Song of the decade: Line-up for the final

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The line-up for the final round of esctoday.com's search for the Best song of the decade is now complete. The 336 songs that competed over the last ten years have been narrowed down to 24 which will now compete in the grand final.

The line-up

The running order is completely random and was based on a computer-aided draw.

No.
Country
Year
Performer(s) Song
1 Romania 2006 Mihai Traistariu Tornerò
2 Switzerland 2005 Vanilla Ninja Cool Vibes
3 Hungary 2005 NOX Forogj, világ!
4 Serbia 2007 MarijaŠerifovic Molitva
5 Malta 2005 Chiara Angel
6 Belgium 2006 Kate Ryan Je t'adore
7 Norway 2008 Maria Haukaas Storeng Hold on be strong
8 Turkey 2003 Sertab Erener Everyway that I can
9 Latvia 2000 Brainstorm My star
10 Israel 2005 Shiri Maimon Hasheket sheni'shar
11 Spain 2003 Beth Dime
12 United Kingdom 2009 Jade Ewen It's my time
13 Estonia 2009 Urban Symphony Rändajad
14 Sweden 2006 Carola Invincible
15 Portugal 2008 Vânia Fernandes Senhora do mar
16 Iceland 2009 Yohanna Is it true?
17 Greece 2005 Helena Paparizou My number one
18 Finland 2006 Lordi Hard rock hallelujah
19 Slovenia 2007 Alenka Gotar Cvet z juga
20 Azerbaijan 2009 Aysel & Arash Always
21 Ukraine 2008 Ani Lorak Shady lady
22 Germany 2006 Texas Lightning No no never
23 France 2009 Patricia Kaas Et s'il fallait le faire
24 Bosnia & Herzegovina 2006 Hari Mata Hari Lejla

Another great video recap produced by Aaron Way. Many thanks to him!

How to vote

The wining song will be chosen in a "BigPoll" style voting. You will be able to arrange the songs from 1-24 and based on those results and where you are voting from, 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points will be given per country. Of course, no country will be able to vote for itself. We want to give you some more time to think about how you are going to vote but the poll will open in the upcoming days.

How the finalists were chosen

  1. In the first round, the best song of each country was chosen. San Marino and Slovakia both only had one song taking part in this decade so those two were directly qualified for the second round. Having been submitted by the Serbian broadcaster, the 2004 entry from Serbia & Montenegro was added to the list of Serbia while the 2005 entry was added to the list of Montenegro.
  2. The 46 songs that reach the second round were allocated in two semi finals. A poll was held, where every reader can choose his or her favourite song. The top eleven of each semi final went forward to the grand final. A twelfth song for each semi final was chosen by an esctoday.com jury. The jury consisted of 15 members and each member could rate all songs with 1-5 points.

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