Helena Paparizou Greece Eurovision 2005

After a one-month break, #EurovisionAgain returned on Saturday evening for its September run. This time Eurovision 2005 was the retro song contest of choice.

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As always, there was a new fan vote, although the winner stayed the same — Greece’s Helena Paparizou with “My Number One”.

Helena Paparizou wins #EurovisionAgain 2005

Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 2005. The rankings are based on the votes of all those who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 2005 grand final on Saturday 20 September.

In brackets, we’ve included the differences between the new fan vote and the original result from 15 years ago.

#EurovisionAgain 2005 results

  1. Greece: Helena Paparizou “My Number One” (=)
  2. Israel: Shiri Maimon “Hasheket Shenish’ar” (+2)
  3. Switzerland: Vanilla Ninja “Cool Vibes” (+5)
  4. Malta: Chiara “Angel” (-2)
  5. Romania: Luminița Anghel & Sistem “Let Me Try” (-2)
  6. Norway: Wig Wam “In My Dreams” (+3)
  7. Hungary: NOX “Forogj, világ!” (+5)
  8. United Kingdom: Javine “Touch My Fire” (+14)
  9. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Feminnem “Call Me” (+5)
  10. Moldova: Zdob și Zdub “Boonika bate doba” (+4)
  11. Serbia and Montenegro: No Name “Zauvijek moja” (-4)
  12. Turkey: Gülseren “Rimi Rimi Ley” (+1)
  13. Latvia: Walters & Kazha “The War Is Not Over” (-8)
  14. Cyprus: Constantinos Christoforou “Ela Ela” (+4)
  15. Spain: Son de Sol “Brujería” (+6)
  16. Albania: Ledina Çelo “Tomorrow I Go” (=)
  17. Denmark: Jakob Sveistrup “Talking to You” (-8)
  18. France: Ortal “Chacun pense à soi” (+5)
  19. Croatia: Boris Novković feat. Lado Members “Vukovi umiru sami” (-8)
  20. Ukraine: GreenJolly “Razom nas bahato” (-1)
  21. North Macedonia: Martin Vučić “Make My Day” (-4)
  22. Sweden: Martin Stenmarck “Las Vegas” (-3)
  23. Russia: Natalia Podolskaya “Nobody Hurt No One” (-8)
  24. Germany: Gracia “Run and Hide” (=)

Watch Eurovision 2005 online

#EurovisionAgain may be over for now, but the Eurovision 2005 grand final remains online. You can watch the full show on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

#EurovisionAgain is scheduled to return on Saturday 17 October at 21:00 CEST.

What is #EurovisionAgain

Throughout the first 15 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eurovision Again team organised 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.

The rewatches have since switched to monthly affairs, now taking place on the third Saturday of each month.

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

What do you think? Did Helena deserve to win the rewatch? Let us know in the comments.

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JDS
JDS
2 months ago

So what will become of Eurovision Again in 2021? The final one is December (Eurovision at Christmas, a first). I doubt it will start again in Jan, because by then we’re in NF season, many of which take place on Saturday, so people will be watching those. Plus they’ll be so much Eurovision news in the lead-up to May, people maybe won’t be so concerned with old Eurovisions.

Maybe re-start after the 2021 contest?

Alex
Alex
2 months ago

Denmark is unfairly low in the voting, how come? Moldova is so overrated and tacky, am i the only one who doesn’t like it? Turkey is also overrated, a messy noise. Israel is perfection, voice, song, appearance. Israel deserved to come 2nd in the real Eurovision show. I thought Malta would be 3rd, she was flawless that night and would’ve topped the jury voting. Greece is a well deserved winner, excellent performance and Helena is a godess. I think she would have earned more points if she had performed ‘The Light in Our Soul’. I’ve also thought that she should… Read more »

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

2005 was the first year I can remember when the winner was firmly predicted before the final even started. Greece had huge hype, and Helena gave a perfect performance. But the biggest surprise for me that year was Switzerland… Vanilla Ninja (actually from Estonia) were awesome! I’m really happy to see they got 3rd on the re-watch. 🙂

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

I am really glad you liked Switzerland in 2005, Purple. ? Recently I listened and rated my 2000s and Vanilla Ninja are my 2005. winners. In a strong competition from Malta, Serbia & Montenegro and Greece (Slovenia and Monaco too, but the semi results were unfair to them). Overall a pretty good year.

Last edited 2 months ago by Colin
Nathan de S
Nathan de S
2 months ago

I met the organizer of Eurovision Again… very unpleasant individual.

Ashton
Ashton
2 months ago
Reply to  Nathan de S

How so?

Esc1234
Esc1234
2 months ago

If only you knew how happy an entire country was back then thanks to this victory. Helena made us proud

JDS
JDS
2 months ago

Does anyone know if the HQ upload of 2005 will stay up on YouTube forever? Normally they remove after a week but since it’s one with EBU rights, will it say up?

James
James
2 months ago
Reply to  JDS

EBU owns the rights to all succeeding editions broadcast since, I believe, 2004, so 2005 will be up in the channel forever.

JDS
JDS
2 months ago
Reply to  James

Let’s hope so!

JDS
JDS
2 months ago
Reply to  James

Have they put the HQ 2006 back permanently yet? They said they would but I can’t see it on YouTube.

Nils
Nils
2 months ago

Finally at least a bit of justice for Javine and Ortal. Also, I love that Gracia’s laughable mess of an entry finished last again. I remember we voted for Greece back then, but actually Zdob si Zdub is the only entry of that year I still regularly listen to in 2020.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
2 months ago

I’m happy seeing Norway getting appreciation although it saddens me how Moldova has lost 4 positions.

I think those two countries along with Switzerland paved the way for Lordi’s victory in 2006. I mean, three rock songs in the top 10!

Nils
Nils
2 months ago

Norway happened to sent the right entry for the right time, as this was the start of the British indie rock revival. This just fit right in with The Darkness.

Disappointingly though, I think this would be a guaranteed non-qualifier in 2021.

MyName
MyName
2 months ago

Moldova is my favoruite. So clearly influenced by early Red Hot Chili Peppers. They even toured with them. Great punkish indierock. Best entry ever from Moldova. But they could do without the granny on stage, she stole too much attention compared to the music

Crystal
2 months ago
Reply to  MyName

I did a tweetalong while watching it and in one of the tweets I basically called the lead singer a “Moldovan Anthony Kiedis”. I ended up giving them my 8 points (Malta got my 12, Greece got my 10 points). I liked Malta’s song a little better overall, but Greece’s had a strong stage performance, so I’m not surprised Greece won with the fans again.

As for the granny, I think it was a bit justified because their song title translates to “Granny Beats the Drum”, or something to that effect. It was still a lot of fun, though.

HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
2 months ago

Brings back find memories for me watching this. Still holds up pretty well today I think, but they should have introduced two semi finals in this year, as many good songs (Iceland, Slovenia) got cut and mediocre songs didn’t deserve to be there (Cyprus, Albania). One of my favourite UK entries here, despite her vocal problems (think she had a throut infection?), so glad we didn’t send Katie Price. She would have bombed hard, wonder if her career would have survived? Quite enjoyed Russia, think this is the only instance of grunge at the contest? (Only Twin Hazey from UK… Read more »

JDS
JDS
2 months ago
Reply to  HarpyDarper

Yeah, I agree the one semi-final system didn’t work, giving the top 10 finishers in the previous year a bye didn’t work as they could send crap right to the final, while good songs got stuck in the semi-finals. But I guess in the early years it was trial and error.

NickC
NickC
2 months ago

Denmark is so underrated! Happy for Israel and the UK

JDS
JDS
2 months ago

Finally a ballad does well at Eurovision Again! Well deserved performance by Israel. And Malta in 4th! Germany, FYR Macedonia and Russia were all dreadful this year, they should have scored minus points. 2005 was interesting, so many top quality songs and so much trash. I know that happens every year, but the gulf this year seemed even bigger. I had hoped it was 2004 this month, but 2005 was a good choice. When the Eurovision Again tweet last week said it was a contest from the EBU archives I guessed it was post-2004 (otherwise it would say national broadcaster… Read more »

Reverb
Reverb
2 months ago

Still Hungary’s best ever and most criminally underrated entry though I still stan my local queen Helena! A proud win for the greeks considering the shitstorm of a decade that was to hit us.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

This was the first time I watched the whole show. It was a very good edition. I should watch the semis too. My rankings: 24. Spain; I didn’t like it. It was super cliché. I can’t be bothered. 23. Switzerland:*this* coming after Bosnia and Herzegovina was a shock to my system. 22. Germany:  I didn’t like it that much. 21. United Kingdom: an aberration. It would work for Turkey. In fact, I wasn’t *watching* the beginning of the performance and thought it was Turkey. I got burnt with disappointment. 20. Serbia and Montenegro: I didn’t enjoy the actual song that… Read more »

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

OK, there was *one* semi. The songs that didn’t qualify did belong in the semi. However, I enjoyed Finland, Belgium, Monaco, and also Andorra to some extent.

Kredential
Kredential
2 months ago

Greece is a solid pop song but this really was Malta’s year. Glad to see Javine get what she deserved, even though the vocals were a bit all over the place the song was amazing. Really like Spain and Turkey too, though for some reason the Turkish and Spanish fans hate these entries for some reason…

Last edited 2 months ago by Kredential
Kredential
Kredential
2 months ago

Greece is a solid pop but this really was Malta’s year. Glad to see Javine get what she deserved, even though the vocals were a bit all over the place the song was amazing. Really like Spain and Turkey too, though for some reason the Turkish and Spanish fans hate these entries for some reason.

Richard
Richard
2 months ago

Watching 2005 again was a treat, and Helena was a deserving winner. The song and presentation are still very fresh. Lots more to love plus a few stinkers, as is customary. UK had a good song this year, and a charismatic performer in Javine, but it descended into a bit of a hot mess as the song went on. But a whole lot better than many of our more recent efforts.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago

Surprisingly, I found 2005 to be a very good year, especially in comparison with neighboring ones. Many of these songs still hold-up nicely today.
My top 10 (overall):
1. Switzerland
2. Malta
3. Serbia & Montenegro
4. Slovenia
5. Greece
6. Monaco
7. Israel
8. Croatia
9. Andorra
10. Latvia

In the final:
8. Hungary
9. France
10. UK

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Missed placing Bosnia & Herzegovina as my 9th in the finals. That melody just gets stuck in my head so easily.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
2 months ago

2000’s were the golden days of Greece in Eurovision and My Number One is without a doubt very deserving winner!
I have no idea what happened to them. ?

Leo
Leo
2 months ago

Their formula for success doesn’t work anymore.

JDS
JDS
2 months ago
Reply to  Leo

What was the formula?

JDS
JDS
2 months ago
Reply to  JDS

Not sure why this was downvoted, it’s genuine question from someone who didn’t see many of the early 2000s contests.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  JDS

Ethnopop dance songs with seductive content, I guess. Some of them were great, like Helena’s winning song. But even the weaker ones regularly got good results at the time.

TheDr Mistery
TheDr Mistery
2 months ago

Reintroduction of the juries happened to them.

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

I wrote a really long part two that I accidentally deleted so here’s just my top twenty. I’ll elaborate if you ask. *sigh*

  1. Serbia and Montenegro
  2. Israel
  3. Denmark
  4. Norway
  5. Greece
  6. Monaco
  7. Switzerland
  8. Ukraine
  9. Moldova
  10. Romania
  11. Hungary
  12. Croatia
  13. Austria
  14. Malta
  15. Andorra
  16. Netherlands
  17. Slovenia
  18. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  19. Poland
  20. Latvia
Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Jeez, was it something I said?

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I like it. Your top 20 has all of my top 12 (ten which are written above, Hungary and Netherlands). Overall, we share 16 songs in top 20.
I am especially glad to see Monaco at 6th, as it’s so often underrated.
If you want to, you can elaborate on your choices. It’s always nice to read that.

Last edited 2 months ago by Colin
Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I had written a whole thing. Disappointed it got deleted by accident. But the long and short of it is Serbia and Montenegro bat two for two for me. Two years, two amazing entries. My remaining ranks: 21) Belgium 22) North Macedonia 23) Albania 24) Finland 25) United Kingdom 26) Sweden 27) Iceland 28) Cyprus 29) Bulgaria 30) Lithuania 31) Russia 32) Turkey 33) Germany 34) Estonia 35) Belarus 36) Ireland 37) France 38) Spain 39) Portugal My big takeaway is how much would change between Kiev’s first hosting and the second. Portugal and Bulgaria in very different places when… Read more »

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Monaco is a real sleeper. I only heard it recently and it’s way better than I remembered it being. Distance makes the heart grow fonder with French ballads, apparently!

Greece I think deserved to win. That right there is the difference between just another dance-heavy act and one worthy of a win.

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I’m so happy I’m not the only one who ranked Denmark that high!

JDS
JDS
2 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

I loved it too, even if their singer has the air of a Ronan Keating impersonator.

Why was that a thing with Danish entries of the 2000s? 2005, 2008 and 2009 were all very Ronan Keating-esque. Culminating with Ronan actually writing the 2009 entry.

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  JDS

It’s peak Denmark musical comfort food. Makes me really happy.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I wouldn’t worry about it. Seems every ranking is getting downvoted for some reason. I thought your top five contained all good songs.

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

An uneven year with more highlights than I remembered. Here’s my ranking, starting with 21-39 cuz formatting is weird now! Belgium – Bridging my top 20 is the final Belgian entry entirely in French. Same broadcaster in 2017, but they’d abandoned Francais while keeping the attitude. He’s got a good voice, but as far as French-language ballads go, this one isn’t up there for me. For this year, though, it probably could’ve stood to make the final. Albania – Cruel putting this back-to-back with Cyprus, ‘cuz this sounds similar but also way way better. Also the rare Albanian entry with… Read more »

PP77
PP77
2 months ago

Romania, Israel, Hungary , Switzerland was better then Greece.

PP77
PP77
2 months ago
Reply to  PP77

The Netherlands, Iceland, Andorra deserved final.

PP77
PP77
2 months ago
Reply to  PP77

and Monaco

Just me
Just me
2 months ago

North Macedonia was called F.Y.R. Macedonia in 2005

RavensHeart
RavensHeart
2 months ago

Finally, Justice for Javine

Tom
Tom
2 months ago
Reply to  RavensHeart

Most votes are from UK fans lemme laugh

James
James
2 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Should that matter? This is all for fun in the Twittersphere.

acp
acp
2 months ago

Agree with the results. So happy for the UK which imo deserved so much better, the song was amazing and altough the performance wasn’t impressive it was still quite good and better than almost half of the participants. Happy for Hungary too. France also did not deserve that placing, so i’m glad she got a higher place.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

Can you tell that the majority of Eurovisionagain viewers are British by any chance? I like Javine Hylton (great on Masterchef) but seriously, better than Serbia, Denmark and Albania?
I’m a big fan of 2005 since most of the bad entries were left in the SF and this top two is actually much better than the actual top two. Otherwise, I don’t really like the new fan voting positions.