Svitlana Bazhanova, 2005 Eurovision Song Contest project assistant, did a good job informing us about NTU's progression over the past months. Press officer Marko Markovic took over this task for her and immediately answered some of the most important questions!
As other sources already confirmed, Palats Sportu has not yet been booked. While the first preparations have to start in the last week of April (yes, six weeks from today), NTU and the venue's management are still negotiating about the contract. At least, NTU finally has some progression to report:“We expect to sign the contract next week”, Markovic sais.
As confirmed yesterday, ticket sale starts on the 21st of March. “At the beginning of April we will start with sale at regular cash-desks in the all Ukrainian oblasts”. Tickets will be sold through eurovision.tv, the contest's official website.
It already became clear that NTU practically had to start from scratch again when the new governement came in office and a new organisation committee was put in place. Thus, it cannot be a surprise we wonder what's going on behind the scenes: “Well, pretty much! But, as we are expecting the heads of delegations in Kiev on the 21st of March, we would like to keep the present intrigue till than. After the meeting, we will release a news package and press releases about our progression”, Markovic promised.
And, if that wasn't enough, there is still another hot issue; the hosts! “Names of candidates are already known. After the heads of delegations meeting we will have more information”. Although Ruslana seems to be a likely candidate, no one could confirm that. At least her language skills significantly improved… To be continued!