Bookies also misjudged how the second semi-final would play out. The broadcaster will now look at other options for funding EBU membership in the future..
Eurovision Song Contest 2011 result: Azerbaijan won with the song "Running Scared" by Ell/Nikki with 221 points Date: Saturday 14 May 2011 Location: Fortuna Düsseldorf Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany Broadcaster: NDR Hosts: Anke Engelke, Judith Rakers, Stefan Raab Slogan: Feel Your Heart Beat!  The revised estimated cost for the concert now stands at 211 million kroner (€24 million). Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the 1st semi-final: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the 2nd semi-final: Below is a summary of the maximum 12 points each country awarded to another in the final: The Marcel Bezençon Awards were first handed out during the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia honoring
, On Sunday 7 February 2010, the draw to decide which countries were to appear in either the first or second semi-final took place. Official results released by the European Broadcasting Union reveal that for the second year running televoters and jury members agreed on the contest’s winner. Het Eurovisiesongfestival 2010 was de 55ste editie van de liedjeswedstrijd. Russia’s Peter Nalitch, whose depressing ballad “Lost and Forgotten” proved popular among Prozac users, was hurt the most by the jury. , Lithuania's broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT) initially announced its non-participation after failing to achieve the necessary funds of 300,000 litas (€90,000) for participation. The Wildcard option from the previous contests was dropped. Israel - 7115.
 The theme art, a series of intersecting circles, was selected to "represent gathering people and the diversity of emotions surrounding the Eurovision Song Contest. Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Iceland, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Slovenia. , Coordinates: 59°56′00″N 10°45′23″E / 59.93333°N 10.75639°E / 59.93333; 10.75639, "Eurovision 2010" redirects here.
The following chart lists contestants in the order that the jury hurt them. Digital Spy participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites.  In November 1FLTV decided against applying for EBU membership in December for financial reasons, ruling out a debut in at the 2010 contest. Greece - 14009. Most countries sent commentators to Oslo or commentated from their own country, in order to add insight to the participants and, if necessary, provide voting information. All images on www.wiwibloggs.com are readily available on the internet and believed to be in public domain. ", "Eurovision flash mob mania to hit Oslo and Düsseldorf", "Sunday: Watch the Semi-Final Allocation Draw!  In late October 2009, the 2010 Contest project manager Jon Ola Sand has stated that "countries such as Monaco and Luxembourg have indicated that they wish to participate in next year's competition in Norway".  At a press conference in Oslo on 27 May 2009, it was announced that the show was to be held in the Oslo metropolitan area. In the weeks leading up to Eurovision, bookies saw the first semi-final as a contest between Slovakia’s Kristina, Belgium’s Tom Dice and Greece’s Giorgos Alkaios. You can follow him on Instagram @williamleeadams and Twitter @willyleeadams. A number of fans began a campaign on social networking site Facebook for the return of an orchestra to the contest in Oslo, for the first time since 1998, with more than 5,000 people joining  An orchestra, which had been used since the first contest in 1956, was dropped after the 1998 contest due to rapid developments in music technology, which made backing tracks more useful. All text herein is property of the web site and may not be copied or reproduced without explicit permission.