After one week on a Sunday, #EurovisionAgain returned to its usual slot on Saturday. For the tenth weekend running, Eurovision fans settled in for an evening rewatching yet another song contest from the vaults. This time, it was the turn of Eurovision 2003.
All the performances remained the exact same, as did the winner — Turkey’s Sertab Erener with “Everyway That I Can“.
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Sertab Erener wins #EurovisionAgain 2003
Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 2003. The rankings are based on the votes of more than 3,000 people who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 2003 grand final on Saturday 23 May.
In brackets, we’ve included the differences between the new fan vote and the original result from 17 years ago.
And while the winner stayed as was, there was lots of change elsewhere on the scoreboard!
For the rest of the field, many only rose or fell a handful of places. But others enjoyed significant gains.
#EurovisionAgain 2003 results
- Turkey: Sertab Erener “Everyway That I Can” (=)
- Spain: Beth “Dime” (+6)
- Iceland: Birgitta “Open Your Heart” (+5)
- Belgium: Urban Trad “Sanomi” (-2)
- Netherlands: Esther Hart “One More Night” (+8)
- Germany: Lou “Let’s Get Happy” (+6)
- Sweden: Fame “Give Me Your Love” (-2)
- Romania: Nicola “Don’t Break My Heart” (+2)
- Russia: t.A.T.u. “Ne ver’, ne boysia” (-6)
- Croatia: Claudia Beni “Više nisam tvoja” (+5)
- France: Louisa Baïleche “Monts et merveilles” (+7)
- Portugal: Rita Guerra “Deixa-me sonhar” (+10)
- Norway: Jostein Hasselgård “I’m Not Afraid to Move On” (-9)
- Estonia Ruffus: “Eighties Coming Back” (+7)
- Ireland: Mickey Harte “We’ve Got the World” (-4)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: Mija Martina “Ne brini” (=)
- Greece: Mando “Never Let You Go” (=)
- Slovenia: Karmen “Nanana” English (+5)
- Austria: Alf Poier “Weil der Mensch zählt” (-13)
- United Kingdom: Jemini “Cry Baby” (+6)
- Latvia: F.L.Y. “Hello from Mars” (+3)
- Poland: Ich Troje “Keine Grenzen – Żadnych granic” (-15)
- Ukraine: Olexandr “Hasta la Vista” (-9)
- Israel: Lior Narkis “Words for Love” (-5)
- Cyprus: Stelios Constantas “Feeling Alive” (-5)
- Malta: Lynn Chircop “To Dream Again” (-1)
It’s a great honor and joy for me to have won the Eurovision Song Contest held by the official Eurovision channel once again after so many years as a result of your votes all around The world! Thank you! Love you all! @Eurovision @EurovisionAgain #riga2003 #everywaythatican pic.twitter.com/CcM7MUThOe
— Sertab Erener (@sertaberener) May 24, 2020
Watch Eurovision 2003 online
#EurovisionAgain 2003 may be over but the Eurovision 2003 grand final remains online… for now. You can watch the full show on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.
However, it is only available for an unspecified “limited time”. Other #EurovisionAgains have typically stayed online for approximately one week.
But why? Before 2004, the copyright for each show belonged to the respective broadcasters. In the case of 2003, that’s Latvia’s LTV. For now, the Latvian network has opted to make the show available only temporarily.
#EurovisionAgain is scheduled to return on Saturday 30 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 Sertab deserve to win the rewatch? Is “Everyway That I Can” the best from 2003? Let us know in the comments.