After a spectacular semi-final the new starting postions are fixed. Turkey presented itself from it's sunny side: great intro, beautiful landscapes, that's all animates to visit the exotic country at the Bosporus. Qualified are: Serbia & Montenegro (5th position), Malta (6th position), the Netherlands (7th position), Albania (9th position), Ukraine (10th position), Croatia (11th position), Bosnia & Hercegovina (12th position), Macedonia (15th position), Greece (16th position) and Cyprus (21st position). Surprisingly qualified are Albania and the Netherlands. Nobody expected them to qualify. But Albania received one of the biggest applauses. It appeared that the half of Albania's population was in the arena to support Anjeza. There were so many fans from Balkan countries busses over busses. Not qualified are countries with the lowest chances like Switzerland and Monaco - that was quite predictable. But sad for good contributions like Israel, Finland, Estonia and Portugal. Now there are three days left for sp eculations. Who is on stage before whom, is it advantage or disadvantage, how will the duell end between Stefan Raab (Germany) and Ralph Siegel (this year for Malta)? The competition is extremely high and unpredictable. This is the new Eurovision Song Contest. Two shows - dubble the fun and excitement.
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About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.