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 Eurovision.tv and on our Youtube Channel.
@20:30 It seems like the Red Carpet is finally overcrowded with the Eurovision stars, hosts and fans. They are all going to enjoy this evening first at the Vienna City Hall and later at the EuroClub in the Ottakringer Brewery, where they are going to join the fans at the party "Welcome to Austria".
@20:12 All the contestants have been also greeted by Jon Ola Sand, a supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest and Edgar Böhm, an executive produce of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest.
@20:06 Romanian delegation is the last to arrive. Voltaj is greeting the fans, but together with a boy from their video, trying to raise an issue about the children left by parents, who work abroad.
@20:02 Police is on the Red Carpet, even from Moldova. Well, not really, it is all part of act. Eduard is arrested, but only for fun.
@19:57 The San Marino delegation is here with a Eurovision legend Ralf Siegel. Elnur from Azerbaijan is posing for the Press and Aminata from Latvia arrived as well.
@19:54 There are just a few more participants in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest left. Next to arrive are Cyprus, Serbia and Norway.
@19:42 If you are watching our live stream from Vienna, then you will see artists from Portugal, Montenegro, Russia and Greece joining the Eurovision contestants who have already arrived.
@19:27 Contestants from Albania, Belgium and Belarus are next to join.
Red Carpet Ceremony - Part 2
Follow our continuous coverage from the Opening Ceremony from the Red Carpet.
@19:05 Artists from Sweden, Czech Republic and France just arrived at the Vienna City Hall.
@18:45 Melanie from Switzerland is about to join other guests on the Red Carpet, as well as a delegation from the country which debuts in the Eurovision Song Contest this year - Australia.
@18:42 Germany, Finland and Australia are next to arrive.
@18:37 While we are expecting more delegations to join, the artists from Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom, the greatest Eurovision hits are being performed live in the background by the Vienna Conservatory.
@18:32 And it's time for the hosts of this year's Eurovision Song Contest to introduce themselves: Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer.
@18:22 As the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is a green event, all artists will be transported from their hotels to the Vienna City Hall by electronic vehicles.
@18:15 Next to join are contestants from Georgia, Armenia and Estonia, greeting fans, posing for the Press, making selfies and giving a short statement for Eurovision.tv team.
@18:05 In the meantime, first delegations are arriving on the Red Carpet: artists from Denmark, The Netherlands, Lithuania, Ireland and Israel.
@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.
Red Carpet Ceremony - Part 1