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The Opening reception at the Vienna City Hall

Jakov I. Leon
Posted 17 May, 2015, 17:30

The Official Opening Ceremony for the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 has been held in the Vienna City Hall, where all the artists and delegations were invited by the city authority, host broadcaster ORF and the EBU. The Red Carpet event and the Opening Ceremony was streamed LIVE at 17:50 CET on and on our Youtube Channel. If you missed the broadcast and our live coverage, you can still find all the content here.

Starting 18:00 CET, artists start to arrive at the Red Carpet. The delegations will be arriving approximately every three minutes. The Red Carpet ceremony will be opened by last year's winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest Conchita Wurst. Last year’s host country of Denmark will be the first nation on the Red Carpet.
Here is the scheduled running order, so you can look out for your favourites.
  1. Conchita Wurst (Winner of the 2014 contest and Green Room presenter)
  2. Denmark
  3. Netherlands
  4. Lithuania
  5. Ireland
  6. Israel
  7. Georgia
  8. Armenia
  9. Estonia
  10. Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer (Presenters of the 2015 contest)
  11. Italy
  12. Poland
  13. United Kingdom
  14. Germany
  15. Finland
  16. Australia
  17. Switzerland
  18. Austria
  19. Slovenia
  20. Spain
  21. Sweden
  22. Czech Republic
  23. France
  24. Hungary
  25. Belarus
  26. Malta
  27. F.Y.R. Macedonia
  28. Russia
  29. Iceland
  30. Greece
  31. Belgium
  32. Albania
  33. Portugal
  34. Montenegro
  35. Norway
  36. Serbia
  37. Cyprus
  38. San Marino
  39. Azerbaijan
  40. Latvia
  41. Moldova
  42. Romania

@18:01 And here we are, Conchita Wurst is first to appear on the Red Carpet, joining the hosts of the Opening ceremony, Kati Bellowitsch and Andi Knoll.
Live from Vienna
Live from Vienna
Vienna Conservatory
Vienna Conservatory
Eurovision stars greeting fans
Eurovision stars greeting fans
The Opening ceremony
The Opening ceremony
Red carpet at the Vienna City Hall
Red carpet at the Vienna City Hall
The Opening ceremony is almost finished
The Opening ceremony is almost finished
Jakov I. Leon
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