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DanielLuis

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I noticed there wasn't a thread made yet for the general news, and since I didn't know where to post this I decided to create it myself.

So the show will have a budget of 13M € while the city of Stockholm is contributing at least an additional 6M € for helping prepare the Globen Arena, the welcome party, promotion, etc.

Also it seems that Martin Osterdahl wants to start the shows at 20 CET instead of 21 CET. From a sefish point of view I disagree with it, as it would start at 19 here and that is way too early! Not many people would be watching it in that first hour I think. But I understand that it starts very late in the easternmost countries, and as the show is now 4 hours long that means a lot of people are not able to watch it til the end there.
 

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I noticed there wasn't a thread made yet for the general news, and since I didn't know where to post this I decided to create it myself.

So the show will have a budget of 13M € while the city of Stockholm is contributing at least an additional 6M € for helping prepare the Globen Arena, the welcome party, promotion, etc.

Also it seems that Martin Osterdahl wants to start the shows at 21 CET instead of 20 CET. From a sefish point of view I disagree with it, as it would start at 19 here and that is way too early! Not many people would be watching it in that first hour I think. But I understand that it starts very late in the easternmost countries, and as the show is now 4 hours long that means a lot of people are not able to watch it til the end there.

They are actually starting at 21:00 CEST but he wants them to start at 20:00 CEST :lol:
But I don't think this is gonna happen - Don't know about the other countries within the time-zone but here in Germany 20:00 is actually news-time!
Sorry but I have to say this: The Eurovision Song Contest is not f***ing Melodifestivalen. NONO
 

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They are actually starting at 21:00 CEST but he wants them to start at 20:00 CEST :lol:
But I don't think this is gonna happen - Don't know about the other countries within the time-zone but here in Germany 20:00 is actually news-time!
Sorry but I have to say this: The Eurovision Song Contest is not f***ing Melodifestivalen. NONO

Yes, I said it in the wrong way. Here in Portugal it is as well, but people are used to having Eurovision as an exception. I really can't imagine it starting at 19, that is way too early!
 
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To be honest, I'd be quite happy to move the contest back an hour as it means it'd be done here by 22:30 (or 23:10 if Austria is hosting. ;) ), and I think 19:00 is more or less the beginning of prime-time. I have always found it weird that in a lot of Europe the contest doesn't start until 22:00, 23:00, and sometimes even midnight, although I do appreciate that prime-time hours are later in a lot of countries.
 

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To be honest, I'd be quite happy to move the contest back an hour as it means it'd be done here by 22:30 (or 23:10 if Austria is hosting. ;) ), and I think 19:00 is more or less the beginning of prime-time. I have always found it weird that in a lot of Europe the contest doesn't start until 22:00, 23:00, and sometimes even midnight, although I do appreciate that prime-time hours are later in a lot of countries.

Well, here in Italy the prime time starts at 21:00 (and in some cases at 21:30), so it would be a problem because the time-zone from 20:00 to 21:00 is the news and the quiz shows time
 

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Well, here in Italy the prime time starts at 21:00 (and in some cases at 21:30), so it would be a problem because the time-zone from 20:00 to 21:00 is the news and the quiz shows time

Exactly the same as Portugal. And I think prime time in Spain is even later than this.
 

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I don't think EBU will bend over some producer. Then they would have to have it 20 CET for many years
 

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I think too many countries would be opposed to such a change. The current time already is the best compromise. Maybe 20:30 CEST would still work but certainly not 20:00.
 

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From a sefish point of view I disagree with it, as it would start at 19 here and that is way too early!

Definitely agreeing with you here. From memory I had to get up at 5AM for the live broadcast this year... please EBU, spare me from a 4AM morning! xpray
 

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from a selfish point of view, I love the new start hour :lol: 21 CET means 22 for me, which is pretty late and most people are going to sleep already even before the results are starting ._.
 

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I don't even care because i'd watch it in any case:lol:
and why are we even discussing this? The show is on saturday and most of us don't work on sundays...xshrug
 

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If anyone is planning to go to Stockholm: The first wave of tickets will go on sale on Thursday :-)

I´m planning to go and hope I´ll be lucky and get an OGAE-ticket package since I will not be at home the time tickets go on sale.
 

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If anyone is planning to go to Stockholm: The first wave of tickets will go on sale on Thursday :-)

Finally xheya Will try to get ticekts for the 2nd semi and the jury final...
 

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I am going to try to buy tickets on Thursday tomorrow. I don't expect to get any, but damn it I will try my best!
 
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