Time issues and organisational costs mean that there will be no Eurovision Song Contest winner's tour after this year's competition. The news was reported by Belgovision.com after receiving confirmation from the European Broadcasting Union.
Marija and Dima, winners of the 2007 and 2008 contests respectively, were both whisked around Europe on whirlwind concert trails after Eurovision victory. Marija took 'Molitva' to Denmark, Spain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Greece and Germany, while Dima visited Finland, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, France and San Marino.
But now, the EBU is quoted as saying "we did two exciting tours with the winners of the previous two song contests. However, the time and the costs of organizing such a tour did not weigh against the advantages. Then you have to be realistic and focus on the more successful elements of the format."
Instead, it is expected that the winning act's management will be responsible for capitalising on the international opportunities and exposure offered by a win at Eurovision.