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Eurovison 2011 Winner "Running Scared" Ell & Nikki - Azerbaijan

Eurovison Song Contest 2011 Winner “Running Scared” Ell & Nikki – Azerbaijan

Event held in Dusseldorf Germany 

DUESSELDORF: As a result of sms-voting and the decision of the jury the winner was the Azerbaijani duet Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal (Ell / Nikki) with the song “Running Scared” took first place (221 points). Second place was won by Italy / Raphael Gualazzi – “Madness Of Love” (189 points), while the third went to – Sweden / Eric Saade – “Popular” (185 points). The olourful and imaginative show opened the final of Eurovision Song Contest 2011 at the stadium Esprit Arena in Duesseldorf and in the tradition of the contest, the final winner of last year”s competition Lena Meyer-Landrut started. She came with her producer, Stefan Raab.


After a long absence fron the Eurovision Song Contest, the second place was won by Italy with Raphael Gualazzi – “Madness Of Love”

Italy was one of the seven participating countries to take part in the first contest in 1956. The Eurovision Song Contest was initially inspired by the Italian Sanremo Music Festival, held annually since 1951 in the city of Sanremo. Since their debut Italy has taken part 37 times, and has won the contest twice – in 1964 with the song “Non ho l’età” (I’m not old enough) performed by Gigliola Cinquetti, and in 1990 with “Insieme: 1992” (Together: 1992) performed by Toto Cutugno. Italy has also come 2nd once – again with Gigliola Cinquetti and the song “Sì”, and 3rd four times – including the global hit song “Nel blu dipinto di blu”, also known as “Volare“, performed by Domenico Modugno in 1958.  Italy has also hosted the contest twice – in 1965 in Naples, and in 1991 in Rome. 

Dario Poli

Composer, artist, and a published author and illustrator. He is initiator of the campaign to present a better image Internationally, of Marbella and the Costa del Sol. Composer of the music "Marbella Marbella" used as the anthem of the campaign and also many other recorded compositions including Nostradamus, and Corazon, for The Children for Peace Onlus charity in Rome as well as the co-author of the powerful musical drama Lady X and The Power of Destiny. He is also the editor and a founder member of this website.

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