For the next two weeks, people in Germany have the chance to award the Eurovision Song Contest with a prestigious prize, the Bambi. TV viewers are asked to vote for their favorite TV event 2004. The selection includes, amongst others, the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games and the Eurovision Song Contest.
Bambi is a trophy awarded by Burda Media, one of Germany's biggest publishing companies. The award goes back to 1948, last year's winners in different categories include Muhammad Ali (millenium award), Yvonne Catterfeld (shooting star) and the German national women's football team (sports). The laureates are selected by a jury; each year the public can vote for their favorite in a varying category.
By calling in for their favorite event, German TV viewers can select between Stefan Raab's wok WM, the UEFA champions league round of sixteen, the Wer wird Millionär celebrity special, the Olympics opening ceremony and the Eurovision Song Contest 2004. The number to call for the Song Contest is 0137/92292201 (49 cent per call, only from Germany).
The Bambi award ceremony will be aired live on 18 November from 20:15 CET on ARD.