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The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was the 56th in the annual, long-running light entertainment show, and was won by Ell & Nikki performing Running Scared for Azerbaijan, making them the first male/female duo to win the title since 1963. The event took place in the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, following Germany's win in the previous year - with the winning artist, Lena Meyer-Landrut, returning in an attempt to defend her title. This made the 2011 contest the first since 2004 to take place outside of the host nation's capital city, as well as the first for Germany since its reunification.

The two semi-finals took place on 10 May and 12 May 2011, while the final took place on the evening of 14 May 2011. 43 countries participated in the contest, with those returning including Austria, which last participated in 2007; Hungary, which last competed in 2009; and San Marino, which last participated in 2008. Italy also returned to the Contest, marking its first participation since 1997 and turning the Big Four into the Big Five. No countries withdrew from the contest.

Format

Presenters

The hosts for the contest were announced on 16 December 2010. Actress and comedian Anke Engelke, journalist and presenter Judith Rakers, and musician Stefan Raab were to host the three shows.[1]

Theme

Logo

"Feel your heart beat!" was the slogan for the 2011 Contest. The logo was a pulsating heart in the colours of the performing country and was designed by London company Turquoise. It was based off a heart gesture made by Lena upon winning the 2010 Contest.[2]

Participants

The draw to determine the semi-final running orders was held on 17 January 2011. All of the participating countries excluding the automatic finalists were split into six pots, based on the voting history of those countries in previous years. From these pots, half competed in the first semi-final on 10 May 2011.

The other half in that particular pot competed in the second semi-final on 12 May 2011. This draw doubled as an approximate running order, in order for the delegations from the countries to know when their rehearsals commenced. The draw also determined in which of the semi-finals the automatic finalists would be able to cast their votes.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6 Finalists
Flag of Albania Albania
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Flag of Croatia Croatia
Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia
Flag of Serbia Serbia
Flag of Slovenia Slovenia
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Flag of Denmark Denmark
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Iceland Iceland
Norway Norway
Flag of Sweden Sweden
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Flag of Belarus Belarus
Flag of Georgia Georgia
Flag of Israel Israel
Flag of Moldova Moldova
Flag of Russia Russia
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
Flag of Armenia Armenia
Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Cyprus Cyprus
Flag of Greece Greece
Flag of the Netherlands The Netherlands
Flag of Turkey Turkey
Flag of Ireland Ireland
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania
Flag of Malta Malta
Flag of Portugal Portugal
Flag of Romania Romania
Flag of Austria Austria
Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Poland Poland
Flag of San Marino San Marino
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Flag of Germany Germany (Host)
France France
Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Spain Spain
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom

Pre-Allocations

Israeli broadcaster IBA requested to take part in the second semi-final due to the Israeli Memorial Day, which was held during the first semi-final. German broadcaster NDR also requested that it be allowed to vote in the second semi-final for scheduling reasons.

Semi Final One

Flag of Spain Spain and the Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Poland Poland Magdalena Tul Jestem Polish I am 19 18
02 Norway Norway Stella Mwangi Haba Haba English, Swahili Little by little 17 30
03 Flag of Albania Albania Aurela Gaçe Feel the Passion English, Albanian -- 14 47
04 Flag of Armenia Armenia Emmy Boom Boom English -- 12 54
05 Flag of Turkey Turkey Yüksek Sadakat Live It Up -- 13 47
06 Flag of Serbia Serbia Nina Čaroban Serbian Magical 8 67
07 Flag of Russia Russia Alexej Vorobjov Get You English, Russian -- 9 64
08 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Anna Rossinelli In Love for a While English -- 10 55
09 Flag of Georgia Georgia Eldrine One More Day -- 6 74
10 Flag of Finland Finland Paradise Oskar Da Da Dam -- 3 103
11 Flag of Malta Malta Glen Vella One Life -- 11 54
12 Flag of San Marino San Marino Senit Stand By -- 16 34
13 Flag of Croatia Croatia Daria Celebrate -- 15 41
14 Flag of Iceland Iceland Sjonni's Friends Coming Home -- 4 100
15 Flag of Hungary Hungary Kati Wolf What About My Dreams? English, Hungarian -- 7 72
16 Flag of Portugal Portugal Homens da Luta A luta é alegria Portuguese The struggle is joy 18 22
17 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Evelina Sašenko C'est ma vie English It's my life 5 81
18 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Ell/Nikki Running Scared -- 2 122
19 Flag of Greece Greece Loukas Giorkas ft. Stereo Mike Watch My Dance English, Greek -- 1 133

Semi Final Two

Flag of Germany Germany, Flag of Italy Italy and France France voted in this semi-final.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Dino Merlin Love in Rewind English, Bosnian -- 5 109
02 Flag of Austria Austria Nadine Beiler The Secret Is Love English -- 7 69
03 Flag of the Netherlands The Netherlands

3JS

Never Alone

-- 19 13
04 Flag of Belgium Belgium Witloof Bay With Love Baby -- 11 53
05 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia TWiiNS I'm Still Alive -- 13 48
06 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Mika Newton Angel -- 6 81
07 Flag of Moldova Moldova Zdob şi Zdub So Lucky -- 10 54
08 Flag of Sweden Sweden Eric Saade Popular -- 1 155
09 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Christos Mylordos San Aggelos S'agapisa Greek I loved you like an angel 18 16
10 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Poli Genova Na inat Bulgarian With stubbornness 12 48
11 Flag of Macedonia FYR Macedonia Vlatko Illievski Rusinka Macedonian Russian girl 16 36
12 Flag of Israel Israel Dana International Ding Dong Hebrew, English -- 15 38
13 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Maja Keuc No One English -- 3 112
14 Flag of Romania Romania Hotel FM Change -- 4 111
15 Flag of Estonia Estonia Getter Jaani Rockefeller Street -- 9 60
16 Flag of Belarus Belarus Anastasia Vinnikova I Love Belarus -- 14 45
17 Flag of Latvia Latvia Musiqq Angel in Disguise -- 17 25
18 Flag of Denmark Denmark A Friend in London New Tomorrow -- 2 135
19 Flag of Ireland Ireland Jedward Lipstick -- 8 68

Grand Final

All countries voted in this show.

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Finland Finland Paradise Oskar Da Da Dam English -- 21 57
02 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Dino Merlin Love in Rewind English, Bosnian -- 6 125
03 Flag of Denmark Denmark A Friend in London New Tomorrow English -- 5 134
04 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Evelina Sašenko C'est ma vie It's My Life 19 63
05 Flag of Hungary Hungary Kati Wolf What About My Dreams? English, Hungarian -- 22 53
06 Flag of Ireland Ireland Jedward Lipstick English -- 8 119
07 Flag of Sweden Sweden Eric Saade Popular -- 3 185
08 Flag of Estonia Estonia Getter Jaani Rockefeller Street -- 24 44
09 Flag of Greece Greece Loukas Giorkas ft. Stereo Mike Watch My Dance English, Greek -- 7 120
10 Flag of Russia Russia Alexej Vorobjov Get You English -- 16 77
11 France France Amaury Vassili Sognu Corsican Dream 15 82
12 Flag of Italy Italy Raphael Gualazzi Madness of Love English, Italian -- 2 189
13 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Anna Rossinelli In Love for a While English -- 25 19
14 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Blue I Can -- 11 100
15 Flag of Moldova Moldova Zdob şi Zdub So Lucky -- 12 97
16 Flag of Germany Germany Lena Meyer-Landrut Taken By A Stranger -- 10 107
17 Flag of Romania Romania Hotel FM Change -- 17 77
18 Flag of Austria Austria Nadine Beiler The Secret Is Love -- 18 64
19 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Ell/Nikki Running Scared -- 1 221
20 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Maja Keuc No One -- 13 96
21 Flag of Iceland Iceland Sjonni's Friends Coming Home -- 20 61
22 Flag of Spain Spain Lucía Pérez Que me quiten lo bailao Spanish They can't take the fun away from me 23 50
23 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Mika Newton Angel English -- 4 159
24 Flag of Serbia Serbia Nina Čaroban Serbian Magical 14 85
25 Flag of Georgia Georgia Eldrine One More Day English -- 9 110

Withdrawing

Other Countries

References (if any)

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