Azerbaijan, Baku, May 27 /Trend E. Kosolapova/
Baku has embraced Eurovision in a big way, France Press reported after the final of the Eurovision-2012 song contest.
"The Eurovision logo is on buses and a shiny new fleet of London-style cabs. It is emblazoned on open-air video screens, flags and in the seaside park," AFP said.
According to the agency, the Azerbaijani capital Baku certainly has plenty of glitter.
"In case anyone was in doubt about Baku's love of glitz, they only had to look back across the bay where three skyscrapers called the Flame Towers ran a non-stop light display of Eurovision symbols and flags across their facades," the agency said.
Among the glittering buildings of the city, AFP mentioned the Crystal Hall (where Evrovision-2012 took place) built in the shape of a crystal topped with swirling lasers and dripping in lights that changed colour to match each competing nation's flag.
Moreover, a neon-lit clocktower in the shape of one of the oil derricks located in the city promenade attracted attention of the article's author.
"I love glitter and for me, the Eurovision Song Contest and glitter must be together," France Press cited one of Eurovision fans from Germany.
The Eurovision-2012 Song Contest took place 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 was able to watch the contest's semi-finals and final live on big screens.
The television audience of Eurovision 2012 hit 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 participated 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.
Swedish pop singer and music producer won with the song "Euphoria" won the 57th Eurovision- Song Contest in Baku.She got 372 points
Russia's Buranovskie Babushki with song "Party for Everybody" took the second place with 259 points.
Serbia's Zeljko Joksimovic with song "Nije Ljubav Stvar" settled for third place with 214 points
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