Azerbaijan, Baku, May 25 / Trend E.Mehdiyev /
Azerbaijan is a young democracy, French participant at Eurovision 2012 Song Contest Anggun said responding to question of one of reporters at the press conference.
"What I know, what I can underline here, it is a very young country, it is a very young democracy. It is only 20 years that Azerbaijan has independence from the Soviet Union. I think it is a democracy, people vote here," Anggun said.
Speaking about the grandeur of Baku Crystal Hall, the singer complained about the small amount of time allotted for the contest
"The Baku Crystal Hall is huge. Because you have the quality of sound, the quality of stage and lighting and everything and you only have to enjoy that for three minutes. I want to stay more," she added.
The contest is being held at the Baku Crystal Hall, built on the shores of the Caspian Sea specifically for Eurovision 2012. The hall seats 23,000 spectators and another 16,000 spectators will be able to watch the contest's semi-finals and final live on big screens.
The television audience of Eurovision 2012 is more than 100 million people in 50 world countries.
The logo for the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is 'Fire Flower', while the motto is Light your fire.
Representatives of 42 countries participate in this 57th contest.
Azerbaijan won the right to host the prestigious European song contest after the victory of Eldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal (Ell / Nikki) at Eurovision 2011 in Dusseldorf, Germany last May.
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