The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 has started officially today. Poland had the honor to open the event this morning. It was the first time for the attending media to have first look into the best kept secret: the arena from inside. The huge arena is more than impressive: the size, the sound and the light. It will keep up to 36.000 people during the big final on May 14th. This is definitely another step forward in regards of the latest technology; everything is made with “German thoroughness”. The German organizers have put all their effort into one of the best equipped press centers ever. An immense LED screen of 60x18 meters is situated right behind the stage and offers 3D pictures. There are ten countries rehearsing today and there will be 40 minutes on stage, after that the performance can be discussed in the viewing room by the delegations.
Chief Editor of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.