The final name on the UK Eurovision Preview Party has now been announced and it is none other than Ruslan Aleknho from Belarus. He is the ninth 2008 Eurovision Song Contest participant to be confirmed for the 1000 strong party at London's scala.
Ruslan is looking to become the second artist to take Belarus through to the Eurovision Song Contest final after Dima Koldun achieved their first ever final participation last year. He will travel to London to join the fun in two days time at the biggest pre-Eurovision party of the year.
In total, 12 of this year's Eurovision Song Contest artists, including the representatives from the United Kingdom, Ireland and Bulgaria will be on hand to meet the crowd on Friday night, well over 1/4 of this year's competing acts and they are coming from all corners of the continent, from Iceland to Armenia and Norway to Malta.
The last remaining tickets for the UK Eurovision Preview Party presented by esctoday.comare onsale via the official website, through the Scala website, from the Scala box office or directly from www.ticketweb.co.uk. Tickets can also be bought from Ticketweb by phone on +44 8700 600 100. Tickets are currently priced at £10 in advance, any remaining tickets will be charged at £15 on the door although it looks like a sell-out event before it opens.
The confirmed line up of artists:
- Bucks Fizz, United Kingdom 1981 winners
- Ani Lorak, Ukraine 2008
- Euroband, Iceland 2008
- Isis Gee, Poland 2008
- Morena, Malta 2008
- Nico & Vlad, Romania 2008
- Laka, Bosnia & Herzegovina 2008
- Maria, Norway 2008
- Sirusho, Armenia 2008
- Ruslan, Belarus 2008
- Paul Oscar, Iceland 1997
- Nanne Gronvall, Sweden 1996
Fans are invited to bring their flags, dress up and make the most of what promises to be the biggest and best Eurovision Song Contest Party ever seen in the UK. Stay tuned to esctoday.com and the UK Eurovision Preview Party website for information about the party.