Eurovision Song Contest 2004 Details Page


For all those people who are interested in the Eurovision Song Contest, here are some details for 2004.

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The 2004 Eurovision Song Contest was held at the Abdi Ipekci Stadium in Istanbul which can hold 9,000 seats. It was relocated from the Mydonose Showland in Istanbul. Ticket sales went on sale on Monday 16 February 2004 and priced up to €100. Perhaps Friday the 13th had something do with the snow which delayed ticket sales from Friday 13 February 2004! The presenters are Meltem Cumbul and Korhan Abay.

This is a summary of all the current news out there. There are other sites bigger than this one with more news, but I like to keep it simple.

Big Support for the Ukraine. Their odds are around 5-1 slashed from 33-1. They have to qualify first!

The order of the voting in the final is based on ISO codes, eg GB : Great Britain, DE : Germany, FR : France, ES : Spain etc.

 

For the first time in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest, the contest will be shown over 2 days, one for the semi-finals and one for the final. The draw for the contest was made on 23 March 2004. 

Semi final will be held on Wednesday 12 May 2004 from 20:00 to 22:00 UK/Ireland (21:00 to 23:00 CET)
 

Final will be held on Saturday 15 May 2004 from 20:00 to 23:10 UK/Ireland (21:00 to 00:10 CET)
All 36 countries will be allow to televote in the final, including the countries who are not in the final.

For UK Viewers, the semi finals will be broadcasted on BBC3 commentator Lorraine Kelly and Paddy O'Conell and
the final will be broadcasted on BBC1 commentator as always, Terry Wogan
For full details on the UK Entry
Click here for the details and Results.


Here are the songs for the 2004 Contest.

Semi Final broadcast on Wednesday 12 May 2004

Draw Order Country Date of Final Song Artist Semi or Final directly Betting Odds
25/03/04 08/05/04 11/05/04
1 Finland 24 January It Takes Two To Tango Jari Sillanpaa Semi Final 12/1 20/1 25/1
2 Belarus 31 January Moj Galilej (My Galileo) Alexandra & Konstantin Semi Final (New) 16/1 33/1 50/1
3 Switzerland 6 March Celebrate Piero Esteriore & the Music Stars  Semi Final 20/1 66/1 150/1
4 Latvia 28 February Dziesma par laimi Fomins & Kleins Semi Final 40/1 50/1 66/1
5 Israel 5 February Leha'amin (To Believe) David D'Or Semi Final 33/1 50/1 100/1
6 Andorra 14 March Jugarem a estimar-nos Marta Roure Semi Final (New) 50/1 50/1 50/1
7 Portugal 25 January Foi Magica (It was Magic) Sofia Semi Final 25/1 150/1 200/1
8 Malta 14 February On Again..Off Again Julie And Ludwig Semi Final 16/1 14/1 14/1
9 Monaco 21 February Prenez Soin De Notre Plančte (Take Care Of Our Planet) Marion Semi Final 50/1 100/1 125/1
10 Greece 17 March Shake it  Sakis Rouvas  Semi Final 12/1 4/1 7/2
11 Ukraine ? Dikiye Tantsy (Wild Dances) Ruslana Lyzhichko Semi Final 25/1 7/1 5/1
12 Lithuania 14 February What's Happened To Your Love Linas & Simona Semi Final 25/1 33/1 25/1
13 Albania 20 December Imazhi Yt (Your Reflection) Anjeza Shaini Semi Final (New) 50/1 40/1 33/1
14 Cyprus 17 February Stronger Every Minute Lisa Andreas Semi Final 16/1 12/1 10/1
15 FYR Macedonia 14 February Love Is Toshe Proevski Semi Final 33/1 50/1 50/1
16 Slovenia 15 February Stay Forever Platin Semi Final 25/1 50/1 66/1
17 Estonia 7 February Tii Neiokőső Semi Final 50/1 66/1 25/1
18 Croatia 14 March Daješ mi krila Ivan Mikulić Semi Final 40/1 50/1 100/1
19 Denmark 7 February Si' det lřgn (Tell me it's a lie) Thomas Thordarson Semi Final 14/1 14/1 12/1
20 Serbia and Montenegro 23 February Lane moje Željko Joksimović  Semi Final (New) 16/1 12/1 12/1
21 Bosnia Herzegovina 6 March In the Disco Deen Semi Final 16/1 16/1 20/1
22 Netherlands 22 February Without You Reunion Semi Final 20/1 50/1 66/1

Final  broadcast on Saturday 15 May 2004

Draw Order Country Date of Final Song Artist Semi or Final directly Betting Odds
25/03/04 08/05/04 11/05/04
1 Spain 28 January Para Llenarme De Ti (To Be Filled By You) Ramon Final (Big 4) 16/1 25/1 20/1
2 Austria 5 March Du bist Tie Break Final (Top 9) 50/1 100/1 200/1
3 Norway 6 March High Knut Anders Sřrum Final (Top 9) 25/1 25/1 25/1
4 France ? Laissez-moi le temps Jonatan Cerrada Final (Big 4) 25/1 25/1 50/1
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8 Germany 19 March Can't wait until tonight Max (Maximilian Mutzke) Final (Big 4) 20/1 8/1 11/1
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13 Belgium 15 February 1 Life Xandee Final (Top 9) 18/1 10/1 9/1
14 Russia ? Believe me  Julia Savicheva  Final (Top 9) 14/1 8/1 10/1
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17 Iceland ? Heaven Jósei Final (Top 9) 16/1 14/1 14/1
18 Ireland 7 March If My World Stopped Turning Chris Doran Final (Top 9) 8/1 14/1 20/1
19 Poland 24 January Love Song Blue Café Final (Top 9) 25/1 25/1 20/1
20 United Kingdom 28 February Hold On To Our Love James Fox Final (Big 4) 10/1 25/1 28/1
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22 Turkey 24 January Real Athena Final (Winner) 16/1 20/1 14/1
23 Romania 13 March I admit  Sanda Ladosi  Final (Top 9) 25/1 25/1 40/1
24 Sweden 20 March It Hurts (Det gör ont) Lena Philipsson  Final (Top 9) 8/1 10/1 9/1

 


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Here are a list of countries entering the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 contest before the full list was known eg November 2003. Also a list of countries who could enter the contest but decided not to for some reason.

AUTOMATIC FINAL ENTRIES
Winner + Next 9 highest score of 2003 + Big 4 Countries
A maximum of 24 countries will be allow to enter.
The Final will be shown on a Saturday night, the night after the Semis.

2003 Winner Turkey
Next 9 highest score from 2003 (exclude Big 4) Austria, Belgium, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden
Automatic qualification regardless of score (Big 4) France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom

SEMI FINAL ENTRIES
Other Countries who do missed out of the above rules.
The top 10 highest score will go through to the Final.
The Semi Final will be shown on a Friday night, the night before Eurovision Final.

Countries in the play off semi finals (so far) Bosnia & Hercegovina, Cyprus, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine
New Countries to the Eurovision Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Serbia & Montenegro

OTHER
Some of the other countries who are not interested in Entering.

No Longer Interested in taking part. Italy
No Longer EBU members Yugoslavia, Luxembourg
Active Members of the EBU. Can enter if they wish Tunisia, Algeria, Czech Republic, Egypt, Lebanon, Libya, Monaco, Morocco, San Marino, Syria, Vatican State
Did want to enter 2004, but decided not to Bulgaria, Hungary

Rules for the 2004 Contest

Automatic qualification will go to the following countries. The winner of the previous year, the next 9 highest score, the top 10 of the qualifying rounds and also the big 4 countries (pay a lot of money to the EBU), including United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain. This means that even that the UK got nil points for 2003, they qualify automatically to the final. The contest will be over 2 days on Wednesday 12 May 2004 and Saturday 15 May 2004.

An artist cannot enter for more than one country. In 2003, Esther Hart entered the UK and Netherlands and Ich Troje entered the Poland and German competition.

All 36 countries can vote in the final, even for the countries who did not qualify for the final.


Tickets went on sale on Monday 16 February 2004 at 9am (UK), 10am (CET)
Delay caused by heavy snow! I thought Turkey was warmer than the rest of Europe!
Dress Rehearsal Semi Final Max €20, Semi Final from €30 to €50
Dress Rehearsal Final Max €40, Final from €60 to €100
Season pass is also available from €115 to €195
Postage for tickets are NOT included, from €36 (UK, France, Belgium) to €50 (Australia, Hungrary, Russia)


The full jury score sheet can be downloaded from here, including the entries. Please click here for details.


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