Social media was abuzz with #EurovisionAgain on Saturday, as Eurovision fans settled in for an evening rewatching yet another song contest from the vaults. This time, it was the turn of Eurovision 2007.

And while all the performances remained the exact same, viewers voted for a new winner — Ukraine’s Verka Serduchka with “Dancing Lasha Tumbai”. The real-life champion — Serbia’s Marija Šerifović with “Molitva” — finished in second place.

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Verka Serduchka wins #EurovisionAgain 2007

Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 2007. The rankings are based on the votes of more than 4,000 people who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 2007 grand final on Saturday 25 April.

In brackets, we’ve included the differences between the new fan vote and the original result from 13 years ago.

And it’s all change! Not one entry stayed in the same position. Many only rose or fell a handful of places. But others enjoyed significant gains.

The biggest climbers were Finland and the UK. Both moved up 14 spots compared to their original placings in Helsinki. The biggest loser was Armenia, tumbling 16 places down to last place.

#EurovisionAgain 2007 results

  1. Ukraine: Verka Serduchka “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” (+1)
  2. Serbia: Marija Šerifović “Molitva” (-1)
  3. Finland: Hanna Pakarinen “Leave Me Alone” (+14)
  4. Greece: Sarbel “Yassou Maria” (+3)
  5. Turkey: Kenan Doğulu “Shake It Up Şekerim” (-1)
  6. Russia: Serebro “Song #1” (-3)
  7. Georgia: Sopho Khalvashi “Visionary Dream” (+5)
  8. United Kingdom: Scooch “Flying the Flag (For You)” (+14)
  9. Sweden: The Ark “The Worrying Kind” (+9)
  10. Bulgaria: Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov “Water” (-5)
  11. Spain: D’NASH “I Love You Mi Vida” (+9)
  12. Slovenia: Alenka Gotar “Cvet z juga” (+3)
  13. Belarus: Dmitry Koldun “Work Your Magic” (-7)
  14. France: Les Fatals Picards “L’amour à la française” (+8)
  15. Moldova: Natalia Barbu “Fight” (-5)
  16. Germany Roger Cicero “Frauen regier’n die Welt” (+3)
  17. Hungary: Magdi Rúzsa “Unsubstantial Blues” (-8)
  18. FYR Macedonia: Karolina “Mojot svet” (-4)
  19. Romania: Todomondo “Liubi, Liubi, I Love You” (-6)
  20. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Marija Šestić “Rijeka bez imena” (-9)
  21. Latvia: Bonaparti.lv “Questa notte” (-5)
  22. Ireland: Dervish “They Can’t Stop the Spring” (+2)
  23. Lithuania: 4Fun “Love or Leave” (-2)
  24. Armenia: Hayko “Anytime You Need” (-16)

Watch Eurovision 2007 online

#EurovisionAgain may be over for now, but the Eurovision 2007 grand final remains online. You can watch the full show on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

Unlike last week’s 1997 contest, it is not due to expire in the near future.

#EurovisionAgain is scheduled to return on Saturday 2 May at 21:00 CEST.

What is #EurovisionAgain

For the past several weeks, since the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold, the Eurovision Again team has been organising mass rewatchings of classic contests on Saturday evenings. The EBU soon came on board and began publishing previously unavailable entire show uploads on its YouTube channel.

As well as organising rewatches, the Eurovision Again team has also added a fundraising element for various LGBT+ charities. Details can be found here.

What do you think? Did Verka deserve to win the rewatch? Has “Dancing Lasha Tumbai” aged better than “Molitva”? Let us know in the comments.

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Tom L.
Tom L.
6 months ago

Absolute crap. How did it get 2nd again? Did one of her minions take over voting??

Anita
Anita
6 months ago

Roger Cidero – RIP.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
7 months ago

I have very mixed feelings about this year. The standard of songs is pretty good, and the production is fantastic. But there seems an air of unpleasantness around it. In my perception anyway. I still unhappy Scooch were sent, they reinforced a negative view of the contest that still lingers a bit now. It was a very thin joke and even H from Steps has said that it was awful/lame/embarrassing. I remember Charlotte Church called it ‘absoute shit’ in her blog at the time, which they got a bit shitty about (like they can’t handle being critized). This year really… Read more »

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

During the rewatch, I saw a comment that said that while “Flying the Flag” was essentially a joke act, the joke was aimed only at UK audiences, none of whom could have voted for it. The rest of Europe was essentially like “WTF?”.

Kosey
Kosey
7 months ago

It was a massive middle finger to the contest and the UK people loved it at the time – it won the national final. There was a lot of questionable voting at the time and the UK audience was losing its love for the contest, so it captured that moment quite well.

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
7 months ago

Well the United Kingdom doing so well makes sense with a mostly british audience taking part, and I seriously cannot recall what Lithuania sent that year so I’m not shocked we came second to last. I grew up with Verka’s music so I’m always happy to see her appeal outside the Russian speaking community, would’ve been a great winner! On the other hand I’m sad that Serebro are always so underrated by fans, I think this is one of times where Russia is actually underrated.

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
7 months ago

Just like in 2010 and 2014, my top3 that year is the same as the actual top3:

1. Serbia (one of my all-time ESC favourites)
2. Ukraine (it takes a hell of a lot of talent to make a satirical entry that speaks to eveyone like this one did)
3. Russia (the most current of the crop)

Bulgaria, Moldova and Belarus were the best of the rest.

Kim
Kim
7 months ago

Haven’t watched the contest since 2007, but I remember Finland being my favourite at the time and being over looked in the voting.

Ralf0711
Ralf0711
7 months ago

R I P Roger Cicero. Wonderful artist who left us much too soon. Nice to see him climbing up 3 places.

Miguel
Miguel
7 months ago

Why no one is talking about Russia? I think their song in 2007 was an absolute bop!!! My winner!
Bulgaria was also mesmerizing!
Also I much loved Georgia! What an elegant and classy song. Their first entry still is their best.

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Miki
Miki
7 months ago

Verka is lame, one-trick pony and his entry is just plain dumb and cringe… And did I mentioned lame?

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago

It’ll take another 25 years, and then Sopho Khalvashi will finally win this damn thing. 😉
I remember, that I rooted for Hanna Pakarinen at the time, but I have to say that “Leave me alone” – while it is still good – is very much a product of its era, whereas “Visionary Dream” has aged like good wine.

Milan S
Milan S
7 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Exactly! Georgia was tremendously underrated that year, easily in my top 3, if not the best of all. As to Verka, it was, and has remained (to me), just a big embarrasment.

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  Milan S

Yes, I remember my top 3 from that year, it was Finland, Russia and Georgia. Today Georgia wins hands down, but I still like the other two songs. What I also remember is, that I didn’t like Verka Serduchka at the time, either, I guess I was very annoyed by all the joke entries in the noughties, so I dismissed everything that on first glance looked like one. Today, on the other hand, I get Verka’s appeal, and I don’t think it’s a joke entry, anymore. You could argue about the singing, but musically, it really isn’t that bad …

Milan
Milan
7 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

I don’t have any problem with the singing – but if not a joke entry, what was it, then? (Unless you agree that it was all about the “Russia goodbye” line?)

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  Milan

I can only speak for myself, but I have a hard time characterizing something as a “joke act”, if I actually think the musical content isn’t bad. If a song is funny, but also works without the visuals, I wouldn’t call it a joke act. And that’s the case with “Dancing Lasha Tumbai”: It’s still not my favourite, but I can musically respect it as a dance track from that time that hasn’t aged too badly.

Milan
Milan
7 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

I get it. I agree that musically it isn’t bad (it is undoubtedly catchy), I just never found it funny. When I read the lyrics, I find absolutely nothing funny in them – and I cannot consider an act funny simply based on the visuals.

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  Milan

I guess, humour is personal. 🙂 I always liked the stage show, the lyrics on the other hand, are completely nonsensical, so I don’t find them funny, either.

Anita
Anita
6 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Wirklich Großartig.

Kosey
Kosey
7 months ago

I must say I really enjoyed Moldova, Finland and Sweden last night, it reminded me about how much rock has died since 2007.
Verka was fun, as were Scoosh, it is good to see them both doing so well in the poll.
Honorable mentions for France and Turkey too, those were good as well.

Richard
Richard
7 months ago

Justice for Verka at last. Attending the Eurovision in Helsinki was amazing and I’ll always remember arriving at our hotel and seeing Verka coming out and jumping into a cab. The sun shone and the city had an amazing vibe, happy days.

Guest
Guest
7 months ago

Molitva is one of the best ESC winners in the history of Eurovision <3

acp
acp
7 months ago

Georgia, Bulgaria and Slovenia are my absolute winners of the final, and Cyprus too if it had qualified. I am amazed by the love the Finnish entry has. I wasn’t a fan of the contest back then and I didn’t even watch the 2007 edition live, but in every ranking or comment about 2007 everyone loves Finland’s entry. Is quite nice imo, deserved a lot better.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
7 months ago

People complain about the song quality and call the contest a joke and then they go and vote for the UK?!

yodenman
yodenman
7 months ago
Reply to  willchrisiam

I’m from the UK and have to agree with you. It’s a song that only strengthens the case for all those people who poke fun at the contest. I’m all for uplifting songs but they should have a credibility about them.

Kosey
Kosey
7 months ago
Reply to  yodenman

Credibility. Now there is an interesting criteria. Using that word throws up all sorts of questions about what you consider the contest to be about. If this were a contest purely for music professionals to determine which song had the most technical prowess, then perhaps I could agree with you. But this is a contest watched by 200 million people across the continent and beyond – at those levels, it can only be a popularity contest, and as such I am not sure that credibility (whatever that is btw) actually comes into it. Surely music at the general populace level… Read more »

Nils
Nils
7 months ago
Reply to  yodenman

To me, Scooch was one of the most cringeworthy and off-putting things to ever hit Eurovision. I still can’t get over the fact that this actually finished higher than Andy Abraham, Engelbert Humperdinck, Javine and Jake & Joe. This song basically was like the UK flipping the rest of Europe off. Yet, some people somehow voted for this. Personally, I deem Scooch even worse than Jemini – yes, Jemini failed badly, but at least they tried to create a song that could have existed in its own right, without having to rely on that wonderfully weird thing that is Eurovision.… Read more »

Kora
Kora
7 months ago

Ukraine was super fun, but imo Molitva was one of the most gorgeous entries of all times. Marija deserves her title <3

Puff
Puff
7 months ago

Finland should’ve won 2 years in a row

1TruSeer
1TruSeer
7 months ago

New results are much better than the originals, seems to have taken out all the neighbourly political voting that blighted that year. I do like Molitiva, deeply, but anyone being honest knows Ukraine was the rightful winner that year. People are still Dancing Lasha Tumbai even now its truly iconic.

Mark dowd
Mark dowd
7 months ago
Reply to  1TruSeer

“Rightful winner” means no more than “I preferred it.” Fine. But it won clearly, and it wasn’t even a close finish. Serbia attracted more support across nearly all the forty odd countries. Deserved and much heralded winner!

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
7 months ago

Definitely prefer the original results but hey, it’s just a bit of fun.

Arrivederci
Arrivederci
7 months ago

I wish they included the semifinals

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago

UK’s improved result is because a lot (most) of the voters are in the UK, right?

That’s the only way it makes sense to me.

mad-professor
mad-professor
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Considering the overwhelming majority of Brits don’t like Flying the Flag…

sav001
sav001
7 months ago
Reply to  mad-professor

It was a hit song in the UK so I am not sure that’s true.

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

I do believe that Ukraine’s entry would’ve won if it had competed the following year. I can’t believe it got very few points from the televoting of many countries, it’s a classic that everyone is enjoying listening to. Balkan countries really voted it down in favor of Serbia. Serbia had a very strong ballad but Ukraine had the ultimate party song. In general, ESC 2007 had a mess of entries in the final. Voting was geopolitical (lots of diaspora votes that i DO NOT miss nowadays). More than expected joke entries, whilst the semifinal had stronger songs. If the new… Read more »

Harut
Harut
7 months ago

Armenia last ?
Are you kidding me

Escvegi
Escvegi
7 months ago

Deserved