Presenting: The stage of Eurovision 2012

Presenting: The stage of Eurovision 2012
Photos by Andres Putting, Elke Roels and Thomas Hanses (EBU)
Baku, Azerbaijan -

Welcome to Baku! "Day zero" is here. From tomorrow on, the artists of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest will rehearse on the stage of the Baku Crystal Hall, but today the Eurovision.tv team was touring the hall and the stage to offer you the first glimpse of this year's Eurovision Song Contest from Azerbaijan!

The Eurovision Song Contest 2012, the live music event of the year, is about to begin. The broadcasts will take place on the 22nd, the 24th and the 26th of May but already from tomorrow on the singers from 42 different countries start their rehearsals.

Before that happens we wanted to show you around the place where everything will happen the Baku Crystal Hall in Azerbaijan and you can check it out now in the gallery below:


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  • Posted on 17 May 2012 at 15:51
    Welcome to the second german song contest 2012 ! Thank you Azerbeijan !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 May 2012 at 22:04
    Turkey-Azerbaijan brotherhood ! I LOVE TURKEY, I LOVE AZERBAİJAN report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 May 2012 at 22:01
    Turkey won the contest in 2003 with 2 points. This year, why not? I LOVE TURKEY <3 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 May 2012 at 21:56
    Are you ready for the excitement of Eurovision last 7 days =) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 May 2012 at 21:55
    Are you ready for the excitement of Eurovision last 2 days =) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 May 2012 at 11:22
    1.Norway
    2.Sweden
    3.Serbia
    4.TURKEY
    5.Grecee
    6.Cyprus
    7.Denmark
    8.Switzerland
    9.Israel
    10.Russia report to the moderator
  • Posted on 15 May 2012 at 08:52
    I think its a bit sad, if a winnig country dont have a own show-concept!

    Why Azerbaijan is shopping concepts in Germany? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 May 2012 at 16:45
    @neozoby
    if by displaced you mean those who lived in the area surrounding Cristall Hall then you should know that they were generously payed and changed their old Soviet built homes to the modern ones (believe me, I'm not talking for propaganda, cousin of mine was one of them). as for the imprisioned ones... i work for the law enforcement and I don't know of any one who was imprisioned directly on the issue related to ESC. Even if it was so... It's the duty of the host to receive the guest so he/she doesn't regret coming and it's the duty of the State to protect all comers from being robbed or bombed report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 May 2012 at 02:07
    @neozoby
    try to be a bit more vague and brief when going into topics such as what you mentioned i.e. displacement and prisionment, I'm just saying becuase the moderator will remove the comments and you could end up with you account deleted, I've learnt form my mistakes, thats why I'm trying to be slightly more careful although I dont see why topics such as this should be censored, but I do agree. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 14 May 2012 at 01:57
    I think we should definetly thank those azeri's who have been displaced for eurovision to happen this year, if it wasnt for them Baku Crystal Hall would not have been possible, I'm only saying this as I think ist only right that we thank them aswell as those that where involved in building the stadium and puting all the money towards making it all happen.
    At the same time I'm trying not to go into any particulars in case my acount is deactivated, I realy dont see the sense in censorship but then again it is that kind of topic. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2012 at 22:01
    Nice idea hiding the stuff for pyrotechnic in a ditch around the stage. Nearly invisible. Noticed it first looking at Switzerland' rehearsal pics. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2012 at 20:48
    oldman, we are argue nothing...Everything is great :) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2012 at 20:30
    ESC 2012 IS SWEDEN VS CYPRUS !!!!!!!!!
    La la la Love!
    The Perfect Song this Year!!! Deserves the 1st Place!
    See you all in Cyprus for the 1st time on 2013 :-)
    CYPRUS! The Queen of Eurovision 2012! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2012 at 18:47
    for me i think Germany 2011 and Russia 2009 has the best stage and production, but Norway 2010 has the best crowd. I hope Baku's hosting will be worth after those that they have displaced and arrested just to show to the world that their city is the best. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 13 May 2012 at 17:21
    @ZaurAdigozalov
    My friend, read my posts carefully, I can't get what you're arguing about. Azeris and the Organisation Committee from Azerbaijan, these're the people who made Baku 2012 possible, not the Germans, not the money... report to the moderator