#EurovisionAgain: Ukraine's Ruslana wins again the online voting for the 2004 contest
The 6th episode of the third season of the rewatch party series #Eurovisionagain, hit the screen last evening with the 2004 edition, the post fan online voting of which saw Ukraine's Ruslana triumph with her song 'Wild Dances'.
The rewatch party series #Eurovisionagain that kept the ESC fans company during last year's hard covid-19 lockdown periods returned last evening for the third season's 2nd episode.
The first to launch such initiative, was a group of fans that uploaded past events, while EBU followed through its official Eurovision Youtube Channel. The idea was implemented as COVID-19 restrictions led to national lockdowns and the eventual cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest. Once the competing part of the contest is over, the audience has the chance to cast its votes and make up a new result for each edition.
The 2004 edition
Last evening's #EurovisionAgain re-broadcast the memorable edition of 2004 that was the 49th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Istanbul, Turkey, following the country's victory at the 2003 contest with the song "Everyway That I Can" by Sertab Erener. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), the contest was held at the Abdi İpekçi Arena, and (for the first time) consisted of a semi-final on 12 May, and the final on 15 May 2004.
Thirty-six countries participated in the contest, beating the record of twenty-six in the previous edition. Albania, Andorra, Belarus and Serbia and Montenegro took part for the first time this year.
The online voting results
The online fan voting that took place via the #EurovisionAgain Twitter Account after the rebroadcast declared as winner Ukraine's Ruslana with the song "Wild Dances" while second came Serbia Željko Joksimović with “Lane Moje“. Third close behind came Turkey who was represente on home soil by the group Athena with their song“For Real“.
Here is the overall scoreboard after last evening's fan online voting:
You can always watch the whole show and feel again all the excitement of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest the video of which is availiable on the official Youtube Channel of the contest:
News Source: #EurovisionAgain / Eurovision.tv