GALLERY / ESC 2014: THE WELCOME RECEPTION
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – Yesterday evening the City of Copenhagen officially welcomed all 37 delegations, guests and international fans, media and press represenatives at the City Hall around 16:00. The event began with various DJ sets followed by the red carpet presentation of the artists (not in alpahbetical order).
The red carpet included everything a big event like Eurovision is: gossip, outfits, short quotes for television and webstreaming and lots of backstage stories. The team of oikotimes.com asked the female participants about their outfits as we did a short fashion report while we decided to ask the male singers who’s the sexiest participant this year.
HIGLIGHTS OF THE EVENT
Basim considers as sexiest artist Conchita Wurst
Icelandic representatives appeared in dresses saying they seek true equality
Emmelie de Forest was suppose to perform live, something that never happened
Andras Kallay Saunders had a big problem with his trousers’ zippers!
Finally the hosts announced Tijana as representative of FYR Macedonia instead of plain “Macedonia”
The audience was full of Spanish, Greek and… San Marinese flags (LOL)
We learned that the person responsible about the Eurovision 2014 from the regional government of Copenhagen would never have delt with such thing if she wasn’t a Eurofan!
Press and media literaly frozen during their coverage of the event
Public transportation sucked again while shuttle buses took us to the City Hall but no one knew the spot of departure!
City Hall square was almost empty by at least 1/3 of the show.
The Olsen Brothers scheduled for 17:00 (local time) performed with a delay of at least 20 minutes.
“I think it’s because it’s a European show and because it’s different. There so many different countries taking part, that’s what this even makes so special and why 180 million people is watching it every year” said EBU’s Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand.
Georgian representative, Mariko couldn’t answer the rec carpet host’s question because she didn’t know English and had no translator with her. The host kindly replied for her.
The red carpet host, Adbel made selfies with all participants for DR’s Instagram account.
ARTICLE PHOTO: ANDRES PUTTING (EUROVISION.TV / EBU)
RED CARPET PHOTOS: VICTOR CRUZ DELAFUENTA
CITY HALL PHOTOS: ANDRES PUTTING (EUROVISION.TV / EBU)