Today was the beginning the rehearsals for the finalists. The Spanish press conference has been visited quite well. The interest of the Spanish in the Eurovision Song Contest is still quite high after Rosa. That's why there are plenty of journalists from Spain again to support Ramon. The Austrians brought cakes to the press conference, but unfortunately they didn't share it with the journalists - instead they began to throw it to each other - and later on they included the journalists, too. That was new at Eurovision. The Turkish TV station TRT wasn't very pleased, they extra had to clean the mess and the other press conferences had to be rescheduled because of that. Every participant tries to utilize the full stage with all it's facilities to being kept in mind in a three minute presentation. France has a woman with stilts on stage and the background singers are dancing around a plastic globe - this song is perfectly suitable for the circus! Also Julia from Russia is doing some acrobatic exercises which look quite dangerous. They want Russia to be among the favourites and assure the good ranking of Russia in the past.
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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.