Eurovision By Year
2005 OverviewHOST 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?
ARTIST Helena Paparizou
SONG My Number One
2005 FactsThis 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.