Eurovision-2012 Estonian participant promises good song
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 20 / Trend V. Imanov /
The participation in the Eurovision song contest is a new experience, with new friends and a new opportunity to present music to the world, Estonian participant Ott Lepland said in an interview with Trend.
"I have never been to Baku and I am waiting for many unexpected events," he said. "I am very pleased."
He said spectators and the jury voted on on his participation in the contest because his song "talked" to people.
He added that it is necessary to choose a participant regardless of his popularity in any given country.
Talking about his upcoming performance, Lepland said his show will conform to the principle of "the simpler the better."
At least this time, he added.
"I look forward to the contest and am getting prepared with joy," he said. "If I can not win, at least I will perform a good song."
He said he is not afraid of representing the whole country.
"I thought about responsibility during the qualifying competition," he added. "So, I cannot say I am afraid. I am not scared of thinking about how my performance could go wrong. But I am not going to Baku to put on a poor performance. That's right!"
The 57th Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Baku Crystal Hall that has been under construction near the State Flag. The hall is an arena with a capacity of up to 23,000.
Approximately 16,000 people will attend each of the three Eurovision Song Contest live shows in May. The event motto is "Light your fire."