Today�s Press Conference in Bucharest

by Stella Floras 82 views

Today Friday 1st December, at 18.30 CET, EBU will be giving a press conference at the Sala Polivalenta, in Bucharest. The published agenda is as follows: Final update on Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006, news, latest information, Questions & Answers and most importantly breaking news about Eurovision Song Contest 2007 in Finland.

Although a lot of unreliable speculation has been going on around the internet about the announcements this evening, the known facts are these:

Italy will not return in 2007. As reported exclusively earlier today and much to the disappointment of Italy’s fans all over Europe, we will not be seing Italy in Helsinki.

The Big Four – that is the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Spain – have made it absolutely clear in the past that they would refuse to broadcast two Semi Finals. So it seems highly unlikely that EBU would go for that option.

It seemsrather probablethough that EBU will announce the list of applicant countries for Helsinki. On November 13, Executive Supervisor, Svante Stockselius confirmed to that "the preliminary list of participating countries will be announced in the beginning of December and the final list in the beginning of January". So it is not unlikely that there will be an announcement this evening.
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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.