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2005 Overview

HOST COUNTRY: Ukraine HOST CITY: Kyiv HOST VENUE: Palace of Sports HOST BROADCASTER: NTU HOST PRESENTERS: Maria Efrosinina and Pavlo Shylko; Ruslana (green room) THEME: Awakening INTERVAL ACTS: SF Irina Mazur's Ballet; GF Kiev Percussion Ensemble ARS NOVA, Anatoliy Zalevskiy & Ruslana
SEMI-FINAL 1: 19th May GRAND FINAL: 21st May
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 39 DEBUT(S): Bulgaria, Moldova

Who Won in 2005?


2005 Facts

This was the last year that the spokesperson read out all the scores of each country making the show overrun to 3 1/2 hours.

The 'Big Four' as they were then, ended up as the last four on the final scoreboard.