Tonight: Opening Reception takes place in Düsseldorf07 May 2011 at 20:03 CEST
Every year an Opening Reception is held by the host city of Europe's favourite TV show to welcome each of the participating delegations to the city and to offer a place to relax, mingle and meet other artists and the press.
This year the reception is being hosted by the Lord Mayor of Düsseldorf at the Tonhalle, by the River Rhein in the city.
Members of the press will be attending to watch the artists arrive down the famous red carpet and inside fine wines, food and entertainment will be offered to the delegations and other esteemed guests.
Eurovision.tv will be in attendance and will be offering exclusive coverage of the event including interviews and the low-down on the entertainment and other goings on at the party.
So please watch this space....