The year is almost over, but the preperations for the jubilee of the Eurovision Song Contest have already started. Kiev in the Ukraine is the host city on May 21st 2005. The qualifying round will take place on Thursday 19th May in the Palats Sportu - in the centre of the town.
Time is running - in about three weeks time the offical Eurovision is going to begin. The city of Kiev has many ideas to make a trip to Kiev unforgettable for the masses of visitors, which are expected at Eurovision time.
The eurovisionlive.com team will be on the spot from May 11th to 22nd in Kiev. There will be lots of live-interviews with the singers and participants, interesting background reports and the latest news.
he Sunday was quite calm here in Kiev. No drama happened, but one of the Irish background-dancers was fallen from stage during the press conference. The German singer Gracia has arrived with her delegation. David Brandes belongs now to the Swiss delegation.
The second dress rehearsal of the semifinal took place last night and it has been quite impressive. In the arena the show appears differently than on TV. Generally said, it's going to be very very colourful - from pop to rock, from folklore to kitsch.