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It’s Europe’s favourite retro watch-a-long show. And on Saturday, #EurovisionAgain returned for its November 2021 edition – the final one of the year. This time, Eurovision 2004 was the classic song contest of choice.

The original competition held in Istanbul saw Ukraine come out on top.

As with every #EurovisionAgain, today’s fans watching online were able to vote for their favourites…and the winner was exactly the same – Ukraine’s Ruslana with “Wild Dances”.

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Ruslana wins #EurovisionAgain 2004

Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 2004. The rankings are based on the votes of all those who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 2004 grand final on Saturday 20 November.

In brackets, we’ve included the differences between the new fan vote and the original result from 17 years ago.

#EurovisionAgain 2004 results

  1. Ukraine: Ruslana – “Wild Dances” (=)
  2. Serbia and Montenegro: Željko Joksimović and Ad-Hoc Orchestra – “Lane moje” (=)
  3. Turkey: Athena – “For Real” (+1)
  4. Greece: Sakis Rouvas – “Shake It” (-1)
  5. Cyprus: Lisa Andreas – “Stronger Every Minute” (=)
  6. Lena Philipsson – “It Hurts” (=)
  7. Belgium: Xandee – “1 Life” (+15)
  8. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Deen – “In the Disco” (+1)
  9. Albania: Anjeza Shahini – “The Image of You” (-2)
  10. Spain: Ramón – “Para llenarme de ti” (=)
  11. North Macedonia: Toše Proeski – “Life” (+3)
  12. France: Jonatan Cerrada – “À chaque pas” (+3)
  13. Malta: Julie and Ludwig – “On Again… Off Again” (-1)
  14. Germany: Max – Can’t Wait Until Tonight” (-6)
  15. Iceland: Jónsi – “Heaven” (+4)
  16. United Kingdom: James Fox – “Hold Onto Our Love” (=)
  17. Norway: Knut Anders Sørum – “High” (+7)
  18. Russia: Julia Savicheva – “Believe Me” (-7)
  19. Poland: Blue Café – “Love Song” (-2)
  20. Croatia: Ivan Mikulić – “You Are the Only One” (-8)
  21. Romania: Sanda – “I Admit” (-3)
  22. Netherlands: Re-Union – “Without You” (-2)
  23. Ireland: Chris Doran – “If My World Stopped Turning” (-1)
  24. Austria: Tie Break – “Du bist” (-3)

Watch Eurovision 2004 online

#EurovisionAgain may be over for the year, but the Eurovision 2004 grand final remains online. You can watch the full show on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

From 2004, the EBU took over ownership rights of each contest. Hence, the uploads of contests from 2004 onwards will remain online permanently.

What is #EurovisionAgain?

Throughout the first 15 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the #EurovisionAgain team organised mass sync viewings of classic contests on Saturday evenings. The EBU soon came on board and began publishing previously unavailable shows 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 #EurovisionAgain team also added a fundraising element for various LGBTQ+ charities.

For further details about the rewatches, check out the #EurovisionAgain Twitter page.

Do you agree that Ruslana deserved to win the Eurovision 2004 rewatch? Which year do you hope #EurovisionAgain travels to next year? Let us know in the comments.

Read more #EurovisionAgain news here

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gea
gea
14 days ago

2004 was a turning point for Eurovision with so many new countries and addition of eastern flavours to the contest. Some of the songs were played around all year long: I remember Greek, Ukrainian and Turkish entries being played all the time at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens and in clubs on Saturday evening.
Yes, many things were cheap and tacky, but whatever, that is also part of Eurovision identity. Turkey did a good job and created a show worth watching, I loved the atmosphere of Abdi Ipekci.

prinpoleon
prinpoleon
14 days ago

I thought people would not voted for Greece or Sweden, I mean those songs are trashy as hell, but super 2000‘s so I thought they would flop now but surprise surprise they did not. Anyway it‘s Eurovision‘s logic.

Maya G
Maya G
13 days ago
Reply to  prinpoleon

Shake It is trashy as heck, while It Hurts is a Swedish Schlager done right – It’s catchy and somewhat tacky, it doesn’t take itself seriously, it’s fun, sexy and fresh.
I despise Schlagers like the ones Sweden sent in 2001 and 2003, but 2004 was top notch.

Joey
Joey
15 days ago

I’m sorry but I still can’t stand the Turkish entry from 2004, I have never liked it. Overrated in all the possible ways.

Surprisingly I like all of the Big-4 entries from this year, although not all of them had suxh high placings!

?rem
?rem
13 days ago
Reply to  Joey

With respect to your opinion, that song is such a typical Turkish rock classic for us. Athena is amazing at concerts and they really know how to engage with the crowd. I still think we (Turkey) did a great job in representing the host country that year.

raylee
raylee
15 days ago

Thank you beautiful Istanbul!
My top 5 goes like this :
1.Ukraine
2.Serbia&Montenegro
3.Greece
4.Cyprus
5.Sweden

Last edited 15 days ago by raylee
Bombalurina
Bombalurina
15 days ago

Love Ukraine and Serbia&Montenegro
Also I’m mesmerized by the postcards!! Turkey is absolutely on my bucket list.

Gurl
Gurl
16 days ago

My Top:
1. Serbia & Montenegro
2. Ukraine
3. Sweden
4. Greece
5. Iceland

6. France (very close)
7. Spain
8. Bosnia & Herzegovina
9. Russia
10. Norway

rws01
rws01
16 days ago

So another EA season comes to an end – who would have guessed we’d see 1968, 1969, 1980, 1992, 2004 and 2021? Not many! It was great they finally went to the 1960s, and 2004 and 2012 have been demanded by fans for ages. 1980 I was a bit meh about as it is a good year song-wise, but very similar in production to 1976, which was shown in 2020. And 1992 is, in my view, the weakest contest of the last 35 years from both a song and production perspective, so I have no idea what possessed them to… Read more »

Meckie
Meckie
15 days ago
Reply to  rws01

Who is Rob Holly, please? What happened?

rws01
rws01
15 days ago
Reply to  Meckie

Rob Holley was the person who started this all off, then the EBU became involved, and from there it grew. He now works for the EBU but tweeted last week that it’s reached a natural conclusion for him, so it looks like he’s focussing his new role, and on “original Eurovision content.”

Last edited 15 days ago by rws01
Whisker
Whisker
16 days ago

I haven’t watched the whole show before. I don’t like this edition. So much fashion and hair and make-up looking so cheap. Bad camera work. Some really bad vocals.

To me, there was nothing outstanding except Ukraine. The entries I found OKish to OK and kinda enjoyed based on the song or vocal or performance or staging, anything minus lyrics:

Croatia
Germany
Norway
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Spain
Sweden

The postcard for Turkey was super-cool.

rws01
rws01
16 days ago

I don’t think 2004 was a strong year song-wise, but it was an important one for the contest – first semi-finals, first use of the heart logo, first time all countries voted, including the eliminated ones. So I’m surprised it took as long as it did to show this one. It also means that YouTube now has HQ versions of all the EBU-owned shows available – 2004 was missing from that previously. Plus, EA hasn’t shown much interest in the early 2000s so far, with 2003 the only year shown before, so good to plug that gap in a little.… Read more »

Last edited 16 days ago by rws01
HarpyDarper
HarpyDarper
16 days ago

2004 is one of my favourites, despite its sound mix issues. I know it’s not very well liked by most fans, and so much of it just screams early/mid 2000s, but that’s partly why I like it. This was the second year I’d started watching the contest (aged 14), and I never understood why Lane Moje did so well, but over the years I’ve really come to appreciate it, and am gutted a bit that it didn’t win (then and now!).

Also, I recently found out that arena has been demolished!

Alex
Alex
16 days ago

Ruslana gave that vocal performance without backing vocals. All of that with high energy and movement for 3 minutes.
Still incredible

NickC
NickC
16 days ago

Ireland had a great song…it does bot deserve that last 5 placement…russia is criminally underrated too

kora
kora
16 days ago

Lane mojeeee

Princess Peregrine
Princess Peregrine
16 days ago

Some justice for Belgium at least. ??

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
16 days ago

We had a chance to fix this and everyone STILL did Serbia and Montenegro dirty? 😉

lasse braun
lasse braun
16 days ago

#1 aged not so well.
#2 aged very well.
so my choice now is #2 as true #1.

Mark Dowd
Mark Dowd
16 days ago

JUstice for BELGIUM. In a night where there were not too many changes from the official 2004 results, this fifteen place climb is a real WINNER!!!

Last edited 16 days ago by Mark Dowd
Princess Peregrine
Princess Peregrine
16 days ago
Reply to  Mark Dowd

Agree. I always wondered why it did so badly. Was one of my favourites. It could have had better staging but the song is such a banger.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
15 days ago

It was sung poorly, that’s why Belgium flopped badly.

rws01
rws01
15 days ago

She couldn’t sing, plus being the first act on after the commercial break isn’t ideal either.

Shame, as it could have done very well. It was very hotly-tipped before the contest.

Jesper Hjellnes
Jesper Hjellnes
16 days ago

At least Belgium was not underrated here. 22nd was way too low for Xandee back in 2004. I love One Life