Azerbaijan has declared the date of the official opening of Eurovision 2012 song contest.
The official opening of the contest will be held in EuroClub at the Palace of Hand Games on May 19. As usual, it has been decided to hold the official opening of the contest a few days before the first semifinal. Representatives of 42 countries, delegations, media representatives, honorary guests will attend the event. The official opening ceremony held in the host country is considered one of the main events of the contest.