The broadcasters hosting the Eurovision Song Contest don’t just have to worry about securing an arena, producing three live shows and setting up the EuroClub. They also have to field a contestant! So two weeks ago we asked all y’all to review the past ten contestants from the host country and to vote for your favourite. After counting 1,487 votes we can now reveal that Greece’s Anna Vissi has won in a landslide.

The “Everything” singer secured nearly 40% of all votes. Her emotional pop ballad, which she penned herself, tells the story of trying to walk away from someone when you know you’re still in love with them. “I can feel my life/ As a whisper goodbye/ And I know/ I’m still in love with…/ Everything I hate/ Everything you do/ Everything I fear/ Everything on you.”

That’s rul, rul emotional, y’all. But more moving to us is the fact you can hear the Greek audience singing along during her performance. Producers blot out background noise, so literally every person in that arena must have been singing!

Germany’s Lena (“Taken by a Stranger”) finished second with 12%, while Azerbaijan’s Sabina Babayeva (“When the Music Dies”) and Serbia’s Jelena Tomasevic (“Oro”) finished in joint third with 10%.

You can see the complete results after re-living Anna’s performance below.

Complete Results

1. Greece’s Anna Vissi with “Everything” (2006): 585 votes, 39.34%
2. Germany’s Lena with “Taken By a Stranger” (2011): 189 votes, 12.71%
3. Azerbaijan’s Sabina Babayeva with “When the Music Dies” (2012): 149 votes, 10.02%
3. Serbia’s Jelena Tomasevic with “Oro” (2008): 149 votes, 10.02%
5. Finland’s Hanna Pakarinen with “Leave me alone” (2007): 116 votes, 7.8%
6. Sweden’s Robin Sterjnberg with “You” (2013): 85 votes, 5.72%
7. Russia’s Anastasia Prikhodko with “Mamo” (2009): 72 votes, 4.84%
8. Athena with “For Real” (2004): 67 votes, 4.51%
9. Norway’s Didrik Solli-Tangen with “My Heart Is Yours” (2010): 57 votes, 3.83%
10. Ukraine’s Greenjolly with “Razom nas bahato” (2005): 18 votes, 1.21%

Willy Lee Adams contributed this report from London. Follow him on Twitter @willyleeadams. You can also keep up with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following wiwibloggs.com on Twitter and Facebook.

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Gilho Ahn
Gilho Ahn
6 years ago

Anna was simply awesome, I remember sitting with all my friends and singing along from my home!! But I wonder, how on earth are Athena so lowly positioned? Are people forgetting that fast? Athena were for me better hosts than anyone else in the list barring Anna.

Antaine Ó Cáthain
Antaine Ó Cáthain
7 years ago

It just seems so weak, how this placed so well is a mystery to me. I mean Hanna Pakarinen had passion and energy in Helsinki but you could see that she was drawing on the powerful Finnish crowd in the hall that night, just like Anna was when she performed live. The difference is that Hanna put everything into Leave Me Alone, while Everything was almost left alone by Anna.

Leon
Leon
7 years ago

Best song. Pitty it finished 9th. Deserved a top 3.

Kalomira-greece
Kalomira-greece
7 years ago

yesss!!! She deserve to it!!!

AlvaRito_Spain
AlvaRito_Spain
7 years ago

Viva Anna Vissi!!! Grande!! me encanta en eurovision y su carrera en general…

paco
7 years ago

Ja,ja,ja ya estan los reventados de siempre destrozando a Ana,que si mediocre,que su ingles es malo,que si Lena es mejor.Señores es la ganadora de una encuesta de este divertido blog.Cuanta prepotencia y nacionalismo barato que solo esconde un gran complejo de inferioridad,adios

Charles
Charles
7 years ago

I don’t know if this was based on the song or the appeal each singer has to ears and eyes of everyone here but for me personally Anna Vissi was a remarkable artist when she represented Cyprus in 1982 … seeing her going over the top with that stage performance and that average song with the worst english lyric ever written .. was just so dissapointing for me. I expected so much from her … but by 2006 Eurovision was an old lady pretending to still be a “teenager” … and Anna Vissi in that year became a metaphor of… Read more »

Z24
Z24
7 years ago

Woah woah, she was just in the middle last time I saw. Anyway, song’s good and she has a great voice, but it’s kind of forgettable.

Lena, Hannah and Sabina were my top 3.

paco
7 years ago

La amooooooooo,presencia escenica,buena voz y una cancion que va creciendo de menos a mas.Toda una diva eurofestivalera,viva GRECIA forever.