The finalists were:

  • the four automatic qualifiers France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom;
  • the top 10 countries from the 2004 final (other than the automatic qualifiers);
  • the top 10 countries from the 2005 semi-final.

The final was held on 21 May 2005 at 21:00 (CET) and was won by Greece.

Countries in bold automatically qualified for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 Final.

Draw Country Language Artist Song Place Points
01 Hungary Hungarian NOX "Forogj, világ!" 12 97
02 United Kingdom English Javine "Touch My Fire" 22 18
03 Malta English Chiara "Angel" 2 192
04 Romania English Luminiţa Anghel and Sistem "Let Me Try" 3 158
05 Norway English Wig Wam "In My Dreams" 9 125
06 Turkey Turkish Gülseren "Rimi Rimi Ley" 13 92
07 Moldova English, Romanian Zdob şi Zdub "Boonika bate toba" 6 148
08 Albania English Ledina Çelo "Tomorrow I Go" 16 53
09 Cyprus English Constantinos Christoforou "Ela Ela" 18 46
10 Spain Spanish Son de Sol "Brujería" 21 28
11 Israel English, Hebrew Shiri Maimon "Hasheket Shenish'ar" (השקט שנשאר) 4 154
12 Serbia and Montenegro Montenegrin[3] No Name "Zauvijek moja" (Заувијек моја) 7 137
13 Denmark English Jakob Sveistrup "Talking to You" 9[4] 125
14 Sweden English Martin Stenmarck "Las Vegas" 19 30
15 Macedonia English Martin Vučić "Make My Day" 17 52
16 Ukraine Ukrainian, English1 GreenJolly "Razom nas bahato" (Разом нас багато) 19[4] 30
17 Germany English Gracia "Run and Hide" 24 4
18 Croatia Croatian Boris Novković feat. Lado Members "Vukovi umiru sami" 11 115
19 Greece English Helena Paparizou "My Number One" 1 230
20 Russia English Natalia Podolskaya "Nobody Hurt No One" 15 57
21 Bosnia and Herzegovina English Feminnem "Call Me" 14 79
22 Switzerland English Vanilla Ninja "Cool Vibes" 8 128
23 Latvia English Walters and Kazha "The War Is Not Over" 5 153
24 France French Ortal "Chacun pense à soi" 23 11