#AtoZ: O Is For…

Welcome to Eurovision Ireland’s first ever A-Z of the Eurovision Song Contest. Over the next few weeks, we will be bringing you some alphabetical memories from everyone’s favourite Song Contest. Today, we look at O.


Oslo hosted the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1996, when 23 countries took part and again in 2010, when 39 countries took part.

In 2010, Lena took victory for Germany, with “Satellite”. Germany won with 246 points, 76 points ahead of Turkey.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Olsen Brothers

The Olsen Brothers is the of Denmark’s two winners in 2000, when the Contest took place in Stockholm.

The Olsen Brothers took victory with their entry “Fly On The Wings Of Love”. 195 points were enough to claim victory, 40 points ahead of the Russia.

Video: YouTube/2000ESC2003

Olympic Indoor Hall

The Olympic Indoor Hall was the venue for the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2006, when Greece hosted the event, in Athens.

Lordi represented Finland, with their entry “Hard Rock Hallelujah”. Finland took victory with 292 points, 44 points ahead of Russia.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Only Teardrops

Emmelie de Forest took victory for Denmark, for the second time to date, with “Only Teardrops”.

Emmelie de Forest took victory for Denmark with 281 points, 47 points ahead of the host country, Azerbaijan.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Oleksandr Skichko

Oleksandr Skichko was one three to host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017, in Kyiv.

Oleksandr hosted the Contest alongside Volodymyr Ostapchuk and Timur Miroshnychenko. They featured in a sketch with Mans Zelmerlow, one of the hosts from the previous Contest.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

Categories: #AtoZ, Eurovision 2020

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