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. The 50th Eurovision Song Contest is going to be the biggest contest ever. More than 40 countries would like to take part, but only 40 can go. New countries this year will be Bulgaria, Moldova and Lebanon.
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.