The countdown for the end of 2010 is approaching. esctoday.com looks back to the main headlines of the year and re-shares the moments with you.
Italy made the news of the year by announcing its return in the Eurovision Song Contest after an absence of 13 years. Their latest entry was performed by the duo Jalisse and there are already high expectations of what Italy will offer in the forthcoming edition in Düsseldorf. This year, Germany won the Eurovision Song Contest for the second time. Hot favourite Lena won an overwhelming support with her song Satellite.
It was also the year when suddenly Jimmy Jump went on stage and interrupted the Spanish song presentation. Professional enough Daniel Diges continued to sing while the security staff removed Jimmy from stage. 2010 was also the year when Svante Stockselius decided to leave office after eight years of hard work at the EBU. He was replaced by Jon Ola Sand. Oslo hosted the contest for the second time. More than 10,000 people gathered in Telenor Arena where the biggest extravaganza show was taking place.
This year, Fairytale became the most downloaded Eurovision winner. Alexander Rybak’s song managed to surpass the classic Waterloo by ABBA. Sweden missed the final for the first time since 1976. It was a huge disappointment for the Swedes. This year was also a special year for esctoday.com as it celebrated its 10th anniversary. Your daily Eurovision centre caught up with the founder Sietse Bakker while on the eve of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest final the team celebrated with a party attended by more than 1,000 people in Oslo.
Watch the video below and re-share the moments