Dino Merlin, the Bosnian representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 1999 and 2011 tours through some European countries. Until the 15th of December Dino gives five concerts in France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
There is no doubt that music has a very powerful influence on uniting people from all over the world. With the pioneering of TRT, popular artists from twelve countries, including Eurovision stars, are going to come together in Sarajevo to perform for brotherhood and peace.
The annual Barbara Dex award, which goes to the worst dressed performer in the Eurovision Song Contest, has been won by Albanias Rona Nishliu. The Irish twins Jedward came second while the overall winner Sweden's Loreen was 8th worst dressed.
Tonight, the 57th Eurovision Song Contest was beamed live to Europe and anywhere with internet access, from the Crystal Hall in Baku, Azerbaijan. Hosts, Nargiz Birk-Petersen, Eldar Gasimov (one half of the duo who won last year) and Leyla Alieva guided the audience through the evening.
The atmosphere here at the spectacular Crystal Hall is steadily building towards the big day tomorrow, as 26 nations battle it out to become the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. But, prior to the actual contest, one more hurdle remains and that is the all important jury final. Who will bomb and who will impress? Read on to find out.
After two semi-finals we now have a line-up of 26 countries that is still in the run to win the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. This afternoon we saw the first dress rehearsal of the big show that will kick off tomorrow evening ending with a winner and a host country for next year.
The qualifiers from the second semi final held a winners' press conference at the Crystal Hall arena in Baku. They were all asked a couple of questions by the press and then discovered their place in the final on Saturday night.
Last night we found the first ten qualifers for the final on Saturday. Tomorrow evening another 18 songs will compete for the last ten spots. This afternoon it was time for the first dress rehearsal for the second semi-final show and thereby time to tell who stands with the best chances.