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Eurovision Song Contest 2006

"Eurovision 2006" redirects here. For the Junior Contest, see Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006.

Template:Infobox Song Contest The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the 51st Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on 18 May (for the semi-final) and 20 May 2006 (for the final). The hosting national broadcaster of the contest was Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi (ERT). The Finnish band Lordi won the contest with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah", written by lead singer Mr. Lordi. "Hard Rock Hallelujah" was the first ever hard rock song to win the contest, since Eurovision is normally associated with softer pop music and schlager. This was Finland's first victory in Eurovision after waiting forty-five years. It is also noted that they scored the same amount of points in the semi-final and the grand final.

The hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest in Athens were Greek singer Sakis Rouvas, the Greek representative at Eurovision in 2004 and 2009, and the Greek American television presenter and actress, Maria Menounos.[1] In the semi-final, both the hosts sang Katrina and the Waves' contest-winning "Love Shine A Light". For one of the intervals, Sakis Rouvas sang an English version of his Greek hit "S'eho Erotefthi" called "I'm in love with you". Helena Paparizou, who performed the winning song in Kiev, returned to the Eurovision stage in Athens. Following the examples of Sertab Erener and Ruslana in the last two years, she sang twice in the final, "My Number One" in the opening and her current song "Mambo!" in the interval (which was also a smash hit in Greece at the time); Greek dancers were also present in the interval acts, as well as other Greek elements. An official CD and DVD was released and a new introduction was an official fan book released from this year, and every year to come with detailed information of every country.

The 2006 contest also saw the 1,000th song to be performed in the contest, when "Every Song Is a Cry for Love" by Ireland's Brian Kennedy was first sung in the semi-final. Armenia also entered for the first time in the contest.

Location

For more details on the host city, see Athens.

The venue that was chosen as the host venue, was the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, the capital city of Greece.

Format

Visual design

The official logo of the contest remained the same from 2004 and 2005 with the country's flag in the heart being changed. The 2006 sub-logo created by the design company Karamela for Greek television was apparently based on the Phaistos Disc which is a popular symbol of ancient Greece. According to ERT, it was "inspired by the wind and the sea, the golden sunlight and the glow of the sand". Following Istanbul's "Under The Same Sky" and Kiev's "Awakening", the slogan for the 2006 show was "Feel The Rhythm". This theme was also the basis for the postcards for the 2006 show, which emphasized Greece's historical significance as well as being a major modern tourist destination.

Voting

To save time in the final, the voting time lasted ten minutes and the voting process was changed: points 1-7 were shown immediately on-screen. The spokespersons only announced the countries scoring 8, 10 and 12 points. Despite this being intended to speed proceedings up, there were still problems during voting – EBU imaging over-rode Maria Menounos during a segment in the voting interval and some scoreboards were slow to load. The Dutch spokesperson Paul de Leeuw also caused problems, giving his mobile number to presenter Rouvas during the Dutch results,[2] and slowing down proceedings, also by announcing the first seven points. Constantinos Christoforou (who also represented Cyprus in 1996, 2002 and 2005) saluted from "Nicosia, the last divided capital in Europe"; during Cyprus' reading, the telecast displayed Switzerland by mistake. This voting process has been criticized because suspense was lost by only reading three votes instead of ten. And for the first time, the display for the Macedonian entry had the title spelled out in its entirety (as "Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia") instead of being abbreviated as it has been in previous years (as "FYR Macedonia").

Participating countries

Participating countries in a Eurovision Song Contest must be active members of the EBU.

Semi-final

The semi-final was held on 18 May 2006 at 21:00 (CET). 23 countries performed and all 37 participants and Serbia & Montenegro voted.

Shaded countries qualified for the Eurovision Final

Draw Country Language[3] Artist Song English translation Place Points
01 23x15px Armenia English André "Without Your Love" 6 150
02 23x15px Bulgaria English Mariana Popova "Let Me Cry" 17 36
03 23x15px Slovenia English Anžej Dežan "Mr Nobody" 16 49
04 23x15px Andorra Catalan Jenny "Sense tu" Without You 23 8
05 23x15px Belarus English Polina Smolova "Mum" 22 10
06 23x15px Albania Albanian Luiz Ejlli "Zjarr e ftohtë" Cold as fire 14 58
07 23x15px Belgium English, French Kate Ryan "Je t'adore" I adore you 12 69
08 23x15px Ireland English Brian Kennedy "Every Song Is a Cry for Love" 9 79
09 23x15px Cyprus English Annet Artani "Why Angels Cry" 15 57
10 23x15px Monaco French, Tahitian Séverine Ferrer "La Coco-Dance" The Coco Dance 21 14
11 23x15px Macedonia English, Macedonian Elena Risteska "Ninanajna" (Нинанајна) 10 76
12 23x15px Poland English, Polish, Spanish, German, Russian[4] Ich Troje feat. Real McCoy "Follow My Heart" 11 70
13 23x15px Russia English Dima Bilan "Never Let You Go" 3 217
14 23x15px Turkey English, Turkish Sibel Tüzün "Süper Star" Superstar 8 91
15 23x15px Ukraine English Tina Karol "Show Me Your Love" 7 146
16 23x15px Finland English Lordi "Hard Rock Hallelujah" 1 292
17 23x15px Netherlands English, Imaginary Treble "Amambanda" 20 22
18 23x15px Lithuania English, French[5] LT United "We Are the Winners" 5 163
19 23x15px Portugal English, Portuguese Nonstop "Coisas de nada" Meaningless things 19 26
20 23x15px Sweden English Carola "Invincible" 4 214
21 23x15px Estonia English Sandra Oxenryd "Through My Window" 18 28
22 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Hari Mata Hari "Lejla" Layla 2 267
23 Template:Country data Iceland English Silvia Night "Congratulations" 13 62

Final

The finalists were:

  • the four automatic qualifiers France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom;
  • the top 10 countries from the 2005 final (other than the automatic qualifiers);
  • the top 10 countries from the 2006 semi-final.

The final was held on 20 May 2006 at 21:00 (CET) and was won by Finland.

Countries in bold automatically qualified for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 Final.

Draw Country Language[3] Artist Song English translation Place Points
01 23x16px  Switzerland English six4one "If We All Give a Little" 16 30
02 23x15px Moldova English, Spanish Arsenium feat. Natalia Gordienko "Loca" Crazy 20 22
03 Template:Country data Israel English, Hebrew Eddie Butler "Together We Are One" 23 4
04 23x15px Latvia English Vocal Group Cosmos "I Hear Your Heart" 17 30
05 23x15px Norway Norwegian Christine Guldbrandsen "Alvedansen" The Elf Dance 14 36
06 23x15px Spain Spanish Las Ketchup "Un Blodymary" A Bloody Mary 21 18
07 23x15px Malta English Fabrizio Faniello "I Do" 24 1
08 23x15px Germany English Texas Lightning "No No Never" 14[6] 36
09 23x15px Denmark English Sidsel Ben Semmane "Twist of Love" 18 26
10 23x15px Russia English Dima Bilan "Never Let You Go" 2 248
11 23x15px Macedonia English, Macedonian Elena Risteska "Ninanajna" (Нинанајна) 12 56
12 23x15px Romania English, Italian Mihai Trăistariu "Tornero" I'll return 4 172
13 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Hari Mata Hari "Lejla" Layla 3 229
14 23x15px Lithuania English, French[5] LT United "We Are the Winners" 6 162
15 23x15px United Kingdom English Daz Sampson "Teenage Life" 19 25
16 23x15px Greece English Anna Vissi "Everything" 9 128
17 23x15px Finland English Lordi "Hard Rock Hallelujah" 1 292
18 23x15px Ukraine English Tina Karol "Show Me Your Love" 7 145
19 23x15px France French Virginie Pouchain "Il était temps" It was time 22 5
20 23x15px Croatia Croatian Severina "Moja štikla" My stiletto heel 12[6] 56
21 23x15px Ireland English Brian Kennedy "Every Song Is a Cry for Love" 10 93
22 23x15px Sweden English Carola "Invincible" 5 170
23 23x15px Turkey English, Turkish Sibel Tüzün "Süper Star" Superstar 11 91
24 23x15px Armenia English André "Without Your Love" 8 129

Voting during the final and spokespersons

The following people were the spokespersons for their countries. A spokesperson delivers the results of national televoting during the final night, awarding points to the entries on behalf of his or her country.[7] A draw was held to determine each country's voting order. Countries revealed their votes in the following order:

  1. 23x15px Slovenia - Peter Poles
  2. 23x15px Andorra - Xavi Palma
  3. 23x15px Romania - Andreea Marin Bănică
  4. 23x15px Denmark - Jørgen de Mylius
  5. 23x15px Latvia - Mārtiņš Freimanis (Latvian singer in the 2003 Contest as part of F.L.Y.)
  6. 23x15px Portugal - Cristina Alves
  7. 23x15px Sweden - Jovan Radomir
  8. 23x15px Finland - Nina Tapio
  9. 23x15px Belgium - Yasmine (Hilde Rens)
  10. 23x15px Croatia - Mila Horvat
  11. 23x15px Serbia and Montenegro - Jovana Janković (Host of the 2008 Contest)
  12. 23x15px Norway - Ingvild Helljesen
  13. 23x15px Estonia - Evelin Samuel (Estonian singer in the 1999 Contest and veteran of several 1990s Eurolauls)
  14. 23x15px Ireland - Eimear Quinn (Irish winner of the 1996 Contest)
  15. 23x15px Malta - Moira Delia (Presenter of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014)
  16. 23x15px Lithuania - Lavija Šurnaitė
  17. 23x15px Cyprus - Constantinos Christoforou (Cypriot singer in the 1996, 2002 and 2005 Contests)
  18. 23x15px Netherlands - Paul de Leeuw
  19. 23x16px  Switzerland - Jubaira Bachmann
  20. 23x15px Ukraine - Igor Posypaiko
  21. 23x15px Russia - Yana Churikova
  22. 23x15px Poland - Maciej Orłoś
  23. 23x15px United Kingdom - Fearne Cotton
  24. 23x15px Armenia - Gohar Gasparyan
  25. 23x15px France - Sophie Jovillard
  26. 23x15px Belarus - Corrianna
  27. 23x15px Germany - Thomas Hermanns
  28. 23x15px Spain - Sonia Ferrer
  29. 23x15px Moldova - Svetlana Cocoş
  30. 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina - Vesna Andree-Zaimović
  31. Template:Country data Iceland - Ragnhildur Steinunn Jónsdóttir
  32. 23x15px Monaco - Églantine Eméyé
  33. Template:Country data Israel - Dana Herman
  34. 23x15px Albania - Leon Menkshi
  35. 23x15px Greece - Alexis Kostalas
  36. 23x15px Bulgaria - Dragomir Simeonov
  37. 23x15px Macedonia - Martin Vučić (Macedonian singer in the 2005 Contest)
  38. 23x15px Turkey - Meltem Yazgan

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Although Serbia & Montenegro did not compete in the contest, they still regained voting rights due to a scandal that was caused during their National Selection.

Score sheet

Televoting was used in all nations except Monaco and Albania. Monaco used a jury as the chances of getting enough votes needed to validify the votes were low. Albania used a jury since there were problems with their televote. In the semi final, Monaco and Albania used the jury voting due to insufficient televoting numbers. Coincidentally, Albania and Monaco were two of the three countries that didn't vote for the winning entry.

Semi-final

Televoting Results
Total Score Slovenia Andorra Romania Denmark Latvia Portugal Sweden Finland Belgium Croatia Serbia and Montenegro Norway Estonia Ireland Malta Lithuania Cyprus Netherlands Switzerland Ukraine Russia Poland United Kingdom Armenia France Belarus Germany Spain Moldova Bosnia and Herzegovina Iceland Monaco Israel Albania Greece Bulgaria Macedonia Turkey
Contestants Armenia 150 2 3 12 12 12 3 7 12 3 3 12 7 7 12 2 10 3 10 8 10
Bulgaria 36 1 8 4 5 8 3 6 1
Slovenia 49 1 6 7 5 2 2 2 7 3 4 7 3
Andorra 8 8
Belarus 10 1 6 3
Albania 58 1 2 7 3 10 2 2 1 3 5 7 12 3
Belgium 69 5 7 3 2 5 3 3 5 7 2 1 7 4 3 2 4 6
Ireland 79 3 5 4 4 1 4 3 1 6 6 6 4 3 2 1 2 8 1 2 7 5 1
Cyprus 57 4 4 1 3 7 7 1 2 10 4 12 2
Monaco 14 3 2 1 8
Macedonia 76 8 1 8 10 6 8 10 12 5 8
Poland 70 3 1 2 7 1 8 2 10 5 1 3 2 4 6 4 4 3 2 2
Russia 217 4 4 7 1 12 7 7 6 2 3 6 4 10 4 8 12 10 1 12 8 12 12 5 12 4 6 12 5 12 5 4
Turkey 91 10 6 8 1 10 8 10 8 12 3 6 1 8
Ukraine 146 2 6 8 6 10 2 2 5 4 3 3 6 6 10 6 10 10 3 10 3 5 2 8 4 3 2 7
Finland 292 10 10 5 10 8 8 12 10 10 8 8 12 10 10 10 7 6 5 6 8 12 12 5 8 12 10 5 8 12 7 8 7 7 6
Netherlands 22 2 4 1 3 4 1 2 5
Lithuania 163 6 5 3 4 10 5 4 8 7 5 3 5 8 12 4 5 5 4 10 10 6 1 6 2 8 4 1 6 4 2
Portugal 26 12 7 7
Sweden 214 7 8 6 12 5 12 10 5 4 4 10 7 8 12 5 2 4 4 4 3 7 6 6 5 4 7 7 6 10 8 6 5 4 1
Estonia 28 2 7 8 5 1 5
Bosnia and Herzegovina 267 12 1 12 8 2 6 10 12 6 12 12 12 1 6 2 3 5 8 12 8 7 5 4 5 6 3 10 1 8 7 12 1 10 6 10 10 12
Iceland 62 7 1 3 6 7 1 2 7 5 2 7 5 1 6 1 1
The table is ordered by appearance in the semi-final, then by pre-determined voting order.

12 points

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

N. Contestant Voting nation
9 Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia, Finland, Monaco, Norway, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey
8 Russia Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Ukraine
6
Armenia Belgium, Cyprus, France, Netherlands, Russia, Spain
Finland Estonia, Germany, Iceland, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom
3 Sweden Denmark, Malta, Portugal
1
Albania Macedonia
Cyprus Greece
Lithuania Ireland
Macedonia Albania
Portugal Andorra
Turkey Bosnia and Herzegovina

Final

Televoting Results
Total Score Slovenia Andorra Romania Denmark Latvia Portugal Sweden Finland Belgium Croatia Serbia and Montenegro Norway Estonia Ireland Malta Lithuania Cyprus Netherlands Switzerland Ukraine Russia Poland United Kingdom Armenia France Belarus Germany Spain Moldova Bosnia and Herzegovina Iceland Monaco Israel Albania Greece Bulgaria Macedonia Turkey
Contestants Switzerland 30 1 12 3 4 6 4
Moldova 22 12 3 3 2 1 1
Israel 4 4
Latvia 30 3 4 8 4 1 2 8
Norway 36 1 6 2 5 3 7 1 1 3 4 1 2
Spain 18 12 6
Malta 1 1
Germany 36 3 3 1 1 3 3 7 5 5 5
Denmark 26 8 3 6 1 8
Russia 248 4 6 8 2 12 7 7 12 3 7 5 3 10 5 5 12 8 2 12 10 1 12 2 12 6 7 10 6 5 12 4 8 10 8 5
Macedonia 56 6 8 8 4 7 8 3 6 6
Romania 172 5 3 6 2 10 6 6 2 5 4 4 4 6 10 1 10 1 1 4 3 6 4 7 3 5 12 12 2 2 10 2 7 2 2 3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 229 12 7 8 2 10 10 6 12 12 8 2 4 2 8 12 10 6 4 5 6 4 7 1 5 3 12 2 12 6 7 12 12
Lithuania 162 3 7 7 10 4 3 8 4 6 3 5 8 12 1 4 6 5 5 8 10 6 1 4 4 10 7 3 4 1 3
United Kingdom 25 2 4 1 1 2 2 8 3 1 1
Greece 128 1 10 4 1 10 6 8 3 12 5 5 7 8 5 2 8 1 1 8 12 7 4
Finland 292 8 10 4 12 8 6 12 8 10 7 12 12 10 7 10 5 7 8 7 8 12 12 8 7 10 10 6 7 12 7 12 5 6 7
Ukraine 145 2 5 3 5 12 1 2 4 2 5 1 2 7 6 1 10 6 10 10 3 8 5 6 2 6 5 3 5 8
France 5 2 3
Croatia 56 10 10 6 2 12 4 10 2
Ireland 93 1 4 2 5 4 5 5 4 2 7 6 4 6 4 3 2 2 8 3 1 4 1 10
Sweden 170 7 8 5 10 7 8 7 5 3 1 10 7 7 6 5 2 6 2 7 4 6 3 5 6 2 3 7 5 5 10 1
Turkey 91 6 7 12 10 3 12 12 10 1 7 3 4 4
Armenia 129 1 12 2 7 10 8 12 5 10 8 3 8 7 8 10 8 10
The table is ordered by appearance in the final, then by pre-determined voting order.

12 points

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

N. Contestant Voting nation
8 Bosnia and Herzegovina Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, Monaco, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey
Finland Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Sweden, United Kingdom
7 Russia Armenia, Belarus, Finland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine
3 Turkey France, Germany, Netherlands
2 Armenia Belgium, Russia
Greece Cyprus, Bulgaria
Romania Moldova, Spain
1 Croatia Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lithuania Ireland
Moldova Romania
Spain Andorra
Switzerland Malta
Ukraine Portugal

Other Awards

Marcel Bezençon Awards

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.[8] The awards are divided into 3 categories; Press Award; Artistic Award; and Composer Award.[9]

Category Country Song Performer(s) Composer(s) Final result Points
Artists Award
(Voted by previous winners)
23x15px Sweden "Invincible" Carola Thomas G:son, Bobby Ljunggren,
Henrik Wikström, Carola
5th 170
Composer Award 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina "Lejla" Hari Mata Hari Željko Joksimović,
Fahrudin Pecikoza, Dejan Ivanović
3rd 229
Press Award 23x15px Finland "Hard Rock Hallelujah" Lordi Mr. Lordi 1st 292

Barbara Dex Award

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)
23x15px Portugal "Coisas de nada" Nonstop José Manuel Afonso, Elvis Veiguinha

Other countries

Withdrawals

Ratings

After the Contest, EBU officials that the overall ratings for the Semi-Final were 35% higher than in 2005, and for the Final had risen by 28%.

In France, average market shares reached 30.3%, up by 8% over the 2005 figure. Other countries that showed a rise in average market shares included Germany with 38% (up from 29%), United Kingdom with 37.5% (up from 36%), Spain with 36% (up from 35%), Ireland with 58% (up from 35%) and Sweden, which reached over 80% compared to 57% the year previously.

Voting revenues had also risen from the Kiev Contest, and the official Eurovision website, www.eurovision.tv, reported visits from over 200 countries and over 98 million page views, compared with 85 million in 2005.

Noteworthy occurrences and records

From the Final

  • Finland had to wait forty-four years since their debut in 1961 to achieve their first victory. They had only received three 12 points in the history of the contest up to the 2006 contest, and none since 1977.
  • Lordi's winning score of 292 points was a record, the highest number of points in the contest's history at the time, only surpassed by Alexander Rybak in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009 and Loreen in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, with larger number of voting countries in 2009 and 2012.
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina reached third place, its highest position ever. The seventh place reached in 1999 had been its most successful entry.
  • Sweden's Carola obtained 170 points without receiving 12 points from any one country and reached 5th place.
  • Though Turkey was the fourth country with the most 12s (received from France, Germany and the Netherlands), the entry by Sibel Tüzün only reached 11th place with 91 points.
  • Lithuania waited 12 years to receive their first 12 points. This was finally realised by points from Ireland.
  • Runner-up Russia and 4th placed Romania were voted for by 35 countries, more than winner Finland, who received votes from 34 countries.
  • The United Kingdom placed 19th, receiving points from 10 countries, while Macedonia (12th), Croatia (13th) and Denmark (18th) were voted for by 9, 8 and only 5 countries respectively.
  • Both Turkey (91) and Finland (292) received the same number of points in the semifinal and the final.
  • Despite having withdrawn from the 2006 contest, Serbia and Montenegro retained their voting rights. During the announcement of their votes, spokesperson Jovana Janković said "So, as you know, we don't have a song for you this year, but we promise that next year we will give you the best one". Her promise was fulfilled when Marija Šerifović of Serbia won the contest the following year.[10] Janković would also host the 2008 Contest.
  • Alexis Kostalas, the long-time Greek spokesman, jokingly described Finland's Lordi "beautiful, gorgeous, sweet-looking creatures" before giving them the maximum twelve points, which eventually cemented their victory.
  • The Norwegian entry "Alvedansen" performed by singer, songwriter Christine Guldbrandsen, is the first and until now, the latest entry performed in Norwegian Language since the end of the language-rule in 1999.
  • For the first time ever, "Spidercam" technology was used in Eurovision
  • Dima Bilan would come back in 2008, this time with a different song and a different television channel and he won that year.

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous Year(s)
Anna Vissi 23x15px Greece 1980, 1982 (for Cyprus)
Eddie Butler Template:Country data Israel 1999 (part of Eden)
Viktoras Diawara (part of LT United) 23x15px Lithuania 2001 (part of SKAMP)
Fabrizio Faniello 23x15px Malta 2001
Ich Troje 23x15px Poland 2003
Carola 23x15px Sweden 1983, 1991 (winner)

Broadcasting

International broadcasts

23x15px Australia 
Although Australia is not itself eligible to enter, the semi-final and final were broadcast on SBS. As is the case each year, they were not however broadcast live due to the difference in Australian time zones. Australia aired the United Kingdom's broadcast, including commentary from Paddy O'Connell 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 462,000, and was ranked 21st of the broadcasters top rating programs for the 2005/06 financial year. [4]
23x15px Azerbaijan 
Azerbaijan were willing to enter the contest but since AzTV applied for active EBU membership but was denied on June 18, 2007, they missed the contest and have to wait until they're accepted. Another Azerbaijan broadcaster, OTV, broadcast the contest. It is a passive EBU member, and has broadcast it for the last 2 years. It was the only non-participating broadcaster this year to send its own commentators to the contest.[5]
23x15px Italy
Italian television did not enter because RAI, the national broadcaster, is in strong competition with commercial TV stations and they believe that the Eurovision Song Contest would not be a popular show in Italy. They have not broadcast the contest in recent years, although an independent Italian channel for the gay community has shown the show.
  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.
23x15px Gibraltar
Gibraltar screened only the final.


Commentators

Official album

Eurovision Song Contest: Athens 2006
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Compilation album by Eurovision Song Contest
Released 28 April 2006
Genre Pop
Length
  • 53:38 (CD 1)
  • 56:12 (CD 2)
Label CMC
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Eurovision Song Contest: Athens 2006 was the official compilation album of the 2006 Contest, put together by the European Broadcasting Union and released by CMC International on 28 April 2006. The album featured all 37 songs that entered in the 2006 contest, including the semi-finalists that failed to qualify into the grand final.[31]

CD 1
No. TitleArtist Length
1. "Sense tu" (Andorra)Jenny 3:00
2. "Zjarr e ftohtë" (Albania)Luiz Ejlli 3:10
3. "Without Your Love" (Armenia)André 3:01
4. "Lejla" (Bosnia and Herzegovina)Hari Mata Hari 3:03
5. "Je t'adore" (Belgium)Kate Ryan 3:01
6. "Let Me Cry" (Bulgaria)Mariana Popova 2:54
7. "Mum" (Belarus)Polina Smolova 2:30
8. "If We All Give a Little" (Switzerland)six4one 3:02
9. "Why Angels Cry" (Cyprus)Annet Artani 2:58
10. "No No Never" (Germany)Texas Lightning 3:00
11. "Twist of Love" (Denmark)Sidsel Ben Semmane 3:00
12. "Through My Window" (Estonia)Sandra Oxenryd 3:01
13. "Un Blodymary" (Spain)Las Ketchup 3:01
14. "Hard Rock Hallelujah" (Finland)Lordi 3:01
15. "Il était temps" (France)Virginie Pouchain 2:57
16. "Teenage Life" (United Kingdom)Daz Sampson 3:03
17. "Everything" (Greece)Anna Vissi 3:00
18. "Moja štikla" (Croatia)Severina 2:56
Total length:
53:38
CD 2
No. TitleArtist Length
1. "Every Song Is a Cry for Love" (Ireland)Brian Kennedy 2:59
2. "Together We Are One" (Israel)Eddie Butler 3:05
3. "Congratulations" (Iceland)Silvia Night 3:01
4. "We Are the Winners" (Lithuania)LT United 2:29
5. "I Hear Your Heart" (Latvia)Vocal Group Cosmos 3:00
6. "La Coco-Dance" (Monaco)Séverine Ferrer 2:59
7. "Loca" (Moldova)Arsenium feat. Natalia Gordienko 2:58
8. "Ninanajna" (Macedonia)Elena Risteska 3:00
9. "I Do" (Malta)Fabrizio Faniello 2:53
10. "Amambanda" (Netherlands)Treble 2:59
11. "Alvedansen" (Norway)Christine Guldbrandsen 2:55
12. "Follow My Heart" (Poland)Ich Troje feat. Real McCoy 2:58
13. "Coisas de nada" (Portugal)Nonstop 2:58
14. "Tornero" (Romania)Mihai Trăistariu 3:00
15. "Never Let You Go" (Russia)Dima Bilan 3:00
16. "Invincible" (Sweden)Carola 3:00
17. "Mr Nobody" (Slovenia)Anžej Dežan 3:02
18. "Süper Star" (Turkey)Sibel Tüzün 3:01
19. "Show Me Your Love" (Ukraine)Tina Karol 2:55
Total length:
56:12

References

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