From day to day there are more and more people around the arena. The agitation is increasing as well so therefore the high level of security has been increased another time, even in the press centre. There are more security people everywhere. The EBU and the organizer NDR have put an eye on the safety by nature for every participant, singer and journalists. The familiar ways for getting in the press conference hall and interview rooms has been changed totally to avoid crowds. There is also a limit of 500 people in the press conference hall. The Israeli delegation always enjoys a special treatment and protection. Around the whole setting there are certain check points for badge control like on an airport, in other words the ESC arena is a high security area already. The excitement and nervousness will increase again the closer it is to the grand final.
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.