October 2005 the Eurovision Song Contest will celebrate
its 50th anniversary. The EBU and its members are discussing
proposals for a live birthday show.
ideas have been put forward, ranging from an all-celebrity
performance, featuring the former stars of Eurovision,
to a World Song Contest.
This programme will not replace the annual Eurovision
Song Contest in 2005, which will still be hosted by
the winner of the 2004 competition.
EBU is in discussion with several members who would
like to host this broadcast.