This year there have been more than 33 countries gathered together in Amsterdam to celebrate the Eurovision feeling. Even if the ESC is a month ahead this is one of the good occasions where the singers can met each other and also get an idea what to expect at the real Eurovision Song Contest. The organizing committee has invited the singers and press to the beautiful VondelCS building – a former institute of the Dutch film in the lovely Vondel Park in Amsterdam.
Luckily the sun was shining and almost all announced artists appeared at this event. Unfortunately, the Belgian singer Blanche has withdrawn due to health reasons. All artists have been posing together in front of the nice building and the atmosphere was relaxed and without any competitive elements. Tonight there is a big concert in the Melkweg, an arena which can host more than 1.500 guests. The tickets for this special evening have been sold out very quickly.
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!