The first shipment of special triple plied glass arrived at Palats Sportu which will be used in the construction of the stage for Eurovision. Last year in Istanbul the glass stage did not stand up to the flaming performance of Ruslana and because of this the organizers this year will take additional measures to ensure the performances of all performers.
The glass that will be used for the stage this year has a number of layers glued together with a special layer of film, so that it will be more elastic as opposed to being rigid. The upper layer will be composed of special tempered glass.
The authors of the project promise that the floor will be really unusual. The use of glass will allow effects to be create, that make the performers appear to be flying in mid air.
According to an old legend, there is only one time during the year that the flower of the grape fern blooms, and if only one person, the most important and incredibly soulful person, will be able to see its unearthly beauty and the flames of a rainbow of the northern lights, and then receive the secret of wisdom and happiness…
While another legend, a legend of more contemporary times, is that only once a year and an exhibit of song does European unity bloom, and only one individual will breakthrough to win Eurovision, and thus open a new world for themselves…
But everyone can find their own grape fern at Eurovision in Ukraine – and to maintain that fire in their heart for ever. To be transformed and to see the world as a friendly and close place, to hear its authenticity and modernity at the same time, so to say as something that is harmonious. Open that harmony in oneself; fill yourself with explosive energy and the fresh wind from Ukraine. Find your own awakening, your spiritual space in Ukraine.
Innovative and new, open and poetic – this is how we see the Ukrainian world and let it be that this vision will remain in our memories of Eurovision in Ukraine.
The Eurovision-2005 song contest will have a record number of participants. Thirty-nine songs will be presented on the stage of Palats Sportu.
Ten of the twenty-four finalists have been already determined based on the results of the last final. According to ESC rules, the countries, which made it into, the top 10 positions in the previous year’s competition, are automatically in the final. Besides this, countries known as the “Big Four”: Great Britain, France, Germany and Spain also are also automatically in the final.
From the 15 participants of the semi-final of the ESC-2005 10 of these will be selected for the final. They are selected by views by telephone voting, in the same way that the winner of the final is selected.
The order of performances in the final and the semi-final is determined at the meeting of Heads of Delegation to the ESC by the drawing of lots, which took place in Kyiv on March 21-22. The first group to perform at the Semi-final of the Contest, which will take place on May 19, will be Global Kryner of Austria. The order of performances in the Semi-final will be as follows:
The Former Yugoslav Republic and Macedonia
The drawing of lots to determine the order of performances in the Final is conducted taking into consideration that 10 participants will be determined in the Semi-final. Because of this the performances on May 21 will be conducted in the following order:
Serbia and Montenegro
Bosnia and Herzegovina
You can find additional information about the participants of the ESC-2005 on our website, by selecting the participant from a list on the first page.