The stage design for the upcoming running of Europe's favorite TV-show is one of the many signs that the Eurovision Song Contest is entering a new era. Last year, a second Semi-Final was introduced, while new rules made the outcome of the Semi-Finals more exciting and less predictable. Months ago, the European Broadcasting Union decided to re-introduce the involvement professional juries who will have a 50% say in the outcome of the Final. On top of that, the ambition to succeed in the competition seems to be bigger than ever across Europe, as many countries will be represented by their most popular, most successful and most experienced pop stars.
Stay tuned for more surprises in the lead up to the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest - you'll find them all on Eurovision.tv as we're getting closer to May!