Eurovision By Year
2004 OverviewHOST COUNTRY: Turkey HOST CITY: Istanbul HOST VENUE: Abdi İpekçi Arena HOST BROADCASTER: TRT HOST PRESENTERS: Korhan Abay & Meltem Cumbul THEME: Under The Same Sky INTERVAL ACTS: SF ABBA: The Last Video; GF 'Fire of Anatolia'
SEMI-FINAL 1: 12th May GRAND FINAL: 15th May
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 36 DEBUT(S): Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Serbia & Montenegro
Who Won in 2004?
SONG Wild Dances
2004 FactsThis year saw the introduction of a semi final.
Host nation Turkey chose the theme to highlight Turkish integration into Europe, the following year they began formal membership talks with EU.
Previous years winner Sertab got her heel caught in a grate on the stage on her way to present the trophy, she had to be freed by a stagehand!