Düsseldorf: Opening reception

Düsseldorf: Opening reception
Slovakia's TWiiNS at Welcome Reception, Photo: Pieter Van Den Berghe (EBU), Alain Douit (EBU)
Düsseldorf, Germany -

Continuing our party theme, one of the greatest insights that your favourite Eurovision Song Contest website can offer, is access behind the scenes to the various parties which takes place. This was demonstrated during the coverage of the opening reception of the 2011 contest.

Approximately one week after the first delegations have arrived at the venue for the Eurovision Song Contest, an official welcoming reception is held for all competing countries.

In Düsseldorf, the welcome reception was held in a huge theatre, enabling all of the respective competitors to mingle with each other.

But imagery is not all we try to capture at Eurovision.tv, we endeavour to bring the atmosphere to the people, yourselves, our loyal followers. Follow the action below when the stars arrived on the coveted red carpet.

Welcome Reception - Interviews on the red carpet

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Stay tuned for our next celebration of the greatest TV Show in Europe when we follow the artists from arriving at the red carpet to the confines of the Welcome Reception.