Traditionally, the opening and interval acts reflect the national culture of each Host Country. Thus, the audience of the Baku show will be presented with opening and interval acts that combine Azerbaijan's music and culture and are a synthesis of national traditions and modern trends.
The opening and interval acts of Eurovision Song Contest 2012 two Semi-Finals and the Grand Final are the mugham legend Alim Gasimov, Natiq rhythm band, Azerbaijan National Dance Ensemble, singer and composer Emin.
Also, local and foreign dance groups and singers will perform during the opening ceremony and interval acts of the Final on 26th of May. Foreign dancers, DJs, a music band made of Eurovision Song Contest stars, the participants of previous contests, as well as other popular local and foreign singers will present their shows during the Semi-Finals' interval acts.
The rehearsals of opening show and interval acts will be conducted in Buta Palace, Sport and Concert Complex named after Heydar Aliyev and Baku's other concert halls.