Eurovision 2006 marked many firsts. It was the first year Finland won the Eurovision Song Contest. It was the first year Athens hosted the contest. It was the first year Armenia participated in the contest and it was also the first year Albania and Cyprus didn’t make it through the new semi-final system. So we figured that we should add another first to that list—the first contest ever to be examined in our new series, Wiwi’s Way, in which members of wiwibloggs vote to determine who we would choose to win if we could turn back time. These choices will be compared to the actual results on the night. Now let’s get to it…
Eurovision 2006: The actual Top 10 Results
- Finland – Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah (292 points)
- Russia – Dima Bilan – Never Let You Go (248 points)
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – Hari Mata Hari – Lejla (229 points)
- Romania – Mihai Traistariu – Tornero (172 points)
- Sweden – Carola – Invincible (170 points)
- Lithuania – LT United – We Are The Winners (162 points)
- Ukraine – Tina Karol – Show Me Your Love (145 points)
- Armenia – André – Without Your Love (129 points)
- Greece – Anna Vissi – Everything (128 points)
- Ireland – Brian Kennedy – Every Song Is A Cry For Love (93 points)
The Top 10 of Team Wiwi
- Sweden – Carola – Invincible (actual result: 5th)
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – Hari Mata Hari – Lejla (3rd)
- Finland – Lordi – Hard Rock Hallelujah (1st)
- Belgium – Kate Ryan – Je T’Adore (Failed to Qualify)
- Greece – Anna Vissi – Everything (9th)
- Ukraine – Tina Karol – Show Me Your Love (7th)
- Norway – Christine Guldbransen – Alvedansen (14th)
- Croatia – Severina – Moja Stikla (12th)
- Russia – Dima Bilan – Never Let Me Go (2nd)
- FYR Macedonia – Elena Risteska – Ninanajna (12th)
Wiwi’s Winner: Sweden
Carola returned to Eurovision in 2006 with the song Invincible. She placed fifth overall, but according to our bloggers she should have scored first place—a 4 place increase! Carola brought the flair of a diva and the voice of an angel to Athens and impressed the people on the night—and our team eight years later.
Wiwi’s Worst: Spain
Spain sent one hit wonder Las Ketchup to Athens, with red office chairs and terrible live vocals. Maybe that’s why we ranked them as our least favourite Eurovision entry of 2006. It’s not that Un Blodymary was a bad song. It was really the live vocals that turned us off and made them win the infamous “award” of Wiwi’s Worst.
Now You Choose!
We want to hear your winner. So vote in our poll below! Who should have won the 51st edition in Athens? Let us know.
We hoped you enjoyed the first edition of Wiwi’s Way! Next is 2011, so get ready to Feel Your Heart Beat.