The Eurovision Song Contest 2017 is the 62nd edition of the Contest. Ukraine has got the right to host the ESC for the second time due to the victory of the Ukrainian singer Jamala in Stockholm in 2016. Kyiv has been selected as the Host City of the Shows following the City Bidding. The International Exhibition Centre is the main venue of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. 43 countries have expressed their wish to participate in the Contest in Kyiv. That is a record number of participants which occurred only twice in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2008 and 2011.
The key slogan of this year’s Contest is Celebrate Diversity. It is supported by the creative design of the ESC 2017. The logo is based on a necklace Namysto, an element of the traditional Ukrainian culture. The combination of different elements makes Namysto a unique piece of jewelry. In the context of the Eurovision Song Contest, it symbolizes the fact that we are all different, each of us is unique, but we are united by the love for music.
Each Eurovision Song Contest reveals new talents to the world. Songs presented at the Contest hold top positions in charts for many weeks after the Shows.
The Eurovision Song Contest is always about innovations. Innovations in the stage design, its technical capabilities, on-air graphics, and lighting. Therefore, the Contest becomes each time a reference point for new musical and technological trends for the nearest year.
What is the difference between types of shows?
Eurovision will present 9 shows:
Three shows will be broadcasted live: Semi Final 1 (Live) (09.05, 22:00), Semi Final 2 (Live) (11.09, 22:00), Grand Final (13.05, 22:00).
Three shows will take place in the evening a day before lives: Semi Final 1 Dress Rehearsal 2, Semi Final 2 Dress Rehearsal 2, Final Dress Rehearsal 2 (12.05, 22:00). Here the TV-recording will occur, and also national jury will work. These very evaluations will affect the outcome of Semi Final together with the audience’s votes the next day.
Three more shows will take place in the afternoon (on the eve of live broadcasts): Semi Final 1 Dress Rehearsal 3 (09.05, 16:00), Semi Final 2 Dress Rehearsal 3 (11.09, 16:00), Final Dress Rehearsal (13.05, 14:00). Here, participants of the contest will present the same performances as on air. The difference is that it will not be recorded and broadcasted, and the national jury will not work there. We recommend these shows for visiting with children in order to get the possibility of viewing in the convenient time.
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