Oslo 2010: Satellite wins for Germany

Overcoming odds as a Big Four country, Germany has won the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest with relative ease collecting 246 points from 39 countries.

After Denmark’s early 24 point burst, Germany led for most of the voting collecting numerous twelve, ten and eight points to make the result clear. Second place belonged to the impressive maNga and third to the unexpecting Romania.

Tonight’s voting provided many surprises and intrigued us as always as neighbourly and diaspora patterns seemed to be relatively less strong than in recent previous editions, before the introduction of the 50/50 jury and public vote. An overawed Lena collected the trophy from Alexander Rybak whilst asking – “do I have to sing”?

Top Ten Results:
1. Germany – 246 points
2. Turkey – 170 points
3. Romania – 162 points
4. Denmark – 149 points
5. Azerbaijan – 145 points
6. Belgium – 143 points
7. Armenia – 141 points
8. Greece – 140 points
9. Georgia – 136 points
10. Ukraine – 108 points

Congratulations to Lena and Germany; ESCDaily will see you in Germany in 2011! Congratulations to Oslo, the EBU, NRK and the organisers at the Telenor Arena for a fantastic fortnight and thrilling event.

The winning entry “Satellite” live in the Final: