Eurovision By Year
2007 OverviewHOST COUNTRY: Finland HOST CITY: Helsinki HOST VENUE: Hartwall Areena HOST BROADCASTER: Yle HOST PRESENTERS: Jaana Pelkonen and Mikko Leppilampi THEME: True Fantasy INTERVAL ACTS: SF Finnish dancers; GF Lordi
SEMI-FINAL 1: 10th May GRAND FINAL: 12th May
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 42 DEBUT(S): Czech Republic, Georgia, Montenegro, Serbia
Who Won in 2007?
ARTIST Marija Šerifović
2007 FactsThanks to metal band Lordi's win the previous year, many countries sent rock musicians to the contest
2007 saw the first drag acts performing at Eurovision, Denmark sent DQ and Ukraine sent Verka Serduchka
The contest broadcast was available for the first time in HD. The UK broadcast the final in HD, Sweden broadcast both the semi final and final in HD.
To date this is the first year, since Switzerland in 1956, that a debuting country has won.