During the head of delegations meeting in Kiev, several aspects of the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest organisation have been discussed. Most of these issues have been covered earlier, but still there is something new to report!
Svante Stockselius, supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, explained that the European Broadcasting Union received complaints about plagiarism from three countries; FYR Macedonia, Serbia & Montenegro and Latvia. However, all complaints were turned down. Apart from that, Stockselius made clear that investigation of plagiarism acusations are the participating broadcaster its first responsibility. The Ukrainian participants changed their lyrics upon the EBU its request.
Natalia Konovalova, PR manager of sponsor Nemiroff, told about the start of an international journalists contest called the Golden Fern. More information about this contest can be expected in the upcoming days. Zhanna Revnova, Kyivstar representative, presented a special communication programme called Ukraine is the Heart of Europe, which should take place on Khreshchatyk street. Kyivstar impressed the present journalists with their gift � a real Carpathian trembita, which will be presented to the participating country performing in the semifinal as first. This honour goes to… Austria!
Mykhailo Ilko, the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest creative director, presented his creative concept, design for printed materials, tickets, stage and video. Esctoday.com will show you more of these graphics in the upcoming days! Oles Sanin, director of the postcards, took the floor. He presented his work on a screen, gave a brief explanation of the message and concept. There will be 50 videos, and the shooting continue as soon as the snow is melted.