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'Legoman' excluded from Eurovision Song Contest


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Posted 8 May, 2009, 11:50

"I am delighted that this year's Eurovision Song Contest is attracting such great interest," said Bjørn Erichsen, Director of Eurovision TV. "Unfortunately Legoland is not eligible to participate because it does not have a public service broadcaster which belongs to the EBU."
The 54th Eurovision Song Contest, the largest yet staged, will take place in Moscow next week with two Semi-Finals and 42 participating countries. A live audience of 17,000 and more than 100 million television viewers are expected to watch the final on Saturday 16 May.
From its very beginnings the Song Contest tested the limits of television technology, and next week's event will continue that tradition. A state-of-the-art stage will feature more than 2,000 square metres of LED screens and 750 moving lights. The show will be filmed by 30 cameras, and the Eurovision network will transmit the event in standard and high definition to 48 countries. The official website of the competition has received 17,000,000 page views this year, and the Eurovision Song Contest channel on YouTube is currently receiving 500,000 video views a day. Almost 40,000 fans subscribed on Facebook.
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