In the tradition of the Eurovision Song Contest the Royal Highnesses of the host countries did not show up in the audience very often. When the ESC was held in Norway in 1986 and in 1996 the Royals have always been attending in the audience. For this Saturday night, the Princess Mette-Marit is probably going to be in the Telenor Arena. From this fact you can see the importance and national pride a Eurovision Song Contest can have in certain countries. Last year, Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin also visited the venue, but he did not watch in the arena.