The eastern European country of Azerbaijan is now officially in countdown mode to the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.
A great opportunity, then, for the good people of Azerbaijan to roll out the welcome mat for this official Eurovision video.
The first of this year’s semi finals takes place in the capital Baku on Tuesday May 22, making it just over six weeks ’til the world’s most popular and most celebrated song competition gets underway.
The second semi final takes place on Thursday May 24, with the grand final all set to roll on Saturday May 26.
Going on previous years, mark Friday May 25, Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27 in your diary for SBS’s telecast here in Australia.
Of course, with Eurovision closing in for 2012, it means here at auspOp we’re about to embark on our marathon run of posts, covering each of the countries’ entrants, their songs, their artists and their videos.
Our fourth annual ‘Countdown To Eurovision’ series begins on Monday.