Yesterday 17 of the participants for the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest met in Zaanstad in the Netherlands for a preview concert. Before the concert the participants went to a museum where they met the press and walked a bit around on their own before it was time to get back to the hotel.
After the successful edition last year the Dutch city Zaandam will host the second ‘Eurovision in Concert' on the 24th April. It is a promo event where at least eighteen participants for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest will perform their songs.
After Tuesday’s draw for the running order the two semi-finals are almost planned in details. EuroVisionary has been informed about when we can expect advert breaks and re-caps. This can add even more information to the ones who wants to speculate on influence of the starting positions.
A previous draw allocated the 34 semi-finalists into two semi-finals and placed in which one of them the five finalists will be voting. Today a new draw took place in Oslo. It was time to find out in which order the semi-finalists will be competing on the 25th and 27th of May and which starting position the five finalists will have for the final.
Miroslav Kostadinov with the simple artist name Miro will represent Bulgaria at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. That was decided already back in October. Tonight the TV viewers picked the song he will be singing in Oslo trying to bring the country back to the final they failed to reach last year.
EBU has just announced that a total number of 39 countries will participate at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo in May. Hungary, Czech Republic and Montenegro do not wish to take part while no new countries will be joining or rejoining the Contest.
The results of both semifinals have now been released by the EBU. They make interesting reading. The jury overturned the telephone vote to save countries in each of the semifinals. Quite annoying if your country finished 10th in the phone vote.