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Sunday: The Turquoise Carpet Live

13 May 2021 at 12:00 CEST
Netta on the Orange Carpet 2019 Thomas Hanses
It’s a Eurovision tradition that the Host City throws a red carpet event for our participants, and though we face the challenge of COVID-19, this year is no exception.

The red carpet has transformed into the Turquoise Carpet thanks to our Official Presenting Partner Morrocanoil, the hair and body-care experts who are no strangers to glamorous events.

You can watch our 39 acts walk the Turquoise Carpet live this Sunday 16 May from 18:00 CEST on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

As Rotterdam is a beautiful port city, the participants will arrive by boat, greeted by a nautical salute and the Mayor of Rotterdam, marking the official start of Eurovision week!

Outside Rotterdam Ahoy NPO/NOS/AVROTROS Nathan Reinds

Our competitors will glide down the glamorous carpet, where they’ll show off their outfits and talk to the assembled press before being interviewed by our Turquoise Carpet hosts: Koos van Plateringen and Fenna Ramos

Fenna is known to Dutch audiences as the face of kids broadcaster NPO Zappelin, where she can be seen daily in Zin In Zappelin, Zappelin Go and De Wereld van Zappelin.

Koos van Plateringen is a presenter and tv producer, but more importantly, hasn’t missed a Eurovision Song Contest since 2009:

'I think it is amazing to be part of the organisation this year. We are going to make this edition unforgettable.'

Tune in on Sunday 16 May from 18:00 CEST.