Eurovision 2021: Watch Live from Rotterdam The Turquoise Carpet
Eurovision week is only a stone throw away with the Turquise Carpet taking place this afternoon at 18:00 CET at at the Rotterdam Cruise Terminal.
The Opening Ceremony and the Turquoise Carpet work as the official signals for the main week of the 65th Eurovision Song Contest to kick off here in Rotterdam.
The Opening Ceremony of the 2021 edition will unfold at the Rotterdam Cruise Terminal and it will feature a Turquoise Carpet 210 meters long. The delegations that have travelled to Rotterdam according to initial plans, were set to be transfered to the Cruise Terminal by boat before they make their traditional walk along the ceremony’s carpet. However, after the members from the Polisth and the Icelandic delegation tested covid postitve the organisers decided to scrap the initial plan and opt for a different way of transfer, with the delegations being transfered privately at the location.
Rotterdam Cruise Terminal
The Rotterdam Cruise Terminal is a building on the Wilhelmina Pier, Rotterdam. The Cruise Terminal served as the arrival and departure point of Holland America Line and is considered part of the city’s social and industrial heritage. The Cruise Terminal is still used by large passenger vessels that visit Rotterdam. The Terminal is now known for its cafe/restaurant located inside with a hall of 3800 m². Besides this year’s opening ceremony it was set to host last year’s Eurovision Openign Ceremony that eventually was cancelled.
What to see during the Turquoise Carpet
During the Turquoise event, the competing acts fo the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will be able to meet and greet the present press media outlets. Also the attendng artists will be interviewed live by Koos van Plateringen and Fenna Ramos.
In addtion, at the opening ceremony, the Mayor of Rotterdam, Mr Ahmed Aboutaleb and officials from AVROTROS, NOS, NPO, the EBU, City of Rotterdam and The Netherlands will officially welcome the delegations and the competing acts marking the beginning of the Eurovision 2021 week.
How to Watch
You can watch the Turquoise Carpet live at 18:00 CET on the official Eurovision Youtube Channel:
News Source/Image: Eurovision Youtube channel/ Eurofans radio