Düsseldorf: From the red carpet to the welcome party
In our last articles, we have reflected back upon some of the delegates parties, and took a look at the arrival of the stars upon the red carpet at the official welcome party in Düsseldorf. Today, we follow the artists from the red carpet and see what they got up to at the welcome reception.
When all of the stars had made their entrance, greeting the fans and assembled press on the red carpet, they entered the official welcome reception for a chance to relax and meet other delegates after some long days of rehearsals.
A grand opening
Delegates gathered in a theatre, to watch the formal opening of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, you can see the ceremony in our video below:-
Official part of the opening party
After the official part of the evening was over, guests mingled with other artists, fans and press and enjoyed the hospitality laid on by broadcaster NDR.
Dressed to the nines!
Eurovision.tv made several interviews with the artists, asking questions around the fashions and costumes. You can also learn why Maja Keuc of Slovenia was walking around without shoes, and watch a special performance from Emmy of Armenia's special friend!.