This was a quite exciting day here in Athens - the first rehearsals of the finalists were held. In the press centre there was hectic rush - the journalists were running nervously from one to another place and one press conference hunted the next. There was not even time for a coffee break. The absolute highlight was the welcome reception in the Zappeion. The event was held open air and offered all participants to get to know each other and to enjoy Greek hospitality with wines, snacks and music.
Lots of good comments gathered the technical organization. The responsibility was hold by a Swedish company over the recent years. But this year the German company Procon had taken over the job. Everything went smoothly so far, no big delays, maybe this is due to the German closeness.
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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.