The grand opening reception!

The grand opening reception!
Soraya. Photo: Alain Douit (EBU)

Yesterday, all the artists of this year's Eurovision Song Contest gathered at the grand opening reception organised by Channel One Russia. This year, the reception was combined with a concert including famous Eurovision stars!

Last night was the perfect opportunity for all of the singers of this year's Eurovision Song Contest to present themselves to the thousands of journalists and fans at the opening reception of the 2009 event, organised by host broadcaster Channel One Russia in the glamorous Eurodom. Lots of Eurovision stars attended the event, e.g. the first winner ever Lys Assia, the 1998 winner Dana International, the 1991 winner Carola and many more. Eurovision.tv was there and has some exclusive footage for you!


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  • Posted on 14 May 2009 at 10:32
    Sasha Song give us hope and Love report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2009 at 11:21
    great party :)
    Fan voting fo ther country - www.euvote.co.cc report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2009 at 10:17
    GOGO NEXT TIME GO MACEDONIA !!!! i vote #13 !!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2009 at 10:00
    MACEDONIA GETS OUR VOTE - NEXT TIME #13 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2009 at 09:26
    Yes i searched too the second rehersal of Soraya report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2009 at 02:03
    This is a Boicot!!!! Spain is the Best.. You should apologise for not letting Soraya come inside!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2009 at 01:54
    Where is the Soraya's Second Rehearsal ??? I Love Her...!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2009 at 01:22
    eurovision.tv, I would like to know too ,where is the second Spain's rehearsal... can you show it please? We want ton have the same opportunities for winning. We deserve it. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2009 at 01:17
    Esc should apologise for not letting Soraya come inside!!!!!!!!! Spain has a great opportunity to win this year and they know it!! SORAYA RULES!!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2009 at 00:22
    France, Germany, United Kingdom and Spain exist????? Good job eurovision.tv!!! This is the boicot? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 May 2009 at 23:55
    DEBIDO A LA ORGANIZACION DEL ESC EL ENSAYO DE SORAYA AYER Y EL SABADO SE ATRASO Y RESPECTIVAMENTE LA RUEDA DE PRENSA, SABIENDO QUE SORAYA ERA LA ULTIMA EN ENSAYAR, ¿POR QUE EN LA WELCOME PARTY NO SE LE DEJO ENTRAR A LA ZONA DE CANTANTES? LA DELEGACION ESPAÑOLA O SORAYA DEBERIAN RECIBIR UNAS DISCULPAS POR PARTE DE LOS ORGANIZADORES DEL ESC.2009 report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 May 2009 at 21:55
    Great opening!
    Can somedbody help me. I search for the video where Philip Kirkorov sings YOUR DISCO NEEDS YOU & TANGO in this opening report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 May 2009 at 21:51
    Sakiiiiiiiiii.....:))
    Amazing how the mayor of Moscow knew about Sakis from Greece and how he was the only contestant he greeted!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 May 2009 at 21:19
    It is great that they have invited the winners of Eurovision!!! Cool!

    http://q4games.blogspot.com/ report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 May 2009 at 21:13
    Great the welcome party, but, why Soraya couldn't enter in the VIP zone??. She arrived later due to the "coffe-break" before her rehearsal, and she couldn't enter?? This is incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! report to the moderator