Guests to be greeted with fireworks at opening of Eurovision song contest 2012 grand final

Eurovision - 2012 Materials 26 May 2012 14:42 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 26 / Trend I. Isabalayeva /

The guests will be greeted with fireworks at the opening of Eurovision song contest 2012 grand final.

Mugham will be sounded with musical instrument balaban in the show, which will begin at 00:00, the official website of Eurovision-2012 song contest said on Saturday.

Azerbaijani popular artist Alim Gasimov will perform mugham. Then, Azerbaijani folk dancers and drum band 'Natiq' will appear on stage.

The grand final will begin at 00:00 local time today.

Following the first and second semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012, held in Baku on Wednesday and Friday, all finalists of the contest and their order of appearance in final on May 26 have been determined.

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.