This year at wiwibloggs we are celebrating the festive season with a series of different polls. For the next few days, we’re going to stuff your stockings with a selection of Eurovision votes. Consider this a unique riff on the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can join us and let us know your thoughts for each and every poll. Today’s question — Who is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 2000s?
Eurovision winners: 2000 to 2009
The 2000s was a decade of change. And we’re not just talking about the creation of the semi-final round in 2004, the introduction of a second semi in 2008 or the return of the jury vote in the 2009 final. Because, bookended between Nordic neighbours Denmark in 2000 and Norway in 2009, all of the other Eurovision-winning countries this decade were first-time champions.
Some had been waiting a long time to taste gold — 28 years for Turkey, 31 years for Greece and 45 years for Finland. Others got to bask in glory almost straight away — two years for Latvia and one year for Ukraine. Serbia didn’t have to wait at all, winning on its first attempt as an independent nation. The podium was also graced by Estonia and Russia, both of which debuted in the previous decade.
Regardless of your taste in music, it cannot be denied that all ten winners were iconic in some shape or form. But who was your favourite winner? Watch and listen to all the performances below and then vote for your favourite in our poll.