Category Archives: 2000s

365 I Don’t Wanna Leave – Lidia Kopania (Poland, 2009)

There are seven entries from Poland in our countdown: three entirely in Polish, three in English and one that is a hotchpotch of Polish, German and Russian. We’ve already had their first Polish language song (see No. 403), next up is Poland’s first English language … Continue reading

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369 Come Back – Jessica Garlick (United Kingdom, 2002)

Come Back by Jessica Garlick is the only UK entry in the last 18 years to have finished inside the Top 3. Compare that to the UK’s record at their first 18 contests where they reached the Top 3 no … Continue reading

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385 Shady Lady – Ani Lorak (Ukraine, 2008)

It’s 2008 and we have Ukraine’s second consecutive Top 2 finish as Ani Lorak’s Shady Lady followed Verka Serduchka’s 2007 entry, Dancing Lasha Tumbai, into the runner-up spot. Ukraine had only been competing for six years and already they had a … Continue reading

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387 La Teva Decisió (Get A Life) – Susanne Georgi (Andorra, 2009)

La Teva Decisió (Get A Life)* is the third and highest entry from Andorra in our countdown (see Nos. 499 & 440). It was the last of the six Eurovision attempts (so far) by Andorra and, in common with their previous five, … Continue reading

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390 Give Me Your Love – Fame (Sweden, 2003)

The reality TV talent show Star Academy was first broadcast in the Netherlands in 2001. Created by Dutch media giant Endemol, the TV company responsible for (among many others) Big Brother and Deal Or No Deal, the show brought the “constant surveillance” … Continue reading

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391 I Love You Mi Vida – D’Nash (Spain, 2007)

Our Top 500 is anchored by Guri Schanke’s Ven A Bailar Conmigo (see No. 500), the 2007 Norwegian entry written by Swedish composer Thomas Gustafsson (or G:son, as he prefers to be known). That year G:son was also responsible for the music to another … Continue reading

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402 Dile Que La Quiero – David Civera (Spain, 2001)

Of the “Big 5” nations Spain have had to wait the longest for a win. Germany were the most recent victors in 2010 (see No. 430), the UK were last top in 1997, Italy in 1990 and France in 1977, … Continue reading

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