Amsterdam prepares for Eurovision invasion

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Tomorrow, Eurovision in Concert will be held in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). No less than 23 acts will take part in this huge event intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first Dutch participation at the Eurovision Song Contest.

This big event has made headlines both in national and international media. Even Reuters news agency will be covering the concert, which has been said to be a "dress rehearsal" for Moscow. The first delegations arrived earlier today, and firstly enjoyed a warm reception inThe Hague, including a guided tour and a press conference.

The following 23 countries will take part in the Dutch event:

  1. Serbia: Marko Kon & Milan NikolicCipela
  2. Spain: SorayaLa noche es para mí
  3. Albania: Kejsi TolaCarry me in your dreams
  4. Moldova: Nelly CiobanuHora din Moldova
  5. United Kingdom: JadeMy time
  6. Lithuania: Sasha SonLove
  7. Iceland: YohannaIs it true
  8. Slovakia: Kamil Mikulcík & Nela PociskováLet' tmou
  9. Poland: Lidia KopaniaI don't wanna leave
  10. Belgium: Patrick OuchèneCopycat
  11. Ukraine: Svetlana LobodaBe my valentine (Anti-crisis girl)
  12. Bosnia and Herzegovina: ReginaBistra Voda
  13. Belarus: Petr ElfimovEyes that never lie
  14. Cyprus: Christina MetaxaFirefly
  15. Slovenia: QuartissimoLove symphony
  16. Ireland: Sinead Mulvey & Black DaisyEt cetera
  17. Bulgaria: KrassimirIllusion
  18. Denmark: Niels BrinckBelieve again
  19. Armenia: Inga & AnushJan jan
  20. Romania: Elena GheorgheThe Balkan girls
  21. Montenegro: Andrea Demirovic – Just get out of my life
  22. Malta: ChiaraWhat if we
  23. Germany: Alex Swigs Oscar Sings Miss Kiss Kiss Bang

Ticket sales

Tickets can be purchasedvia the special website Tickets for the concert will be priced at EURO 20,00 in presale, and EURO 25,00 at the door of Amsterdam Marcanti on April 18.

Eurovision is Concert 2009is organised by,, OGAE Netherlands, Bea Records and café Rouge. The aim of the event is to celebrate the 50th participation of the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest. Besides that the organisers hope to bring the '4 times winner' back on the map for Eurovision promotours. Preliminary to the concert there will be a welcome reception in The Hague followed by a guided tour and a press conference whereafter both Dutch and international press is invited to conduct interviews with the 2009 hopefuls. The concert will be hosted by former representatives Marga Bult (ESC 1987) and Maggie Mc Neal (ESC 1974 and 1980).

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