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In pictures: Eurovision Song Contest
Ruslana, from the Ukraine, was one of the most energetic performers, singing Wild Dances.
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Eurovision winner Ruslana, from the Ukraine, was one of the most energetic performers at the song contest in Turkey, singing Wild Dances.
Zelko performed Serbia's first-ever entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, singing  Lane Moje, considered one of the favourites.
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Zelko performed Serbia's first-ever entry in the Eurovision Song Contest, singing Lane Moje, and impressing many.
James Fox was hoping to restore the UK's Eurovision pride after last year's disastrous showing. He was 14 to 1 to win.
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James Fox was hoping to restore the UK's Eurovision pride after last year's disastrous showing. He was 14 to 1 to win.
Sixteen-year-old Lisa Andreas from England sang the Cypriot entry. Her mother is originally from Cyprus.
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Sixteen-year-old Lisa Andreas from England sang the Cypriot entry. Her mother is from a small village in Cyprus.
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"Without you nothing can turn out right" went the lyrics by Re-Union from Holland, a country which has not won since 1975.
Turkey's first Eurovision winner, Sertab Erener, opens the 2004 Eurovision song contest from Istanbul.
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Last year's winner and Turkey's first Eurovision success, Sertab Erener, opens the song contest from Istanbul.
Norway's Knut Anders Sorum was the third to sing, performing the up-tempo ballad High. Norway came fourth last year.
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Norway's Knut Anders Sorum was the third to sing, performing the up-tempo ballad High. Norway came fourth last year.
Julie and Ledwig gave the first duet of the evening, singing the English-language On Again... Off Again.
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Malta's Julie and Ledwig gave the first duet of the evening, singing the English-language On Again... Off Again. More than 100 million people are expected to watch the contest.
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"Music is what I want," explained Bosnia's Deen, singing the club theme In The Disco. Bosnia's highest-ever placing before 2004 was seventh in 1999.
Belgium's Xandee was one of the favourites, with her performance of 1 Life.
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Belgium's Xandee was one of the favourites, with her performance of 1 Life.
Chris Doran sang Ireland's entry, If My World Stopped Turning. Ireland have won seven times before 2004.
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Chris Doran sang Ireland's entry, If My World Stopped Turning. Ireland have won the content seven times before 2004.






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