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Unveiling the secrets of "Eurovision-2007"

May 10 2007

Thursday begins the 52-th Eurovision Song Contest. This year it will be held in Helsinki - the home of last year's winners, Finnish band Lordi, speaking with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah".

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The Eurovision Song Contest has been held since 1956. At this time in Finland brought together representatives of 42 countries. In Thursday's semi-final stage to meet 28 members. By the audience vote of 10 of them with the highest number of votes will be eligible to make the final.

The remaining 14 have already secured their place in the finals, gaining the most points in the contest of 2006. Including the Russian group "Silver", thanks to last year's second place Dima Bilan, calmly prepared immediately to Saturday's finale, which will be held in Minsk Ice Palace "Hartwall Arena, which seats 15,000 spectators. This year the voting will be increased from 10 to 15 minutes.

The Russian trio will perform in the finals by 15-th number with the song «Song № 1. The composition of "Silver" includes Elena Temnikova, finalist of "Star Academy 2, Marina Lizorkin, a graduate of pop-jazz academy, lead singer of" The Formula ", performed soundtrack to the television series" Doomed to be a star and Olga Seryabkina, a former backing vocalist singer Irakli.

Maxim Fadeev, the creator of "silver" group and the composer of songs «Song № 1", said he did not intend to shock the audience. He admitted that he did not specifically devised. "We wanted to make the music for which I have long missed, I wanted to write, not quantified the market or radioformat. Long time to choose participating in the project. They had to have impeccable voice data, bright appearance and, of course, be charismatic," - says the producer.

It should be noted that the Finnish bookmakers quite appreciate the chances of Russian singers. Our country is among the top six favorites of the competition. In six bookmaker also includes Ukraine and Belarus, along with Switzerland, Serbia and Sweden.

However, the silver in Helsinki is perceived rather sluggishly. But the absolute star of the contest - Verka Serduchka, who set out to accurately parodied everything he was accused of Eurovision song contest - from the glamor and sugariness to poor English and endless confessions of love.

Despite the fact that many music critics have accused the actor Andrew Danilko in "sleaze" of his image, at rehearsals Serduchka vacant seats were not. The actor does not cease to repeat that we should not treat the competition too seriously, and encourages competitors to be a bit of humor.

Among the semifinalists of the Russian public is also well known for the winner of "American Idol" Dima Koldun, who represents Belarus in the competition. His producer - popular singer Filipp Kirkorov - believes in the success of his ward.

It is noteworthy that the first time this year in the Eurovision Song Contest participating Georgia. And for the promotion of the singer Sopho pays the government of Georgia. The country hopes to use the contest to advance to the European market its wines and tourist attractions. And the singer will have to become a living advertisement for the whole country. Together with the Helsinki Sopho Arrived personal chef of President Saakashvili and the ensemble of the National Ballet.Journalists were handed out bottles of Georgian wine with a photo Sopho. PR deem their task accomplished, even if Sopho just released the final.

Current Contest "held under the motto" True Fantasy ". As planned by the organizers, this should prove to everyone that the "impossible possible", such as the victory of the Finnish participants in Greece, the success of which few believed.

The costs of the contest were 13 million euros. The current contest is very popular, and tickets to all concerts went at the box office in Finland in December for 20 minutes. Their price - 195 euros.

Donate to representatives of their country at Eurovision in Helsinki, arrived about 13 thousand visitors. Monitor the performances of the contestants can not just at home on TV, but under the open sky with huge screens installed on the areas of Helsinki. Coverage of the event about 2 thousand journalists.

See the semifinal of "Eurovision" today at 23.00 in the first channel. Direct broadcast of the final of "Eurovision" will be held on Saturday at 22.50 in the first.

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Oleg Adamowicz


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