It is rumoured the budget for the Eurovision song contest 2012 in Baku is a recordbreaking 48 million euros. If so, it beats also the Moscow 2009 edition by almost 10 million euros. Helsinki 2007 managed with 12 million euros and Athens with half of that. The costs went up when the two semifinals were introduced but still Belgrade, Oslo and Dusseldorf made it with 20-30 million euros. With this calculation Azeris are ready to burn some 20 million extra of their oil money (plus build a completely new arena for it that is not included in the costs.) And if we think there will be a significative drop in the number of fans attenting the show, and journalists perhaps, too, they can't propably count much on tourism.... but I'm sure we will have three great shows. With a lot of local flavour I hope! Like the good old days!