Finland win first ever Eurovision Dance Contest 2007 held in London

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

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Tonight the first Eurovision Dance Contest was held in London. Sixteen countries entered with most of the participants coming from the regional versions of Strictly Come Dancing.

The participants and countries, listed in winning order, are:

Placed Country Dancers UK Voting Number Points
1 Flag of Finland
Finland || Jussi Väänänen & Katja Koukkula || 0901 522 20 16 || 132
2 Flag of Ukraine
Ukraine || Yulia Okropiridze & Illya Sydorenko || 0901 522 20 14 || 121
3 Flag of Ireland
Ireland || Nicola Byrne & Mick Donegan || 0901 522 20 10 || 95
4 Flag of Poland
Poland || Katarzyna Cichopek & Marcin Hakiel || 0901 522 20 11 || 84
5 Flag of Austria
Austria || Kelly & Andy Kainz || 0901 522 20 05 || 74
6 Flag of Portugal
Portugal || Sónia Araújo & Ricardo Silva || 0901 522 20 13 || 74
7 Flag of Russia
Russia || Mariya Sittel & Vladislav Borodinov || 0901 522 20 02 || 72
8 Flag of Germany
Germany || Wolke Hegenbarth & Oliver Seefeldt || 0901 522 20 06 || 59
9 Flag of Denmark
Denmark || Mette Elkjær & David Jørgensen || 0901 522 20 12 || 38
10 Flag of Spain
Spain || Amagoya Benlloch & Abraham Martinez || 0901 522 20 09 || 38
11 Flag of Lithuania
Lithuania || Gabrielė Valiukaitė & Gintaras Svistunavičius || 0901 522 20 08 || 35
12 Flag of the Netherlands

The Netherlands || Alexandra Matteman & Redmond Valk || 0901 522 20 03 || 34

13 Flag of Greece
Greece || Ourania Kolliou & Spiros Pavlidis || 0901 522 20 07 || 31
14 Flag of Sweden
Sweden || Cecilia Ehrling & Martin Lidberg || 0901 522 20 15 || 23
15 Flag of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom || Camilla Dallerup & Brendan Cole || 0901 522 20 04 || 18
16 Flag of Switzerland
Switzerland || Denise Biellmann & Sven Ninnemann || 0901 522 20 01 || 0

Greece didn't air the show live, and the points given out were decided by a jury of Greek experts. Despite France not taking part, the show was broadcast in English and French. Graham Norton and Claudia Winkleman hosted at BBC Television Centre. Graham Norton kept the audience laughing throughout the show and also sent sent his consolations to both Greece, for their forest fires, and to Switzerland as they were heading for nil-points, which, in the end, they finished with. Despite Finland winning the 2008 Eurovision Dance Contest will also be held in London. If next year's show is popular, the winning country will host the following year's contest, Song Contest style!

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