Today is the last day you can decide which 10 songs should be performed in the Eurovision Song Contest's 50th Anniversary show Congratulations. Your vote can be cast on the official Eurovision Song Contest website eurovision.tv where more information and video snippets are available.
All Eurovision Song Contest fans are invited to select two of their favourite songs from each decade in 50 years of Eurovision Song Contest. To help you with your selection, the online voting platform features video clips, along with facts and figures about songs and performers. The online voting for the 50th anniversary event was launched on 20th May and ends tonight.
The 10 songs with the most votes in the online voting will be included as part of the special live televised show Congratulations. Danish broadcaster DR is preparing a two-hour celebration, to be broadcast live from Copenhagen on 22nd October 2005.
In Congratulations, 14 of the best ever Eurovision Song Contest entries will be performed. Beside the 10 songs selected through the online voting platform, four more songs will be chosen by an internal commission. If a 'Big 4' country is not yet represented among the first 10 songs, it will be granted one of the four wild cards.
Fans who participate in the online voting will get a chance to win a trip for two to the 50th anniversary show. EBU and eurovision.tv also give away 25 Eurovision Song Contest anniversary books and 50 exclusive CD and DVD anniversary box sets.