The Eurovision Song Contest - 2000 (13th May 2000) [VHSRip (DivX)] DW Staff Approved.avi (Size: 2.18 GB) (Files: 1)
The Eurovision Song Contest - 2000 (13th May 2000) [VHSRip (DivX)] DW Staff Approved.avi
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The Eurovision Song Contest 2000 was the 45th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 13 May 2000 in the Globen Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, following Charlotte Nilsson's victory in Jerusalem the previous year. It was the first time since 1996 that the contest was held on mainland Europe. The contest was the second to be held in Stockholm, and the fourth held in Sweden. Presenters were Kattis Ahlström and Anders Lundin.
Before the contest, the song was ranked low in most predictions, so the victory was a surprise for many. The Globen Arena was, at the time, the largest venue chosen to host the contest with a capacity of 16,000 spectators. The postcards used to introduce each country participating involved Swedish themes that incorporated each nation in some respect.
For the first time, an official CD compilation was released; it contained all of the songs of the participating nations and was available throughout Europe. Such a disc was attempted in the previous year, however it lacked four of the entries which basically defeated the whole idea.
The favourite in this year’s contest was Estonia, who was also a fan favourite and praised by the press. Russia and Latvia also anticipated good results. In the Netherlands, the Eurovision Song Contest programme was taken off air halfway through because of the Enschede fireworks disaster that happened earlier that day. As a result, televoting had to be suspended and the Dutch votes were given by a stand-by professional jury instead, who had been able to keep watching the programme.
The contest was not broadcast in the Italy, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic, however it was broadcast in Australia, Japan, the United States and via the internet for the first time. Slovakia, Greece and Hungary decided not to compete for financial reasons. The countries with the five lowest average scores over the previous five contests who had participated in 1999, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia were excluded. Italy continued to decline to participate.
I was there! one of the best contests ever in my opinion and best stages. Commentary as ever with Terry Wogan, enjoy!
File: The Eurovision Song Contest - 2000 (13th May 2000) [VHSRip (DivX)] DW Staff Approved.avi
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