Since 2010 in Oslo the red carpet has been introduced to let all the participating artist shine like in Hollywood. The colour of the carpet is normally red, it all depends on the host cities and the colours and motto of the ESC, so this year the red carpet will turn into a turquoise carpet. This is a great opportunity for the press to get some good photos from the participants and make some quick interviews, the singers are all dressed up. Under the circumstances this year, there will be restrictions and it will probably be a bit different than usual.
Unfortunately, two delegations had positive corona tests: Poland and Iceland, so these teams won’t join this event. The Australian delegation is not in Rotterdam due to the circumstances of quarantine regulations. Furthermore Malta and Romania will not participate due to the fact of the two reported cases, so we will be able to see 34 delegations tonight.
The big question is, should this event better be cancelled? Under these conditions and the risk to spread the virus further the organisers should have a good sense and cancel it. That would be better for everybody. We all can be happy that the ESC takes place, but it’s not worth to risk the health of the participants.
The turquoise carpet ceremony will take place at the Holland Amerikakade close to the iconic Erasmus Bridge at the water.
There will be a live stream on YouTube at 18.00 CET here
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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!