2007: Theme to be announced on Monday

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The European Boradcasting Union EBU, T.E.A.M. who hold commercial rights for the Eurovision Song Contest, as well as the 2007 broadcaster YLE, have called a press conference in Helsinki on Monday. The international sponsors, the makers of the set design and the general theme of the contest will all be revealed.

The Finnish sub-logo of the contest is also to be revealed on Monday. Earlier, there have been rumours that the motto of the contest will be 'the four seasons'. Looking back in history, there were different themes in the Eurovision Song Contest over the last years:

The theme of the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest in Tallin was a modern fairytale. The postcards, the short films before every entry, were modern versions of fairytales that also tried to bring Estonia closer to the audience. The colourful stage was also inspired by this motto.

In 2003, Latvian television decided to bring a magical rendez-vous on stage. While the postcards didn't actually reflect this theme, it was firstly reflected in the two hosts who pretented not to like each other but 'had to fall in love'. After two extraterrestrials meeting on a planet were kissing each other during the opening section, the complete show was ornamented with flowers.

Under the same sky was the motto the 2004 stage design was inspired by. Nevertheless, the postcards were quite classical picture postcard motives from the host country, followed by some motives from 1001 nights.

In 2005, the 50th edition of the contest took place. Ukranian broadcaster NTU wanted to show the 'new Ukraine' choosing the theme Awakening. The postcards showed different impressions from the host country, among others from the 'orange revolution'. The opening act tried to artistically interpret the motto.

Greek broadcaster ERT invited the audience to feel the rhythm in 2006. This motto was firstly reflected in the official logo of the contest that showed pulsing lines of a stave. The stage was supposed to show an ancient Greek theatre with the central part being 13 meters in diameter. The idea of the postcards was quiet similar to the 2004 one, showing Greek picture postcard motives.

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