Over the past years, host broadcasters considered the possibilities to bring back the orchestra, since it disappeared in 1999. Over and over again, the outcome of these considerations were negative.
Esctoday.com asked host broadcaster NTU about the possibility to bring back the orchestra. Because… wouldn't it be nice to have it back at the 50th edition of the contest?
“Yes, we've been thinking over the idea to bring back the orchestra”, Svitlana Bazhanova of NTU said. Though, no guarantee yet, because organising an orchestra for almost 40 songs will definitely be a hard job.
In 1998, the orchestra attended the Eurovision Song Contest for the last time. Due to financial and practical reasons the host broadcasters chose for the tape instead since 1999.
NTU promised to keep us updated about the internal discussions. Stay reserved, because the outcome was negative already six times (1999-2004)…