From now on, the daily esctoday.com newsflash will bring the latest short news about the Eurovision Song Contest and its contestants.
Eurovision 2011 CD release scheduled for 15th April
The compilation CD of the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, which will feature all 43 entries in Düsseldorf, is expected to be released on 15th April. The CD can already be pre-ordered through the eurovision.tv shop, amazon.com and other online retailers.
Lena enters Swiss single charts
Taken by a stranger, the German entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011, has entered the Swiss single charts at no. 45 making it Lena's fourth song to appear in the Swiss sale charts. Last year, Satellite entered the Swiss single charts at no. 10 before eventually rising to the top spot eleven weeks later.
Volunteers castings are underway
The casting of volunteers for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 is currently underway. eurovision.de has published a short documentary including interviews with applicants here (in German).
Finnish television aired Eurovision documentary
Finnish broadcaster YLE has aired a documentation about Finland's 50 years in the Eurovision Song Contest. The film is available online for Finnish users here.
Düsseldorf skyscraper serves as TV screen for Eurovision
The face of the Dreischeiben skyscraper in Düsseldorf will serve as a large TV screen for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The surface, which has the size of 7.500 square meters, will become the world's biggest TV screen between 4th and 14th May. Every night between 20:30 and midnight CET, videos about the contest will be presented. It is yet unknown if the grand final will be shown live on the screen. More information here (in German).
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