Which city will it be? Like in 2011 will not be a unicque candidate for Eurovision 2013 this time, and as many fans are longing for it is not sure yet that the city will be Stockholm, like happened with Berlin in 2011.
Until now SVT has alternated the hosts, the capital was the host for 1975, Göteburg in 1985, Malmö in 1992 and the last Swedish contest was host in 2000 again in Stockholm. Will they follow the rule?
Göteburg has booked the Skandinavium which can host up to 14.500 seats, together with the Exhibition hall and 3.000 hotel rooms, in the meantime Malmö has done the same move with his Arena which has a capacity of 15.000 seats.
Stockholm will have ready, as we mentioned in our article from 26th March “No more direct to Globen”, its Swedbankarena which can host up to 65.000 viewers but more likely 35.00o for the Eurovision, but the celebration of the Ice-hockey World Championships from the 3rd to the 19th of May, collinding with Eurovision dates, can tip the balance in favour of other Swedish city, as SVT has confirmed.
Goodbye Globen; Melodifestivalen Organisation has announced the new venue for the 2013 edition to be held next 9th of March 2013, the new Swedbank Arena. Due to the increasing attendance of public the event will be moved to this brand new venue which will be inaugurated on 14th November with football game Sweden – England.
The closable roof allows this space to be multifunctional and to host between 15.000 and 65.000 spectators depeding on the type of event, it will give Sweden the chance to host events which were not able to visit the country due to its venues limitation.
The stadium is located in Solna a municipality part of Stockholm’s metropolitan area and will be connected by train and tram (still to be finished) with the center of the capital. A massive complex with shops, hotels, restaurants and offices it is also planned to be built beside the venue.
Sweden gets ready for hosting huge events; will be Eurovision 2013 one of them?
The final of the Moldovan national selection took place on Sunday 11th March. 21 acts competed for the right to represent Moldova at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Pasha Parfeny won tonight’s show with the song ‘Lautar’.
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The final of the Russian national selection took place on 7th March. 25 acts competed for the right to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2012. Buranovskie Babushki won today’s show with the song ‘Party for everybody’.
SVT, the Swedish national broadcaster has announced today the running order for the final of Melodifestivalen 2012. The final of Melodifestivalen will take place next saturday the 10th of March.
The running order for the Melodifestivalen Final:
1. David Lindgren – Shout it out
2. Thorsten Flinck & Revolutionsorkestern – Jag reser mig igen
3. Dead by April – Mystery
4. Lisa Miskovsky – Why start a fire
5. Top Cats – Baby Doll
6. Loreen – Euphoria
7. Ulrik Munther – Soldiers
8. Björn Ranelid feat. Sara Li – Mirakel
9. Molly Sandén – Why am I crying
10. Danny Saucedo – Amazing
Eurovision.tv announced the ticket sales start as from today. Here is the press release from their Website: NOTE:1 AZN is approximately 1 EUR. If events are sold out at any given moment, please check again later to find out if additional tickets have become available again.
Step by step: Buying your tickets
Tickets are being sold online by the official international ticket partner of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, Ticketmaster
After buying your ticket(s), you will receive a confirmation voucher by email
With your confirmation voucher, passport and credit card, you pick up your ticket at one of the designated ticket offices in Baku, Azerbaijan. Locations and opening hours will be published on this website within the coming weeks. Ticket buyers will also receive an email with this information.
Don’t buy tickets to the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 through other websites or from resellers, public or private. Advance booking for official tickets is available exclusively through the official ticket sales website.
Any tickets that may become available at short notice will be sold online and at the box office of the Crystal Palace in Baku.
Ticket vouchers and tickets to the Eurovision Song Contest are not for resale, private or public, and cannot be exchanged or returned.
ERT, the Greek national broadcaster ERT has revealed today the the four songs that are taking part in the Greek national final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012.
The Greek National Final will take place on March 12th, 2012, and that there will be a total of four candidate entries. The artists’ names will be revealed on 1st of March while ERT will broadcast the 4 video clips of the songs.