Eurovision 2011 wins prestigious Rose d'Or

Eurovision 2011 wins prestigious Rose d'Or
The Rose d'Or award gala (photo: Rose d'Or)
Lucerne, Switzerland -

The Final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf, hosted by German public broadcaster NDR, was awarded a Rose d'Or for Best Live Event Show yesterday in Lucerne, Switzerland. Stefan Raab, who co-hosted the show, was awarded with an Innovation Rose.

NDR Director General Lutz Marmor said, upon receiving the award: "The Eurovision Song Contest is a major television event in Europe. We are very happy with the international recognition of the Golden Rose."

50 television experts from 27 countries selected 36 nominees from an offer of 400 programmes, submitted from some 40 different countries.

Earlier, the Final of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest received a German Television Award.

"We are very proud with such prestigious recognition for the Eurovision Song Contest, which shows that after almost 57 years it might just be more alive than ever," said Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the EBU.

The EBU congratulates Host Broadcaster NDR for being awarded the prestigious Rose d'Or for the Final 2011 Eurovision Song Contest in Düsseldorf.

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  • Posted on 12 May 2012 at 14:46
    @nordlupo thanks!! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2012 at 12:17
    I think, the greatest achievement was to avoid making it look bombastic and to ensure the connection between the stage and the audience, to keep the focus on music and performance. All the technical subtleties served the overall appearance and made the whole thing look kind of organic - the perfect symbiosis of all ingredients necessary to frame an event going far beyond the scope of anything comparable. I honestly think that Duesseldorf 2011 set new standards in this regard. Sound and light were sumptuous and simply left nothing to be desired, the lush production design was thoroughly appropriate to such an occasion. - Furthermore my deep admiration is for Anke Engelke, who was so perfectly suitable for this job that I wished she could get anytime soon another opportunity to showcase Eurovision, as she superbly did, and her own entertaining talent as well. I said it then and I do it now: Very well done, Duesseldorf and NDR - you were a real stamping ground for the whole of Europe! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2012 at 11:41
    I was there the show and atmosphere was fantastic..thanks Germany. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2012 at 02:08
    Is this award just for eurovision2011 or for eurovision general? because the media here in germany quote that this award is just for eurovision , without 2011 at the end............. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 12 May 2012 at 00:44
    A well-deserved award for a well-made show, despite some small technical errors:D

    Congratulations NDR, your ESC was the best for some years! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 May 2012 at 12:56
    Fantastic news!! Of course that Eurovision is the best live show in the world ;) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 May 2012 at 10:58
    A fantastic achievement from Europe's favourite TV show! report to the moderator