova (Channel One)

 Serbia All Duška Vučinić-Lučić (RTS1)

 Slovenia - Mojca Mavec

 Spain[41] All Beatriz Pécker (TVE1)

 Sweden[42] All Kristian Luuk (SVT1)

Josef Sterzenbach (SVT1)

Carolina Norén (SR P3)[43]

  Switzerland[23] SF Nicolas Tanner (TSR 2)

Final Henri Dès (TSR 2)

All Bernhard Thurnheer (SF zwei)

Jean-Marc Richard(TSR 2)

Claudio Lazzarino (TSI 1)

Sandy Altermatt (TSI 1)

 Turkey All Hakan Urgancı (TRT 1)

 Ukraine All Timur Miroshnychenko (First National TV Channel)

 United Kingdom SF Paddy O'Connell (BBC Three)

Sarah Cawood (BBC Three)

Final Terry Wogan (BBC One)

Ken Bruce (BBC Radio 2)

Commentators for non-participating countries[edit] The commentators of the non-participating countries are:

Country SF / Final Commentator(s)

 Australia All As per United Kingdom (BBC) Commentary

 Azerbaijan Hüsniyə Məhərrəmova

 San Marino unknown unknown

Official album[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest: Helsinki 2007

Compilation album by Eurovision Song Contest

Released 20 April 2007

Genre Pop

Length

63:13 (CD 1) 62:50 (CD 2)

Label CMC

Eurovision Song Contest chronology

Eurovision Song Contest: Athens 2006 (2006)Eurovision Song Contest: Athens 20062006 Eurovision Song Contest: Helsinki 2007 (2007) Eurovision Song Contest: Belgrade 2008 (2008)Eurovision Song Contest: Belgrade 20082008

Eurovision Song Contest: Helsinki 2007 was the official compilation album of the 2007 Contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and released by CMC International on 20 April 2007. The album featured all 42 songs that entered in the 2007 contest, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify into the grand final.[44]

CD 1

No. Title Artist Length

1. "Salvem el món" (Andorra) Anonymous 2:59

2. "Hear My Plea" (Albania) Frederik Ndoci 3:02

3. "Anytime You Need" (Armenia) Hayko 3:00

4. "Get a Life – Get Alive" (Austria) Eric Papilaya 3:02

5. "Rijeka bez imena" (Bosnia and Herzegovina) Maria 3:06

6. "Love Power" (Belgium) The KMG's 2:54

7. "Water" (Bulgaria) Elitsa & Stoyan 3:06

8. "Work Your Magic" (Belarus) Koldun 3:06

9. "Vampires Are Alive" (Switzerland) DJ Bobo 2:59

10. "Comme ci, comme ça" (Cyprus) Evridiki 3:06

11. "Malá dáma" (Czech Republic) Kabát 3:11

12. "Frauen regier'n die Welt" (Germany) Roger Cicero 2:59

13. "Drama Queen" (Denmark) DQ 3:01

14. "Partners in Crime" (Estonia) Gerli Padar 2:59

15. "I Love You Mi Vida" (Spain) D'NASH 3:02

16. "Leave Me Alone" (Finland) Hanna 3:02

17. "L'amour à la française" (France) Les Fatals Picards 2:43

18. "Visionary Dream" (Georgia) Sopho 2:51

19. "Flying the Flag (for You)" (United Kingdom) Scooch 3:01

20. "Yassou Maria" (Greece) Sarbel 3:01

21. "Vjerujem u ljubav" (Croatia) Dragonfly feat. Dado Topić 3:03

Total length: 63:13

CD 2

No. Title Artist Length

1. "Unsubstantial Blues" (Hungary) Magdi Rúzsa 3:02

2. "They Can't Stop the Spring" (Ireland) Dervish 2:52

3. "Push the Button" (Israel) Teapacks 3:01

4. "Valentine Lost" (Iceland) Eiríkur Hauksson 3:02

5. "Love or Leave" (Lithuania) 4Fun 3:01

6. "Questa notte" (Latvia) Bonaparti.lv 2:57

7. "Fight" (Moldova) Natalia Barbu 3:01

8. "'Ajde, kroči" (Montenegro) Stevan Faddy 2:59

9. "Mojot svet" (Macedonia) Karolina 3:00

10. "Vertigo" (Malta) Olivia Lewis 3:03

11. "On Top of the World" (Netherlands) Edsilia Rombley 3:01

12. "Ven a bailar conmigo" (Norway) Guri Schanke 3:01

13. "Time to Party" (Poland) The Jet Set 3:00

14. "Dança comigo" (Portugal) Sabrina 2:50

15. "Liubi, Liubi, I Love You" (Romania) Todomondo 3:02

16. "Molitva" (Serbia) Marija Šerifović 3:02

17. "Song #1" (Russia) Serebro 3:00

18. "The Worrying Kind" (Sweden) The Ark 2:54

19. "Cvet z juga" (Slovenia) Alenka Gotar 3:00

20. "Shake It Up Şekerim" (Turkey) Kenan Doğulu 3:02

21. "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" (Ukraine) Verka Serduchka 3:00

Total length: 62:50

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak position

German Compilation Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[45] 3

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"Molitva" "Dancing Lasha Tumbai" "Song #1" "Shake It Up Şekerim" "Water" "Work Your Magic" "Yassou Maria" "Anytime You Need" "Unsubstantial Blues" "Fight" "Rijeka bez imena" "Visionary Dream" "Liubi, Liubi, I Love You" "Mojot svet" "Cvet z juga" "Questa notte" "Leave Me Alone" "The Worrying Kind" "Frauen regier'n die Welt" "I Love You Mi Vida" "Love or Leave" "L'amour à la française" "Flying the Flag (for You)" "They Can't Stop the Spring"

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"'Ajde, kroči" "Comme ci, comme ça" "Dança comigo" "Drama Queen" "Get a Life - Get Alive" "Hear My Plea" "Love Power" "Malá dáma" "On Top of the World" "Partners in Crime" "Push the Button" "Salvem el món" "Time to Party" "Valentine Lost" "Vampires Are Alive" "Ven a bailar conmigo" "Vertigo" "Vjerujem u ljubav"

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