MAY 04: BACKSTAGE STORIES
RUSSIA: PROTESTING TO RUSSIA LED TO LOSS OF ACCREDITATION
During the Welcome Ceremony of the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 yesterday at Copenhagen City Hall a protestor went straight to the Russian delegation and the Tolmachevy Sisters during their entrance on the red carpet and shouted “Shame on you, shame on you Russians” to them. Head of Russian delegation Katya Gorchinskaya removed the Russian twins immediately and Danish security arrested the protestor and his accreditation for the event was taken from him. The Russian delegation have not commented on this incident yet but the European Broadcasting Union states that the Eurovision Song Contest is a non-political event and even though EBU values the freedom of speech it is possible to express your express this outside of the live transmissions.
EUROVISION BOOK OF RECORDS
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – In addition to postcards, this year’s host DR has had the great idea to take us through Eurovision archives in a very funny and entertaining way : The Eurovision Book Of Records. In short videos, we are being introduced to odd records about our favourite contes. 8 records will be introduces throughout the 3 nights:
Even if we would have expected this to be done for next year jubilee contest, those videos are really a fun way to go through the 59 editions of the contest!
EUROVISION COST RISES!!!
DR and Host City Copenhagen have got a new challenge today. A note from the Capital Region of Denmark shows that preparing B&W Hallerne for the Eurovision Song Contest is more expensive than expected. At least 22.8 million Danish Kroner more and maybe it will be five million kroner more when all expenses are counted. The extra costs come from preparing the roof, security and electricity. Host City Copenhagen is in charge of preparing the arena for the contest, but they don’t have more money and therefore DR has to pay the 22.8 million Danish Kroner. After the show DR and Host City Copenhagen will have a talk about who is responsible for the extra bill.