Now the Eurovision-week has begun.The eurovisionlive.com - team has arrived safely. On the first sight Kiev and the Ukraine appears quite west-orientated. This year's motto is calles "Awakening" and of course it is an allusion to the Orange revolution which took place in the Ukraine at the end of 2004. The Ukraine now would like to show the world how modern and progressive this country is. And the Ukraine also fancies to join the EU. The creative people of the Ukraine have invented a lot to this topic. Green and blue are the dominating colours, ferns and forests should arouse the relation to Ukraine's nature.
The stage definitely tops last year's stage from Istanbul. The world's newest technology will be used - the lightening itself weights over 83 tonnes! A Swedish production team is responsible for the stage.
Ruslana won't host the contest as earlier announced - instead Masha (Maria Efrosnina) will do her job. But Ruslana will appear otherwise at the live-transmission. We also have to point out that there have been and still are significant organisational problems. The security staff doesn't speak English at all and everyone is frisked on every way two or three times! There are also very long ways from the hall to the press center and that makes it all a bit more complicated.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
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.