Since 2010 the red carpet has become an institution at the Eurovision Song Contest. Like in Hollywood the ESC singers can walk on the red carpet, show their best sides and getting into touch with photographers, interviewers and fans. It always takes place before the semi-finals start, so all participating countries can shine. Not so this year. This year the red carpet was turquoise and due to the Corona pandemic everything has been different. There has been a glass tunnel, looked a little bit like a Dutch greenhouse. The distance between the press and the artists has been enormously high, so long microphones have been needed for a proper conversation. Not all of this year’s artists were able to join the event, as there have been people from the delegations tested positive on Covid-19. Hence Poland, Iceland denied their participation. Due to the fact that the Maltese and Romanian delegations stay in the same hotel as the Polish, they also remained the hotel to be safe.
Even though it has been a great evening, seeing all the singers at a glance. But a bit outlandish to watch so many people in a narrow place like this, not many people have been wearing nose and mouth masks and the microphones were used a lot of times. Let’s hope that nobody has been infected and everything can go on as planned.