News of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 at March 2004
The forecast of results of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 was published
BBookmaker office Coral/Eurobet has published the forecast of results of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. The most probable winners - Ireland, Sweden and the Great Britain. There are a lot of chances of a victory at Russia and Belarus, Ukraine, on the contrary, has not a lot of chances.
If to speak it literally, it not the forecast exactly, but it is agreement, on which it is possible to make a bet on a victory of concrete country. But, naturally, than more payment for your single bet on some country, that the probability of a victory of this country (by bookmaker's opinion) is less. Bookmakers will not make unprofitable bets. And, as bookmakers are people, which are engaged in forecasts professionally (and, as against weather forecasters, on conditions of self-compencate ;-) that, in my opinion, can be trusted to their forecasts. So, "table of ranks" of the concrete countries, on the basis of bets from Coral/Eurobet:
At my personal sight, the forecast is not perfect, as probability of a victory of Israel, Finland and Malta should be the greatest and approximately equal (I like them songs most then others.). Well, may be, Israel is most probably winner. The future will show.
Eurovision Song Contest 2004 running order is known now!
Yesterday, on March, 23, representatives of Turkey and EBU have carried out a toss-up about running order on the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. A lot pulled the Heads of Delegations of countries - participants. Eurovision Song Contest supervisor Svante Stockselius represented the European Broadcasting Union. Results of a toss-up:
Semifinal, May, 12
Grand Final, May, 15
|№||Country - participant|
| 1 || Spain - Ramón - Para Llenarme De Ti|
| 2|| Austria - Tie Break - Du Bist|
| 3|| Norway - Knut Anders - High|
| 4|| France - Jonatan Cerrada - À Chaque Pas|
| 5|| Open position for qualifier round top 10|
| 6|| Open position for qualifier round top 10|
| 7|| Open position for qualifier round top 10|
| 8|| Germany - Max - Cant Wait Until Tonight|
| 9|| Open position for qualifier round top 10|
|10|| Open position for qualifier round top 10|
|11|| Open position for qualifier round top 10|
|12|| Open position for qualifier round top 10|
|13|| Belgium - Xandee - 1 Life|
|14|| Russia - Julia Savicheva - Believe Me|
|15|| Open position for qualifier round top 10|
|16|| Open position for qualifier round top 10|
|17|| Iceland - Jón Jósep Snjæbjörnsson (Jónsi) - Heaven|
|18|| Ireland - Chris Doran - If the World Stops Turning|
|19|| Poland - Blue Cafe - Love Song|
|20|| The United Kindom of Great Britain - James Fox - Hold on to Our Love|
|21|| Open position for qualifier round top 10|
|22|| Turkey - Athena - For Real|
|23|| Romania - Sanda Ladosi - I Admit|
|24|| Sweden - Lena Philipsson - Det Gör Ont|
The open positions will be filled up with the top ten countries from the qualifier round. After the qualifier round, on May,12, no points will be revealed, only the countries that qualified themseleves will be drawn by the hosts for the open positions.
Lena Philipsson - the representative of Sweden
Lena Philipsson will represent Sweden on the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. At Istanbul she with act with song Det Gör Ont ( It Hurts ).
On Saturday, on March, 20 she became the winner of the Swedish competition Melodifestival 2004 . Besides Lena Philipsson, at the Final of competition 9 more executors had taken part, including well-known group Y-Type. Y-Type has taken only the fifth place. And Fame on the sixth place.
Both jury and televiewers participated at the voting. Final results of voting:
|Points|| ( % )|
|1|| Lena Philipsson|| Det Gör Ont (It Hurts)||232||24,52|
|2|| Shirley Clamp|| Min Kärlek (My Love)||174||18,39|
|3|| After Dark|| La Dolce Vita||156||16,49|
|4|| Petra Nielsen|| Tango! Tango!||151||15,96|
|5|| E-Type|| Paradise||75||7,93|
|6|| Fame|| Vindarna Vänder Oss (The Winds Turn Us Around)||66||6,98|
|7|| Sara Löfgren|| Som Stormen (Like the Storm)||52||5,50|
|8|| Sandra Dahlberg|| Här Sstannar Jag Kvar (Here I'll Stay)||19||2,01|
|9|| Andrés Esteche|| Olé, Olé!||14||1,48|
|10|| Hanson, Carson & Malmkwist|| Cest la Vie||7||0,74|
Car of representatives of Belorus - Alexandra & Konstantin - has collided with other car
On March, 15 car of representatives of Belorus - Alexandra & Konstantin - has collided with other car. When musicians went to Minsk, their Zhigulis(its russian middle-sized car) ran at Ford, because Ford's driver has not coped with his car and has come on a strip of counter movement. Impact has turned out sliding. As a result of autocrush, Alexandra has received a trauma of a head, and Konstantin has received fracture of rib. Both drivers are in hospital now.
Despite of the received traumas, on March, 17 musicians had to participate at filming of clip as this clip should be sent to organizers of the Contest till March, 20. Maxim Nosov is the director of this clip, and clip's filming carried out in the Museum of national architecture and a life under open sky at Strochiza.
EBU will release СD and DVD collections from the Eurovision - 2004
EBU has declared, that will release the double compilation CD with all songs from the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. CD will be produced under the EMI label. On sale the collection will appear after April, 26.
Also EBU will release DVD-disk with record of the Contest. On sale the disk should appear after June, 7.
The first CD - collection with records from the Eurovision Song Contest has been released at 2000 (accordingly, there were songs from the Eurovision-2000 on it). Then it has been sold about 200 000 copies. BMG company has made this disk.