The BEST Episodes of Eurovision Song Contest

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 8, 2020

Network: SBS (AU)

The Eurovision Song Contest is the longest-running annual international TV song competition, held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956.

Eurovision Song Contest 2009: 1st Semi-Final (Russia)

#1 - Eurovision Song Contest 2009: 1st Semi-Final (Russia)

Season 2009 - Episode 1 - Aired May 12, 2009

This year there are 42 entries to the Eurovision Song Contest, with San Marino withdrawing due to financial difficulties and Georgia being forced out of the contest as their song breached the rules of the contest, while Slovakia makes a return to the contest after an 11 year absence. The 54th Eurovision Song Contest is being hosted by Moscow, Russia, following Dima Bilan's win for Russia in the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest. The Contest will take place in Moscow's Olympic Indoor Arena.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2009: 2nd Semi-Final (Russia)

#2 - Eurovision Song Contest 2009: 2nd Semi-Final (Russia)

Season 2009 - Episode 2 - Aired May 14, 2009

This year there are 42 entries to the Eurovision Song Contest, with San Marino withdrawing due to financial difficulties and Georgia being forced out of the contest as their song breached the rules of the contest, while Slovakia makes a return to the contest after an 11 year absence. The 54th Eurovision Song Contest is being hosted by Moscow, Russia, following Dima Bilan's win for Russia in the 53rd Eurovision Song Contest. The Contest will take place in Moscow's Olympic Indoor Arena.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2010:  1st Semi-Final (Norway)

#3 - Eurovision Song Contest 2010: 1st Semi-Final (Norway)

Season 2010 - Episode 1 - Aired May 25, 2010

Artists from some 15-20 countries will compete in the first Semi-Final, as ten spots for the Final are at stake. Viewers and professional juries each have a 50 percent stake in the outcome. The professional juries will feature six members in each country. The 10 qualified acts will be announced in random order, and to raise the excitement the ranking and other voting results will not be announced until right after the Final.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2010:  2nd Semi-Final (Norway)

#4 - Eurovision Song Contest 2010: 2nd Semi-Final (Norway)

Season 2010 - Episode 2 - Aired May 27, 2010

Artists from some 15-20 countries will compete in the first Semi-Final, as ten spots for the Final are at stake. Viewers and professional juries each have a 50 percent stake in the outcome. The professional juries will feature six members in each country. The 10 qualified acts will be announced in random order, and to raise the excitement the ranking and other voting results will not be announced until right after the Final.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011: 1st Semi-Final (Germany)

#5 - Eurovision Song Contest 2011: 1st Semi-Final (Germany)

Season 2011 - Episode 1 - Aired May 10, 2011

Artists from some 15-20 countries will compete in the first Semi-Final, as ten spots for the Final are at stake. Viewers and professional juries each have a 50 percent stake in the outcome. The professional juries will feature six members in each country. The 10 qualified acts will be announced in random order, and to raise the excitement the ranking and other voting results will not be announced until right after the Final.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011: 2nd Semi-Final (Germany)

#6 - Eurovision Song Contest 2011: 2nd Semi-Final (Germany)

Season 2011 - Episode 2 - Aired May 12, 2011

Artists from some 15-20 countries will compete in the first Semi-Final, as ten spots for the Final are at stake. Viewers and professional juries each have a 50 percent stake in the outcome. The professional juries will feature six members in each country. The 10 qualified acts will be announced in random order, and to raise the excitement the ranking and other voting results will not be announced until right after the Final.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008: Final (Serbia)

#7 - Eurovision Song Contest 2008: Final (Serbia)

Season 2008 - Episode 3 - Aired May 24, 2008

Serbia's debut entry as an independent nation, the ballad "Molitva" by Marija Šerifović, won the Eurovision Song Contest 2007, receiving 268 points. Serbia became the first country that won with debut entry after Switzerland's win at the first edition. After this, they were the host of the 2008 contest in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2007: Final (Finland)

#8 - Eurovision Song Contest 2007: Final (Finland)

Season 2007 - Episode 2 - Aired May 12, 2007

The Final of the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest took place in Helsinki, Finland, at the Hartwall Arena. For the occasion, the venue was referred to as the Helsinki Arena. Czech Republic and Georgia debuted in the Semi-Final, so did Serbia and Montenegro as independent states. Of those countries, only Georgia and Serbia managed to qualify for the Final, together with returning country Hungary.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008: 1st Semi-Final (Serbia)

#9 - Eurovision Song Contest 2008: 1st Semi-Final (Serbia)

Season 2008 - Episode 1 - Aired May 20, 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2008: 2nd Semi-Final (Serbia)

#10 - Eurovision Song Contest 2008: 2nd Semi-Final (Serbia)

Season 2008 - Episode 2 - Aired May 22, 2008

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Eurovision Song Contest 2007: Semi-Final (Finland)

#11 - Eurovision Song Contest 2007: Semi-Final (Finland)

Season 2007 - Episode 1 - Aired May 10, 2007

28 countries performed in this semifinal!

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Eurovision Song Contest 2006: Semi-Final (Greece)

#12 - Eurovision Song Contest 2006: Semi-Final (Greece)

Season 2006 - Episode 1 - Aired May 18, 2006

23 countries performed in this semi-final.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005:Semi-Final (Ukraine)

#13 - Eurovision Song Contest 2005:Semi-Final (Ukraine)

Season 2005 - Episode 1 - Aired May 19, 2005

25 countries performed in this semifinal.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2004: Semi-Final (Turkey)

#14 - Eurovision Song Contest 2004: Semi-Final (Turkey)

Season 2004 - Episode 1 - Aired May 12, 2004

This year's Eurovision contest was the first to be a two-day event, with one qualifying round held on a Wednesday and the grand final held on the following Saturday. 22 countries performed, Andorra, Albania, Belarus and Serbia and Montenegro participated in the Contest for the first time, with Monaco returning after a 25-year absence.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2006: Final (Greece)

#15 - Eurovision Song Contest 2006: Final (Greece)

Season 2006 - Episode 2 - Aired May 20, 2006

With the Eurovision Song Contest already enjoying enormous popularity in Greece, Helena Paparizou's victory in 2005 created the perfect circumstances to organise the show. Under the Greek sun, the 2006 contest took place in Athens!

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Eurovision Song Contest 2005: Final (Ukraine)

#16 - Eurovision Song Contest 2005: Final (Ukraine)

Season 2005 - Episode 2 - Aired May 21, 2005

The 2005 contest was seen by many as an open competition with fans and pundits divided over which country would win. The Kyiv contest marked the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2004: Final (Turkey)

#17 - Eurovision Song Contest 2004: Final (Turkey)

Season 2004 - Episode 2 - Aired May 15, 2004

Ten countries qualified from the Semi-Final and join to the 'Big 4'; France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom (as the largest financial contributors to the European Broadcasting Union) and the ten highest placed finishers in the 2003 contest.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012: 1st Semi-Final (Azerbaijan)

#18 - Eurovision Song Contest 2012: 1st Semi-Final (Azerbaijan)

Season 2012 - Episode 1 - Aired May 22, 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012: 2nd Semi-Final (Azerbaijan)

#19 - Eurovision Song Contest 2012: 2nd Semi-Final (Azerbaijan)

Season 2012 - Episode 2 - Aired May 24, 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2003 (Latvia)

#20 - Eurovision Song Contest 2003 (Latvia)

Season 2003 - Episode 1 - Aired May 24, 2003

A record 26 countries took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in the Latvian capital Riga. The slogan for 2003 was Rendezvous in Riga. Ukraine made its debut in the competition and sent one of the country's biggest stars, Olexandr Ponomariov.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2002 (Estonia)

#21 - Eurovision Song Contest 2002 (Estonia)

Season 2002 - Episode 1 - Aired May 25, 2002

23 countries participated in 2002. Latvia entered the contest after Portugal declined the opportunity to participate. This was a rather peculiar situation, since Latvia ended up winning the whole contest in the end! There was no clear favorite among the 24 countries competing. Sweden, Germany and the host country Estonia were tipped as winners, but it was Marie N (Marija Naumova) who lifted the trophy.

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Eurovision Song Contest 2001 (Denmark)

#22 - Eurovision Song Contest 2001 (Denmark)

Season 2001 - Episode 1 - Aired May 12, 2001

23 countries participated in the 2001 Eurovision Song Contest. Bosnia & Herzegovina, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Lithuania and Greece all returned to the contest, replacing the seven countries with the lowest average result in the past five contests: Romania, Switzerland, FYR Macedonia, Finland, Belgium, Austria and Cyprus.

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Eurovision Song Contest 1956 (Switzerland)

#23 - Eurovision Song Contest 1956 (Switzerland)

Season 1956 - Episode 1 - Aired May 24, 1956

The first ever Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland, at the Teatro Kursaal, on 24th of May 1956.

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 Eurovision Song Contest 1957 (West Germany)

#24 - Eurovision Song Contest 1957 (West Germany)

Season 1957 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 3, 1957

The 1957 Eurovision Song Contest was hosted by the Hessischer Rundfunk on behalf of Deutsches Fernsehen ARD.

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Eurovision Song Contest 1958 (Netherlands)

#25 - Eurovision Song Contest 1958 (Netherlands)

Season 1958 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 16, 1958

The Dutch entry Net Als Toen by Corry Brokken had brought the first victory to the Netherlands in Frankfurt am Main the previous year and Dutch TV was the proud host in 1958. It was the first time that the winning country from the previous year had hosted the contest.

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