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"Eurovision-2005": in the finals were 10 participants

May 20 2005

In Kiev, concluded the semifinal contest "Eurovision". Of the 25 artists selected the top 10. The Russian participant in the selection was not involved - it and so secure a place in the final.

Semi-final of the competition began in Kiev late in the evening, an hour before midnight Moscow time. This broadcast is beneficial for Western Europe - due to time difference. Approval of the organizers of that to the design of the hall this year, no complaints, confirmed "all 100". Glass sex scene with LEDs, 80 tons svetoapparatury under the dome, and half a dozen moving cameras did their job.

Before the release of essential artists have given plenty to be trained. Two full days of rehearsals - with audience and presenters. Screenplay Competition is painted in seconds, and this created difficulties for many participants. For example, all their equipment to make musicians and put on stage in just 40 seconds.

And the performers was a lot of claims on behind the scenes issues. In the Palace of Sports - the official Hall of Eurovision "- not enough grimerok, and equipped them very badly. For example, ventilation with heat can not cope. Behind the scenes are always hot.

Yesterday, during a dress rehearsal, with the heat and the excitement in his dressing room fainted singer from Portugal. Nevertheless, the competition took place. In the top 10 were the two countries from the former Soviet Union - Latvians and Moldovan band Zdob-shi-Zdub ". Ukraine and Russia did not participate in the selection - following last year's competition they are guaranteed a place in the final. The final concert will be held on Saturday evening, according to Russian news service.

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