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Σάκηηηηηη! 36 contestants were selected by a jury consisting of Dafni Bokota (singer and television presenter), Artemis Gounaki (vocal teacher) and Andreas Roditis (composer and television presenter) to participate in the show, which commenced on 5 December 2003 and concluded with the final on 12 March 2004. Albania, Andorra, Belarus and Serbia and Montenegro took part for the first time this year. However this did not delay proceedings, and other than the above the show ran smoothly.  The two live shows were hosted by Korhan Abay and Meltem Cumbul.  In the final, the remaining three contestants competed and the winner, Apostolos Psichramis, was selected by a combination of public voting (40%) and jury voting (60%). While it is arguable that in 2004 and beyond there have been more countries participating than in the past, the song achieved a point average of 7.2, also becoming the highest point average of a Greek entrant, a record that has yet to be broken.  An official CD was released and, for the first time, the entire contest was released on DVD which included the Semi-final and the Grand Final. Founded by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest and current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (member of the Herreys, Eurovision Song Contest 1984 winner from Sweden), the awards are named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon. Performance. Sertab also interviewed contestants in the green room. However France, Poland and Russia did not broadcast the semi-final (as they were not participating in it) and therefore did not give votes for it like the other thirty-three countries. The current runner-up is Bosnia and Herzegovina's 2006 "Lejla" by Hari Mata Hari with 229 points. It is likely Turkey pulled out of showing the map because it would have only highlighted the southern portion of the island, and thus angered the international community.. This was also the first year that the scores were only re-read by the hosts in one language. Greece's worst result was in 2007, when Made In Greece came 17th and last with only 14 points. Although there were only 25 countries voting in 1998 and 36 in 2004, the Greek point average is higher. In Belgium, the French-language RTBF did not broadcast the semi-final, but the Dutch-language VRT did. While in the three years prior to Eurovision he had entered the international music scene, the Eurovision further fueled his success abroad. After all performances were completed, each country opened their phone lines to allow their viewers to vote for their favourite song. Below is a summary of all 12 points in the semi-final: Below is a summary of all 12 points in the final: The Marcel Bezençon Awards were first handed out during the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia honoring The song also topped both countries' airplay charts and entered the top 40 of the Swedish Singles chart. Thirty-six countries participated in the contest, beating the record of twenty-six in the previous edition. down to 1. With 252 points, "Shake It" is the highest-scoring third place entrant in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Greece. It was the first Eurovision Song Contest held in a transcontinental country and city, in a Muslims-majority country and in Turkic language-speaking country. , Coordinates: 41°00′44″N 28°58′34″E / 41.01222°N 28.97611°E / 41.01222; 28.97611, "Eurovision 2004" redirects here. In 2006, Rouvas presented the 2006 contest alongside Greek-American presenter Maria Menounos, while since his performance, he has been approached multiple times to represent Greece once again in the contest, with the artist denying these proposals. "Shake It" is by far Greece's most successful entrant in cumulative points. References to the video that were made running up to the showing of it were also cut. The semi-final was held on 12 May 2004 at 21:00 (CET). down to 1. , Each country appointed a spokesperson to announce their respective country's points. 4.8 stars ★ 103 ratings. Après avoir envisagé un temps Ankara, la capitale du pays, elle opta finalement po… Διαγωνισμός Τραγουδιού Eurovision 2004 Η επίσημη ιστοσελίδα της Eurovision ( Αγγλικά ) Στο λήμμα αυτό έχει ενσωματωθεί κείμενο από το λήμμα Eurovision Song Contest 2004 της Αγγλικής Βικιπαίδειας , … This was the first ever semi-final in Eurovision history. His single "Shake It" had debuted on the Greek Singles Chart at number 2, climbing up to number 1 in its second week, where it remained for eight straight weeks. The Eurovision Song Contest 2004 was the 49th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. In the final, it was performed sixteenth following Macedonia's Toše Proeski with "Life" and preceding Iceland's Jónsi with "Heaven". This year's Eurovision contest was the first to be a two-day event, with one qualifying round held on a Wednesday and the grand final held on the following Saturday. "Shake It" by Sakis Rouvas from Greece at Eurovision Song Contest 2004. As Greece had not finished in the top 11 at the 2003 Contest, the song was first performed in the semi-final. The dancers later ripped off Sakis' jacket. When the votes were counted, results showed that Croatia had awarded themselves 4 points, which is against Eurovision rules. His English album Ola Kala was re-released in many parts of Europe to contain the Eurovision entrant and newer tracks. Serbia and Montenegro, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus rounded out the top five. Founded by Christer Björkman (Sweden's representative in the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest and current Head of Delegation for Sweden) and Richard Herrey (member of the Herreys, Eurovision Song Contest 1984 winner from Sweden), the awards are named after the creator of the annual competition, Marcel Bezençon. Greece's first entry was eight-year-old Nicolas Ganopoulos with the song "Fili gia panda", which came eight for Greece. Each country awarded points based on the number of votes cast for each song: the song which received the most viewer votes was awarded 12 points, the second 10 points, the third 8 points and then 7, 6, 5, etc. Luxembourg were due to return after an absence of 11 years, but later pulled out after money issues arose between RTL and the EBU. The entry also received five sets of 12 points, the maximum number of points that can be awarded, which was the highest number of sets of 12 points Greece had ever received in a single contest, up until that point. Every country in the competition, including those who did not qualify for the final, were allowed to vote for other countries. Greece in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2004, Greece in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008, Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Θέλουν να… ξεφορτωθούν τη Eurovision Junior", "ERT officially out of Junior Eurovision 2009", "Junior Eurovision: Greece will be back! The old relegation system was replaced with a semi-final format. Shaded countries qualified for the Eurovision Final. The Eurovision Song Contest 2004 was the 49th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Video of the performance and lyrics of the song. ", "Η Ελλάδα στη Junior Eurovision. The new format allowed all countries to participate every year, rather than being forced to sit out per the relegation rules, which had been the standard since 1994.  Psichramis was then scheduled to perform three songs, all written by Nikos Terzis, during an additional song selection show, however, on 15 March 2004, ERT confirmed Sakis Rouvas as the Greek representative for the 2004 contest. While in the three years prior to Eurovision he had entered the international music scene, the Eurovision further fueled his success abroad. The contest was held in Istanbul following Turkey's victory in the 2003 contest in Riga, Latvia with Sertab Erener's "Everyway That I Can".