Finnish broadcaster, YLE, has published the rules for the selection process it will use to find a singer and song to represent the country in Sweden next May. It’s a move which makes Finland the first country to start searching for its song for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
Europe's biggest event, the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 has started with the first semi-final in Baku’s Crystal Hall this evening. Eighteen countries have participated in the first battle for the final where only lucky ten countries could make it to Saturday evening.
It's the third and final rehearsal for all 18 countries this evening before the first semi final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The tension is mounting here in Baku as eighteen participants battle it out for only ten spots in Saturday's final. Who will make it and who will be dissappointed? We'll know in under nine hours!
It’s that time of year again! The first semi-final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is almost upon us and speculation is rife as to which ten songs will reach the final on Saturday. Never one to miss the opportunity to give my opinion, here are my thoughts.
All 18 countries from the first semi final took to the stage for the second full dress rehearsal in the Crystal Hall arena in Baku. The show began at 12:00 midnight local time in Azerbaijan. So, what 10 countries will make it to the grand final on Saturday night?
After each of the 18 participants in the first semi-final have been rehearsing individually a bit over an hour on the stage in Baku it was time for the first of three dress rehearsals before the big show tomorrow night. Who stands with the best chances to qualify as things are right now?
Finland hope to reach the final of the Eurovision Song Contest with Pernilla's När Jag Blundar(When I Close My Eyes) in Baku this year. She started her second rehearsal hoping the background LED image would be changed. So did that happen?
After months of concern that the Crystal Hall would not be ready in time to host the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, today saw the opening day of rehearsals and press conferences in the land of fire and ice.